MAJOR GENERAL W.E. NEWBY WWII A2 FLIGHT JACKET

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MAJOR GENERAL W.E. NEWBY WWII A2 FLIGHT JACKET | WWII type A-2 leather flight jacket of Major general Warner E. Newby. Leather name tag above the 81st BS, 12th BG. General Newby entered aviation cadet pilot training in 1941. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps Reserve upon graduation from flying school at Luke Field, Ariz., in March 1942. During World War II he was assigned to the 81st Bombardment Squadron, 12th Bombardment Group, as a B-25 pilot and was transferred to the Middle East with the group in July 1942, participating in campaigns in the Middle East and North Africa. In February 1943 he was assigned as Depot Engineering Officer in the 26th Air Depot Group at Deversoir, Egypt. He returned to the United States in October 1943, flying a German Junkers-88 from Cairo, Egypt, to Wright Field, Ohio. He was assigned to the Flight Test Division as chief of the Bomber Flight Test Branch and later was chief of the Accelerated Service Test Branch, performing experimental and service test flights. By 1946, he had flown 96 different types of U.S. and foreign aircraft. | Includes copy of General Newby biography. | Size: 44 | Condition: Very good. Shows wear and age. Soft leather. Talon zipper in good working condition. | Estimate: $ 1200 - 1800

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This item is part of MILITARY & WAR - CIVIL WAR, INDIAN WARS, WWI, WWII
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MAJOR GENERAL W.E. NEWBY WWII A2 FLIGHT JACKET
MAJOR GENERAL W.E. NEWBY WWII A2 FLIGHT JACKET
Lot number: 40339
Seller: Centurion Auctions
Event: MILITARY & WAR - CIVIL WAR, INDIAN WARS, WWI, WWII
Ends: Wednesday, July 24 | 1:00 PM  Eastern

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