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Early AVG Flying Tigers 5pc Leather Blood Chit, Chinese Flag, WWII US China

Early AVG Flying Tigers 5pc Leather Blood Chit, Chinese Flag, WWII US China

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Blood chits are usually associated with the AVG Flying Tigers, 14th Air Force Flying Tiger squadrons, and other units operating in the CBI Theater. They were sewn on the backs (both inside and outside) of the Army Air Force or US Navy/Marine Corps flight jacket or flying suit. They were intended to keep a downed pilot from being killed or otherwise harmed by the local population, many of whom had never seen a Caucasian before. The flag or flags of the government(s) of the area(s) being flown over were shown, as well as a message written in the local language(s).  Paraphrased the message is; "I am a downed American Airman. I have come to help rid your country of our common enemy, the Japanese. If you keep me safe, provide me with food, water, shelter, and medical help, you will be rewarded by my government when I am returned safely to my countrymen" (The US Allied Forces).
I am thinning out my Blood Chit collection and hope the Blood Chit you are looking for is one of the several vintage WWII Blood Chits for sale. If this isn't the one you are looking for, please see the others I have for sale.

TYPE: Leather US Chinese         CBI (China Burma India) Blood Chit
VERSION: Early WWII China - Chinese Flag - Short text - A.V.G. type.
CONSTRUCTION: 5 piece Sewn LEATHER (Multi-piece)
SIZE: 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches
These are full back size patches to be worn on the back panel of the AAF, USN, & USMC leather flight jackets.
USAGE: As worn on the Leather A2, A-2, G1, G-1, B3, B-3, or any other AN (Army Navy) Flight Jacket. Canvas Flight Jackets & Flight Suits as well!  Made famous by the American Volunteer Group (A.V.G.) fighting in the skies over China & Burma in their P40 Warhawks with the Tiger Shark face painted on the nose cowling's of their planes.
YEARS: 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945 
MFG.: CBI   China / India private purchase
CONDITION: Used.  Flexible leather.  Very good overall condition, with minimal staining - see photos.
PRICE: $350
Box: B.C.Binder #03
Reference Book on type & varieties of Blood Chits used in W.W.II (via google books)

Price: $350.00 $300.00

Product Code: B.C.Binder #103
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