They once made flags here. In fact, they may have made the last Canadian Red Ensign flown on Parliament Hill.
Painting in HBT Overalls.
The mission marks on this jacket represent:
100 mission symbols, 5 Japanese flags (presumably fighter kills), one battleship kill, 4 cruiser kills, six merchant ship kills and two smaller craft.
This was T/Sgt James W. Cannon’s record in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, before he was assigned to the 8th AF in the ETO !
“Technical Sergeant James W Cannon is a modest fellow. Although only 21 years old, here is his incredible record:
He has flown 68 operational missions in the South Pacific in B-25s, B-26s, B-17s and B-29s, and B-17s in the ETO.
Confirmed credit for the destruction of five Jap Zeros. (this technically makes him an Ace)
He took part on the Battle of the Bismark Sea when his aircraft skip-bombed at 30 feet over the water and sank a Jap heavy cruiser.
He wears the Silver Star, DFC with two Oak Leaf clusters, Air Medal with eight clusters, Purple Heart, Asiatic-South Pacific ribbon with two bronze stars, ETO ribbon with two stars, Presidential Citation Award with two clusters and the American Defense and Good Conduct ribbons.”