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Everything posted by easterneagle87

  1. There are a lot of examples of army patches being placed on these early AF transitional jackets. In the early days as the AF set their standards for how the uniform should look there was a bit of a mis-mashing of insignia. + I think it looks cool. Some even had overseas bars on the cuffs. There are other forum posting that show these examples, I just can't locate it quickly. Is this an Ike style or full length jacket.
  2. I'll go with everyone else's comments as, good. Did you scratch test it to confirm it is sterling?
  3. I liked the patch right off of the bat and the way the uniform is set up. I didn't have any issues with it, just the price at $125.
  4. Wondering what the forum's thoughts are on this Post Ww2 5th AF Ike. I think the 5th AF patch is a good, far East made example of what would become a great patch industry for years to come.
  5. The theater engineer and WW2 CBI uni are both great finds! Congrats! They're still out there! Keep the pics and stories coming! PS, I agree with you about GW, their people cherry pick. I went the day after Halloween one year and all of the stuff, instead of 50% OFF, WAS BOXED UP AND SHIPPED BACK TO BE WHAREHOUSED FOR ANOTHER YEAR. I complained too, but it fell on deaf ears.
  6. For WW2 Airborne veteran / pictures, It is pretty common to see jump wings above the ribbon racks and the CIB on the pocket flap. I have the impression and feeling during WW2, Jump wings were considered more important than the CIB. Airborne troopers were the "elite", where as any ground pounding infantryman (no less important) was authorized to wear the CIB if they'd been in combat. Yes, there were regs for awarding the CIB, I'm just making a general statement. There have always been regulations for wearing of specialty badges. Specifically, as stated in black in white in Army re
  7. Here is a shot of the Avn Electric back. Not sure how it is different from the others.
  8. Breast cancer awareness month is coming up in OCT, sounds like you're getting a jump on it!!
  9. Here's three more, I thought I'd captured more images, but put them in another folder. 1. USS Kansas City, AOR-3 2. A fairly early one; Aviation rate, 1955 (??), Philippines, GM Ford 3. Aviation electronics technician, pretty plain and simple. Surely wouldn't draw any unwanted attention.
  10. A couple more as I searched for other sources.
  11. Cruising Craigslist and saw this listing for stolen items. BOLO or Be On the Look Out, for these stolen 45th Infantry items and diary. Maybe we can help them.
  12. Saw this jumper while I was out. What threw me was the zippers. Has anyone seen this type of modification? I've seen them on the edge of the sleeves and up under the arm pits, but never down the front. What cha think?
  13. AS long as I find them, I'll keep posting them ! What carrier was the "last hurrah" in 1985?
  14. Wow! You've been busy! And most acquired this past year!! Talk about being on a hunt.
  15. Not US for the Panama dui, but maybe associated with our forces that were station there. And boy is it pretty! I had a Dominican Republic dui that was built the same way with identical screw back.
  16. Really cool examples!! These aren't that big , so the detail of the EGA is nice to see.
  17. Could've swore these got posted. A pair of three's; P-3 Orion and and H-3 Sea King
  18. Halloween 2020, COVID sucks but lets get out there and hit those racks. Billy the nose picker and the Goth horde are looking to take away those good uniforms that sahould be in your collection! Who are we? Collectors and the keepers of history! We are not quitters! So get out there and accomplish your mission! Here is what is offered at my local GW. Nothing special, the best piece hanging was the Navy Aviation Senior Chief's khaki jacket (with bullion rate). Not my cup of tea, so I did a catch and release.
  19. I'll post these as well. A couple of real oddities; Nuclear Agency and Flying Tigers. Both with steep pricing
  20. So I've been posting pics as buckles appear. But here's a thought I had for consideration. There are lots of Navy buckles (Aircraft, ships, SeaBees, etc.), Coast Guard, a couple of AF ones and few early Army ones, so what about Marines? I saw three of the larger oval style for Marines (USMC CH-46, USMC w/A-6 & a Recon) and a regular style Para buckle posted in this topic. Any other examples? Surely, there were plenty of Marines to go through Subic and other Philippine ports who got buckles.
  21. Snmall snap shot I picked up. Showing the "Training Command" tab over the AF patch. The lady told he his last name is, Tatarakis (Greek heritage)
  22. They dropped the price so I picked up this Navy Supply Corps, Ready For The Sea, buckle. Looking at his other auctions, I totally missed the "named" brother; John Baumgarten, SUBASE Pearl Harbor. Interesting, did they mis-spell "Sub Base" and run it all together?
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