A Service Dress Tunic belonging to Teniente (Lieutenant) José Felipe de Pallejá Ricard
Teniente (Lieutenant) José Felipe de Pallejá Ricard received basic flight training in El Copero (Sevilla) from October 1937. He later made the Transformation course at Jerez (Cadiz) in January 1938. (The photo was taken on the 20th, fifteen days after being promoted to 'Alferez' (ensign)). Later made the fighter pilot course at Gallur (Valladolid) from 1st October 1938 to 10th Nov.1938.
Joined the 3-G-3 (3rd.Sq. of Group 3) Equipped with Fiat Cr-32 and participated in the Ebro Battle but did not bag any victories. (with much appreciation to Francisco Valero for the information)
Front view
The Spanish Air Force uniform of WWII reflects a modern cut with a lay down lapel collar, pleated front pockets, scalloped pocket flaps and false pointed French cuffs. The blue color was new.
Right view
Previous to 1939, the Spanish air forces traditionally wore khaki brown in line with the Spanish army.

Chest View
The Spanish aviator wore their flight qualification badge on the right chest.
Nationalist Forces Air Force Branch Collar Device
Members of the air force and army wore red diamond shaped branch-of-service collar devices. These were either fabric or enamel. These bullion devices reflect the insignia regulations of 1938-1945.

Spanish Civil War Ribbon Bar
From left to right Merito di Guerra (Italy), Order of the German Eagle (Germany), 1936-1939 Campaign Medal, Cruz del Mérito Militar, distintivo rojo, Cruz de Guerra, Cruz del Mérito Militar, distintivo rojo.
Nationalist Forces Spanish Pilot Badge
This new badge was adopted in 1938 and lasted until 1945. The wing is similar to the standard Spanish wing with two key heraldic changes. First, the exchange of the Bourbon crown for the open royal crown of earlier Spanish monarchs. Also, the Eagle of St. John the Evangelist has been placed at the center, a reference to both traditional Catholic roots and Spain's imperial past.

Teniente Rank Devices
Two six pointed stars reflect the rank of Teniente. Senior officers (major and above) used stars with eight points. These stars are on both cuffs and would be on the visor cap as well.
Nationalist Air Force Officer Button
Similar to the pilot badge above, the button reflects the new heraldry of the Nationalist Forces from 1938-1945. After 1945, the Eagle of St. John was removed from the center circle.

Officer Tunic Name Tag
Privately tailored in Barcelona, the leading city in the Catalonia region, this tunic reflects an officer's taste for quality. The tunic is named to
Felipe de Pallejá and is dated 8-XII-40 (December 8, 1940). Lt. Pallejá was the child of nobility. After the death of his father Guillermo de Pallejá y Ferrer-Vidal, Marquis of Monsolís, he inherited the title on 23rd Dec.1965.

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