Interesting private purchase WWII/Korea jacket

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  1. GoodTimesGone

    GoodTimesGone New Member

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  2. Anonymous

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    I like it, great looking jacket.
     
  3. GoodTimesGone

    GoodTimesGone New Member

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    I am normally wary of ebay postings that claim "private purchase jacket" but this one looks legit. It would not be unusual especially for a flyer that went on to serve in the Korean War to buy his own jacket to replace a lost or worn-out A-2.
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  4. a2jacketpatches

    a2jacketpatches Active Member

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    Absolutely, vets are doing it to this day and much less picky about the jacket they have decorated. however, the statement suggests that the jacket was worn before the attack on Pearl Harbor. I'm thinking it is legit but done much later considering the artwork representing three wars and it sounds like you've got the same thoughts.
     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I agree about the art work on the jacket being post War and no earlier than 1947. The name tag on the jacket has USAF, indicating it was applied after 1947 when the USAF was formed. The jacket itself is likely to date from the period 1945 to 1951.
     
  6. bebel

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    I'm not sure that this jacket is from the Korean war period. For me, it's a few more recent. Although almost not any doubt that it was belonging to a vet who has applied paints in memory of his career in Air Force.
    Franck
     
  7. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Franck, I know that vets applied earlier insignia/patches/art work to later jackets. In this case I do not think this is the case. The style of the Conmar Zipper is correct for the late 1940s. Civilian jackets like this one were often advertised in mail order catalogues from the pre-Korean War period.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    I know nothing about this, however I would agree with Roughwear, just a gut feeling.
     

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