Flak-damaged M1911 .45-cal pistol and cap badge
By Danielle Almeter, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
/ Published March 19, 2018
DAYTON, Ohio --
Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018. Flak-damaged M1911 .45-cal pistol and cap badge worn by Sgt Roy Zeran, 97th Bomb Group, when his B-17 was shot down on November 20, 1942. (The cap badge is post-World War II).
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