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Lt. Jack A. Sims Uniform Items

DAYTON, Ohio - Items worn or carried by Lt. Jack A. Sims during the Doolittle Tokyo Raid. These items are on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - Items worn or carried by Lt. Jack A. Sims during the Doolittle Tokyo Raid. These items are on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Knapsack, knife and sheath, ammo clips with case for .45-cal Colt pistol, first aid kit, helmet and goggles, parachute "D" ring, Mae West life vest, canteen and A-2 flying jacket worn or carried by Lt. Jack A. Sims on the Tokyo Raid. Sims later wore the A-2 jacket during a combat tour in North Africa in 1943; the insignia is that of the 89th Recon Squadron which was redesignated as the 432nd Bomb Squadron in April 1942. The first aid kit was opened to aid Maj. John A. Hilger who had broken some ribs when he bailed out.

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