Named Pair of WWII 2nd Air Commandos Tunics with Theater Made Bullion Insignia
The pair of four pocket tunics belonged to Army Air Force Sergeant First Class John Leber, who served in the China Burma India Theater as an aircraft mechanic and air crew member of the 2nd Air Commandos of the 10th Air Force.
One tunic is marked as a size 38 Regular. The tunic displays Chinese-made pin back ribbon bars; clutch back Air Crew wings; pin back distinctive insignia of the Army Air Force Troop Carrier Command; a fully embroidered 10th Air Force patch with a theater made, bullion, “2nd Air Commando” arc; a theater made bullion CBI Theater patch; a single bullion overseas stripe, and the air mechanic trade insignia on the lower right sleeve.
The second tunic is marked as a size 36 Regular. The tunic displays a cloth “Ruptured Duck” discharge emblem; a theater made bullion CBI patch; a theater made bullion 10th Air Force patch; a single bullion overseas stripe; and pinned to the left breast is a sterling silver Army Air Force mechanic qualification badge with the “AP Mechanic” bar.
Both named tunics are in excellent condition, without stains or holes.