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Silk Shirts Worn by Raiders

On the left is a hand-made shirt given to Lt. Charles L. McClure while hiding in China. The inscription reads, "In honorable memory of the first bombing of Japan, Allied hero, presented by the city of Chi-An, China."

The donor was the navigator on the B-25 piloted by Lt. Ted A. Lawson, author of the famous book, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. All five crewman on Lawson's plane were injured when Lawson made a heavy landing on a beach in the dark with rain pelting the windshield.   

On the right is a silk shirt given to Lt. Charles A. Knobloch by the Chinese when he entered friendly territory.

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