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Small United States Army Air Forces Pilot Cadet grouping with dog tags. The grouping includes three candid period black and white photos of Eckman and fellow aviators, as well as a black and white period portrait showing John Eckman in uniform displaying the USAAF insignia on his hat and a US Air Corps Pilot Cadet shoulder patch. The personal identification tags read: "JOHN ECKMAN 32341860 T43-43 A MRS J EXKMAN 37 HARRISON ST MIDDLETOWN NY C"
ID Tags: 2" x 1 1/8"; HQ Patch: 2 ½" round; Cadet Patch: 2 ¾" round; Candid Photos: 2@ 3 ½" x 2 ½", 1@4 ½" x 3 ¼"; Portrait: 3 ½" x 2 ½"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Stainless steel, photographs, wool felt, cotton/polyester/silk embroidered thread, mesh, pen ink.
Tags: Hole to attach loop/chain.
Handwriting: "me – Kenneth Evans (Instructor) – Harold Foutiger (sp?) – N & B Flying School Chickasha, Okla, Dec. '42"
This is from a US Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJX09 LEGX3/15 SEGX3/17
8+ (Excellent - Overall): HQ patch has a few moth nips, the cadet patch is in excellent condition, the tags and photographs show minor wear, no rips or creases in photos.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.