P-47 "Pengie V" Low Top Canvas Shoes
This design is based on the P-47 (“HV-M”, serial number 44-21127) nicknamed “Pengie V” flown by Bolesław Gładych whilst with the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. Bolesław Michal Gładych was a Polish fighter pilot and a flying ace of World War II. He flew with the Polish Air Force, the Armee de l'Air, the Royal Air Force and with the USAAF where he was assigned to Francis “Gabby” Gabreski’s 61st Fighter Squadron. Gladych was shown in American records by his RAF rank of Squadron Leader but was known in the unit by his equivalent American rank of Major. He became the leading figure among Polish pilots flying with the 61st Fighter Squadron and finished the war with 17 aircraft destroyed, 2 probables, 1 shared damaged, and 5 ground kills. His military decorations include the Silver Cross of the Virtuti Militari, Cross of Valour (Poland) x 4, Distinguished Flying Cross (UK), Silver Star x 2, Distinguished Flying Cross (US) x 2 and 4 x Air Medals. Gładych passed away July 12, 2011 aged 93.
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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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