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How did this end up on an Air Force Ike Jacket?


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As you can see the is a Alaska ADC Army bear patch on this blue Air Force Ike. This does not look and feel like a “frankenjacket”. Has anyone else ever seen this before?  The army good conduct ribbon also came on the jacket. Also, I never saw these transitional enlisted prop/wing insignia in silver before. They also appear to be sterling. Can’t wait to hear what all the experts have to say. Thanks fellas!  

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US Air Force units assigned to the Alaskan air Command fell under the Alaskan Command back in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The person that wore the jacket was probably assigned to the Alaskan Command HQ. USAF personnel wore the US Army Good Conduct Medal and Ribbon up until 1963 when the Air Force got their own medal and ribbon.

 

Mark

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Thanks Mark. I have since heard that the silver transitional prop wing devices are rare. Does anyone have info on those?  Thanks 

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On 10/3/2020 at 8:48 AM, InchonJoe said:

Thanks Mark. I have since heard that the silver transitional prop wing devices are rare. Does anyone have info on those?  Thanks 

InchonJoe, I am not sure the about how rare they might be, the first cutout insignias were brass or gold colored. During the USAF transitional period, I'm sure there were lots of changes.

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