WWII Air Corps Recruiting Poster - 1942

21-POST-58

Regular price $375.00

Full-size 25x38" poster showing B-17's above an aircrew in their A-2 leather flight jackets planning a mission. Text below urges men 18-26 to apply for training as pilots, navigators and bombardiers. Artist is Ivan Dimitri and printing date is 5-16-42. But the best thing about this lot is the accompanying 3.5x5.5" real photo showing a soldier standing next to this very poster (on the right in the photo to the left)! On the reverse is an ink inscription dating the photo to 9-6-42 in front of the Troy, N.Y. post office. Both the poster and photo are very good. Believe it or not, posters recruiting pilots, navs and bombardiers are not common.