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G1 Flight Jacket VA-175, VA-196, VFT-4 Cagleco Sportswear


frank2far
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frank2far

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to care for this jacket. Bill flew with my dad in 1953-54 aboard the USS WASP. Although he passed away several years ago, his lovely wife gifted me his jacket. You may have seen some of Bill's photos on my thread regarding squadron VA-175.

 

This may be the same jacket in one of the following photos, but it appears the name tag was replaced upon Bill's promotion to Lieutenant and the VA-196 has evidence of a prior circular patch in the same spot. Possibly a Task Force 77 "USS WASP" patch? Anyway, a great item that has been packed away for years. 

 

If you have, or know of VA-175 items, please let me know.

 

Best Regards

 

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frank2far

Bill (middle right) and my dad (far right) in Pensacola.

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hink441

Beautiful jacket!! 
 

The Spad drivers are my favorites!!!!!

 

Chris

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jerry_k

Great jackets and pics, thanks for sharing!

 

Regards,

Jerry

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  • 2 weeks later...

Fantastic jackets with their own history. Thank you for sharing.

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