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POW-Made Jacket, Cap and Gloves

The donor made the jacket, cap and gloves from a GI blanket on a POW-constructed sewing machine while imprisoned at Mukden, Machuria. The donor was wearing the jacket in 1944 when B-29s made first bombing raids on Mukden. One B-29 was damaged and released its bombs, two of which fell on the POW camp. One bomb exploded near 20 POWs lying on the ground, killing all but the donor. His jacket sleeve was torn by shrapnel from the bomb.

The items were donated by Andrew C. Vidra of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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