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WWII ELGIN TYPE A-8
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WITH LEATHER FOB
WWII DISNEY DESIGNED
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WALTHAM WWII A-11 PILOTS WATCH
FIRST THE WATCH
ORIGINAL 2 PIECE CASE DIAL & HANDS
STEEL SCREW BACK
SUPER CLEAN ORIGINAL DIAL
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Grade 582 1/30-second timer used by the US Army-Airforce and known as Watch. Navigation (Ground Speed) Type A-8.
One of its most important uses of the A-8 was for navigation. Air speed indicators on WWII aircraft were controlled by air being forced into the air speed indicator as you flew your plane. The problem was that as you gained altitude less and less air entered the device and there was always a wind blowing and your speed relative to the ground is going to be either lower or higher depending on whether you are flying into the wind or with the wind.
To make corrections and get your actual speed relative to the ground you needed to do some arithmetic. You had to figure your actual ground-speed and compare it to the airspeed indicator and then adjust your navigation calculations accordingly. The pilot or navigator would pick out, say, a pair of known parallel roads or other landmarks about 5 to 10 miles apart early in your flight and the measure the distance between them using the scale on a map, they would then click this 10 second timer on and then off as they flew from one to the other. Some basic [for those that were trained] calculations and division and they had their actual ground speed.
A MUST TO ADD TO ANY
THIS ELGIN 10 SECOND NAVIGATION TIMER
WITH LEATHER FOB
CASE DIAL AND MOVEMENT
THIS ELGIN 10 SECOND NAVIGATIONAL TIMER
CASED AND TIMED
DOUBLE CASE COVER
TITLED “THE JITTERBUG“
YOU CAN SEE HOW SMALL IT IS
WWII U.S. WITTNAUER COMPASS
Wittnauer Compass was among the contents of the WWII U.S. Army Air Force pilot’s emergency kit which fit into the back pad of a parachute. In addition to the compass, it contains, among other things, concentrated food, emergency ration, a frying pan, knife, lighter, pistol and ammunition, gloves, and insecticide in a compact form.
ATTACHED LEATHER FOB
CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
COMPASS WITH LEATHER FOB
WWII DISNEY DESIGNED HAND PAINTED ON
When Walt Disney was a young American ambulance driver in France during World War I, he was exposed to a new form art that would be titled “nose art”. Nose Art was comic character painting on the cowls of military trucks and the sides of military airplanes. Nose Art had an immense morale boosting effect among the troops.
Disney returned to the United States in 1918 and became the premier cartoonist of the era.
In 1939, the a U.S. Naval unit made a request of Disney, they asked if he would draw up a mascot to paint on one of their new ships. Disney produced a “Bumble Bee in a Sailor’s Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves”. The Naval unit involved was so pleased with the design they adopted it the “Bumble Bee in a Sailor’s Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves” as their unit insignia and began painting it on their jackets and other vehicles.
It was not long before the entire armed forces began requesting Disney creations for their mascot
With the help of six of his top artists, Disney attempted to fill the growing demand for unit mascots. The first two mascots produced by Disney in WWII went to the “Eagle Squadron” of the Royal Air Force, a unit of American volunteers flying for the British prior to American involvement in the war, and to the famed “Flying Tigers”, another volunteer force operating out of China.
By the time of US involvement in WWII, while Disney and his staff were creating new designs, Warner Bros. joined in..
While Donald Duck was the most popular amongst Disney characters, Warner Brothers called up both Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny.
Besides the use of then known popular cartoon characters, every creature that could come to mind was utilized including nearly 150 new dog and cat creations. Their creations swam, crawled, slithered, flew, and were featured just about in every conceivable fashion.
With both Disney and Warner Brothers at the helm, nearly every unit in the armed forces was sporting either a cartoon mascot or skulls, grim reapers, devils and other sinister mascots on jackets, military equipment, uniforms, tanks, planes, boats, jeeps, and even dinner plates & stationary were adorned with proud unit mascots.
By 1945 the Disney group & Warner Bros. had created over 1,800 Mascot Logos
Though some “field made” variants were created, most authentic squadron patches were embroidered on “Chenille”, hand painted or decal on leather or hand painted/silk-screened on canvas.
8 WWII KELLOG SQUADRON PIN-BACK BUTTONS
In 1943, the Kellogg’s Cereal company placed 36 small pin-back buttons each featuring a WWII squadron insignia in boxes of their Pep Cereal.
Introduced in 1923. Pep was a Kellogg Company brand of whole-wheat breakfast and long-running rival to Wheaties.
By the 1930’s, Pep was one of the first “fortified” cereals with vitamins. Extensive advertising, from print advertisements to sponsorship of Mutual Radio’s Superman radio series helped keep the brand in the public’s consciousness.
493RD Bomber Group Patch
During World War II, the 493RD group was a Eighth Air Force heavy bombardment unit in England, stationed at RAF Debach. The group flew its last combat mission, an attack on marshalling yards at Nauen, on 20 April 1945.
Established in September 1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group, the 493d was one of the last – 488th through 494th – Army Air Forces heavy bomber groups established and activated in the autumn of 1943, the 493d Bomb Group was trained on heavy B-24s which included day and night flights, cross-country navigation, simulated bombing, aerial gunnery practice, and squadron and group formation flying before being deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO) and being assigned to VIII Bomber Command in England and then to RAF Debach, in April 1944.
The 493d BG used B-24’s until they were replaced with B-17’s in September 1944. The group operated chiefly against industrial and military installations in Germany, attacking an ordnance depot at Magdeburg, marshalling yards at Cologne, synthetic oil plants at Merseburg, a railroad tunnel at Ahrweiler, bridges at Irlich, factories at Frankfurt, and other strategic objectives including striking airfields, bridges, and gun batteries prior to and during the invasion of Normandy in June 1944; hitting enemy positions to assist ground forces south of Caen and at Saint-Lô in July 1944; bombing German fortifications to cover the airborne attack on Holland in September 1944; attacking enemy communications during the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944-January 1945; and assisting the airborne assault across the Rhine in March 1945. The 493d Bomb Group flew its last combat mission, an attack on marshalling yards at Nauen, on 20 April 1945.
US Army Air Force Patch
Worn from: 19 March 1942 – Mid 1950’s.
The ultramarine blue disk represents the sky. The white star with red disk is the symbol of the army air forces and the golden wings up stretched form a “V” symbolized victory.
THANKS TO ONE OF OUR PATRONS WHO RECENTLY PASSED,
THESE ARE NOT PRINTER COPIES BUT ACTUAL PHOTOS THAT
[IRONIC FOR JAPANESE RELATED PRINTS!]
PHOTOGRAPH OF A ONCE CLASSIFIED U.S. PLANNING MAP FOR ATTACKING JAPAN
THE LINES THAT YOU SEE ARE IN THE ACTUAL PHOTO
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the then-United States Army Air Corps The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets, to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for Operation Overlord. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields; it was a potent, high-flying, long-range bomber that was able to defend itself, and to return home despite extensive battle damage. It quickly took on mythic proportions,and widely circulated stories and photos of B-17s surviving battle damage increased its iconic status. The B-17 established itself as an effective weapons system, dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II. Of the 1.5 million metric tons of bombs dropped on Germany by U.S. aircraft, 640,000 tons were dropped from the B-17.
THESE TBM-3E AVENGERS IN FORMATION WERE THE U.S. NAVY’S
WE SEARCHED FOR THIS WWII SOUTH PACIFIC SQUADRON PHOTOGRAPH
THIS WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT IN THIS COLOR PHOTO LOOKS TO BE A
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