"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

Wall Hanging and Pillow by Hattie Anderson

These two items, the wall hanging on the left and the 5th AF Pillow on the right, were made by Mrs. Hattie Anderson for her husband, SSgt A.D. “Andy” Anderson in 1944.  They are unique.  Mrs. Anderson donated them to our Headhunters’ Association in May 2002.

The Headhunter wall hanging measures 32” long x 28” wide.  The dark blue 5th Air Force pillow is 18” square, and about 7” thick.  Our Squadron was part of 5th AF during WWII.  Note the broken bone in our logo on the wall hanging in the shape of a “V.”  This signifies not only the Roman numeral for “5,” but Victory.  Both the hanging and pillow look almost brand new after 58 years!  Our thanks again go out to Mrs. Anderson for these beautiful and unique Squadron Keepsakes.


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