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A2 Jacket HELP...

SEAPIMP

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Hello all...I just found this A2 Jacket, I have been looking for this Squadron patch for 20+ years now...My Grandfather was Lead Bombardier on 66 missions with this group (585th B/S). I can just make out the tag, and it reads J.A. Dubow, W535-AC-2096?...It also doesn't say Property US ARMY, US AIR FORCE...The jacket also has a collar stand. The man who wore the jacket was in service from 1938, till 1945 Can anyone help me date this A2 Jacket?...Any help would be Great...Thank You...
Troy









 

SEAPIMP

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SEAPIMP said:
Hello all...I just found this A2 Jacket, I have been looking for this Squadron patch for 20+ years now...My Grandfather was Lead Bombardier on 66 missions with this group (585th B/S). I can just make out the tag, and it reads J.A. Dubow, W535-AC-2096?...It also doesn't say Property US ARMY, US AIR FORCE...The jacket also has a collar stand. The man who wore the jacket was in service from 1938, till 1945 Can anyone help me date this A2 Jacket?...Any help would be Great...Thank You...
Troy

P.S...Does anyone know what that is on the zip?...It is even in the old photos of the jacket of him wearing it...Thank's again










 

deeb7

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That's the first Dubow contract Troy, W535-AC-20960, and it dates from 1941.

On the zipper pull? ......... dunno.
 

SEAPIMP

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Thank You David...This is the most I'v ever spent on an A2 Jacket, but like I said...I have been hunting this patch for 20+ years now...The search is over, and now I can hunt the Group patch...Thank You again, your the best...
Troy
 

T-Bolt

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I remember Senicko having that bomb squadron patch on a jacket he owned at one point.

A early contract collar stand Dubow...........nice! :cool:


Ted
 

SEAPIMP

New Member
Hello Ted...This is the patch John, from Flymac made me, and Senicko. It's a copy of the 585th B/S patch. I sent him some photos of the patch, and he did an Awesome job. Senicko liked it so moch he had one made as well...We spoke about this way back on the old forum. It seems like 4ever, but I found a real one at last...Thank's...
Troy


(1st Copy)...This is the very 1st A2 Jacket I got...1979-80



(2nd Copy) This is the 3rd A2 Jacket I got...It's a Perry A2...He made this 585th copy Just how it looked in the photo I sent.

 

SEAPIMP

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Hello Platoon...Both above pix are repro's of the 585th B/S patch...My first post is the real one...Thank's...
Troy
 

SEAPIMP

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Hello MarkP40...Yes thats the guy that has made me the two above patches...He is a great guy...Thank's...
Troy
 

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