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WWII - P.T.O. (Pacific Theater of Operations)

Boys Who Fought in the Pacific: (from left)
  • USMC Marines July 1945
  • USAAF 1943
  • UsNavy Spring 1945


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the flight helmet and goggles on this mannequin have seen many war missions against Japanese ships: they belonged to a pilot who among other things participated in the sinking of the battleship Musashi (24 oct. 1944)



... and to the sinking of the cruiser Nachi (5 Nov. 1944)

 

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Yes Sir, they are military officer's shoes, they were used a lot because:
  • perfect for smooth aircraft carrier floors
  • if you fall into the water you can also not take them off, unlike boots that pull you down
  • if you fall into enemy territory (and in July 1945 you practically always went to Japan) shoes or boots the situation does not change, you do not escape anywhere and the blows you will take anyway
 
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