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  1. It might be the exact jacket in this forum post. According to the story, a villager got it from the crash site of his exact B-24. The historic jacket was ruined by "restoring" it as often happens... https://www.vintageleatherjackets.org/threads/what-jacket-s-are-you-wearing-at-the-moment.262/page-152
  2. Pic came as small print from an Ebay seller. No further info. My guess these guys just flew in Eindhoven airport late 1944. In the link you can find a larger version. Please comment on what you guys see in this pic! link to larger pic: https://ibb.co/4M36dW3
  3. https://ibb.co/LRsXb3P https://ibb.co/mH889Tj ..street and buildings are still there... https://www.google.com/maps/@50.1518109,8.6357891,3a,75y,117.64h,82.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s70kk8oC9u8f3OcUlg7DsOA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  4. I got these tiny prints off Ebay. Seller had no further info. As far as can see these are troopers from the 508th in Heddersheim, Frankfurt, performing their Honor Guard duties. I scannede the 2400 dpi on a pro scanner. Maybe someone could recognize someone? Larger files on request..
  5. A painting restorer would never say the helmet of jacketpatch is 'real". They would only say something about age, aging, and type of paint. They would say: "this paint has been applied about 70 years ago, and it a type of paint that was around in that period. And it has aged accordingly." Except when there would be undoubtable provenance..photo, film etc...it is up to you to decide if it is the real McCoy, or not. But the advantage of these guys is..they have no gain, and the deal with fake on a daily basis. My friend Han also took out his UV lamp. Not some small thing, but a huge thing.
  6. Hi all, Over the years, I have seen and read a lot of stuff on paint. A little piece of paint on an M1, can mean the difference between 50 bucks and a small fortune. The countless stories of talented fakers, con artists, "specialists"...it is all a great source of entertainment too! In all these things, I have never understood one thing. In the art world, paintings have been faked since painting was invented. Where there is money to be made, money will be made. For every vin number Ferrari has stamped on one of their cars in the fifties and sixties, you can find three vehicles..al
  7. Hi! I took some pictures of my B-7, I'll uplod them here for reference. I believe my set is quite unique condition wise.
  8. The front panel replacement...Russian lady glued leather over it....torn off, and whole piece replaced...tried to add more pics in one topic, but wouldn't work althuogh they are under 100k...I will not start a new topic for the cuff repair...
  9. Hi all, I started looking at B-3's a couple of years ago, and went ahead and bought a couple. I'm a guy who in carcollectorland rather buys a DeSoto, than a Mustang or 57 Chevy. So, everybody telling me how fragile this stuff is, and impossible to find in good condition, only made it more interesting to me. But then you open your first box, and 5 minutes later a sleeve comes off, then it's another story. Ooops wow, they are fragile. I looked everywhere for repair guys, most people did not have the machines, the knowledge or skill. Or, they asked outrageous prices. Last year, a Russian lad
  10. I just looked at it again some time....maybe the chit and the CBI patch are real, and cutouts from an original jacket...cut out with the original jacket leather....what do you guys think??
  11. Hi everybody, On ebay right now is this here A-2, on first glance I really liked it. Looking a little closer, I see many things that worry me...but...I'm no expert! Maybe an interesting case for you experienced guys to "instruct" a litlle?? Overall, the color of jacket and patch look more "eighties" brown to me. Then, the "sharpy" H in the initial...the zipper top, the lack of label...the funny looking thread in the funny looking nametag....anyways, I would really appreciate some lessons! http://www.ebay.com/itm/251580986224?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648
  12. Hey, nice piece. "Strat" would be Maj. Gen. George E. Stratemeyer, boss of the Eastern Air Command. Google is your friend..His nickname is Strat, as you can read in this document.. http://cbi-theater-1.home.comcast.net/~cbi-theater-1/roundup/roundup062944.html As far as a gift from one general tot the other, in the time (*th june 1944) it could not be improved upon! Cool piece, and certainly valuable.
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