Jump to content
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
Sign in to follow this  
Martygraw

Vietnam-era flight jacket to USN Cdr. Neil L. Harvey

Recommended Posts

I picked up this jacket this weekend. Cdr. Neil L. Harvey is a 1955 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, who achieved designation as an aviator in September 1957. He flew 350 combat missions in Vietnam, assigned to the USS Hancock and USS Midway. He later served with the Chief of Naval Operations and spend three years as the naval attaché with the American Embassy in Paris. He retired in 1983. I am sure you will all join me in wishing this great American well. Thank you for your service, Cdr. Harvey. Fair winds and following seas.

As for the jacket, Vietnam-era items are not my area of expertise, but this is by far one of the best looking flight jackets I have seen from any era, as I am sure you will agree. I am also humbled to own Cdr. Harveys medals, squadron C.O. cap, flight suit, wings, and citations.

 

post-104910-0-43427900-1574625936.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great jacket! Really like the VA-66 patch


Looking for a Vietnamese made 267th Cable Construction "Snakemen" patch and DI & Theatre Made Hand Guided Patches from ODS to Present Day as well as embroidered boonies/ uniforms

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great looking jacket


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..





Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, let's go ahead and post some other items. Squadron C.O. cap . . .

 

post-104910-0-04560000-1574714869.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great stuff!


donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif
"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice group!! The wings are Navy League wings that are awarded to the top student aviator in the training command class.

 

Chris


donation2016.gif

donation2017.gif

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently acquired a Squadron ballcap from VA-56. The ballcap was owned by a Lt. assigned to the squadron when Cdr. Harvey was the Commanding Officer.

 

The LT was flying an A-7 Corsair and was shot down over North Vietnam and became a POW in the famous Hanoi Hilton.

 

Here is a picture of the LT's hat.

 

post-10825-0-07317500-1575593744_thumb.jpeg


donation2016.gif

donation2017.gif

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty cool. Whats the name of that naval aviator?

A. A. Nichols, survived captivity, released and continued his Naval career retiring as a Commander in 1988.

 

Chris


donation2016.gif

donation2017.gif

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice grouping. I see that this officer had been services with the french navy 12F "Les Lascars". They were flying the USN fighter Crusader at this time.

 

Franck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.