I'm trying to get a complete set up for my father in law. His father was an aerial gunner, staff sergeant in the 5th Air Corps, China Burma India theater that flew missions around the Pacific. I've posted his jackets and some of his other stuff on here before.
I can't find any info on if they were issued a sidearm or if they just "acquired" one. I figured they would want something in case they went down, which his did but not very far away from the air field.