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B25 Mitchell Shirt. Perfect for pilots, veterans, simulator gamers, aviation enthusiasts and airplane model kit builders. Also makes a cool WW2 bomber gift at Christmas and birthdays.

Tags: classic-aircraft, vintage-warbirds, second-world-war, ww2-bombers, gifts-for-aviation-enthusiasts

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B29 Superfortress Tshirt. Perfect for veterans, pilots, simulator gamers, model kit builders and aviation enthusiasts. Also makes a cool WW2 airplane gift for grandad, dad, son, brother, boyfriend or husband at Christmas and birthdays. Hunting for WW2, B29, bomber, vintage warbirds or WW2 airplane shirts, tees and gifts? We got what you need.

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B25 Mitchell Shirt. Perfect for pilots, veterans, simulator gamers, aviation enthusiasts and airplane model kit builders. Also makes a cool WW2 bomber gift at Christmas and birthdays.

Tags: classic-aircraft, vintage-warbirds, second-world-war, eto, gifts-for-flight-sim-fans

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B25 Mitchell Shirt. Perfect for pilots, veterans, simulator gamers, aviation enthusiasts and airplane model kit builders. Also makes a cool WW2 bomber gift at Christmas and birthdays.

Tags: gifts-for-aviation-enthusiasts, gifts-for-airplane-nuts, world-war-two, gifts-for-airplane-model-kit-builders, vintage-warbirds

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B17 Flying Fortress T-shirt. Perfect for pilots, veterans, simulator gamers, WW2 model airplane builders and aviation enthusiasts. Also makes a cool WW2 bomber gift at Christmas and birthdays.

Tags: gifts-for-aviation-enthusiasts, gifts-for-airplane-fans, flying-fortress-gifts, usaaf, gifts-for-airplane-model-kit-builders

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WW2 B-17 Bomber T-shirt. Perfect for veterans, aviation enthusiasts, simulator gamers, WW2 model kit builders and military historians. Also makes a cool WW2 bomber gift at Christmas and birthdays.

Tags: gifts-for-aviation-enthusiasts, noseart, gifts-for-airplane-model-kit-builders, gifts-for-flight-sim-fans, gifts-for-airplane-nuts

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A July 1941 attempt at establishing a bombardier school at Lowry Field, Colorado. 3 instructor classes with the last graduating 14 March 1941, was replaced by schools at Barksdale Field, Louisiana (moved to Albuquerque) and Ellington Field, Texas to a navigator school.) In June 1942, several classes of cadets were sent for bombardier training at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona. Bombardier schools of the Gulf Coast Air Corps Training Center and the West Coast Air Corps Training Center included the GCACTC's Big Spring Army Air Force Bombardier School. Its "first class of cadets (118 men) arrived Sept. 16, 1942". The first bombardier training class (42-17) at San Angelo Army Airfield began in September 1942, and San Angelo's 34th Flying T...

Tags: usaaf, aac, army, air, force

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WW2 Bomber Retro Nose Art. Perfect for veterans, simulator gamers, airplane model kit builders and aviation enthusiasts. Also makes a cool vintage Americana gift at Christmas and birthdays.

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United States Army Air Force roundel, in use from 1919-1941.

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USAAF Roundel Crewneck Sweatshirt

by Ekliptik
$38 $30
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Shoulder patch for the US Army Air Force, 1941-1947.

Tags: usaaf, aaf, us, usa, army-air-force

USAAF Patch Crewneck Sweatshirt

by Ekliptik
$38 $30
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The Ninth Air Force (9 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC). It has been headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, since activation on 5 August 2009. From 1990, units were deployed to the Middle East against Iraq, and from 2001 against threats emanating from Afghanistan. This prior Ninth Air Force is now known as United States Air Forces Central (USAFCENT).

Tags: veteran, world, war, ninth, force

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Constituted as Tenth AF on 4 Feb 1942 and activated on 12 Feb. Moved to India, Mar-May 1942. Served in India, Burma, and China until Mar 1943 when Fourteenth AF was activated in China. Then the Tenth operated in India and Burma until it moved to China late in Jul 1945. Returned to the US, Dec 1945-Jan 1946. Inactivated on 6 Jan 1946.

Tags: wwii, combat, retiree, retired, army

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During World War II, the 398th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was an Eighth Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress unit in England, stationed at RAF Nuthampstead. The group flew 195 combat missions, the last being on 25 April 1945.

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Established in the United States during World War II to be the Army Air Forces air component of Operation Torch in 1942, Twelfth Air Force initially moved to England for training, then participated in the invasion of North Africa. It engaged in tactical operations for the remainder of the war in the Mediterranean.

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Three fighter squadrons of the 49th fighter group, the 8th Fighter Squadron's story began on January 16, 1941 when the 49th Pursuit Group was activated at Selfridge Field, Michigan. The 9th and its sister squadrons (7th and 8th) compiled distinguished history that included extensive participation in World War II with a record of 668 aerial victories.

