Help wanted to identify a patch

Discussion in 'Jacket Art / Patches - Original and Reproduction' started by jack31916, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Back in 1983 me and a couple of friends were involved in the making of a videoclip of the Star Sisters



    One of my friends was wearing an original A-2 jacket which can be seen in various shots in the clip and some more close up from 3.08 in the clip. He bought that jacket from a wholeseller in the Amsterdam region at that time for a stunning 100 Dutch guilders . It was a big jacket too and at least a size 46. Wish I could find something like that today ;)...

    There's a squadron patch visible which was original to the jacket. On the back of the jacket (alas not visible in the clip) was a painting in dark red of a donkey and a name Red Ass.

    I've seen this sort of patch before but I can't find it on the net. Maybe one of you can help me out?

    Thanks !
     
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  2. EMBLEMHUNTER

    EMBLEMHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    That patch is the 704th Bombardment Squadron below an image of a Leather patch I made of one 704th Bombardment Squadron.jpg
     
  3. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    Hey thanks John ! You are a living encyclopedia ;)

    I was able to find a pic and some history of the plane Red Ass .

    Thanks again !

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  4. EMBLEMHUNTER

    EMBLEMHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    Always Happy to help when I can, all the best :)
    Johnny
     
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  5. falcon_ib

    falcon_ib Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Any idea where the jacket is these days?
     
  6. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    No allas…. He needed money and sold the jacket long ago. It's probably in a Dutch collection.
     
  7. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Cool jacket and cool clip, thanks, didn't see it before.
    These three beauties were very popular in 80s, I remember the discos of my youth :). It was a new wave of popularity of retro music, thanks to the Dutch.
     
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