A Type A-2 leather Tuskegee Airman jacket worn by Woodrow W. Crockett. The jacket is dark brown leather with a fabric lining. It has a snap-flap patch pocket on either size of the zipper at waist level with knit cuffs and waistband. On the left breast are three stitched patches. The uppermost is a rectangular leather patch with dark stamped letters reading [W. W. CROCKETT], the middle patch is also leather and rectangular and embossed with the US Army Air Forces pilot insignia, two feathered wings extending from a striped shield. Below this is a very faded painted leather patch whose decoration was once the insignia for the USAAF 100th Fighter Squadron, a winged feline perched on top of a globe. The paint is considerably deteriorated but remnants of the design in red, white, blue, yellow and brown paint are visible. On the PL shoulder is another circular patch, originally the emblem of the 15th Air Force. It is also significantly chipped but features a blue background beneath a white star with an embedded red circle and yellow wings. The number 15 appears between the wings. Across the back shoulders of the jacket is an oval area with stitching holes, indicating another patch, now missing, had been fixed there at some point.
A silk aviator's scarf worn by Woodrow W. Crockett. The scarf is slightly yellowed and has several small brown stains throughout. One end of the scarf is stamped with faded black stenciled letters, reading [W. W. CROCKET] on the left side and [CENTURY FIGHTER] on the right side. The words appear on the same face of the scarf.
A scrapbook filled with newspaper and magazine clippings related to the missions and lives of the Tuskegee Airmen between 1943 and 1945. The scrapbook was compiled by Daisy Crockett, the wife of airman Woodrow W. Crockett. The pages of the scrapbook are bound between two faux leather covers with an open binding on the left side. The cover is red with tooled designs and features two small children dressed in Dutch clothing colored in gold. Below the figures the words [Scrap Book] appear in relief.
The scrapbook is approximately 80 sheets of paper with all but the last 3-4 pages filled with hundreds of clippings, predominantly from magazines and newspapers. The source of most of the clippings is not identified, but those that are identified come from a number of publications, including the Hawk's Cry (a semi-monthly newsletter from the Tuskegee Institute), Yank Army Weekly, Selfridge Field News, Arkansas Survey-Journal, Pittsburgh Courier, Arkansas Democrat, Chicago Defender, and the Afro-American. Many of the articles from the Pittsburgh Courier were written by Edgar T. Rouzeau and feature the double VV for victory campaign. The articles focus almost exclusively on the Tuskegee Airmen and their service. Benjamin O. Davis, Charles B. Hall, Capt. George Spencer Roberts, Othal Dickson, Charles H. Debow, Col. Robert Selway, Bishop John A. Gregg, the 99th Pursuit Squadron, the 100th fighter squadron, the 332d Fighter Group, the 553d Fighter-Bomber Squadron, and the 477th Bombardment Group are prominently featured.
There is a small paper parachute folded and placed between two pages near the middle of the book. There are also a series of full page pictures of different aircraft flown by the USAAF.
A type K-1 Army Air Corps summer flight suit of the 100th Fighter Squadron worn by Woodrow W. Crockett. The suit is a size medium, made of cotton twill, and was distributed by the US Army Air Forces (USAAF). There is an area on the PL shoulder painted with the USAAF insignia. The suit has a number of zippered pockets on the front and there is a tag on the collar of the suit specifying the type, spec no. stock no. purchase order, and manufacturer.