Bag, Parachute, Aviator's, AN 6505-1, Lt. Colonel Samuel Young, USAAF


Genuine WWII US Aviator's Kit Bag, AN6505-1. This kind of bag was used by USAAF aircrews and airborne troops. A few US paratroopers carried such a kit bag when jumping into Normandy.

In good, used condition, the present bag retains its original Army Air Forces insignia and markings: Aviator's Kit Bag, AN6505-1, Property US Government. Both Talon zippers are in working condition. The owner's rank, name and service number have been stenciled on one side: Lt. Col. Samuel R. Young O-351868.

Samuel Richard Young was born on March 29, 1916 in Pennsylvania and joined the US Air Corps in 1939. He received his 'wings' and commission at Randolph Field, Texas and was serving as an Air Instructor at Maxwell Field, Alabama when he married Elizabeth Rawlings on April 7, 1945. He passed away on August 4, 2007.

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