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#1 CNY Militaria

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:47 AM

I have a few uniforms which I consider to be "RARE".

1- Service Pilot Uniform bought straight from the veteran's son, that came with some extras. Combine the service pilot aspect with the fact that he was also a flight instructor!

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#2 CNY Militaria

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:50 AM

Next a Flight Surgeon Uniform to a Doctor/Major who studied PTSD heavily during the war and flew in a lot of missions. He was attached to the 8th AAF as a whole rather than a single unit.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:20 AM

I'll jump in, first, my favorite uniform, my Grandpa's.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:21 AM

The "50 mission crush" he got for flying a plane to make sure the repairs they made would hold.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:28 AM

And here are my rarest.

Two 101st AB jump jackets, one belonging to James E. Gorman, the other having a stenciled laundry mark inside...

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:29 AM

And the other...

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:37 AM

This uniform belonged to 2nd LT. Ruford P. Covington Jr. He was a Night Fighter Pilot who served with VMF(N)- 533 and 543 . He was KIA over Okinawa on 6/11/45 . He earned the DFC with 1 GS / Air Medal with 6 GS / and the Purple Heart . He scored one victory against a Japanese aircraft ( a Hamp ) on 5/27/45 .

The uniform is named to him in the pocket and dated 11/43 .

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:31 PM

This uniform is to a fella that served in the OSS in Greese, I was hoping that someone might be able to ID the patch on the right breast pocket. I believe it might be Greek of some sort. The picture in the lower right corner is of the man in this uniform. This is my first attempt at posting with a picture, I hope it comes out OK. Jon Mvc_250s.jpg

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:42 PM

Hi All,

Great uniforms!!

Some of my favourites:

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Best regards,

Ricardo.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:48 PM

Very nice Ricardo! Is the DSC uniform named?

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:00 PM

Very nice Ricardo! Is the DSC uniform named?


Thank you!!!

Unhappyly it is not named. :(

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Ricardo.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:16 PM

Thanks Ricardo. You have alot and really nice jackets too.
I live near Rotterdam, but i was on Texel once. Its a nice isle.


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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:35 PM

Here is one to a X Corps, FEC Colonel. The ribbon bar is sewn on, and the US and ordnance insignia is direct bullion. Not shown, but the overseas bars are direct bullioned on as well on the right sleeve. I also didn't show either shoulder patch or he Col rank on top.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 05:27 PM

I love that bullion uniform there Justin. It's a beaut.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 05:29 PM

Thanks, want more bullion uniform pictures?

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 05:49 PM

Thanks, want more bullion uniform pictures?


What a silly question, of course I do!

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:30 PM

What a silly question, of course I do!


Ok!

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:35 AM

According to the picture, we bought the uniform from the same seller on Ebay!

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:51 AM

According to the picture, we bought the uniform from the same seller on Ebay!


Oh Yes! Both from Beau!!

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:59 AM

I'm jealous :D

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:06 PM

Nice uniforms everyone!

Here is a treasured FSSF uniform that is part of a grouping I have. The guy was a local, and his widow lives less than a mile from my house! I've had the pleasure of meeting with her several times to discuss her late husband's involvement in WWII.

He was in the Force since it's inception in 1942 at Helena, MT. He went to the Aleutians and was later wounded in Italy.

---Chris

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:27 PM

Thats a real nice uniform youve got there! I like those uniforms that go with a picture to prove the uniform is not messed with! Also nice to see is that mini jump wing on this garrison!

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:02 PM

Thats a real nice uniform youve got there! I like those uniforms that go with a picture to prove the uniform is not messed with! [img]Also nice to see is that mini jump wing on this garrison!

Sebas


Thanks! I added a period pic to verify how the vet elected to wear his FSSF braid. It's rather unorthodox but 100% legit.

His O/S cap is nice quality elastic wool, itentical to the material used on WWII officer blouses.
---Chris

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:26 PM

Thanks! I added a period pic to verify how the vet elected to wear his FSSF braid. It's rather unorthodox but 100% legit.

His O/S cap is nice quality elastic wool, itentical to the material used on WWII officer blouses.
---Chris



Chris what regiment was he in?,Would his family have any pictures that we could share?.

Cheers,

Dave.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:38 PM

Named 3rd Army, ETO uniform. the Rank is in Bullion.I also have his khaki set with the same insignia.

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