Named 421st Night Fighter Squadron Pilot Grouping


Identified lot belonging to Lt. James Davis, a P- 61 pilot in the Pacific Theater.

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Named 421st Night Fighter Squadron Pilot Grouping. The material in the group belonged to Lt. James W. Davis, originally from Corpus Christi, Texas.  He served in combat in the Western Pacific, Iwo Jima, Ryukyus, Air Offensive Japan.  He received the Air Medal, American Theater, Asiatic Pacific Theater (w. 4 stars), WWII Victory.

This group consists of the following:

  • Painted 431st Sqdn. patch on leather, once on flight jacket. Fine fragments of thread seen around the edge of the leather patch, blind stitched onto the flight jacket. Leather is creased, crackled, but the paint is all original with no new overpaint.
  • Blood Chit, Chinese flag and letters printed on silk, numbered “W 24940.” has some fading to the color. Approximately 7 3/4″ x 10″.
  • Blood Chit, with American Flag, all printed on silk. Languages in French, Annamese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.  Numbered at bottom, “57862.” Silk edged folded under, but total measure is 9″ x 12″ approximate. Light fading.
  • Original photo (8×10 glossy) of P-61 (Black Widow) crews.
  • Copies of photos, and documents, etc. from veteran.

A nice group, and a very scarce patch.

From the Collection of Robert Borrell.

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Weight 1.5 lbs