Tags: corps, usaaf, army, p40, air

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Constituted as Tenth AF on 4 Feb 1942 and activated on 12 Feb. Moved to India, Mar-May 1942. Served in India, Burma, and China until Mar 1943 when Fourteenth AF was activated in China. Then the Tenth operated in India and Burma until it moved to China late in Jul 1945. Returned to the US, Dec 1945-Jan 1946. Inactivated on 6 Jan 1946.

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The 359th Bombardment Squadron was established in February 1942 as a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber squadron at Pendleton Field, Oregon and assigned to the 303d Bombardment Group. It moved to Gowen Field, Idaho, where it trained under Second Air Force. The squadron deployed to Southern California to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Pacific. The 359th completed training in southwest by August 1942. The ground echelon departed Biggs Field, Texas in August 1942, arriving at Fort Dix on 24 August. It sailed aboard the RMS Queen Mary and arrived in Great Britain on 10 September. The air echelon flew through Kellogg Field, Michigan and Dow Field, Maine before ferrying its planes across the Atlantic. Due to the haste to move heavy bomb

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A July 1941 attempt at establishing a bombardier school at Lowry Field, Colorado. 3 instructor classes with the last graduating 14 March 1941, was replaced by schools at Barksdale Field, Louisiana (moved to Albuquerque) and Ellington Field, Texas to a navigator school.) In June 1942, several classes of cadets were sent for bombardier training at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona. Bombardier schools of the Gulf Coast Air Corps Training Center and the West Coast Air Corps Training Center included the GCACTC's Big Spring Army Air Force Bombardier School. Its "first class of cadets (118 men) arrived Sept. 16, 1942". The first bombardier training class (42-17) at San Angelo Army Airfield began in September 1942, and San Angelo's 34th Flying T...

Tags: bombardier, school, us, army, air

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The squadron was first activated at March Field, California in 1951 as the 31st Army Reconnaissance Squadron, flying light observation planes. After the Attack on Pearl Harbor, the squadron flew antisubmarine patrols over the Pacific coast in 1942. It was moved to the Southeastern United States in late 1942. The squadron was primarily used for observation during Army training maneuvers near Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Benning, Georgia. The unit deployed to the European Theater of Operations on 22 April 1945. It flew battlefield reconnaissance in the Low Countries and during the Allied invasion of Germany in the spring of 1945, supporting Ninth Army. The squadron returned to the United States in August 1945.

Tags: reconnaissance, vet, veteran, retired, 31st

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Established as 418th Night Fighter Squadron April 1, 1943. Inactivated February 20, 1947 . In New Guinea, the squadron was assigned to Fifth Air Force and initially stationed at Dobodura airfield in November 1943. Flying P-70 Havocs and P-38 Lightnings, the unit conducted night fighter defensive operations against intruding Japanese aircraft over New Guinea, moving to several advance airfields on the island throughout 1943 and 1944. In September 1944, the squadron was re-equipped with P-61 Black Widows and moved to Morotai Island in the Dutch East Indies where they engaged enemy aircraft. In the East Indies, additional B-25 Mitchells and P-38s were assigned, using the B-25s for night intruder operations, P-61s for night fighter operation

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The 360th Bombardment Squadron was established in February 1942 as a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber squadron at Pendleton Field, Oregon and assigned to the 303d Bombardment Group. It moved to Gowen Field, Idaho, where it trained under Second Air Force. The squadron deployed to Southern California to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Pacific. The 360th completed training in southwest by August 1942. The ground echelon departed Biggs Field, Texas in August 1942, arriving at Fort Dix on 24 August. It sailed aboard the RMS Queen Mary and arrived in Great Britain on 10 September. The air echelon flew through Kellogg Field, Michigan and Dow Field, Maine before ferrying its planes across the Atlantic. Due to the haste to move heavy bomb

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Engaged in strategic bombardment operations over Occupied Europe and Germany, sustaining very heavy losses of personnel and aircraft while conducting many unescorted missions over enemy territory attacking airfields, industries, naval facilities and transportation hubs. During the summer of 1944, aircrews bombed enemy positions at Saint-Lô, followed by similar campaigns at Brest, France in August and September. In October 1944, the squadron attacked enemy and ground defenses in the allied drive on the Siegfried Line, then bombed marshaling yards, German occupied villages, and communication targets in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge from December 1944 to January 1945. Attacked enemy targets in Germany during the spring of 1945.

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Deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO) in May 1943, being assigned to VIII Bomber Command in England. Engaged in long range strategic bombing attacks on enemy targets over occupied Europe and Nazi Germany, such as industries, oil refineries, storage plants, submarine pens, airfields and communications centers in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Poland.

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The 358th Bombardment Squadron was established in February 1942 as a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber squadron at Pendleton Field, Oregon and assigned to the 303d Bombardment Group. It moved to Gowen Field, Idaho, where it trained under Second Air Force. The squadron deployed to Southern California to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Pacific. The 358th completed training in southwest by August 1942. The ground echelon departed Biggs Field, Texas in August 1942, arriving at Fort Dix on 24 August. It sailed aboard the RMS Queen Mary and arrived in Great Britain on 10 September. The air echelon flew through Kellogg Field, Michigan and Dow Field, Maine before ferrying its planes across the Atlantic. Due to the haste to move heavy bomb

Tags: 303rd, retired, group, veteran, army

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Three fighter squadrons of the 49th ACfighter group, the 8th Fighter Squadron's story began on January 16, 1941 when the 49th Pursuit Group was activated at Selfridge Field, Michigan. The 9th and its sister squadrons (7th and 8th) compiled distinguished history that included extensive participation in World War II with a record of 668 aerial victories.

