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ARTIFACT: This is a grouping belonging to a United States Army Air Forces captain (name obscured) of the 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group, 10th Air Force. The grouping includes a pair of lieutenant bars, a leather jacket patch and a twill shoulder patch, all made in the China-Burma-India theatre. Also included are an inscribed air medal, an issue altitude computer and two US-made shoulder patches.
VINTAGE: Circa World War II.
SIZE: Various sizes.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Lieutenant bars are cotton with cotton/silk embroidery, the other CBI-made shoulder patch is twill with embroidery, and the jacket patch is multi-piece leather. The two US-made patches are fully embroidered in silk/cotton threads, the flight computer is cardboard and the air medal is most likely bronze.
ATTACHMENT: Air medal has single link for attachment.
MARKINGS: Air medal reverse reads CAPTAIN (?) 10TH AAF.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. Ebay VAGEX10 LAAJJX3/10
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): Items are in various conditions, but overall are in excellent shape.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.