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This type A-2 flight jacket belonged to Merle Childress, a ball turret gunner attached to the 570th Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group. Childress flew 25 missions over Europe, which is signified by the 25 bombs painted on the bottom portion of the back of the jacket. Above the bombs is the name of his plane “Hey Moitle” written above a painting of a B-17 flying in front of a cloud. The front of the jacket is plain, but there is a circular pattern on the left breast where the squadron patch would have been sewn to the jacket.

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390th Bomb Group
This type A-2 flight jacket belonged to Merle Childress, a ball turret gunner attached to the 570th Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group. Childress flew 25 missions over Europe, which is signified by the 25 bombs painted on the bottom portion of the back of the jacket. Above the bombs is the name of his plane “Hey Moitle” written above a painting of a B-17 flying in front of a cloud. The front of the jacket is plain, but there is a circular pattern on the left breast where the squadron patch would have been sewn to the jacket.