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12th FTW Clinic + Military Airlift Command Patched Jungle Jacket

Started by RhodesianCamo , Sep 10 2017 04:33 PM

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#1 RhodesianCamo

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:33 PM

I found this last week at a swap meet.  Do the 12th FTW Clinic and Military Airlift Command patches make sense together, or was this put together? 

 

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If it helps, I noticed that all the patches on the jacket were sewn on with the same thread.  The pocket patches were also sewn right through the pockets so they could not be opened.

 

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I also found what appears to be medical tubing in the lower right pocket. 

 

 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:00 AM

That is very interesting.The 12th TFW was redesignated 12th FTW on 22MAR72.But it was assigned to ATC(Air Training Command).The USAF tape and A1C stripes look theater made. Normally the clinics would wear the MAJCOM patch that the Wing wears.Maybe the 12th Clinic had an airlift attached that he was assigned to.That would make sense why we see Aircrew and MAC patches. Is the coat dated?

#3 RhodesianCamo

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:39 PM

The coat is dated to 1968. Other than the missing size tag and the patches it's fairly "normal". Here's pictures of the contractor tag with the date and the back of the pockets showing the patches being sewn right through.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

Very cool. Must have served in Vietnam and just kept the jacket.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:23 PM

The Scott nametape, US Air Force tape, and sergeant rank (Airman 1st Class was renamed Sergeant in 1967, shirt is dated 1968) embroidered in black look original to the OG-107 class 1 jacket. The Enlisted Aircrew Wings, Military Airlift Command patch and the 12th Flying Training Wing Clinic look like they are form the 1980's early 1990's.

Like what was mentioned above the 12th Flying Training Wing Clinic was attached to the 12th Flying Training Wing, Air Training Command not the Military Airlift Command.

 

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:45 AM

The slants that I have seen over the years, had the name tape and USAF tape stitched along the top of the pocket flap..diagonal...not sure if that was standard or field discretion




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