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USAAF-USAF mustang officer surplus store find- small world

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Found these three uniform sets in a surplus store near San Bernardo CA- the uniforms themselves are typical 50s/60s style, all have nice cloth sewn ribbon bars. And all the insignia looks to have been there awhile and un-messed (unusual for a surplus find) and were reasonably priced. One oft the uniforms is German made, dated 1956 has direct bullion US collar insignia and oak leafs. All were named to Maurice M H*annah. Figured I should keep these together so I cut a deal for all three for $100

 

After doing some research, found out the owner enlisted in 1942, rose up the ranks to a commission and served in the USAAF-USAF from 1942-60, the USAF Reserve from 60-67 ending up as a Lt Col. He was an ordnance and safety specialist. Digging further, he lived after leaving the AF (and off and on before) in San Bernadino since the 50s and passed away there in 2004- and was laid to rest in Riverside National Cemetery just to the south. so the uniforms never left more than a 30mi area since he retired in 1967. Going further yet- turns out his son is my neighbor- lives three streets over. We made contact and will talk further.

 

Not exactly a high speed or rare set- but still nice and proves its a small world sometimes even still

 

jacket on left is dated 1955 and made at Lorwy AFB in Denver (I grew up about 5mi away from there) one on right is German made dated 1956- direct bullion insignia

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insignia on the German jacket and the third set- the third one is undated but based off the ribbon bar with the longevity ribbon and the fact it has the least wear- was probably one of his later sets. It has bullion as well but not as nice as the German one. Oak leafs are silver just tarnished

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Looking for WW2 Ike jackets and service coats for the 65th, 71st, 75th, 91st and 106th Infantry Divisons

"Danko, What do you want out of this Army?!"

"Me sir!"

-PFC John Danko Jr, My Grandpa, hero and buddy. RIP

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Love the ribbon sets and bullion rank insignia, cool find


Check out my eBay page, I sell military insignia and just about anything else I come across

Link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/fitzkeemilitaria/m.html?item=223497878518&hash=item340982fbf6%3Ag%3ASs4AAOSw-llcxhqe&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

 

Please check out my web page as well for more items for sale

 

https://fitzkeemilitaria.com/

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It is always nice to find a uniform that hasn't travled far. I found a great WW2 bullion air force jacket in a surplus store in a small town in Indiana recently which matched an individual on the WW2 enlistment site out of that small town. His obituary confirmed that it was the same man and that the uniform couldnt have travled more then 5 miles since 1946.


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