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Original WWII Blood Chit notes

Militaria Tips by Donald K. Burleson

November 2010

A "blood chit" was a note stitched to the backs of American pilots to tell the Chinese that they were friend and to give them safe refuge from the Japanese and the Chinese communist enemies.

The most valuable of the blood chits were the leather chits with the American flag CBI (China Burma India) Blood Chit WWII.  They were first used by the Flying Tigers, and later by all airmen of the China-Burma campaign after the USA formally entered WWII.


An elaborate WWII leather blood chit

Above is a 16 piece goatskin leather blood chit, original WWII with a 2010 value of $750.

The Kanji text in the above pictured chit says in English:

"This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue, protect, and provide him with medical care."

 

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