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Clark Gable's Uniform Coat and Cap
Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Clark Gable's Uniform Coat and Cap

Catalog #: 79691M    Accession #: 321728
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 34" H x 19" W

Physical Description

Dark olive drab cap with gold colored cord piping. Light olive drab officer's coat, single breasted with four buttons, belted. Captain's Insignia on shoulders; United States and Air Corps insignia sewn on collar and lapel. Insignia of 8th Air Force on left arm. The coat's lable is marked in black ink, "E. ABINGTON & SONS/RUSHDEN & KIMBOLT/Capt. Clark Gable"

Specific History

The coat and cap were worn by actor Clark Gable.

General History

Clark Gable enlisted in California on 12 August 1942. He told the news media: "There is a war to win, and I consider it my right to fight." On 27 October 1942, Gable was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces. He was issued serial number 056-5390 and transferred to Tyndall Field in Florida.


Keywords

Country: United States
State: California
War: World War II
Service: Army
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