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Clip-on Sunglasses

Note: This item is currently in storage.

This is one of five items that provide a special peek into the footlocker of a World War I American soldier. 1st Lt. Carroll DeWitt McClung was a pilot with the 28th Aero Squadron, 3rd Pursuit Group. He was trained as a pilot in the Nieuport aircraft and then flew the SPAD XIII in combat.


These blue-tinted clip-on sunglasses were worn by 1st Lt. Carroll DeWitt McClung with his prescription eyeglasses. They are approximately 3-3/8 - 4 inches in width and were manufactured to stretch to fit and clip onto various size prescription eyeglass frames. This style of clip-on sunglasses is still manufactured and used today.

Donated by Edgar B. McClung.


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