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I purchased this jacket yesterday, and I wasn't sure what it was till my friend told me. It appears to be a cut down WWII parka. Apparently, soldiers who drove motorized vehicles did this to make it easier getting in and out of the vehicle. Has anyone heard of this? Is it common for GI's to put pin ups on field jackets? Any bit of information would be great.

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I purchased this from a collector who had it for years. He really couldn't give me any other information. The jacket is named to what looks like an E.L. Duncan. The jacket has that been there done that look to it. It has some holes, and a nice size rip in the right sleeve.

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I have seen a few different jackets with the pinups painted on. Kind of nose art for the maintenance folks... Nice jacket.

Tom K
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Yeah killer jacket...can we get a close up photo of the girls please?......mike

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



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Superb jacket. I have a cut down parka like this (no artwork) that was sold as a Korean War cut down. Mine does not have the fur hood and it does appear to be combat used. I think it is the later model, so I have always believed it to be from Korea.

 

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thanks!...hubba hubba ....great artwork, this guy must have been the envy of all his buddies with that jacket!....mike

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



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The name E.L. Duncan is stamped inside the jacket. I couldn't find a laundry stamp though. I think the GI would be thrilled to know guys are still talking about his jacket after all these years.

 

Hello,

thin! it will be complicated to identify what GI with NARA...

 

Cordially,

Laulau35

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