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  1. 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 flight engineer wings on the left breast? Can both be worn at the same time? What about air crew wings?

     

    Thanks to all in advance.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. Hello all

     

    I picked up this paramarine patch recently. I wanted to get opinions about the authenticity of this patch. Looks like there is some glue residue in the back. Patch is very flexible, not stiff.

     

    I would appreciate Any assistance.

     

    Thanks.

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  7. TLeo may be right. It may have been done that way in some instances. I have a first award presentation letter that came in the service file saying "forwarded with a star".

     

    I found this

    http://www.amervets.com/replacement/puc.htm#isr

     

    According to that

    "NAVY/MARINE/COAST GUARD: Additional awards of the Presidential Unit Citation are denoted by Bronze and silver stars three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter. Subsequent award of the Presidential Unit Citation are currently denoted by bronze stars three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter; a silver star three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter is worn in lieu of five bronze stars.

     

    -- Blue stars three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter (now obsolete) were initially used to denote second and subsequent awards"

     

    Thanks to all.

  8. Hello all,

     

    I'm trying to buy a 5th div patch to restore a 5th tank battalion HQ co uniform. This patch was on eBay. Although it's listed as used, it seems new to me. To the patch experts, does this look like a repro or an original period made patch?

     

    Thanks in advance.

     

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