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497 TFS Night Owl suit


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Good afternoon and I'm a patch and helmet collector but I was looking to past sold items on Eb** and found out this nice lot from a 497 TFS night owls pilot.

The squadron moved to Ubon in 1965 and been stationed there till 1974 when squadron was deactivated.

Looking at the helmet, an HGU2/P, and the suit it looks like the pilot joined the squadron in the first years...same time gullwings on the helmet make me think he flew around 1967 or 1968 as before I have no evidence to have helmet custom cutted in that way.

Wondering when the squadron started to use this black dyed suit and if timeframe of this set could be then around 1967 or 1968.

Thanks in advance


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