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#1 Steve D.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:01 PM

Uniforms of the WASP pilots of WWII in my personal collection:

Flight uniform, Dress uniform , headgear.

 

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#2 Steve D.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:05 PM

Trench coat, Flight parka, and B-16 Jacket, Trousers, and Womans A-6 Boots:

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:10 PM

Proto type coveralls and standard issue:

(The proto type does not have the knee pockets.) 

Purse.

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#4 Steve D.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:19 PM

Monk buckle shoes.

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#5 Steve D.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:23 PM

Flight and Dress Jacket.( Both have original Josten Wings and WASP collar device.)

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:45 PM

Wow, this is truly "holy grail" kinds of things for those of us that collect women's military uniforms.

Awesome collection, thanks for sharing it!



#7 Steve D.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:46 PM

Coveralls.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:49 PM

Fantastic Collection, well presented, and rarely encountered.  Thanks for sharing.  Jack



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:54 PM

Hello Steve D.  To say your collection is impressive is an understatement.  It's jaw dropping.  I would just like to throw my hat in the ring, sort to speak.  I am a patternmaker and my latest best interest is making patterns of women's WWII uniforms.  Here is my first one - Red Cross.  I plan for my next one to be an ETO jacket and trousers, with others after that.  I already have a WAC and Red Cross Clubmobile jackets along with some others.  I doubt you want to part with any of this, but if you do, I'm interested.  I am even interested in "renting" some of the items so I can copy them.   This means you get money and also get to keep your uniforms.  I also can and do copy headgear.  Here is a link to my website along with the Red Cross uniform.  I do not harm the garments in any way - I don't have to.  I use measurements.  In any case, let me know if you could be tempted. Thanks, JoAnn  

 

http://www.lafnmoon....duct_p/p139.htm

 

www.lafnmoon.com

 

I thought I would add why I am doing this.  There are some good repros out there but they are expensive and are limited in sizes.  Making their own garments allows more women to be able to reenact WWII.


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 03:44 PM

Great collection. You must hunt high and low for those, I never see them.



#11 Steve D.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:04 PM

Some of them came directly from the owners. I was fortunate to get my hands on an address book about 30 years ago. I personally wrote letters to about 30 of them. One pair of the Josten wings is inscribed with the WASP's  name. I have a beautiful letter that came with the Dress uniform. I'm still looking for a belt to go with the jacket, and am always on the look out to add to the collection.



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:55 PM

Wow!! The WASPS are by far my favorite history to read! I am in awe!!

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:46 PM

Steve
A collection beyond description. Even, supurb, doesn't come close!

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#14 Steve D.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:30 PM

Thanks for all  the nice comments!



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 06:32 AM

Great collection! Very nice to see it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

 

JD



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:49 AM

Very nice! I've been looking for a single WASP item for years to no avail, impressive collection you have there.



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:29 PM

Steve- I still see a hat you are missing.

 

Now you are going to make me feel bad since I know it is missing from your collection.

 

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 01:11 PM

Recently, I was fortunate enough to aquire additional items for my collection, including a second dress uniform,

purse, and the Santiago Blue wool jeep cap. These items came from another WASP collector and long time friend.

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 01:16 PM

While I have 3 Josten wings in my collection, unfortunately only one of them are named.

The other two are a perfect match, down to the last detail. I purchased the named pair 

directly from the owner.

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 01:19 PM

Although not an original WWII item, I have one of the WASP rings that were produced after the war by a former

WASP pilot. It is stamped Stering on the inside.

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 05:58 AM

Class Wings that belonged to Elizabeth Greene.

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 06:10 AM

Early Flight coveralls with WASP Patch and A-2 worn by WASP pilot.phpUi1YIxAM.jpg phpvTUOKFAM.jpg phpmigtjKAM.jpg



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 06:17 AM

Fifi pins that belonged to Elizabeth Greene.

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:01 AM

Amazing stuff!



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 11:27 AM

Agreed. Love the A-2! Extremely nice additions.

 

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