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The squadron flew air patrols over the English Channel and bombed bridges in the Tours area during the Invasion of France in June 1944. In July the squadron attacked gun emplacements during the Saint-Lô breakthrough. The unit patrolled the Arnhem sector to support the Airborne invasion of the Netherlands in September 1944, and later in December, transportation facilities during the Battle of the Bulge. During the Western Allied invasion of Germany, the squadron flew ground support missions by strafing trucks, locomotives, and oil depots near Wesel when the Allies crossed the Rhine in March 1945 and continued offensive operations until 21 April 1945.

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Constituted as the 38th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 November 1940 Activated on 15 January 1941 Redesignated 38th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (Twin Engine) on 31 Jan 1942 Redesignated 38th Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942 Redesignated 38th Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine on 20 August 1943 Redesignated 38th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 5 September 1944 Inactivated on 20 August 1946

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B-17 Flying Fortress Shirt. Perfect for pilots, veterans, model kit builders and simulator gamers. Also makes a cool WW2 bomber gift for aviation enthusiasts at Christmas and birthdays.

Tags: vintage-warbirds, flying-fort, mighty-eighth, classic-airplanes, ww2-noseart

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Constituted as 550th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 25 November 1942 Activated on 1 December 1942 Inactivated on 28 August 1945 Re-designated 550th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 25 August 1947 Activated in the reserve on 15 September 1947 Inactivated on 27 June 1949 Re-designated 550th Strategic Missile Squadron, and activated, on 2 July 1960 Organized on 1 April 1961 Inactivated on 25 June 1965

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Constituted as the 38th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 November 1940 Activated on 15 January 1941 Redesignated 38th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) (Twin Engine) on 31 Jan 1942 Redesignated 38th Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942 Redesignated 38th Fighter Squadron, Twin Engine on 20 August 1943 Redesignated 38th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 5 September 1944 Inactivated on 20 August 1946

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Three fighter squadrons of the 49th fighter group, the 8th Fighter Squadron's story began on January 16, 1941 when the 49th Pursuit Group was activated at Selfridge Field, Michigan. The 9th and its sister squadrons (7th and 8th) compiled distinguished history that included extensive participation in World War II with a record of 668 aerial victories.

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onstituted as 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jun 1943. Trained with B-24's. Moved to Italy, arriving in Jan and Feb 1944. Served in combat with Fifteenth AF from Feb 1944 to Apr 1945. Engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets such as factories, marshalling yards, oil refineries, storage areas, harbors, and airdromes in Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, and the Balkans. Received a DUC for a mission on 2 Apr 1944 when the group contributed to Fifteenth AF's campaign against enemy industry by attacking a ball-bearing plant at Steyr. Although meeting severe fighter opposition and losing several of its bombers on 26 Jun 1944, the group proceeded to attack an oil refinery

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Established as a B-17 Flying Fortress Operational Training Unit (OTU) for replacement personnel under Second Air Force. Trained pilots and aircrews from July 1942 to April 1944. Realigned as an operational B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomb group in July 1944. Trained under Second Air Force until June 1945, being deployed to Okinawa as part of the new Eighth Air Force in the Pacific Theater. Arrived in Okinawa but Japanese Capitulation led to drawdown of Eighth Air Force and the group never was engaged in combat. Flew show-of-force missions over Occupied Japan and aircraft helped evacuate prisoners of war from Japan and China to airfields in the Philippines. Personnel demobilized and aircraft flown to storage in the United States...

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In New Guinea, the squadron was assigned to Fifth Air Force and initially stationed at Dobodura airfield in November 1943. Flying P-70 Havocs and P-38 Lightnings, the unit conducted night fighter defensive operations against intruding Japanese aircraft over New Guinea, moving to several advance airfields on the island throughout 1943 and 1944. In September 1944, the squadron was re-equipped with P-61 Black Widows and moved to Morotai Island in the Dutch East Indies where they engaged enemy aircraft. In the East Indies, additional B-25 Mitchells and P-38s were assigned, using the B-25s for night intruder operations, P-61s for night fighter operations and the P-38s for searchlight cooperation operations. In November the squadron moved to the

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Established in the United States during World War II to be the Army Air Forces air component of Operation Torch in 1942, Twelfth Air Force initially moved to England for training, then participated in the invasion of North Africa. It engaged in tactical operations for the remainder of the war in the Mediterranean.

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The P-38 was used most successfully in the Pacific Theater of Operations and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as the aircraft of America's top aces, Richard Bong (40 victories), Thomas McGuire (38 victories) and Charles H. MacDonald (27 victories). In the South West Pacific theater, the P-38 was the primary long-range fighter of United States Army Air Forces until the appearance of large numbers of P-51D Mustangs toward the end of the war

Tags: retired, veteran, vet, combat, wwii