The Chinese Made & Issued OSS SACO Blood Chit #37

The Chinese Made & Issued OSS SACO Blood Chit #37

Code: afpg20037-CON


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ARTIFACT: This is a Chinese Made & Issued OSS SACO Blood Chit #37. 

JUST ADDED: Our Consignor was lucky enough to locate a Photograph of Boiler Maker 2nd Class Bruce A. Peterson during his time in China! He is likely wearing the Blood Chit we have offered on the back of the jacket that he has on. A wonderful addition adding a Face to the Name, this photograph came with the SACO Blood Chit when it was originally purchased. 

When it comes to collecting Blood Chits, one usually thinks of Aviation. But some of the ground units, especially OSS related units, who often found themselves behind enemy lines, were also issued blood chits in very small quantities. Some of the US Navy OSS operatives in SACO, or the Sino-American Cooperative Organization, were issued this particular Blood Chit. While there are probably a few others out there, this is the only one that is known to have surfaced. 

This SACO Chit is the only one I know of. And it is named, to USN sailor Bruce A. Peterson, Boilermaker 2nd Class.  Peterson was assigned to Sino American Unit 10. This was a bit of a "Badass" Unit, as Unit 10 trained Chinese Guerillas! 

This is an exceedingly rare, unique, and currently the only one know, Issue Chinese Blood Chit. The only Chinese Issue WWII era Blood Chit that might be considered more rare than this one, would be a Chinese Air Force International Squadron Rescue Patch from the later 1930's. 

This Blood Chit Reads:

Bruce A. Peterson

B.M 2/C U.S.N.R.




No. 37

軍事委員会第十特殊技術 :Military Committee Tenth (10th) Special Technology

人員訓練班 :Personnel training team

美教官倍徳生 :American Instructor Bei Desheng (Bei Desheng is Probably Bruce A. Peterson)

第三七號 :Number 37  

中華民国三十四年六月十六日 :June 16 1945, Republic of China (Republic of China 34 = 1945)

VINTAGE: World War II.

SIZE: Approximately Blood Chit: 10-7/8" in height x 8-1/8" in width. Photo: 3-7/8" in height x4-15/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Silk cloth with details/characters with silk/cotton thread with linen backing.

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn on.

MARKINGS: CHINESE Military Committee Chop is on.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a collection of Flying Tigers (AVG) & China Burma India (CBI) artifacts that we here at Flying Tiger Antiques have been commissioned to sell which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-REB-2021 LAJIGEX07/08/21

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The chit is in very good condition with some minor overall aging.

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