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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:12 PM

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A real nifty foto of an AF guy from a 1952 C.B. Colby book I got, with service cap and flight suit, does it look like he's removed the grommet in his cap  to you all? That doohickey he's monkeying with is in fact a weapon, the USAF M6 Survival .22 Cal/410 Gauge Rifle/Shotgun.

 

Here's a good talk on the gun.

http://www.guns.com/...on-combo-video/

 

 

 

​Cool picture.I have one of those over/under survival rifles, need to dig it out.The butt opens, as seen in the picture, and you stored your .22/420 ammo there.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:40 PM

 

 

​Cool picture.I have one of those over/under survival rifles, need to dig it out.The butt opens, as seen in the picture, and you stored your .22/420 ammo there.

I gess you'll have to post that one in Weapons rather than here in Uniforms. Give us a heads up here, when you do post it.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:01 AM

I gess you'll have to post that one in Weapons rather than here in Uniforms. Give us a heads up here, when you do post it.

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:33 AM

Four buddies at Shepard Air Force Base, Texas -  January 1951. Note the combination of uniforms.

 

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 03:41 PM

this is a 1949-dated us civil air patrol tunic, employed by the civil air patrol. impressive heavyweight wool as used then - a far cry from my 'blend' in the early '70s!  was it norma; for the c.a.p. to use

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 07:18 AM

this is a 1949-dated us civil air patrol tunic, employed by the civil air patrol. impressive heavyweight wool as used then - a far cry from my 'blend' in the early '70s!  was it norma; for the c.a.p. to use

bone stock a.f. unis?  

This CAP Cadets uniform looks to be the winter weight shade 1084 blues. It appears to have pilots wings on it, which is most unusual.

Yes CAP used standard USAF uniforms, but the buttons had to be changed to the CAP type and of course any US military insignia that was worn had to be done so by a veteran of the armed forces. The use of US military insignia was restricted to things like ribbons and some badges. Note also that NO cadet could be a veteran mainly because of the age of cadets.



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 06:09 AM

Also, in addition to what Lee just noted, the ribbons are pre-1966 when the new cadet program took effect. The blue Cadet Civil Air Patrol breast patch and the C.A.P.C cutouts were still worn on uniforms in the winter of 1966 when I joined as a cadet.

 

Of note,  this very active Ohio Wing CAP Cadet sports an International Air Cadet Exchange Ribbon, Certificate of Proficiency Ribbon, the original Encampment Ribbon and the red, white and blue cadet training ribbons, among others. My guess is that the laminated ribbons were made by Wolf-Brown.

 

The 1949 date is just a contract number.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:13 PM

Just got a duffle bag filled with early 1960's USAF uniforms from a local veteran. This was a treat to be the first person to unpack it in over 50 years!

 

I can take more pics if anybody wants. just let me know!

 

I am interested in finding out more about the ultramarine scarf (ascott?) that was in the bag....I have gone through this whole thread and have not seen a blue one.

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:14 PM

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:15 PM

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:16 PM

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:47 PM

WOWEE!

 

Here.s one from the Korean War being worn, in this example this Airman seems to wears his as a walking out item I should think, but the scarf itself would become a parade honor guard sort of item as the 50s wore on into the, what 80s, maybe even to this day.

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:21 PM

Another USAF Aviation Cadet, a William Windham May or June 1953.

 

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:10 AM

Regarding the photo titled "veterinarians 1968". The photo shows two officers and one enlisted wearing what were commonly called 1505's. The other white medical duty uniforms illustrate the several white uniforms worn in hospitals or clinics in the 60's. The white cotton smock with maroon caduceus was commonly worn by hospital and dental enlisted. The white shirts with blue name and USAF tapes were generally worn in areas without patient contact. Example: medical equipment repair, medical supply. That uniform was also worn by food service personnel among others.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:21 AM

Just found some more USAF goodies at a garage sale yesterday! The gym bag had the vets blue duffel bag in it and in the duffel was 2 ties, 2 belts, a blue hat cover and his garrison cap!

he states it is all from 1960.

 

 

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:19 PM

Just found some more USAF goodies at a garage sale yesterday! The gym bag had the vets blue duffel bag in it and in the duffel was 2 ties, 2 belts, a blue hat cover and his garrison cap!
he states it is all from 1960.
 
 
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Very cool. I wish we got the blue duffle bags and the carry bag when I was in.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:23 PM

Stumbled across this beauty by accident in a search for Korean War flight suits (was looking for a close up image of those Air Force (old Army Air Corps) decal like patches with U.S. Air Force underneath, didn't find one but found this  :lol: )

 

A modified HBT utility item, circa Pre Korean late 40s/Korean war, modified down from coveralls.

 

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It's up on Ebay at this time if anyone wants to grab it.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...4982?rmvSB=true


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:05 PM

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A George Sponsler USAF, 100th Missile Maintenance Squadron, May 1964 – May 1968, phot I gather taken at Lackland in 1964, with that Light Blue Rope (one used by the Army Infantry) being a training unit insignia.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:31 AM

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A George Sponsler USAF, 100th Missile Maintenance Squadron, May 1964 – May 1968, phot I gather taken at Lackland in 1964, with that Light Blue Rope (one used by the Army Infantry) being a training unit insignia.

That rope is probably green instead of blue. Green ropes were worn by student leaders in USAF technical schools in the mid 60's. The green rope was usually a barracks leader and  a red rope would be worn by the shift leader. And a yellow rope was used, but I don't remember what the designation was for that one, My memory is a bit foggy about all this after all those years. These  were only used within the squadron and not worn after graduation from tech school.



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:27 PM

That rope is probably green instead of blue. Green ropes were worn by student leaders in USAF technical schools in the mid 60's. The green rope was usually a barracks leader and  a red rope would be worn by the shift leader. And a yellow rope was used, but I don't remember what the designation was for that one, My memory is a bit foggy about all this after all those years. These  were only used within the squadron and not worn after graduation from tech school.

You may be right Lee, this portrait does have a "Colorized" quality to it, it being what I believe a 1964 portrait.



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:02 PM

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I posted this one a ways back in post # 502 page 21. While relooking at it, I'm noticing the Sergeant's got some kind of badge on his pocket, anyone what it is? For a reference point, foto is from August 1953, and in Orleans France.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:43 PM

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Micheal G. Paget, wears the medical Whites with full color insignia throughout  circa 1973-74, and along with garrison cap. Paget as a Staff Sergeant, a Medical Technician with the 9th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron out of Clark Air Force Base PI was killed on April 4 1975 in the air disaster during Operation Babylift

 

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