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Latest Troop Carrier jacket and it's a stunner - Glider Pilot


jonesy1275

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jonesy1275

My latest piece to the Troop Carrier collection came from a forum member who saw my plea in the wanted section. What he offered to me was too good to pass as it's probably the best looking jacket in my collection. 9th AF Troop Carrier Glider Pilots Ike jacket with bullion wings sewn on blue felt backing. The Flight Officer rank insignia are also bullion and sewn onto the shoulders. The ribbons are Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart and ETO campaign with two battle stars. Troop Carrier Command dui's are on the epaulettes. British made felt 9th AF and Troop Carrier patches are on the sleeves.

Although the jacket is not named, the garrison cap which was included has potentially the initials RLS and possibly a partial serial number. From the ribbons, I would guess that the Glider Pilot participated in Market Garden and Varsity.

The crusher cap and shirt wasn't part of the set.

 

Neil.

 

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All Airborne Troop Carrier items wanted especially uniform groupings and unit history books. Anything considered!!

 

Collector and researcher of IX Troop Carrier Command. Visit my Facebook page to see the research and collection.

 

http://www.facebook.com/IXtroopcarriercommand

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Very cool!

WANTED: I collect materials of any age related to the US Army Quartermaster Corps and from the long-defunct Commissary / Subsistence Corps. Anything goes and it doesn't have to be identified to a vet. If it's weird or unusual, please PM me! ASMIC #5650

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carbinephalen

Oh wow! What a stunner of a uniform! Love that ribbon bar!

Visit My 76th Division Collection Website!

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Always looking for 76th Infantry Division Items and Information!!

385th, 304th, and 417th Infantry Regiments : 355th, 364th, 901st, 302nd Field Artillery Battalions

301st Medical and 301st Engineer Battalions


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Hi,

 

Very nice looking set in deed! Great piece to have!!

 

Hope the research pays and that you can put a name to it ;)

 

Congrats

 

Regards

JEB

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doinworkinvans

Super duper!!!

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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That is a beauty! Thanks for sharing it!

 

JD

AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Scarecrow

Beautiful looking uniform!

Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.

 

 

 

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Justin B.

Love the embroidered F/O rank, thanks for showing!

 

Justin B.

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Chief Bast

Goodness Neil, that ones a stunner! Glad to see you had success posting in the want ads and thanks for posting.

Jamie

 

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BILL THE PATCH

Ditto, those wings are killer, congrats

 

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