USAAF 13th Air Force banner, framed
Lot 118
US Army Air Force. The 13th Air Force
circa 1945 20in. x 20in. Framed and Glazed 2
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium
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US Army Air Force. The 13th Air Force.<BR /> circa 1945 2
Lot Details
US Army Air Force. The 13th Air Force
circa 1945
A large chamois cloth banner, the 13th insignia painted in the middle, and with a female south sea islander, a palm tree, 4 aircraft and a shark, further decorated with 16 patches, medals, tie pins and badges. and the names New Caledonia, Biak, Maffin Bay, Gaudalcanal, New Hedrides, Netherlands East Indies, Admiralty Is, Christmas Is., Bora Bora, Munda and Panama, all stencilled around the banner. 22in. x 18in. Framed and Glazed; together with a small linen table cloth, sewn with 18 USAAF badges, including the USAAF shoulder insignia, and the patches for the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th, and 20th Air Forces. 20in. x 20in. Framed and Glazed (2)

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  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    The 13th Air Force was formed in 1943 in the South Pacific, called the Jungle Air Force, the HQ established at Espirito Santo in the New Hebrides, 560 miles south-east of Guadalcanal. From this base the fighters and bombers were able to maraud the South Pacific.
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