This is an absolutely amazing named grouping to a vet that served with the 9th AAF 10th Photographic Recon Group & The 15th Tactical Recon Squadron during WWII. Ristau (from Eau Claire Wisconsin) was shot down in his P-51 Mustang over Nazi occupied France July 18, 1944 while flying a recon mission in preparation for D-Day.
Lt Ristau was captured by the Germans and held in a POW Camp until he was liberated April 29, 1945. This grouping was given to a fellow collector in 1992 by the vets brother, and there is copy of a letter written by him explaining the events of his Lt.
Ristau's service to his country. This is a huge and very extensive grouping that includes the vets, foot locker and a large array of his items including his uniform, and many other items. The Officers Ike jacket I believe is English tailored, and is in beautiful condition. Please see the photos for description of this grouping as I have included many.Note: this grouping has been in storage for many years and smells of mothballs which is a good thing because there is no moth damage to any of the uniform pieces, but I thought I should mention it for folks who cant stand the smell. Please let me know if you have any questions or need more photos, and I will be happy to provide them for you. Thank you and Good Luck! The item "WWII US Army 9th Air Force Fighter Pilot POW Uniform Grouping Medal Jacket Patch" is in sale since Friday, March 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms".
The seller is "parentsofeight2007" and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This item can be shipped to United States.