Chinese Air Force - Pilot

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2 3/8"
.5"

No 1377
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2 7/8"
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3/30/2004
R. E. Baldwin
First Pattern Chinese AF Wing
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2 3/4"
3/4", 1/4" dome


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3/30/2004
R. E. Baldwin
1930s wing
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2 5/8"
5/8", 1/4" dome


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3/30/2004
R. E. Baldwin
Late 1930s to 1942 wing
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3 1/8"
3/4"



3/30/2004
R. E. Baldwin
1943 and later wing
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2 1/2"
1"



4/4/2004
R. E. Baldwin
Late 1920s to 1942
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Tod Rathbone Collection
8/5/2009
This wing was worn by Clyde W. Ellis, Hump Pilot.
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2/20/2010
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Philippe Levallois Collection
2/24/2010
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3 1/4"
5/8"



9/9/2010
R. E. Baldwin
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Brig Gen T. B. McDonald, 2747
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9/9/2010
Cliff Presley Collection
This wing belonged to Brigadier General Thomas B. McDonald. From March 1944 to November 16, 1945, he served as USAAF Chief of Maintenance Division for the China-Burma-India Theater Air Service Command (later India-Burma Air Service Command). On the latter dates, he became deputy commanding general, India-Burma Air Forces and, on January 10, 1946, assumed command of the India-Burma Air Forces, remaining as such until inactivation of that organization on April 30, 1946. During these periods, he was responsible for the orderly evacuation of personnel from India and Burma and large numbers from China. He was also involved with the final disposition of all Air Force property in the theater, including aircraft.
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11/27/2016
Paul Oliveira Collection
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A.H. DONDERO. INC WASH. D.C.
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11/27/2016
Paul Oliveira Collection
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9/10/2010
Cliff Presley Collection
This wing belonged to Major General Alvin R. Luedecke, USAAF. In August 1943 he was designated assistant Chief of Air Staff for Operations, Plans, Training and Intelligence for the Army Air Force in the India-Burma Sector of the China-Burma-India Theater. In November 1944 he was made deputy chief of the Air Staff for the Army Air Forces in the India-Burma Theater, becoming assistant chief of Air Staff for Plans, Operations, Training and Intelligence in the China Theater in July 1945.
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/10/2010
This wing belonged to Col. Arthur A. McCartan, USAAF. He served in the China-Burma-India Theater and earned 3 Battle Stars.
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Ron Rozsa Collection
7/7/2014
Chinese Air Force Dagger
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Rudy D'Angelo Collection
2/4/2003
World War II Chinese Air Force Officer's Dagger, also worn by pilots. Earliest know example is dated 1936 and used throughout World War II. Many were presented to American and other foreign pilots as presentation gifts by the Chinese Air Force for service to their country. These came in varying sizes and lengths, grip colors and materials. Examples have been found in brass, nickel, silver and bronze. They also came with both a brown leather hanger and a black leather hanger depending on the belt worn by the officer. Occasionally, one is encountered with a dedication in the Chinese Language, as well as specimens carrying various Chinese mottos in four chinese characters. Grips have been found in white, yellow, red, green coral, jade, black, purple, leather, rayskin, serpent, sharkskin and both plain and with designs. Also, many come with a variety of markings on the blade, scabbard and upper and lower brass fittings. No two are exactly the same. - courtesy of Rudy D'Angelo
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