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falcon_ib

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    WW2, Korea, 1950s-60s, Vietnam
  1. Fantastic jacket! I agree, it would make a great addition to a museum. I believe this is the same jacket being worn:
  2. I'm sure the label reads 42-18777-P. United Sheeplined was only awarded that one contract for 25,000 jackets on 18 May 1942, according to Gary Eastman's research. Hope this helps! Evan
  3. Try heading over to the Vintage Leather Jackets forum too, they'll have some great info!
  4. Mods, feel free to move if this is in the wrong section. I did some more research into the footlocker I found in a junk pile in Isla Vista, CA. I wasn't able to find any information on 1/LT A. C. Dickerson 090526, but found a wealth of information on another name stenciled on the inside lid and written on a shipping label as Bruce F. McMillan 082238. Capt. Bruce Francis McMillan 082238 was a UH-1E gunship pilot in VMO-6 in April 1968, flying out of Quang Tri. His Huey and one other were on "night standby" on the night of April 10. Around sunsrise on April 11, the two Hueys took off to
  5. I found this footlocker sitting on the curb in a junk pile in my college town and knew I had to save it. It's named on the top and front to 1/LT. A.C. DICKERSON 090526, but has a shipping label on the side and a stencil on the inside lid both named to BRUCE F. MC MILLAN 082238. Any clue as to its era, or the background of either of these men? Thanks! Evan
  6. I've seen this before too, 10 were made by a company called Joe King a few years back. Here's the link to the page: http://joeking-speedshop.blogspot.com/2013/04/vietnam-war-limited-series.html
  7. Confederate Air Force is the old name of the Commemorative Air Force, a group that preserves and flies WW2 warbids all over the US. Nothing to do with the Confederacy, just that the group was founded in Texas in the 50s and the name poked fun at their ragtag beginnings. They changed their name in 2002 and operate over 100 flying aircraft from various locations across the States. Link to their website: http://commemorativeairforce.org/
  8. Jacket is an Army M1941 field jacket (officially called Jacket, Field, OD). Correct shade is Olive Drab #2 and here's a link to some info on original M1941s: https://www.atthefrontshop.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=449 The 7th Photo Recon Squadron trained pilots and technicians for photo recon stateside during WW2. Hope this helps, Evan
  9. Don't see M-444s very much at all. Keep us updated on the research! Evan
  10. That's amazing Rob thank you for sharing.
  11. It's also on Netflix Instant View for those interested
  12. Hi Duncan, I have a very clean P55 liner, if you're interested shoot me a PM and I'll send you some pics! Evan
  13. Definitely has potential, I look forward to seeing it when it comes out.
  14. Can't wait to see how it turns out!!!! http://www.avclub.com/article/michael-mann-may-finally-go-war-vietnam-miniseries-254202
  15. Great story and fine, glad to see the grouping is in good hands. Evan
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