Deke Slayton’s personally-owned and -used Type MB-1 army green clothing bag. Issued in the late 1950s and early 1960s to pilots for carrying personal items and clothing, the bag measures 21 x 12 x 7 when fully expanded, with “Slayton D. K.” stenciled on a beige 7.75 x 2.75 name patch sewn onto a side compartment. The number “9” is marked on the inside bottom area of the bag, with adjacent further identification text reading, “Bag Assembly, Flyers Clothing, Type MB 1, DWG. No. 52K6788, OM-CTM 6753E-60, United Luggage Company,” with the remaining faded text difficult to decipher. In fine condition, with expected wear and soiling from use. Provenance: Superior Auction, April 2006.
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