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This type A-2 flight jacket belonged to Calvin E. McCart, a tail gunner attached to the 570th squadron of the 390th Bomb Group. On the front left of the jacket is the 570th squadron insignia patch, a joker with 4 aces behind it. The name “Mac” is painted on the front right of the jacket, a man parachuting is painted below the name. McCart flew 35 successful missions over Europe, this is signified by the 35 bombs painted on the sleeves of his jacket. The name “Shuttle-Babe” is painted on the back of the jacket above artwork. The artwork on the back of the jacket is a B-17 flying through the clouds with the 8th Air Force logo behind the plane. Throughout the course of his 35 missions McCart survived 3 emergency landings.

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390th Bomb Group
This type A-2 flight jacket belonged to Calvin E. McCart, a tail gunner attached to the 570th squadron of the 390th Bomb Group. On the front left of the jacket is the 570th squadron insignia patch, a joker with 4 aces behind it. The name “Mac” is painted on the front right of the jacket, a man parachuting is painted below the name. McCart flew 35 successful missions over Europe, this is signified by the 35 bombs painted on the sleeves of his jacket. The name “Shuttle-Babe” is painted on the back of the jacket above artwork. The artwork on the back of the jacket is a B-17 flying through the clouds with the 8th Air Force logo behind the plane. Throughout the course of his 35 missions McCart survived 3 emergency landings.