U.S. Fighters Aloha Shirt
An authentic salute to American sea-based fighting machines, this U.S. Fighters Aloha Shirt superimposes in-flight images of the TBF Avenger, A6E Intruder, A1 Skyraider, F14 Tomcat, F9F Panther and Phantom F4S over a convoy of U.S. Navy carriers—USS Hornet CV8, USS Yorktown CV5, USS Enterprise CV6, USS Lexington CV2 and USS Midway CV41. Pattern-matched pocket. Genuine coconut buttons. Cotton/rayon. Made in Hawaii. Sizes M, L, XL, XXL.
Fittingly made in Hawaii, where the attack on Pearl Harbor forced the United States into the Pacific Ocean theater of WWII, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines fighter planes depicted on this movingly patriotic U.S. Fighters Aloha Shirt are represented in our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and our National Air and Space Museum. Actual fighter planes on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center include the A6E Intruder attack aircraft, the F14 Tomcat fleet defense strike fighter and the Phantom 4FS twin-turbojet fighter. The A1 Skyraider dive bomber is on loan or in storage. Images of the TBF Avenger torpedo bomber and the F9F Panther are held in our National Air and Space Museum Archives.
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