Ww2 Usmc / Usnr Summer Flight Jacket M-421 A To A Pilot Kia In Korean War
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Ww2 Usmc / Usnr Summer Flight Jacket M-421 A To A Pilot Kia In Korean War:
Original and extremely rare WW2 US Marine Corps / US Navy Reserve summer flight jacket named to a USMC Pilot Killed in action in the Korean War. As mint as I have ever found in regards to one that was issued and worn. A very interesting name tag with no rank marked. According to the family this is the jacket that he wore during flight training in Florida. There are absolutely no holes, tears or fraying, even to the cuffs. Some grime from use and storage, but I have not cleaned it. Size marked 40. Zipper is Talon and is mint with original leather pull. A stunning, museum grade piece. The following excerpt is directly from the US Archives:
Walter E. Lindberg
12 Feb 1921
9 Jul 1953
Killed in Action
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Marine Corps
Captain Lindberg was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with the Marine Fighter Squadron 332, Marine Air Group 12 aboard the aircraft carrier USS BAIROKO (CVE-115). On July 9, 1953, while strafing enemy troops in a village northwest of Changyon, North Korea, his aircraft was hit by small arms fire and crashed. Captain Lindberg was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
Obtained directly from the family. shipped insured with no exceptions'Reproduction' items are just that, not original to era and in most cases not military issue and are all sold AS IS WITH NO RETURNS
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all items sold with On Mar-04-13 at 16:10:43 PST, seller added the following information:
sorry for the typo in the title. It should read 1953, not 1943