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#1 Desertrat

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 09:17 AM

I found this in a local antique mall, did not purchase as VN war era items are not my normal collecting AO and I wanted to do some research before taking the plunge. SO what do y'all think about it and what is a general price range?

 

 

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#2 Desertrat

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 09:18 AM

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#3 Desertrat

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 09:26 AM

IRN looks to mean Instructor Radar Navigator, BUFF definitely refers to B-52s which the 26th BS flew until 1968. 



#4 MilitaryPicker1941

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 09:42 AM

The embroidery looks fairy recent. Definitely not done during VN

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:00 AM

Odd to me as well, embroidery is not that old. Looks like they messed with the tag to remove the date as well

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:03 AM

I thought the embroidery looked odd, especially the backing. The tag is intact but that blob is like hot glue, so I would have to be fairly careful to remove it to see a date. 




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