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My unexpected find yesterday...

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Was doing our history hayrides for my reacting unit (2nd Rangers of St. Louis) yesterday, and on the last hayride, a kid was WEARING this:

 

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I about had a heart attack when I saw it. It turns out it was a buddy of mine who had his kid wear it just to mess with me. Needless to say, it worked. I met up with him after the hayrides. It has a few field repairs around the cuffs and sleeves, as well as a rip beneath one pocket. The 82nd patch appears to be original. The belt is unused and rolled up in the pocket. We settled on $450 which I thought was a fair deal considering the condition. This thing is AWESOME. Can't believe I found an original M42!!

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Nice honest looking jacket.The 82nd patch looks like one of the one piece variations with the khaki twill center.

 

Are both sleeves reinforced with an elbow patch??


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

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Nice honest looking jacket.The 82nd patch looks like one of the one piece variations with the khaki twill center.

 

Are both sleeves reinforced with an elbow patch??

 

 

It is not so much an elbow patch as it is a repair. It is only on one side.

 

First thought that came to my head was reinforced elbows.


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It is not so much an elbow patch as it is a repair. It is only on one side.

 

First thought that came to my head was reinforced elbows.

 

 

No,not typically incountered reinforced elbows/sleeves.I was thinking a repair and curious if it was on both sleeves. as the elbow area tended to be a high wear area.Soldiers added patches in a variety of ways.I have a tankers jacket from a

Colonel Hancock of the 34th Division.He added leather wear pad to the elbows.Also have a Mountain field jacket with white leather wear pads on the elbows and white leather cuff reinforcements.The cuffs on the 41,43 and Mountain jackets tended to wear easily.Repairs were done in various ways.

 

One jump jacket I have from a 508th PIR surgeon has hand loop stitch pockets on the lower edge.He did this as he stated the pockets would blow out when loaded when the force of the chute opened.


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Very nice! :o


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"The battle belonged that morning to the thin wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the channel coast of France." - General Omar Bradley.

 

 

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Holy crap, that is a great find! :thumbsup:

 

Philip


Actively Seeking:

WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

Contact me if you have something

 



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:w00t:


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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Great find and a great deal!

 

Well done,

 

Will


WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Very nice!!

Any names or laundry marks?


Afghanistan Vet OEF 10-11 - Engineer Corps US Army.

Getting a medal means two things:

1. Someone saw you do it.

2. You didn't tick off the approval chain.
Seeking 984th Engineer Co (Land Clearance), 36th Engineer Regt/Bde, and Sanitary Corps items from all eras.

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