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WASP Jean E. McCart 44-W-4


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My latest, last and best acquisition of 2019. A grouping of items belonging to WASP Jean E. McCart, class 44-W-4. As you can see the grouping contains her A-9 flight helmet, with attached leather name tag. A photo in the cockpit of a T-6 wearing what I believe to be this helmet. A smaller framed photo, her Certificate of Service and a restaurant group photo of Jean with 7 other WASPs. Each of the 7 wrote a little note in the margins of the photo.

 

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Very nice. Congrats!

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Very nice, glad that a forum member got these!

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Awesome!

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Like I said, very nice, but it's not a T-6 in the larger photo, she's sitting in the rear seat of a Ryan PT-22. In the small photo it looks like she is in the rear cockpit of a Fairchild PT-19.

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Ok, looking at a lot of photos I'm not 100% sure other than both are open cockpit aircraft, the larger photo may be a PT-22...…. there might have been slight variations in the cockpit opening and windshields.

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Ok, looking at a lot of photos I'm not 100% sure other than both are open cockpit aircraft, the larger photo may be a PT-22...…. there might have been slight variations in the cockpit opening and windshields.

Flightpath,

 

You are 100% correct that both photos show her in open cockpit aircraft. Thank you for pointing that out. I should have said in my description that it showed her in the cockpit of a trainer aircraft,

Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.

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Paul, that is a great WASP addition to the collection. Hard to find items there for sure. Absolutely LOVE the named flight helmet. That is a great piece!

 

Thanks BD.

Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.

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Just a quick followup. I was able to acquire a 4th little grouping from a 4th seller. Her estate items must have been scattered to the 4 winds. I spoke to one of the sellers and he said at the estate sale her things were all over the house and the WASP items were not all in one place. Anyhow here is the latest acquisitions of her items. A certificate of service from Greenwood Army Air Field and a leather Fifinella WASP patch with her nickname "MAC".

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Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.

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