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#1426 bazelot

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:59 AM

More pics with the snap:

 

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#1427 bazelot

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 09:00 AM

Pics of the pilot wearing the helmet:

 

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#1428 Tiger

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 11:31 PM

Nice, either the helmet and the photo, with the same cut area on side!

 

My compliments!



#1429 Tiger

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 04:14 AM

Many of you have already seen it, I suppose. For those who have not seen it, here is the beauty that yesterday someone won on Ebay!

A very cool rigger made flight cap. I hope the winner is a forum user!

 

Best,

 

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#1430 bazelot

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:49 AM

Many of you have already seen it, I suppose. For those who have not seen it, here is the beauty that yesterday someone won on Ebay!

A very cool rigger made flight cap. I hope the winner is a forum user!

 

Best,

 

 

i was the 2nd highest bidder. Sold for a pretty penny...



#1431 Tiger

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

Sure, very cool and quite expansive!



#1432 pararaftanr2

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:53 PM

Does anybody know who got it?



#1433 bazelot

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 09:43 AM

Does anybody know who got it?

 

I wish I knew :)



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Posted 30 May 2019 - 10:34 AM

yeah, that's pretty cool! I was watching it but it went beyond my comfort zone price-wise....hope someone here won it!



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:34 PM

Latest setup. Just got this one. Beautiful modified M-450 with acoustic earcups and TH37 receivers. Grouping came with the original goggles, leggings, patches and a copy of all the pages of his log book.

Log book shows wartime flights in VMSB-343, as a gunner in SBD Dauntless and SB2C Helldiver aircraft.  Shows him flying as the gunner from Midway Island, doing escort, strafing, night glide bombing, patrol, sub cover, search, diving bombing, and more.

The Sergeant rank was theater made and very interesting. I do not collect ranks but this one was made from scratch, was it common to do that in combat areas?

 

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:34 PM

More pics:

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#1437 bazelot

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:36 PM

Patches and leggings:

 

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#1438 bazelot

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:48 PM

Log book

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#1439 bazelot

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:51 PM

log book has around 6-7 pages of combat in it:

 

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:52 PM

Patches:

 

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#1441 jerry_k

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:26 AM

It was for sale more than 10 years ago at Ebay with log book. What a pity that someone split it :(

 

 

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:27 AM

Second page...

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 08:53 AM

oh whoaa, thanks. Do you have more pics to share of the grouping?



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 12:35 AM

I saved only a photos of his log book. Rest item was the same from what I remember.

 

Regards,

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:45 AM

ah, ok. Thanks again for sharing those pictures.



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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:03 AM

To juice up the pot to an already fine thread I've gone through my photo archive and pulled out some select images of a variety of flight helmets. The first eight images are all one squadron and each helmet worn is different illustrating the uncomformity to all.

 

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:03 AM

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:04 AM

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:04 AM

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:05 AM

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