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Jerry

I forgot to mentioned it but on Saturday before last on September 11th I got a ride in a WW II P-51 Mustang and it was an unreal thrill but still my ultimate dream ride is going to be when I get a ride in a P-38 Lightning.

 

Mike

 

 

 

 

Good morning Mike.

 

wow 585 is not bad for .38 Navy marked... even Im dont thinking about 115:) It was a great time to collect militaria!!!

 

now It is very hard to find this revolver even in USA I guess...

maybe it is possible to find damaged revolver only to put in holster for display:)

 

the 5-6 hundred $$$ is totaly not for my pocket now :((((

 

Thanks for good input to the thread,

Regards,

Jerry K.

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Jerry

I forgot to mentioned it but on Saturday before last on September 11th I got a ride in a WW II P-51 Mustang and it was an unreal thrill but still my ultimate dream ride is going to be when I get a ride in a P-38 Lightning.

 

Mike

 

Wow Mike... It should be a great feelings!!! dont know what to say:)

I know also that Tom got a ride in SBD Dauntles, If Im wrong Tom correct me !

 

It is good option for a .38 in Europe I noticed this 5inch barreled from time to time. I have to think about it :)!

 

The best regards,

Jerry K.

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I know also that Tom got a ride in SBD Dauntles, If Im wrong Tom correct me !

Jerry K.

 

Not quite a "Slow But Deadly" Dauntless! The plane in my avatar is a SNJ trainer. Over the years I have also lucked into rides in a C47, L2, L5, T6, another C47, a Ford Tri-Motor and a B17. They even let me take the controls of the C47, the L5 and the T6. I am still kicking myself for not spending the bucks to get a P51 ride back in the early 90's. Lightening Ace is one lucky guy!!

 

Tom

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

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You've rode on some neat planes of which next summer I hope to get a ride in a B-24, B-17 and a B-25.

I wish I would have taken my P-51 ride in the 90's too because the ride was only $500 and now its $1100 which includes a years membership in the Aviation Flight Museum which is only $60 but I think it was worth every cent. The P-38 Lightning ride is going to cost me $2,050 plus the trip to where I'll get the ride.

I'm enclosing a picture of the P-51 when we had taxied in from the flight.post-9389-1285295638.jpg

 

Mike (Lightning Ace)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not quite a "Slow But Deadly" Dauntless! The plane in my avatar is a SNJ trainer. Over the years I have also lucked into rides in a C47, L2, L5, T6, another C47, a Ford Tri-Motor and a B17. They even let me take the controls of the C47, the L5 and the T6. I am still kicking myself for not spending the bucks to get a P51 ride back in the early 90's. Lightening Ace is one lucky guy!!

 

Tom

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You are lucky guys, although you must pay for such a flight. In France it's today almost impossible to fly on ww2 propeller aircrafts due to the administration rules and insurance cost. But it is possible to pay and fly on military training jet. I have been lucky to ride in a C-47 in the 90's.

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My friend who is from England and lives here in the USA but goes back to England to visit from time to time says it costs 1300 pounds for a ride in a Spitfire for 20 minutes I believe and 3,000 pounds for a ride that lasts an hour, so I don't feel to bad for what my P-51 Mustang ride cost me.

 

Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are lucky guys, although you must pay for such a flight. In France it's today almost impossible to fly on ww2 propeller aircrafts due to the administration rules and insurance cost. But it is possible to pay and fly on military training jet. I have been lucky to ride in a C-47 in the 90's.

Franck

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That P-51 ride I mentioned that I passed on back around 1990 was a whopping $100 for an HOUR!! Now you know why I am still kicking myself today!! :emba0005:

 

Tom

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

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I can still kick myself for selling my US Navy marked Victory 38 several years ago but there still has to be more out there and I'm willing to pay the price to get one. Thanks for verifying my USN 38 pouch and I figured you probably had one but because the Navy didn't date gear it's hard to authenticate naval aviation gear and the only thing a collector can do is have pictures of naval aviators in WW II wearing the gear or depend on other collectors who got items from WW II veterans that only served in naval aviation in WW II and brought the items home.

I'm still looking for you a WW II USN pilots Penlight like I sold a few months back.

