USAAF 8thAF ashtray

USAAF 8thAF ashtray

Code: M18922

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Rare glass ashtray approximately 11.5cm diameter x 3cm deep.  The base has a moulded '8' with laurel wreath border and the rim has '30,000 miles', '30 months' and '6.7.1945'  moulded around the edge.  We've had this for 10 years and have never managed to 'decode' it satisfactorily.  Our best guess is that it relates to a particular group or squadron that served in the UK for 30 months.  Could 30,000 miles be the distance flown by that group/squadron?  The only one we've ever come across.  Try and find another!  The photographs suggest a green hue but it is actually clear glass.  Excellent condition.  Stock code M18922.