Published April 29, 2015
Pacific Theatre of Operations, World War II.
DAYTON, Ohio -- This A-2 flying jacket was worn by the donor, Maj. Merwin J. Sherline or Conoga Park, Colo., as a B-17 crewmember with the 63rd Bomb Squadron in the Southwest Pacific, 1942-1943. (U.S. Air Force photo)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Japanese artifacts, including Japanese-made leaflets, a survival flag used by downed Japanese flyers, and a Japanese gunsight, are on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Japanese-made leaflets were designed to demoralize and entice Allied personnel to surrender. (U.S. Air Force photo)