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Original U.S. WWII 99th Bombardment Group Pilot Named Grouping

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. Opening this footlocker is like taking a step back in time into the European Theatre during World War Two! 1st Lieutenant Harold W. Brewer ASN 0-673311 was a pilot who flew a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt as well as a Consolidated B-24 Liberator as a member of the 99th Bombardment Group and participated in the PO VALLEY Campaign as well as the RHINELAND Campaign. He also spent time with the 2nd Tow Target Squadron and the 443rd Fighter Squadron who flew the Republic P-47. He was a flight trainer and spent many years in the service after the war. He was born on November 18th, 1918 and hailed from Ashland, Kentucky.

Contained in this amazing grouping are the following:

- WWII Summer Flying Suit Size 38 Offered in excellent condition. Nice USAAF insignia on shoulder and on inside. Internal tag reads:
SUIT, SUMMER, FLYING
AN-S-31-A
SIZE 38 M
TUBERT MANUFACTURING COMPANY
- Original Waxed paper bag for the SUIT, SUMMER, FLYING AN-S-31A.
-  Excellent condition USAAF AN-H-15 Summer Flying Helmet. The AN-H-16 is described by Jon A. Maguire in his excellent "Gear Up" book as ‘"ne of the more difficult WW2 flying helmets to locate today’"and that was written back in 1995!
- Head Set HS-18 with Audio Receivers R-14 for use with AN-H-15 Summer Flying Helmet, with original box.
- AN6530 Flight Goggles with clear glass lenses in excellent condition.
- Pilot's Oxygen Mask Type A-10 in excellent condition.
- Type B-8 Flying Goggles in original box with dozens of replacement lenses. The lenses are brittle from age.
- WWII wood footlocker with tray insert well marked with stencil paint to HAROLD W. BREWER L.T. 0673311.
-  WWII Officer Class "A" tunic with excellent yellow cross stitched AAF patch with a tailors label reading HART SCHAFFNER & MARX. Approximate size US 38". Includes Sterling Silver Pilots wings and a European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal Ribbon wit two bronze battle stars.
- U.S. WWII Officer Peaked Visor Cap in excellent condition. 
- 4 x Overseas Garrison Caps. One is an officers cap with 1st Lieutenant Bar named to BREWER with his ASN.
- Ultra Rare excellent condition 443rd Fighter Squadron "Unofficial" P-47 embroidered patch
- Excellent Condition WWII Gas Mask with M1VA1 Canvas Carry Bag Named to Brewer.
- Kit, First Aid, Parachute (Frying Pan Insert) filled with loads of various remedies and tablets.
- U.S. Army Sewing Kit in Leather Case.
- 3 x original stencils for Lt. Harold W. Brewer 0-673311
- USAAF Pocket Compass New In Box!
- Playing Cards in Box
- Pilots Navigation Kit stuffed with hundreds of original wartime and post war documents including orders, honorable discharge, separation record, and so much more. You will be able to trace Brewer's steps for the entire war and after.
- Wartime Photos of Brewer in Flight Uniform.
- SO MUCH MORE!

 

Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor facilities, shipping, railroads, viaducts, and bridges in Tunisia, Sardinia, Sicily, Pantelleria, and Italy until Dec 1943. Received a DUC for performance on 5 Jul 1943 when the group helped to neutralize fighter opposition prior to the invasion of Sicily by penetrating enemy defenses to bomb planes, hangars, fuel supplies, and ammunition dumps at the Gerbini airfield. Assigned to Fifteenth AF in Nov 1943 and moved to Italy in Dec. Flew long-range missions to attack such strategic objectives as oil refineries, marshalling yards, aircraft factories, and steel plants in Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Greece.

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