Korean War USAF Mosquito Officers' Club Card
ARTIFACT: This is a Korean War member card for the United States Air Force Mosquito Officers' Club. "Mosquitoes" were forward observers collaborating with T-6 pilots to plot enemy locations, and were nicknamed so by the Koreans because they were always "buzzing" around in their search. The card is blue and shows logo at its center of a mosquito who is doing reconnaissance work and has sprouted airplane wings and a tail. The officer's name is typewritten on the front: 1/LT HARRY A. STOWILL. The reverse of the card is blank.
VINTAGE: Circa Korean War.
SIZE: Approximately 2-7/8"e; in height and 3-5/8" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Printed, colored paper.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Air Force collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay VBJX99 LFJX5/11
CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The card has some slight fading and some areas of light to medium chewing, mostly along the edge.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.