A-2 I used to own.

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Stony, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    I got this Dubow 27798 A-2 with a 462nd PFAB (parachute field artillery battalion) patch and leather jump wings on it. The owner dropped on Corregidor in February of 45'. He was the assistant platoon leader in the first stick, and after the platoon leader was wounded on day one, he took command. This jacket was part of a large grouping I acquired about five years ago. Should have kept the A-2.

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    The silver wings are worn off of the leather patch above the name stip, but the grouping came with other unused wings, so here's what it would have looked like when new.

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    Here are his sterling jump wings with "The Rock" engraved on the back.

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  2. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Wow! thx for sharing...
    Nice patina and no creasing...( refering to another thread).
     
  3. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Thx, maybe “creasing” is not the right word...I meant unwanted permanent pleads, wrinkles, folds...they are certainly not present on the sleeves of am jacket.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2018
  4. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Nope, not at all..
     
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Surely not draping..irreversible pleads, folds wrinkles...
    This was my point from the start...I called it creasing...but maybe not the best ideal terminology.
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  6. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Started as a thread to show a jacket with a rare patch and it has morphed into what "creasing" is.
     
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  7. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    hahahahaha, yup, thats the vlj in all its glory. great history on the jacket....that jump patch is seriously kickass. i would be happy to have a repro of it, but i doubt that anyone is making it.
     
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  8. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Great thread Stony, despite the crease freaks. Vics, right, that patch is completely badass and that Dubow is pretty sweet!
     
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  9. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    462nd patches have sold for as high as $1200 on the bay. The group had an extra patch that had never been sewn on anything.
     
  10. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Disregard this post . The above post answered my question.
     
  11. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Great Find Stoney .
    Sorry to hear you moved the jacket on . It’s definitely a rare bird.
     
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  12. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Nice jacket and grouping, you should have kept it.
     
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