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#1 doinworkinvans

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

I wanna see them all folks!  Dress uniform, summer uniform, Ikes, foreign made, even regular enlisted I want to see them!  Bring em' out and dust em' off and show em' off whether their rare or not.  They are all special!

 

 

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#2 jmar

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:37 PM

Hello d-w-i-v!

 

I'm very glad that you started this thread. I would like to add these examples I have to your thread (selfishly) as a reminder for me. These are all I have left of my AAF uniforms having liquidated about 80% of my 200+ uniform collection over the past several years. There comes a time when you know that some things have to move into another collector's hands, even though you've care for them for most of your life it's time to let them go so someone else, younger in years can give them the proper care they deserve. At the same time it makes me feel good they are in good hands!

 

Not much too rare here, just my favorites that I hung onto for various reasons, most of these will go before the year is out. The one I'll keep on as long as I can is the ATC uniform, I just love that one!

 

So with no further ado here they are, hopefully others will post some REAL beauties,! Even though I don't have the space or ability to care for them I still love lookin' ^_^

 

Best wishes to you!
 

Joe

 

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:56 PM


That ATC uniform is a keeper for sure! Any history to it?

 

Here's my addition to the thread. It's a British Battle Dress jacket used by an AAC Lt. I also have his matching BD pants too, plus his AAC uniforms. Not too sure on what he did as there are no other ribbons besides his ETO on this uniform. I also have one other AAC group to a 9th AF AAA unit but that will have to for another day.

 

 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:29 PM

Looking good so far guys!  Love the British battle jackets.  THey are beautiful!  And thanks for sharing yours JMAR that ATC is absolutely stunning 



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:38 PM

My only World War II uniform. I found the appropriate dress shirt at the vintage store, but this photo was taken before I had said shirt. Both the coat and shirt are in my exact size, 40R and 16x33 respectfully. I've heard it's not that easy to find the coats in bigger sizes.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:18 AM

Very nice - It is not easy at all on the bigger sizes.  Not to mention yours still has some pizzazz to it and hasn't been stripped down!



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:17 AM

USAAF Captain's Dress Jacket

Ribbon bars contain a Purple Heart ribbon, Air Medal ribbon with three oak leaves, American Defense ribbon, American Campaign ribbon, European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon with four battle stars and a WWII Victory ribbon. Above the ribbons is a Pilot Wings bullion patch.

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:18 AM

USAAF Major's B-13 Dress Jacket

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:19 AM

8th AAF Captain

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#13 Sabrejet

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:22 AM

@jmar....those are very fine examples of re-tailored jackets. Would you care to add them to this reference thread which I created to illustrate the variety of such jackets? Thank you.

 

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#14 doinworkinvans

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

Strawberry9 thank you - I really love those B13 dress jackets!



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

15th Army Air Force Air Crew Coat

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

8th AAF Pilot Coat:

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:52 AM

8th AAF Combat Air Crew "Blue Patch" coat:

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:53 AM

8th AAF Pilot Jacket

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:55 AM

8th AAF Pilot (KIA over Bremen):

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:56 AM

15th USAAF Sergeant - B-24 Liberator Ball Turret Gunner

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:57 AM

Navigator, 8th AF.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:57 AM

Cont'd...

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:15 AM

321st BG - 448th Bomb. Sqd. Pilot - 12th AAF

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:16 AM

492nd BS, B-24 Bombardier - KIA in CBI

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:25 AM

Ricardo you have some might fine examples - the CBI is really, really sharp!!

 

Sabre  - that nav uniform is some kind of lovely.  The shoes are what did it for me!  100% complete  B)

 

Keep em' coming guys...I am loving this!

 

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