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High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Too bad it can't be ID'd.

 

It's a sum of parts jacket at this point with a reserve.

 

The other stuff that is with it is other stuff that is with it.

 

Nothing can be tied together.

 

Personally I have owned groups of items that came from the veteran that didn't tie together.

 

I kept them because I knew but when I went to sell them they turned into a bunch of stuff and my story.

 

The only provenance is the sellers story and they can't substantiate it so it's a story.

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Too bad it can't be ID'd.

 

It's a sum of parts jacket at this point with a reserve.

 

The other stuff that is with it is other stuff that is with it.

 

Nothing can be tied together.

 

Personally I have owned groups of items that came from the veteran that didn't tie together.

 

I kept them because I knew but when I went to sell them they turned into a bunch of stuff and my story.

 

The only provenance is the sellers story and they can't substantiate it so it's a story.

 

 

Well put.I agree.If it were named,it would take it to a whole new level.Hopefully the ID will come out someday.It still is a thing of beauty though,sigh....

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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that is a killer jump jacket, 17thairborne are you going to have a crack at it?

 

'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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I would love to own this,but unfortunately it's out of my pay range :lol: At last check it was just under 1500,reserve still not met,with 9 days to go.

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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that is a killer jump jacket, 17thairborne are you going to have a crack at it?

 

Since I thinned out my collection to only 139th AEB stuff mthe 17th, I have resisted (not easily) buing stuff from the other units. No....I will not be adding to the ending price.

 

THere is no mention of a laundry marking in the jacket, so I guess it would be very hard ID. The buyer could post a photo with the Scions of the 17th Airborne (descendents and last remaining veterans) face book page and see if somone picks him out. Long shot though. It would help to know the town where the jacket was purchased in. Unless it was Florida, its a sure bet the Veteran was drafted from and lived in the same town his entire life. I find that to be the case in almost every research project unless they moved to FL in old age.

 

That helps to eliminate a few possibilities.

 

Agree with the others, sum of the parts.

 

Oz

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Value is a strange thing. I've seen the 513 patches push around $650 a few years ago at the peak, but it seems the selling prices of those have taken a bit of a decline in the last 2 years. Non-decript M42s with faded tags are sorta flat now too.

 

Did not see the AGM price

Oz

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This jacket was just in the latest AGM catalog 2 weeks ago. Must have purchased it thinking it was worth more than the catalog asking price.

 

You are 100% Correct there ;) good memory, I also remember seen it on the AGM Catalogue a few weeks back

I think they had it listed as the Veteran him self didn't want his info going with the sale of the jacket

for Privacy Reasons I think that was with the M42 Jump Jacket in the listing.. But I could be wrong!!!

 

There was also a cheep set of M42 Jump Trousers in another section for sale on the AGM Catalogue

which would have fully completed a Full Paratrooper Display with Jump Jacket & Trousers

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There is too much money involved here to be making simple mistakes about the jackets origins.

 

For me the stories not lining up is a minus 1.

 

That's something that needs to be verified.

 

How much was it in the catalogue ?

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There is too much money involved here to be making simple mistakes about the jackets origins.

 

For me the stories not lining up is a minus 1.

 

That's something that needs to be verified.

 

How much was it in the catalogue ?

 

Put it this way "If i was the one going Buying that Jump Jacket in question"

 

I would be the one to be contacting AGM Directly to see can this M42 Jump Jacket be traced right back

 

to the Veteran him self before parting with any Hard Earned Cash that's up to the Buyer to decide to do not us!

 

just my opinion on the subject that's all..

 

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The auction in this thread is for an M42 jacket. The other one is just a plain fatigue jacket. M42s are a different creature. Plain, Un named M42s in nice condition typically start around $1K...

I will pay top dollar for original WWII items pertaining to:

 

OSS

OSS Maritime Unit

NCDU

UDT

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I did a search for M42 Jackets on eBay and found only a few authentic looking examples;one from Canada for 1200 unpatched,and another from Japan that is patched and was in the book 'Geronimo!' by Mr. Bill Rentz,for 2450.Both were unnamed as well.

 

 

BTW,the one in this thread is now at 1825 and still has'nt met reserve.7 days to go!

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Just checked and the jacket is at 2000,reserve still not met,3 days to go

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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That's a beautiful looking jacket for sure...

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I did a search for M42 Jackets on eBay and found only a few authentic looking examples;one from Canada for 1200 unpatched,and another from Japan that is patched and was in the book 'Geronimo!' by Mr. Bill Rentz,for 2450.Both were unnamed as well.

 

 

BTW,the one in this thread is now at 1825 and still has'nt met reserve.7 days to go!

 

 

Kind of an interesting story...but I feel the example from Canada that you mentioned is named..in a roundabout way

I will pay top dollar for original WWII items pertaining to:

 

OSS

OSS Maritime Unit

NCDU

UDT

Scouts and Raiders

FSSF

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Kind of an interesting story...but I feel the example from Canada that you mentioned is named..in a roundabout way

 

I just did another search on eBay and now cannot find the Canadian one!I do not recall seeing a name mentioned in the eBay listing though.Do you have more info on the jacket?

 

It is an amazing jacket but I don't have the money for it.

 

-Dave

 

That's my story too Dave :lol:

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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