Original U.S. WWII 8th Air Force Hand Painted B-4 Flight Bag

Item Description

Original Item: One-of-a-kind. During World War Two the USAAF issued a bag called the "Bag, Flight, USAAF, B-4" which was a folding suit case. This bag was very popular with Officers from all Branch of Services and if you where not issued with one, you could privately purchase one from shops or the P.X. etc.

The Officers B4 suit case is like a portable wardrobe. On the inside there are two zips running half way down each side so when the bag is laid out flat and the zips unzipped your uniform can be placed in easily and hung up on the brass hoop at the top. At the top on the outside there is a large brass hook so it can be hung up easily keeping your cloths clean and tidy. For ease of transport the case is folded in half and secured with a leather strap and the brass hanging hook clips into a leather loop at the bottom. On the outside there are three pockets for shoes and personal effects etc and a blank leather name tab with a strong leather carrying handle.

This is a very nice example of a genuine B-4 bag which has an vibrant hand painted 8th Air Force Insignia on one side. The bag is empty and all zippers function.

History of the Eight Air Force in WWII:

Established on 22 February 1944 by the redesignation of VIII Bomber Command at RAF Daws Hill in High Wycombe, England, the Eighth Army Air Force (8 AAF) was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force in the European Theater of World War II (1939/41–1945), engaging in operations primarily in the Northern Europe AOR; carrying out strategic bombing of enemy targets in France, the low countries, and Germany; and engaging in air-to-air fighter combat against enemy aircraft until the German capitulation in May 1945. It was the largest of the deployed combat Army Air Forces in numbers of personnel, aircraft, and equipment.

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