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  1. Does anyone know the meaning of casualty code "SS"?
  2. Gentlemen, Thank you very much for Your comments.
  3. Gentlemen, Thank you very much for your comments. I hope to post the two unifoms once I've completed the restoration.
  4. Dear fellow collectors, I recently acquired two beautiful WWII AAC uniforms thanks to members of this forum. Trying to restore the uniforms, I have two questions: 1. One of the officers is listed in official AAC documentation as Bombardier/Navigator. In his last mission, during which he was killed, he was listed as the Navigator. Which wings should I use; navigator, bombardier or both? Has anyone ever seen a legitimate uniform with multiple wings? 2. The second uniform is an enlisted flight engineer of 5th AAF. When is the engineer sleeve insignia supposed to be worn versus wearing the f
  5. Jeremiah, According to the guy selling it, the family has kept it after the marine was KIA. I'm a little confused, I'm trying to find out if 1942/43 was the year this was issued, manufactured or something else? I have also seen contract dates on uinforms by college hall fashions. Thanks.
  6. Hello all, There are contract/QM years stamped on Usmc service blouses. My question is simple, what does that date mean? Is it the year contract was executed, uniform manufactured or uniform issued? The reason for asking is that there is a 1942/43 stamped uniform that supposedly belonged to a marine who was KIA in September 1942. Thank you to all.
  7. Thanks guys. I bought this for a paramarine uniform. I was a little concerned becuase both the left and the right where the wings connect to the parachute, the edges doesn't seems to be "bumpy".
  8. Hello all, I saw these jump wing s on eBay and wasn't wondering about the authenticity of it. I would really appreciate your input. Thanks.
  9. I'm hoping that I can get some help with these ribbons as well. 1. 2. 3. 4. Thanks to everyone for their help.
  10. Thanks everyone. Pardon my ignorance, but can someone please explain about the "white stabilizer in the back"? I'm assuming that khaki base is the base fabric that the embroidery was done. I'll do the black light test tonight and update. Thanks a lot.
  11. Hello all I picked up this raider patch along with the paramarine patch recently. I wanted to get opinions about the authenticity of this patch. Patch does not glow, the white stitching seems to be yellowing and is very flexible, not stiff. I would appreciate Any assistance. Thanks.
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