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#1 Steve D.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:35 PM

!930's Aerial Nurse Corps Of America uniform. Many of these nurses became the first Flight Nurses to serve in the AAF.

The uniform includes a jacket, cap and skirt.

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#2 Steve D.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:36 PM

Aerial Nurse Corps cap and ID Tag.

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#3 Steve D.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:40 PM

The first AAF Flight Nurse uniform was a blue/grey color.

It included the C-1 cap, F-1 Jacket and slacks.

The first issue Flight wings were gold color. The wings on this

jacket are Amico.

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#4 Steve D.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:43 PM

The Blue version Flight uniform issued in 1943 was replaced by an O.D. version in 1944.

This jacket has an early issue pair of gold wings.

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#5 Steve D.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:45 PM

Another O.D. F-1 Jacket and early wings.

(This pair is named on the back.)

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:50 PM

In !945 the L-1 O.D. and Khaki K-1 uniforms were issued.

Both had caps that were different from the C-1.

This is the L-1 Jacket.

The wings are late war sterling Amico.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:52 PM

K-1 Khaki version.

Wings are late war N.S. Meyer.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:55 PM

Another view of all 4 versions of the Flight caps.

Each had a tag located on the inside.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:37 PM

The US Navy also had Flight nurses. They issued an aviation green uniform in 1945.

Aviation Green Jacket and cap.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:39 PM

The Naval Flight nurses also had a slant zip shirt.

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#11 Steve D.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:45 PM

The Naval Flight Nurses also had a unique pair of wings issued in 1945. 

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:57 PM

Magnificent!

 

I can very much appreciate the rarity of these uniforms.  It must have been a labor of love

seeking them. 

 

Thank you for presenting them.

 

Msn



#13 Steve D.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:36 PM

Thanks Msn! You are correct on both counts!



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:27 AM

Very nice collection. Thanks for showing.



#15 Allan H.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:40 AM

Steve D.,

 

What an OUTSTANDING collection! Thanks for showing us these extremely rare uniforms from your collection. I know what a pain it can be to take the photos, load them up, write the text and submit the thread only to hear crickets afterwards. I'd say you'll easily see 100 jump jackets or airborne Ike jackets for every flight nurse uniform that you see. In nearly 45 years of collecting WWII uniforms and insignia, I can count on one hand the number of flight nurse uniforms that I've encountered. I have NEVER seen one come out of the woodwork.

 

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#16 Steve D.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:58 AM

Thanks Allan! 



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:30 AM

Steve, thanks for taking the time and effort to show us these great (and as stated) rare uniforms and covers.  How long has this collection taken to assemble?  Like Allan said, you see 100's of para items but never really see anything from flight nurse's.  Very outstanding collection you have there!



#18 Steve D.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:45 AM

I have been colecting for over 50 years, but I would say that most of the Flight nurse items have been acquired within the past 10 years. 



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:55 AM

Great collection!



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:37 AM

I have never seen one of the Slant front shirts before

thanks for posting it.

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#21 Allan H.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

I have always been taken by the photo of Ensign Jane Kendeigh and even though I have posted it before, I just wanted to post it again. She and the other flight nurses deserve to be remembered this weekend.

 

God bless them all.

 

Allan

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 06:41 PM

Steve, Thanks for a rare look into the world of flight nurse militaria.  What an amazing collection!  I have a couple AAF nurse wings and some USN nurse insignia I would like to post and get some feedback.  Would this be the correct forum?  Thanks.



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Posted 29 May 2019 - 07:17 PM

Steve,

 

An fantastic collection of uniforms.  Are you able to display them?

 

Thanks for sharing.



#24 Steve D.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 08:19 AM

I hope to display all of my collection some time in the future.



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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:13 AM

Steve,

 

Absolutely outstanding!

 

Paul




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