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Started by Bebel , Nov 29 2011 02:11 PM

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#1 Bebel

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:11 PM

Lawrence M. Cauble is born in 1923 and became an USN fighter pilot in 1943. He saw combat while in service in VF-5 "Hell Cats" flying F-6 Hellcat (Peleleiu, Palau, Hollandia, Truk). Next affectation was VF-19 "Satan's Kittens" with which squadron he was in action in Philippines Sea battle. He shot down 2 Sallies near Subic Bay, 1/2 Zeke and 1/2 Tony over Taiwan. After the war, he was a F-8 Bearcat pilot in the same unit.

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In 1950-1952, Lt "Larry" Cauble was a F-9 Panther pilot with VF-61 "Jolly Rogers". Med cruise on USS F.D. Roosevelt

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In 1956-1958, he was a project pilot, flying A4D-2 and FJ-4B in VX-5 "Vampires" at China Lake.

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From 1958 to 1960, he was CO. of the VA-23 "Black Knights", flying A-4 Skyhawk. He became a Centurion on USS Mydway in the 59/60 Westpac.

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Captain L. M. Cauble passed away in 2000.

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#2 manayunkman

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:28 AM

I love this grouping. Not very often do I see an orange jump suit. How did you come across this ?

#3 Sabrejet

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:35 AM

Outstanding! :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:38 PM

Do you know where this grouping came out of? I recently acquired a WWII Navy Leather Flight jacket with patch ghosts theat look exactly like the ones you've posted. It came from a flea market from a guy who said the rest of the man's stuff was sold elsewhere.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:42 PM

Great grouping!!! :thumbsup:

#6 manayunkman

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:00 PM

Do you know where this grouping came out of? I recently acquired a WWII Navy Leather Flight jacket with patch ghosts theat look exactly like the ones you've posted. It came from a flea market from a guy who said the rest of the man's stuff was sold elsewhere.


Is your jacket named to the same guy ?

#7 devincu

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:30 PM

I love this grouping. Not very often do I see an orange jump suit. How did you come across this ?

Is the orange Jump suit Vietnam era? Really nice grouping by the way!

#8 Bebel

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:12 PM

Do you know where this grouping came out of? I recently acquired a WWII Navy Leather Flight jacket with patch ghosts theat look exactly like the ones you've posted. It came from a flea market from a guy who said the rest of the man's stuff was sold elsewhere.


I bought the group from an aviation items seller. I have not been told about other stuffs nor from the exact origin of these items. I would like to see some photos of your jacket. :thumbsup:

#9 Bebel

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:15 PM

Is the orange Jump suit Vietnam era? Really nice grouping by the way!


The suit is from the Mil-S-5390F spécification (FY 1963's contract). Such suits are not too rare but with plate name or patch(es). I am luckily to have some patched or/and named orange suits in my collection. :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:25 PM

I saw this grouping sold on EBAY Nov.19. Nice grouping!

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:29 PM

WOW, this is nice stuff, I'm sorry I missed it before. The patches, pictures really add to the photos and all.
Very nice group!

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:05 AM

I love this grouping. Not very often do I see an orange jump suit. How did you come across this ?

Orange flightsuits were fairly common from the 50s into the early 80s. Used by the USAF and Navy, and very much used by AF interceptor units. Have also sen them used by company test pilots.
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#13 Bebel

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

Some other patches and photos from L. Cauble. An article about his career is published in the french magazine "Uniformes" at the end of December.
Franck

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

This group is still great.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

Hi there,

Long term lurker and first time poster.....

Have you ID'd the blue backed horse patch out of interest ? It looks as though it is a form of gaggle patch. I only ask as i have a 55J14 with that same patch on the front and I believe the VF-19 patch as seen in your first post on the sleeve of the same jacket. The guys jacket has a few patches, but it was good to see the "gaggle" patch as i could not find it anywhere.

Many thanks and I look forward to continuing my studies from this awesome forum.
I will try and post a few shots of this and my other USN flight jackets in the appropriate threads.

Best,
Paul

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

Hopefully the files will work........

Here is the full jacket view

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

Close up of one of the patches you have.........


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

Finally, the other patch mentioned, VF-19......

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I am very interested in your views...

Many thanks,

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Paul

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

The patch that appears as a Gaggle could be for the "Air Group" they usually had all the emblems combined on one patch ..............................
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If I have my emblem files correct the gaggle's emblems consist of
VF-19 "Satan's Kittens"
VA-19A (Dog on horse)
VF-20A/Latter VBF-19 (Bird )

There's also a "cat" on the horses back near it's neck, I've seen this one but don't recall the unit .......................

Edited by Johnny Signor, 20 December 2012 - 10:33 PM.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:30 PM

Thanks Johnny,

That was what I was thinking, you can see the Satans Kittens cat in amongst the patch. Haven't been able to ID the other squadrons as yet or the cruise dates.

The search continues

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Paul

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

The designs are only "partial" parts of the full emblems, they don't have all the emblems details on the gaggle
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

Paul, the gaggle patch is for CAG 19. Johnny has them right and the "cat" is a lions cub that represents VT 19. I always wondered who won that jacket. It's a beauty! Thanks for posting it. I missed out on it when it sold and it's been first on my list of "the ones that got away" ever since. Jeffro

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

Hopefully the files will work........

Here is the full jacket view

G1_1.jpg

The patches on this jacket are
top right VF-19
below name patch-VF-13
Patch above Gaggle -VFP-62
left in photo on sleeve - VF(AW)-3
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

Hi Jeffro,
Awesome, many thanks for the information I appreciate your help and knowledge. The jacket is certainly one of my favourites and was the first nicely patched one I owned...
Sorry you missed out, but rest assured it is in a good home.

Best regards,
Paul

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

Many thanks Johnny.....

Best regards,
Paul


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