Identified Colt 1911 to U.S. Army Air Serviceman Clifford Dounce (C15298)
Identified Colt 1911 to U.S. Army Air Serviceman Clifford Dounce. Made in 1914. Very interesting gun identified to U.S. Army air servicemen Clifford Dounce. The set includes, a WWI summer tunic, a web belt with holster and a Manual of Military Aviation. The holster is inscribed “Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton”, “Dallas, Texas December 26 1917” and “Lieutenant C.B. Dounce, December 31, 1918”. The small book titled Manual of Military Aviation is inscribed “C.B. Dounce/ Syracuse” which is original. There is also other writing that has been added at a later date. The tunic and the gun are not marked, but the set looks to have been together since the beginning. Very neat identified WWI Colt 1911 rig!