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Pictures of WWII Painted Flight Jackets

Started by 36-tex , Jun 07 2013 03:57 PM

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#61 Alec

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

Has anyone done a book on flight jacket artwork? Amazing wartime pics and fantastic that some have survived.

#62 John Conway

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

Has anyone done a book on flight jacket artwork? Amazing wartime pics and fantastic that some have survived.

Jon Maguire and I did "American Flight Jackets, Airmen and Aircraft" & "Art of the Flight Jacket" back in the early 90's - they are both still in print. We are discussing doing a revision of "American Flight Jackets, Airmen and Aircraft" if anyone has something they'd like to share. Drop me a line!


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:38 PM

The crew of  "ROSE-ETTA" same plane but the jackets are not painted a like.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

One more.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:43 PM

Great pics Steve !!  id love to own an original painted A2  one day !!!  B)



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:56 PM

Getting one is a goal of mine.......someday. I have a super nice named and researched A-2 but no artwork on it. He was a B-24 pilot in the Mighty Eight.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:18 AM

A great topic and again some beautiful jackets.

#68 unclegrumpy

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

Great pictures, thanks for posting them!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:45 AM

Heavenly body, you can see HALL 44. I met Harry Hall of the 401st Bomb Group at his studio / home, Scargo Hill Pottery in Brewster Massachusetts in the mid 90's. Nice old timer told me he painted countless jackets while sitting around. He was an armament specialist and told me he bought a set of oil paints in London while on leave to do these. Not sure if he's still with us, but a very nice guy that gave me about a half hour of time I'll never forget. I have a small book with these photos in it that he initialed for me.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:48 PM

This was my step dads Jacket. He flew the B-25 in the South pacific during WW2. He was the pilot and he oldest, on the crew, at the ripe old age of 22.

 

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

Fantastic jacket 'than and now' either!

 

My compliments!

 

Keep goin'!!!!

 

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:24 AM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing it!

 

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:40 AM

Great looking A2...very sharp collar points! Is it a Dubow by any chance?



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:46 AM

Oh how I cannot wait to get my tax return back B)



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

I never ever get bored looking at painted ART .

 

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

Great looking A2...very sharp collar points! Is it a Dubow by any chance?

 

Saberjet,

I don't know, I don't have the jacket i my position, so I can't check the tag. Wish I did. He was gonna give it to me, but when he died, we decided his blood grandson should have it to keep it in his family.

 

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Thanks for the good comments.


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#77 cmt04444

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:05 PM

Those jackets with the bombs on them are awesome. There was one on an episode of pawn stars that I saw the other night. It had 29 bombs on it including one for D-day. How rare is it to see them with more than 25? Im curious as too how many airmen would still want to fly after 25 missions.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:25 PM

Later in the war they extended the missions required.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:15 AM

35

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35 is a very well painted jacket! I bet that would be a beaut to have!

 

 

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

The man that wore the Jacket I posted, flew 79 combat missions in and around the Philippines, mostly low altitude. 




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