F4U Corsair "Lucybelle" Low Top Canvas Shoes
This design is not for the purist as it is based on a famous publicity shot of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington taken several hundred miles from the combat area at Espiritu Santo, on November 26, 1943. A random corsair was painted up to represent a fictional personal aircraft of Boyington - even though pilots from VMF-214 (including the CO) did not have specific aircraft assigned to them. No evidence has been found to confirm if this aircraft was ever flown by Boyington. The famous 1943 photo was recreated again in the 1970's (with the name changed to "Lulubelle") and BuNo.18086 has been attributed to be Boyington’s personal aircraft ever since. All records from Boyington’s first tour with VMF-214 have been lost however his second tour was well documented including every aircraft he flew during that tour up until he was shot down. BuNo 18086 is not amongst them. If you're looking for designs based on aircraft flown by Boyington, we do have designs based on #915 (the aircraft he was shot down in and one he scored 3 killls with) and #883, an aircraft he also scored a victory in.
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Step into history with our warbird themed canvas shoes! Each pair of shoes are made to order, featuring designs inspired by history’s most remarkable military aircraft and aviators. So, whether you are a warbird buff, air show fanatic or simply a lover of aviation, you can be certain our designs will bring a touch of style and history to your everyday wardrobe.
✈ Made to order.
✈ Classic lace-up closure to achieve the perfect fit.
✈ Brushed metal eyelets for that timeless style.
✈ Soft inner lining and insole for absolute comfort.
✈ Iconic rounded rubber toe cap.
This product is made to order with production beginning once your order has been received. We are therefore not able to cancel or amend an order once it has been placed. This includes changes to the shipping address, size, design, or any other specifications. Please review your order details carefully before finalizing your purchase.
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Please note there can be subtle variations in color and minor movement of the product during production that may cause a design element not to be the exact same color or in the exact position as it appears on screen. More details can be found on our FAQ page.
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Product is manufactured in and shipped from China.