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U.S. WW2 8th AAF Service Tunic - 37L     

U.S. WW2 8th AAF Service tunic. U.S. and AAF EM collar discs. Also, has 3 place ribbon bar (Air Medal ribbon with 2 oakleaves, good conduct medal ribbon, and EAME Campaign ribbon with 3 stars) over left pocket and Presidental Unit citation ribbon bar over right pocket. Nice custom center re-enforcement over the belt area of uniform (I do not typically see this and a very nice custom addition). Pair of Staff Sergeant rank sleeve insignia. Also, has AAF shoulder sleeve insignia on upper left sleeve and 8th AAF shoulder sleeve insignia on right upper sleeve. U.S. WW2 Set of 4 overseas stripes (or service bars) on lower left sleeve.  Each stripe represents 6 months service in a combat zone.  This group or four would represent 2 years service in a combat zone. Tag is size marked 37L and contract dated 1941/1942. Average worn and used condition with some minor moth nips and/or snags. Note: Shirt and Tie utilized for display only and does not come with tunic.

Additional Notes: The United States 8th Army Air Force was established in 1942 with a headquarters originally in Savannah, Georgia.  By February 1942 elements were in England and by August 1942 the first missions were flown against occupied France. The 8th AAF was the major strategic bomber force directed against Germany and operating from England during WW2.  

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Item # UA-763