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JohnnyFrost

Picked up today in a small shop in a rural area. This time period is out of my wheelhouse.  Perhaps 1970s - 1980s? Might someone have a source I could utilize in researching these types off things? Thank you, jno marler 

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  • The flight jacket looks like an early CWU-36.  Can you show pictures of the back and lining?

Best,

 

Peter

 

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The "Rivet Joint Modernization" patch refers to a program that upgraded the RC-135M (Rivet Card) aircraft to the RC-135V/W (Rivet Joint) aircraft. This series aircraft is used for ELINT and COMINT intelligence gathering. The modification program began in the late 1970's and continued for a number of years. These aircraft are typically based at Offut AFB Nebraska, which would account for the cold weather gear.

 

I worked on the RC -135M aircraft in 1969-70 at Kadena AB, when they were flying missions over Southeast Asia. The RC-135V/W flew many missions during Desert Storm and continue to serve today.

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15 hours ago, RWW said:

The mittens have a 1980 contract date and the parka a 1979 contract date, so 1980's.

Thank you! 

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12 hours ago, pbuchh7715 said:
  • The flight jacket looks like an early CWU-36.  Can you show pictures of the back and lining?

Best,

 

Peter

 

Here we go. Hope these help. 

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15 hours ago, RWW said:

The mittens have a 1980 contract date and the parka a 1979 contract date, so 1980's.

Thank you!

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11 hours ago, lgr1613 said:

The "Rivet Joint Modernization" patch refers to a program that upgraded the RC-135M (Rivet Card) aircraft to the RC-135V/W (Rivet Joint) aircraft. This series aircraft is used for ELINT and COMINT intelligence gathering. The modification program began in the late 1970's and continued for a number of years. These aircraft are typically based at Offut AFB Nebraska, which would account for the cold weather gear.

 

I worked on the RC -135M aircraft in 1969-70 at Kadena AB, when they were flying missions over Southeast Asia. The RC-135V/W flew many missions during Desert Storm and continue to serve today.

Fantastic. The specific patches have proved difficult in identification. Thank you!

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2 hours ago, JohnnyFrost said:

Here we go. Hope these help. 

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An Army Officer with too much affection for USAAF/USAF uniforms and flight jackets; donation2015.gif

 

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Greetings,

 

I stand corrected.   I believe this is actually a CWU-45.  Looks like a "baffled back" and with the label I think this is late 70's.  Nice find.

 

Bst,

 

Peter

An Army Officer with too much affection for USAAF/USAF uniforms and flight jackets; donation2015.gif

 

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On 8/2/2020 at 2:41 PM, FriarChuck said:

Very neat pieces. Could you post a close up of the patch on the front of the jacket please.

 

Sincerely,

 

Friar

Thank you. Sure thing. Here 'tis.

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