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Original U.S WWII Korean War Navy Pilot Grouping Attributed to Lt. Commander Harry Maier - Distinguished Flying Cross Recipient

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Original Items: Only Ones Available. WWII-Korean War Era U.S. Navy Pilot’s Grouping Attributed to Lt. Commander Harry G. Maier. Maier Served during both WWII and the Korean War. He flew f8F Bearcats with VF153 and F4U Corsairs with VF874 in Korea. Maier was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, and two Air Medals during his time of service.

- U.S. Navy G-1 Leather Flight Jacket. Squadron Patch on Right Chest. Tag in collar is worn, but size “40” is visible. Zipper still works, Elastic cuffs are replaced.

- U.S. Navy Officer’s Cap with Forest Green Body for Aviation Personnel. By Society Brand Headwear

- U.S. Navy Officer’s Uniform Jacket with Lieutenant Commander Rank and matching trousers

- Summer Flying Suit, size 42 Long, Spec number Mil-s-53908. Shows signs of damage.

- 1945 Dated “Mae West” Life Preserver. One strap missing. Rubber is stiff.

- Cotton Khaki One-Piece Flightsuit

- Lightweight Nylon Flightsuit

- Leather Flight Gloves

- Pilot’s Kneeboard with “Maier” scratched into the metal.

- Private Purchase .38 Revolver Shoulder Holster

- RH PAL-36 Fighting Knife in Commercial Sheath with “Maier” written on.

- Aviator’s Sunglasses with Original Case

- Korean Service Medal in original issue box.

- Air Navigator’s Hand Book, U.S.N. marked “Restricted”. Named to Maier

- Aircraft Fire Control Training Course Book, dated 1944

- U.S. Navy Pilot’s Information File Book, marked “Restricted” dated 1949.

- Large envelope of photographs

- Large assortment of paperwork ranging from WWII-1960s

- Pre-WWII N.Y.P.E. Uniform Jacket with insignia.

- Large VF 153 Squadron Insignia Decal, Unused. Presumed to be intended for placement on an aircraft.

An outstanding large grouping with excellent further research potential!
Approximate Measurements:
Leather Jacket -
Collar to Shoulder: 10”
Shoulder to Sleeve: 20”
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17”
Chest Width: 15”
Waist Width: 16”
Hip Width: 16”
Front Length: 26”

Jacket and Pants -
Collar to Shoulder: 10”
Shoulder to Sleeve: 21”
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18”
Chest Width: 16”
Waist Width: 17”
Hip Width: 21”
Front Length: 33”
Inseam: 31”
Waist: 32”
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