P-40 "White #5" of Charles Bond Low Top Canvas Shoes
This design is based on the P-40 (Curtiss Hawk H81-A-2) “White #5” flown by Charles R. Bond, Jr. whilst serving with the American Volunteer Group ‘Flying Tigers’ in Burma and China during World War II. By the end of his tour with the Flying Tigers, he had accounted for 9.5 confirmed kills and had also been shot down twice. This particular aircraft was lost on April 10, 1942, in a strafing attack at Loiwing. He rose to the rank of Major General and, during the Vietnam War, he was the deputy commanding officer of the 2d Air Division in Vietnam and the 13th Air Force in the Philippines. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1968 as commander of the Twelfth Air Force, passing away on August 18, 2009 aged 94.
His military decorations include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (x2), Purple Hearty and Distinguished Flying Cross (UK)
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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.