CAN/USA RCAF Tunic

Item

Title

CAN/USA RCAF Tunic

Description

Royal Canadian Air Force uniform tunic with Canada and USA shoulder flashes with Air Gunner badge above left breast pocket and Warrant Officer Second Class crown and I on left hand sleeve.

Date

c. 1939-1945

Identifier

008.059.001

Medium

Wool, cotton, brass.

Provenance

Donated by the wife of Donald Nelligan who was an American citizen who joined the RCAF before the USA entered into WWII. Nelligan served with 428 Squadron as an Air Gunner on Lancasters. Approximately 9000 American citizens joined the RCAF at the beginning of WWII and 800 were killed during their RCAF service.

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