Rare WWII Twenty-Nine Palms Air Academy Condor Field USAAF Glider Pilot Training Shirt
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Rare WWII Twenty-Nine Palms Air Academy Condor Field USAAF Glider Pilot Training Shirt

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SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: Rare WWII Twenty-Nine PALMS Air Academy Condor Field, United States Army Air Forces Glider Pilot training shirt with wing and patch. Training began in January of 1942 at Condor Field. The goal was to train 150 officers to serve as glider pilots, the course was four weeks long and each pilot was required to complete at least 30 hours of flight time. Glider pilots participated in every theater of the war, notably during the D-Day invasion, with the final glider mission taking place in the Philippines in 1945. This shirt displays a round blue satin patch that reads: "CONDOR FIELD ??? TWENTY NINE PALMS" in paint and velvet detail and below is an embroidered gold winged patch with the letters "TAA" displayed in the center in red.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 21" (armpit to armpit), 17" (across back shoulder to shoulder), 24" from shoulder seam to end of cuff and about 31" from base of collar to bottom of waistband, neck is 14 ??".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Heavy cotton, silk, paint, velvet, silk/cotton/polyester threads, buttons.

ATTACHMENT: Buttons.

MARKINGS: "14 ?? 33 8-256 20" on front, inside mark "7 10"; Union Made tag numbered 3693671

ITEM NOTES: This is from a collection of USAAF items which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCJJX12 LFGEX1/15 TRDEJX5/16

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Minor spots of foxing on shoulder, front pocket, and cuff. Small spot of soiling on cuff (see photos). Shirt is in overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.