75th fighter squadron rough wear

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Silver Surfer, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    here are some pix of my original rough wear a-2, 75th fg jacket named to b. barnum, whom i believe was a group captain. i thought that it might be interesting to see the patch placement on and early cbi a-2, as there was a thread recently about avg patch placement. though this jacket is not and avg jacket, the 75th was rolled out of the 2nd [panda bears] avg pursuit squadron into the 75th when the us officially entered the war.
     
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  2. Lebowski

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    Sounds interesting Victor, but where are the pix?)
     
  3. Grant

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    Duh! posted them on the wrong chain!

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  4. Brettafett

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    Still great! Thanks for posting Grant!
     
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  5. Silver Surfer

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    many thanx, grant, for getting the pix up.
     
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  6. Stony

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    Nice A-2 in great shape.
     
  7. Tom Bowers

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    I love CBI jackets and that one is a stunner, thanks for sharing with us
     
  8. Lebowski

    Lebowski Well-Known Member

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    What a jacket! It looks unbelievable!
     
  9. Garylafortuna

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    Hot damn that is sweet. Made my day.
     
  10. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Well-Known Member

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    QUOTE "Duh! posted them on the wrong chain! " QUOTE

    Who cares its a wonderful posting thanks Grant !


    BIP
     
  11. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    That’s UFB......!!!!!
    Beautiful jacket ...... congrats...
     
  12. taikonaut

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    Was the patch a later addition to the jacket? Just going by the patina on the jacket in relation the patches.
     
  13. wittmann

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    nice RW1401-P jacket with wonderful bloodchit!
     
  14. Lorenzol

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    What a gem of a jacket. Probably too important a piece of history to be worn! It deserves it's own space in a top history museum.
     
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  15. Dover

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    Whoa what a sweet jacket! Love those patches....helluva find!!
     
  16. Silver Surfer

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    because the the rw 1401-p contract was finished in veg aniline, just about all that j have seen, and, or, handled, have a lot of surface wear, and are kinda splotchy [patina]. the wear on the patches is consistent with the wear on the hides. there is a slightly darker ghost on the hides around the patches. where i was able to lift a small area of the patches i found that the hide underneath to be darker yet. i do wear it on rare occasions.
     
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  17. Brettafett

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    This is a spectacular example... Assume that Blood Chit period-authentic?
     
  18. Silver Surfer

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    yup
     
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  20. Ken at Aero Leather

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