 

Mike

 

Hi Mike,

I have a WWII, U.S. Victory shoulder holster. It also has the loops for extra ammo sewn to the shoulder strap. I'm not certain and doubt it is USN marked but is wartime dated. It's brown in color and I can send pictures to you if you're interetsted. Let me know.

 

Rick

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Rick

thanks for letting my know about your holster but I already have a WW II USN marked shoulder holster with loops on it too what I'm looking for Rick is another USN marked S&W Victory 38 pistol.

Thanks Again

Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Mike,

I have a WWII, U.S. Victory shoulder holster. It also has the loops for extra ammo sewn to the shoulder strap. I'm not certain and doubt it is USN marked but is wartime dated. It's brown in color and I can send pictures to you if you're interetsted. Let me know.

 

Rick

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Rick

thanks for letting my know about your holster but I already have a WW II USN marked shoulder holster with loops on it too what I'm looking for Rick is another USN marked S&W Victory 38 pistol.

Thanks Again

Mike

 

Hi Mike,

I read further and THEN realized you were discussing the .38 Victory and not the holster. Sorry about that. Good luck in your search!

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Hello:)

 

Some days ago I a little bit improved my Naval Aviation torso...

Q.A.S. parachute harrness, NAF, JAN 45 stamp, AN6542(summer) helmet with ANB-H-1 earphones and 1021 polaroid goggle

Navy B-4 life vest with two M556a dye marker, black U.S. Navy whistle with lanyard ring, two cells BMG metal flashlight, survival light( better will be M567 light but I got it at another display:), white silk scarf, .38 S&W revolver M3 shoulder holster with ammo loops and M592 back pad survival kit. Nothing big but made a lot of fun :)))

Enjoy,

Jerry K.

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Like always Jerry your display looks great, thanks

 

Mike

 

 

 

 

 

Hello:)

 

Some days ago I a little bit improved my Naval Aviation torso...

Q.A.S. parachute harrness, NAF, JAN 45 stamp, AN6542(summer) helmet with ANB-H-1 earphones and 1021 polaroid goggle

Navy B-4 life vest with two M556a dye marker, black U.S. Navy whistle with lanyard ring, two cells BMG metal flashlight, survival light( better will be M567 light but I got it at another display:), white silk scarf, .38 S&W revolver M3 shoulder holster with ammo loops and M592 back pad survival kit. Nothing big but made a lot of fun :)))

Enjoy,

Jerry K.

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Thanks Mike and Paul :)!!!!

 

I took a inspiration to this impression from Avenger crew photo, from another thread...

 

The man in the middle is pilot, he also used a metal flashlight ( looks like BMG type ) the same helmet model with AAF earphones, polaroid goggle... It is not the same configuration kime mine but close.

 

The best regards,

Jerry K.

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Thanks Mike and Paul :)!!!!

 

I took a inspiration to this impression from Avenger crew photo, from another thread...

 

The man in the middle is pilot, he also used a metal flashlight ( looks like BMG type ) the same helmet model with AAF earphones, polaroid goggle... It is not the same configuration kime mine but close.

 

The best regards,

Jerry K.

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Jerry

I'm glad you're putting original WW II USN & USMC air crew pictures on this site because it authenticates the WW II USN & USMC items I put up for sale like the 2 different model USN marked Distress lights and WW II USN Whistle to go on the USN mae west.

 

Mike

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Mike and Paul :)!!!!

 

I took a inspiration to this impression from Avenger crew photo, from another thread...

 

The man in the middle is pilot, he also used a metal flashlight ( looks like BMG type ) the same helmet model with AAF earphones, polaroid goggle... It is not the same configuration kime mine but close.

 

The best regards,

Jerry K.

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Thanks JGC for words!

 

I want to noticed that the white lanyards from two-cells flashlight (BMG company) and black whistle is made from cord included in M592 survival kit and is WW2 vintage.

 

Here I added another photo with (I believe) black metal BMG two-cells flashlight.

 

The best regards,

Jerry K.

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Hi guys,

I've noticed Jerry's interest for green Navy nylon flight suits. See following photos about TBM pilots of VMTB-454 which were taken in USA during training (the unit never saw combat action as the war ended when the unit was on board the escort aircraft carrier Puget Sound ending its qualification cruise).

Photos appear to have been taken between January and June 1945 on Mojave and/or Santa Barbara Marines Air Stations.

Enjoy !

Greg

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