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    I collect US Military WWII. Intrested in The Army Air Corp.<br />CBI-14AF Flying Tigers. (Uncle 1st Lt. Carl H. Leuenberger, Navigator, Oct. 41-Dec.46) I also like the ETO items and just about anything I think is cool from that era.<br /><br />pmshindy

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  1. 1perazzi, My Uncle's uniform has the same Bullion Navigator wings on his Jacket. Unlike you, I do not have his uniform in my care. His daughter still has them and I hope some day she feels the need to send them my way. As stated before these were probably made in China. I would sure like to know if you know anything about this gentleman. If you ever feel the need to pass this set on please think of me. pmshindy
  2. 1perazzi, I have to tell you that happens to be one of the best 14th AF groupings I have seen. I am an avid 14th AF, CBI and AC collector and I probably have close to 50 plus uniform jackets. Several have the bullion patches you display but most are of the State made patches. Your patches were most likely made in China or India. My Uncle, 1st Lt. Carl H. Leuenberger was a Navigator as well. He served with the 27th Troop Carrier SQ. 14th AF. Any chance you know anything about the Navigator? Thanks again for showing the uniforms. please let me know if you know any details. pmsh
  3. 1pirazi, I have to tell you that happens to be one of the best 14th AF groupings I have seen. I am an avid 14th AF, CBI and AC collector and I probably have close to 50 plus uniform jackets. Several have the bullion patches you display but most are of the State made patches. Your patches were most likely made in China or India. My Uncle, 1st Lt. Carl H. Leuenberger was a Navigator as well. He served with the 27th Troop Carrier SQ. 14th AF. Any chance you know anything about the Navigator? Thanks again for showing the uniforms. please let me know if you know any details. pmshi
  4. This is only a guess but it my be a shooters jacket. Plenty of time was spent shooting clay targets in the Air Corp getting the gunners use to shooting moving targets. Are their any other identifiers in the jacket? Tags, contract #'s ect...? I looked through all my Air Corp books and found nothing. Let me know if you have any luck. pmshindy
  5. You will find some on Ebay every once in a while. I purchased a complete set a few months back for about 15.00. Just make sure you get the right size for the M1. I think they are 7/8ths or 15/16ths. Just shy of 1" in dia. Add them to your favorites list and they will turn up. pmshindy
  6. Doyer, USMC, Their were many Air Force personnel that transfered from the ETO to the CBI since they did not start in China heavy till late 43 early 44. Many served their tours over in Europe and still had the fight in them and transfered. I know a guy who piloted C-47's in N. Africa, dropping in the 82nd in to Sicily. This raid our own Navy shot down several of our planes full of paratroopers. I think this is why their were stripes on the transport planes for D-Day. So our guys could tell that they were ours. As for the Navy conduct ribbon, and the 14th AF, I am not sure. I do know t
  7. The ribbon bar does not seem to add up but it could be just missing as you say. AP ribbon with 3 bronze battle stars. The Unit my Uncle was associated with received 3 battle stars, Burma Campaign, China Defense and the last was for the China Offensive. He looks to have been in all of them. I am sure he was in the 10th AF out of India serving the Hump. There were several units that received the Unit Citation in the ATC. He must have been in the ETO for some time before arriving in India and China hence the ETO ribbon. The Bullion patches are real for sure and harder to copy and made to loo
  8. Champ, nice grouping and a great start on a fun and worthy hobby. Nice to see your dads things. thanks for the post. pmshindy
  9. Nack, Just started wow... I have been collecting Army Air Corps items as well for some time and looks like you have one fantastic collection. I am sure I am competing aginst you on ebay for some of the items. Well done on the display. pmshindy
  10. Craig, I have several pairs of the A11 my self and there are plenty on Ebay. They are cheap and hard to sell. pmshindy
  11. I was one of the fellas watching and biding on that particular piece. I have about 30 different uniforms of the CBI theater and can not ever seem to have enough. But even I have a ceiling price amount. Nice piece. pmshindy
  12. Nice story CrewChief, I just looked the book up on Amazon and one can be had for about 26.00 I will get one and enjoy it this winter. thanks for the good read. pmshindy
  13. Gregory, I do not have a G Suit but I do have a bag for the suit. The bag is an OD 10" square by about 3" deep with two sewn in handles with a talon zipper. On it are the spec. Suit-Pneumatic Anti "G" specification No C-3231 stock No. 8300-858470 order No. (W33-038) AC-7744 The Berger Bros. Company property US Army Air Forces Type G3A I have a copy of Gear Up by Jon A. Maguire which has the suit in it. According to this book it was introduced in Nov. 1944 as standard issue to Fighter pilots in the Army Air Force. Let me know what you find out and I would also like to
  14. Thanks Ricardo, Just watched that movie last night. pmshindy
  15. thanks Kurt for showing this fantastic piece of History. You do such great work keeping these stories alive. pmshindy
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