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This jacket was owned by Lt. Col. (later Brig. Gen.) Robert W. Waltz, of the 390th Bomb Group. Each bomb represents a mission flown and each swastika is an enemy aircraft shot down. The flour sack and POW symbols are for Operation Chowhound and POW evacuation missions at the end of WWII.

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This jacket was owned by Lt. Col. (later Brig. Gen.) Robert W. Waltz, of the 390th Bomb Group.  Each bomb represents a mission flown and each swastika is an enemy aircraft shot down.  The flour sack and POW symbols are for Operation Chowhound and POW evacuation missions at the end of WWII.