Original U.S. WWII Named Navigator 327th Bomb Squadron Uniform Grouping – Distinguished Flying Cross
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Original Items: One-of-a-kind Set. Thomas Joseph Murray ASN O-754932 was born on March 12, 1924. He grew up in Bridgeport, Connecitcuit and went on to graduate from Dartmouth College in 1944. His college years were interrupted by the Second World War, where he served in the Army Air Corps as a 1st Lieutenant Bombardier in the 8th Air Force, 92 Bombardment Group, 327th Bomb Squadron flying aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress. He flew an astounding 45 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as the Air Medal with 3 oak clusters. A link to his obituary can be found at this link. This is a very well documented grouping and includes the following items:
– Aero Clothing Company size 36 A-2 leather flight jacket with an embroidered insignia patch of the 327th Bomb Squadron to the left chest. This patch is a RARE classic WWII United States Army Air Forces 327th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force Alley Oop comic character. The English-made embroidered patch shows a Tyrannosaurus Rex carrying artillery under each arm and is embroidered in red, yellow, and black detail. A caveman character is riding on the Rex’s back and wielding a bomb. Measures approximately 5″ in width by 5 1/2″ in height. The jacket is…