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US Navy WWII pilot's uniforms from the thrift store

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This was a fun find at one of the local thrift stores this past week: three uniforms that belonged to WWII US Navy pilot WM Hopper (I haven't been able to find anything about him). The uniforms each have a tag like this with the date 1944:

 

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The tan uniform coat has a lot of mothing, but the other two - the dress blues and aviator greens - are in good shape and even came with the pants and the bullion wings! I come across a lot of Navy officers dress blue coats but this is the first time I've ever found one with the pants, to say nothing of the wings.

 

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Each jacket also has the makers tags and the officers monogram (WH):

 

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Hi,

 

Great sets ... nice to see three uniforms of one same person, still more a naval pilot of the WW2! thumbsup.gif

 

Best regards,

 

Ricardo.


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Hi,

 

Great sets ... nice to see three uniforms of one same person, still more a naval pilot of the WW2! thumbsup.gif

 

Best regards,

 

Ricardo.

 

I've gone back to the store twice since I bought those, hoping his hats would show up, but no such luck :(



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Nice set! I checked to see if he shot down any planes in WWII and he was not on the list.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Nice set! I checked to see if he shot down any planes in WWII and he was not on the list.

Kurt

thanks... Is that a book?



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thanks... Is that a book?

 

 

There is a book published by Frank Olynyk that shows all kills by USN aviators and another for USMC pilots. I believe they are both out of print though. I bought mine used about 10 years ago for $100 . Best money I ever spent.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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