A pair of P-38 USAAF Fighter plane models
Theater-made, [casings dated 1944]
Each plane mounted on bullets, one with a 105mm American shell casing as an ashtray, dated 1944 on base, the other using two 90mm Japanese shell casings. The planes comprising 3 bullets. One tail fin missing; together with two other desk plane models, both theater-made, the first a polished solid aluminum B-24 Mitchell bomber, with submarine below on the base, and a Marine Corps Fighter Pilot's 'wings' ashtray, theater-made from a cartridge supporting the wings, the base a Japanese artillery shell, engraved 'Lt J.G.Christman, USMCR, 1944 New Caledonia. New Hebredes, Munda, Emerau, Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Wotjie'. diameter 5in. height 5.5 in.