Original American World War Two Era Ike Jacket, 15th Air Force, ID'd to a Veteran
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An original US WW2 era Enlisted Ike Jacket.
Tunic is in reasonably good condition, couple of moth spots in areas. The label dates the tunic to 9 June 1944, size marked 34L and produced by Herman D. Oritsky. Furnished with;
1. A 15th Air Force patch on the left shoulder,
2. A pair of Corporal stripes,
3. Two ribbon bars, Good Conduct medal and American Campaign medal, pin back,
4. A Ruptured Duck patch,
5. Meritorious Service Patch,
6. An Engineering Specialist patch at the cuff of the right sleeve,
7. U.S. and Army Air Force Branch of Service discs, with flat back clutches denoting wartime.
Inked on the inside is the laundry number N-0261 and three letters; NUM. At the bottom is a fuller service number, 440261. I believe this denotes the tunic belonged to William S. Numrych, service number 31440261. Numrych was born in Tolland in 1921, Connecticut and enlisted 22 November 1943.
William passed away on 22 April 2012, aged 91. His obituary, available online simply states; 'He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II'. He was buried at Island Falls Cemetery, Maine.
Amongst further details found online shows he was admitted to a Military Hospital in May 1944 for a non-battle related condition. I will include a copy of all my research with the sale, included a photograph of Bill.
Size marked 34L, but measured by hand as follows;
Pit to pit - 18.5" so a 34-36" chest
Shoulder seam to cuff - 22"
Shoulder to shoulder - 17"