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Blood Chits or Escape Flags are notices carried by the military, usually aircraft personnel, that displays messages in multiple languages aimed at civilians that ask them to help the service member in case they are shot down. Blood chits are traditionally sewn to the inside or back of a pilot's jacket and were displayed when downed behind enemy lines.
These blood chits were created in either April or September of 1951 to be used by the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Each blood chit is marked with an individual serial number and says "Printed by The Aeronatuical Chart and Information Service, U.S. Air Force Washington D.C." Each one is in a frame sized 13.5"x17.5".
Languages listed: Japanese, Korean, Chinese, German, Burmese, French, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, and English.
The silks read:
“I am an American. I do not speak your language. Misfortune forces me to seek your assistance in obtaining food, shelter, and protection from the Communists. Please take me to someone who will provide for my safety and see that I am returned to my people. I will do my best to see that no harm comes to you. My government will reward you."