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Unknown [Selfridge Field pilot's banner]


Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.132 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: no date Pagination: 1 textile sheet ; 48.5 x 46.7 cm.

Summary of Content: A square-shaped textile piece with blue and white braided fringe. In the center, there is a blue circle with gold edge. On the blue circle is a red circle over a white star with gold wings. In each corner of the textile, there is a blue airplane. The textile is also adorned with red and gold stars between these airplanes. On the bottom, it says "Selfridge Field" in decorative red font, and below that in blue, "Michigan." On the back, there is additional lining with one edge unattached.

People: Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943)

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican American TroopsAir ForceAirplanesTextile

Sub Era: World War II

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