Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s

Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s

Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s
Own a truly one of a kind piece of American history. Originally owned by Calvin Ryder of Trempealeau, Wisconsin, this WW2 Military Flight Crew Bag was preserved by his family. The hand-painted sides and top were commissioned by the on-base Nose Art artist on base in 1943. One side featuring the hand-painted blonde pin-up girl with unbelievably preserved color.

The other side features the hand-painted name of Calvin Ryder with his hometown of Trempealeau, Wisconsin and the hand-painted image of Mount Fuji in Japan. The top features the hand-painted GHQ flag denoting the assignment to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) Division of the United States Army (March 1942-Sept 1945), with Supreme Command held by General Douglas MacArthur.

Approximate measurements of the bag are 9 in width (closed) by 25 in length by 20 in height to include the handle. The canvas is still firm, but not brittle. The leather is soft and aged, but not flaky. This bag opens up flat and features a linen buttoned place cover, metal frame base piece and adjustable canvas strap.

All hardware and fixtures appear to be present and functioning. The bag does show markings and wear from use and one 6 length of zipper track is disconnected from the canvas.

We are more than willing to answer your questions any way that we can. The item "Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s" is in sale since Monday, March 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment". The seller is "patinavintage" and is located in Mead, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Bahamas, Uruguay.


Vintage Original US Army WW2 Pinup Girl Hand-Painted GHQ Division BAG -1940s


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