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    WWII Royal Canadian Air Force Officers' Uniform Used by a Volunteer American Pilot. . A regulation RCAF service dress jacket and trousers as used by an American pilot. The blue wool jacket has Flight Lieutenant's rank insignia on the sleeves and "U.S.A." shoulder insignia. A 4 ½-inch RCAF pilot's brevet is sewn above the left breast pocket. There are no maker's tags or other identification present on either the jacket or trousers. A Canadian Volunteer Services Medal ribbon is sewn directly to the jacket directly above the left breast pocket.

    Prior to America's entry into the war, many American men joined the R.A.F. and R.C.A.F. to get into the fray. Once the U.S. entered the war the men were given the choice to join their own country's air force or remain with the Canadians of British. Verbal provenance indicates this uniform was purchased directly from the unidentified pilot in Philadelphia, circa 1970.

    Condition: Excellent.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    11th Sunday
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