A Japanese Divine Wind “Kamikazi” headband, WWII era, staining, signed but indecipherable, this is from a collection of Japanese WWII relics that included a propeller blade from a Japanese Zero as well as instruments from aircraft, numerous meatball flags and some patches.
Japanese Aichi D3A VAL Bomber Meatball Flag 945th AAA
A Japanese meatball flag with hand written provenance. The flag is signed in Kanji throughout and also signed “945th AAA (AW) BN”. It comes with a framed signed letter dated 7, Jan, 1976 that states the following:
“Going back in my old diary I found that on June 5 1945, The Meatball was taken off a Jap VAL, Navy Dive Bomber which was the Jap version of the German Stuka, the place was Tacloban in the So. Philippines”
I cannot make out the last name but it's signed by “Bill ____”. There is a blind stamp visible on the paper that says “Army and Navy Staff College Washington D.C.”