August 18th, 2020 “JAMA” Ashtray
It was brought to our attention that one of our highlight collection items is not what we assumed it was. Dan DelMonico, of the United States Military Ashtray Museum, informed us via e-mail that the ashtray we had attributed to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is in fact an ashtray from the “Japan Air Material Area” a United States Army Air Force logistics depot. The depot existed from 1947 to 1949 when it was taken out of use.
Mr. DelMonico also noted “the Pilots Wings on the JAMA ashtray are standard WWII era United States Army Air Force “Pelican Beak Design” wings, used until the mid-1960’s. It is not a ‘Medical Officers’ wings.”
We are thankful to Mr. DelMonico for his note and have removed the items from the sites where it was featured.
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Japanese Air Material Area (J.A.M.A.)
United States Army Air Force