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Jeff TX

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  1. Cold War- I was issued a pair like this in 1971 as a ground radio technician. Green wool tight fitting gloves could fit inside these black leather shells.
  2. Very nice! If are not keeping these historical and rare collectibles you should consider selling the parachute and first aid separately.
  3. You did awesome! Thanks for sharing your outstanding tribute to an American patriot and air war hero!
  4. Very interesting indeed! Thanks for the new information.
  5. Manufactured by Douglas Aicraft Corporation in 1936 & 1937. Jeff
  6. I believe this is an O-46A aircraft but won't put money on it.
  7. Very nice! What an American Hero! RIP
  8. Franck- thank you for the historical information! Jeff
  9. For Anyone Looking for a 1960's Parachute Rig search on EBAY, for the above item, by entering 112054208581
  10. KORAT is an Air Base in Thailand that had F-4s and AC-130 gunships in 1973 & 1974.
  11. I appreciate the riser release details. I think I will take it to a parachute rigger for a canopy inspection and also take some pictures. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge!
  12. Very interesting and well written after action report that I thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks Ed!
  13. I was a little disappointed not finding a USAF Record and I agree it must have been surplused. I see I made a typo on my first post as the Date of Mfr should be Oct 1960 not 1950.
  14. Gentlemen- thanks for the responses! Northcoastaero- I found the log right where you said to look but it only contained information for the last inspection in 1983. Phantomfixer- I knew when I was bidding that the contents could have been trashed so I didn't gamble much. Yes- you are correct the aviator's kit is complete and I believe a re-inspection will certify the chute is safe for use. I still need to get the numbers off the harness as the buckles are all minty. I'll take some more pictures and post later today.
  15. I won an online auction with the only picture being the OD green canvas bag marked "Aviator's Kit Bag AN 6505-1 Property US Government" and an auction listing that the aviator's kit bag included a back style parachute. Once the big box arrived at my home I was pleased to find inside the bag a fully packed and marked parachute: BACK STYLE PARACHUTE 28 FT DIA; PART NO. 50C7024-20; Date of Mfr. Oct 1950; MFR'D By Irving air Chute, Inc; Contract No. AF 36(600)8504 I have not found the parachute inspection record. Can someone tell me where to find the record?
  16. I'm sorry I do not have any names of interested parties however there were more than a dozen people watching the auction. I recommend putting them on EBay one at a time. Good luck!
  17. WOW! The dawn of aviation well over 100 years ago and the pilot's equipment is in ruggedly handsome shape.
  18. Doyler- your 1943 War Bond poster is on the March 2016 cover of the Air Force Association Magazine!
  19. Steve- I really appreciate your feedback that I have archived for my son's reference.
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