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#1 mds308

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 02:06 PM

I wanted to share these with the forum.  I had never seen them or heard of a "party suit."  In fact, my first thought was to cut the patches off these ugly coveralls.  Glad I didn't do that.  They come from the estate of a WWII - Vietnam period Navigator.  He was at Udorn in the late 1960s.  One of his awards was dated 1968-1969.  I blacked out his name in the photos.  

 

The purple suit is jacket with matching pants.  This one doesn't have a label.  The blue suit has a matching ascot and the claw is stenciled on the back.

Purchased from the estate.  100 percent genuine. 

 

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#2 mds308

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 02:07 PM

2nd suit.

 

 

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#3 mds308

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 02:08 PM

3rd suit.

 

 

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 02:42 PM

Wonderful, thanks for sharing! Good save!

#5 flytiger

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:14 AM

Nice. Looks like a WSO in the 13th TFS 1969-71 ( Mekong Mice patch is from that era when the bombing on NVN suspended). I would guess when he made LTC he was then the Maint. Sqdn. CO.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:38 AM

Very nice examples.  

 

Thank you for not cutting these up.  Unfortunately, that was the fate of many of these party suits early on. 



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Posted 01 November 2019 - 09:12 AM

Very nice, and agree 100% on keeping these "as is".



#8 manayunkman

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 11:17 AM

Great collection!


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