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A beautiful and somewhat scarce ike jacket here, originally belonging to a mechanic specialist serving in the US 12th Army Air Force at the rank of Corporal.


This uniform features insignia for the 12th Air Force, as well as for the MAAF (Mediterranean Allied Air Forces). A mechanic specialist patch is located on the right sleeve. A ruptured duck is present just above the presidential unit citation on the right breast. Three ribbon bars are present on the left breast (European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal), and 4 overseas service bars are sewn to the left sleeve, indicating two years of overseas service during WWII. Some staining from storage is present on the inside of this ike, along with the name "Bob" and a laundry code. The same laundry code is located on the inside of the matching overseas cap. 


Established in the United States during World War II to be the Army Air Forces air component of Operation Torch in 1942, Twelfth Air Force initially moved to England for training, then participated in the invasion of North Africa. It engaged in tactical operations for the remainder of the war in the Mediterranean.

US, WWII, 12th Army Air Force MAAF Ike Jacket + Cap (Matching Numbers)

SKU: US0125

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