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Up for auction is an original WW2 style USAAF flare cartridge.

Every bomber carried a flare gun to use for signalling. Flares would be used on the airfield when forming up to take off for a bombing mission in order to maintain radio silence. They could also be used for signalling to ground forces from the air as well as a multitude of other uses.

Each flare had a colour or set of colours to denote a specific meaning. This particular one is red and yellow but I'm unsure what these colours mean.

Comes in very good condition, has a 1953 production date but is exactly the same as the WW2 issued flares. Has the flaming bomb on the side.

A very nice item for any WW2 US air force collection.


Check out my other auctions for more WW2 Allied equipment/webbing
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  • Seller location: Papakura City, Auckland, NZ

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