F9F Panther "S-116" of Neil Armstrong High Top Canvas Shoes
This design is based upon the F9F Panther “S-116” (BuNo 125122) flown by Ensign Neil Armstrong whilst serving with VF-51 aboard the USS Essex (CV-9) during the Korean War. During a mission on September 3rd, 1951, his aircraft was hit by ground fire while making a low strafing run. During the subsequent battle to maintain control he collied with a telegraph pole and several feet of his right wing was torn off. Some sources note that the damage was caused when he collided with a cable strung between two mountains to snag low flying aircraft. Nonetheless, Armstrong was able to nurse his damaged aircraft back to friendly territory however after losing too much height he safely ejected from the aircraft near Pohang airfield. Ensign Neil Armstrong would later be the first man to walk on the moon.e A Hangar is not affiliated with, and does not condone or embrace the past, present or future philosophies of any radical political, religious or racist organizations.
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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.
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Product is manufactured in and shipped from China.