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#1 doinworkinvans

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:59 AM

Part of this group I was able to acquire a little while back but I am combining it here.

 

To say I am pleased is the understatement of the year!  I have been trying to work a deal on this set for a long time.

 

It is direct family acquired from CA.  The group consists of Lt. William Mc?H?u?g?h 's:

 

A-2 jacket

B-15 jacket

Dress uniform

B4 Life Preserver

Officer hat and buckle as well as unit history and some paper work

 

This is most certainly my centerpiece!  

 

I hope you all enjoy it and comments and critiques welcome!

 

-Daniel

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#2 doinworkinvans

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:59 AM

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#3 doinworkinvans

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:00 AM

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#4 doinworkinvans

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:00 AM

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:02 AM

....I believe this jacket to be theater made.  No lablels or tags anywhere of any sort.

 

Also, of note are the wings!  Inscribed by his wife in 1943.  Just an awesome touch to add to the group I think!

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:03 AM

.....B15 is in great shape in my opinion.  One tear on the left sleeve but knits are great for the age and what you mostly see.

 

The fur collar is good except for the back its missing just a little.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

I think that's safe to call it your centerpiece :)

Fantastic grouping. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

The A-2 has good honest wear.  The leather is very supple and pliable...he said he wore it well after the war.

 

The knits appear replaced, but are older in style...what do you think?

 

Also would love to hear more about the contract label as no company is listed.

 

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:07 AM

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:37 AM

Great group Daniel!! That B-15 is sweet! Great to have multiple flight jackets within a grouping! Thanks for sharing it!

 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

Certainly a lot to like about this group - Congratulations on getting it all together.

Kyle

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:06 AM

Thank you fellas!  There are a few more items...one is his summer flight suit.  Hoping to be able to get that one and complete the set.  But overall an absolute dream come true for me!



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:24 PM

Amazing and beautiful grouping.I love the engraved wings.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:19 PM

Great set of items!



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:21 AM

Great set! Awesome that you have he A-2 AND the B-15 and I must admit that I really like the unit history book, it has great graphics.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:05 AM

Great set! Awesome that you have he A-2 AND the B-15 and I must admit that I really like the unit history book, it has great graphics.

 

thank you!

 

I am still in shock I was able to get such a complete group!

 

The unit book is such a great piece, I wish I could share it with everyone here.  Its an awesome read, and great pictures of life in the Pacific.  You'd be hard pressed to find another one of these.

 

Thanks for the kind comments.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:47 PM

finally finished getting the small bits and pieces.....Made a nice little display!  I added the purple back 13th patch for nostalgia sake.

 

 The glasses add a nice touch I think!

 

He never earned an Air Medal or DFC  but he did his job!

 

thanks for looking!

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:26 PM

Amazing grouping, always love seeing 13th AAF stuff



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:38 PM

That is NICE!

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:42 PM

Thanks fellas!!!

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:29 AM

Very nice!  Has a lot of everything there, super grouping.  Way to go, I'm sure that you did the happy dance when it all worked out :-)




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