United States Army Air Force Full Dress Pattern, WW2 9th USAAF Officers Uniform.
A fine ww2 9th usaaf officers uniform. A chocolate brown single breasted open collar tunic, pleated chest pockets and lower hidden pockets all with buttoned flaps. Removable waist belt. The collar with gilt “US” and silvered and gilt winged propellers, plated 1st Lieutenant shoulder insignia and embroidery 9th air force arm badge. Sterling Silver Pilot Wings over WW2 medal ribbons of the Distinguished Flying Cross, US Air Medal, European Campaign Medal with Campaign Stars, European Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. The right chest with Air Force Presidential Unit citation, Gilt American buttons, together with a pair of Officer’s “Pinks” (Trousers/Pants). This is a really nice example of a ww2 9th usaaf officers uniform.
Jacket Size: Chest 38” to 39”.
Waist 29” to 30”.
Shoulder to Shoulder 18 1/2”.
Top of Collar to Bottom of Jacket 30 3/4”.
Top of Sleeve to Bottom of Sleeve 25 1/4”.
Trousers/Pants Dated 1944 Size : Waist 29” to 30”.
Inside Leg 31”.
N.B. The sale of this fine ww2 9th usaaf officers uniform includes the shirt and tie.
9th USAAF: Designated the Ninth Air Force on November 12th 1942. and commanded by General Brereton, they first saw action in the Middle East due to Rommel’s alarming successes in North Africa. They were pressed into service to help the British 8th Army hold Cairo. After it’s success in North Africa, the Ninth took on an even more essential mission, the invasion of Sicily and the boot mainland of Italy. Bombers, fighters, troop carriers and support units were reinforced and given new designations. In just one year’s time the small beleaguered Middle East Air Force had developed into a formidable air armada. By the time the “D” Day landings were put into action on the 6th of June 1944, the Ninth had become the largest tactical Air Force ever assembled under one command, 250,000 people with 3,500 airplanes in 1,500 units. It consisted of fighters, bombers, troop carriers, air defense, engineering and service commands. ww2 9th usaaf officers uniform.