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"TIMES A'WASTIN'" JACKET

Posted 7/23/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Aviator Jacket
DAYTON, Ohio -- "Times A'wastin'" aviator jacket on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The donor, a B-17 pilot with the 91st Bomb Group, paid about $4 each to have "Times A-wastin'" and the 401st Bomb Squadron insigne, featuring Hairless Joe and Lonesome Polecat from the Lil' Abner comic strip, painted on this jacket. The bombs represent 35 missions over France. The artist was Sgt. Tony Starcer, whose artistry appeared on many of the jackets and aircraft of the 91st, including the B-17 Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby, which is displayed in the museum's Air Power Gallery.

This jacket was donated by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Paul Chryst, Pottstown, Penn. The uniform was donated by Mr. Kurt Weidner, Akron, Ohio. 

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