This HAGS Harlingen Texas T Shirt is a reproduction of an original WWII H.A.G.S. tee shirt in our collection.
The t-shirt is an early war shirt. HAGS stands for Harlingen Army Gunnery School. This shirt dates to 1942-1943. The first class of aerial gunners graduated from Harlingen in Jan 1942. The five week program trained gunners in both air to air and air to surface gunnery tactics.
We know this is an earlier shirt due to its HAGS acronym. After WASPS were assigned to fly tow targets at the Gunnery School, the word HAG was considered offensive. The Texas base’s acronym was changed to HAAF (Harligen Army Air Field).
All of our WWII Tee shirts are hand screen printed like they were during the war, so variations in colors naturally occur.
Our WWII PT shirts have the U.S Spec tag in the neck. The Harlingen Army Gunnery School T-shirt is made of 100% cotton and runs true to size. Women’s sizes are available upon request. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org