Rare WWII USAAF 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group, 5th AF DI
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Rare WWII USAAF 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group, 5th AF DI

Code: afi20039tcs


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Product Description

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We are IN THE OFFICE from February 24 through March 13 2020, but will have LIMITED SHIPPING ABILITIES during that time.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we will have LIMITED SHIPPING ABILITIES in the coming weeks: We ARE in THE OFFICE from Monday 24 February through Friday 13 March, BETWEEN attending this year's SHOW OF SHOWS in Louisville, KY, and the BALTIMORE ANTIQUE ARMS SHOW in Timonium, MD, BUT we will have LIMITED SHIPPING ABILITIES during this period, as SOME of our Merchandise is Currently in Lock-Down in Louisville. If you place an order we will alert you IMMEDIATELY if there will be a DELAY in SHIPPING. We will be returning to the office on Monday 30 March and will RESUME Normal SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a rare World War II United States Army Air Forces 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group, 5th Air Force "Jungle Skippers" distinctive insignia. The Jungle Skippers were made up of the 39th, 40th, 41st and 46th Troop Carrier Squadrons of the 317th, which was attached to the 5th Air Force. Activated in July 1942, these squadrons served in the South West Pacific Area of Operations (SWPA), safely transporting troops and materiel between Australia and New Guinea. The DI is beautifully enameled in cobalt blue and shows a flying Conestoga wagon.

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 1-1/4" in diameter.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass, enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin on bar, come-under swivel locking catch.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VGEX12 LDEJX11/12 SDJJX07/19

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The DI is in wonderful shape.

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