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Technical Sergeant George A. Pierce WWII archive. Sargeant Pierce flew 31 missions on the B-17 bomber "Bags Inc." in the European theater. The leather jacket is decorated with a pin-up girl surrounded by "Bags Inc. Ceiling Zero" with 31 bombs stating the different cities bombed. The jacket is a size 40 A-2 military issued jacket. Included is Sargeant Pierce's framed bomber wings, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and ribbons for Army good conduct, Asiatic-Pacific campaign, European-Africa Middle Eastern campaign, and his honorable discharge card. Also included is a picture of Sergeant Pierce with his crew standing next to a B-17 and a portrait of him in dress uniform. Medals framed: 10-1/4" H x 8-1/4" W. Crew framed: 10-3/4" H x 12-3/4" W. Portrait framed: 15-1/2" H x 12-1/2" W. Biography: George A. Pierce (1917-1969) was raised in Knox County, Tennessee. He enlisted on January 23, 1941 with his two brothers, Ira S. Pierce and S. Pierce, who were also airmen. Condition: Some overall wear to jacket, fraying to fabric at end of sleeves.