Technical Sergeant William J. Brady was a B-17 radio operator and tail gunner assigned to the 493rd Bomb Group, 860th Bomb Squadron at Debach, England. He flew 25 B-17 missions.
Russian blood chits were issued to air crews when their aircraft flew over Soviet-controlled airspace. The rayon blood chit has the American flag printed on both sides with a request in Russian to communicate with the American Military Mission in Moscow. Also carried in the plastic envelope with twill cord is a small Russian phrase card, a pointee-talkee booklet with 14 languages, and instructions for use.
This blood chit was used during Operation Frantic and other missions.
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Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.