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#426 doinworkinvans

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 01:55 PM

Fantastic!  Thanks for adding some more great examples to this thread.   

 

So, are you just trying to tease me with these 13th uniforms???!!!



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Posted 18 December 2016 - 02:01 PM

Fantastic!  Thanks for adding some more great examples to this thread.   

 

So, are you just trying to tease me with these 13th uniforms???!!!

 

Can't say that I am trying to however I have had a soft spot for 13th AAF for a few years. The opening scene of Unbroken renewed my interest. AAF stuff has always peaked my interest. 

 

- Henry



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:57 AM

I recently found this and another AAF officer's uniform in a local antique shop, stripped, but with the name in the pocket I figured it was worth taking a chance. Once I did some initial research, I was stunned with the results.

 

This jacket belonged to a local serviceman who went over to England with the 849th BS / 490th BG, based at RAF Eye. He flew combat missions as a bombardier with the squadron, eventually earning the Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters. On the evening of September 27, 1944, he was an aircrew member of the B-17G "Heavenly Body" (43-37776) during a night low-level training flight. While in Nailstone, Leicestershire, the plane was flying too low when the nose dipped and the port wing clipped the ground, resulting in a crash that tragically killed all airmen aboard. He was buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery.

 

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Once I locate the perfect ribbon bar, I'll replace it to reflect his record, but I figured this was close enough to present the (mostly) completed restoration project, and appropriate for how he would have worn it in late August / early September of 1944.

 

Rest in Peace, airman.

 

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#429 Maj. McRoy

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

I have this one, Dark OD Elastique tunic in remarkably good condition. Nice quality tailoring, fully lined, and looks to be brand new. 1942 dated, Spokane Washington tailor.  40R

 

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Same but as a Major at an event this past Summer.

 

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:08 AM

beautifull identified uniforms, thanks for sharing to us the history of the soldier. 

 

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#431 WWIIinterviews

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

Seeing some really nice uniforms, thank you guys for sharing. Your posts give me confidence that I can find my first named/history uniform this year....i hope.



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:43 AM

got to follow this thread some fantastic jackets on display guys

more pictures of mine can be seen here:

http://www.usmilitar...aaf-collection/

 

 

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:56 AM

As the saying goes "wish this one could talk",  An 8th AF pilot who when his tour ended became a stateside instructor. Unidentified, but still a beauty.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:09 AM

A beauty indeed! Sometimes it'd be so nice to have an ID but ones like this are just too nice not to have in the collection!



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:27 AM

Capt. Gerald C-L-O-U-G-H joined the RCAF in 1941, trained in Spitfires, arrived in England in March 1943 and transferred to 9th AAF (363rd Fighter Group). He flew P-51D Mustangs, Shot down a Me 410, aided in the destruction of two others in the air, and took out 2-3 on the ground. He talks about his mission on D-Day in support of the Invasion in the Cross Border Warrior book. He had points to become a trainer pilot, but was wounded in an accident in that capacity, and parachuted to the ground, ending his career.  

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:27 AM

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#437 doinworkinvans

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:37 AM

Justin, always loved this set.  Honestly its most likely in my top 5 for uniforms here.  I dont know if its the 3rd patch or just what, but this set is just killer.



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:38 AM

UMMM.......I also just found out he was from NC??!?!?!?!????   :blink:  :blink:  :blink:



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:43 AM

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:10 AM

One more.  And this goes under the category of "things go full circle".  I use to own the RCAF portion of the Clough grouping that Justin now owns and the following Miley grouping I acquired from Justin.  Ike jacket and it's A-2 mate belonged to Carl Miley.  He was a member of 133 Eagle Squadron, transferring to the USAAF, 4th Fighter Group, 336 Squadron. 

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:06 AM

Absolutley fantastic uniforms guys! Besides the uniforms themselves being beautifully maintained, the history behind the jackets is amazing! Can't wait to find my first uniform! Thank you guys for sharing.



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 02:18 AM

I just had a look in this thread and i think i have to visit my doctor to but my jaw back in place...  My mouth fell open of all the beautifull things a saw...  Thanks for showing your wonderfull collections!

 

I used to collect only Belgian pré war pilot uniforms and uniforms from Belgians with the RAF during the second worldwar but as there is nothing to find nowadays i decided to widen my focus and bring some USAAF back home to the ETO...

 

After searching for some months now i have to say that i am a litte confused about not finding anything...  Do you guys have a explanation  why these 8th and specialy 9th airforce tunics are so hard to find?  

 

If someone of you have one for sale, you can always drop me a line, if there is a link with Belgium ( no matter how small ) i am interested but specially searching for a 9th air force uniform from a pilot flying from one of the advanced airfield in Belgium ( Le Culot - Asch - St-Truiden - Chievres - Florennes - Zonhoven - St-Trond - ... )

 

thank you!



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 02:36 AM

They pop up. Just have to be diligent. I had a good one for sale a while back. Bullion patch, crusher, even a book compiled and published by the son of the vet, and nobody was the slightest bit interested so I traded it to a friend.


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