#40 - how much ?
The size chart is spot on, they fit neatly true vintage fit Order by chest measurement allow 2" movement room and/or initial minimal shrinkageHey Ken, what's the cut on those? What I like about the Overlord one is the trim, tubular cut with short sleeves. Do the Goodwear run large?
How about their sizing?are made by a Chinese company called Non-Stock (very satisfied with their wonderful heavyweight cotton)
I want one of those !!!! I have an original letterhead from that very same BG !View attachment 7948 View attachment 7949 View attachment 7950 View attachment 7951
And my personal favorite -- 490th Bomb Squadron, 341st Bomb Group, 10th Air Force "Burma Bridge Busters" 1980s t-shirt. The back has an awesome design featuring a B-25H destroying the Myittha River Bridge in January 1944. The pilot's name is Capt. A.J. Boutselis, and after some digging, I found this:
From Yank Magazine, April 1, 1945:
"Two weeks after Maj. Erdin's discovery, the 490th got sweet revenge when Capt. Angelo J. Boutselis of Dracut, Mass., destroyed the Myittha River bridge - the target which the entire squadron had missed before - with only two bombs, using the new hop technique. Boutselis was so happy he conducted prayer-meeting hymns over the interphone and twirled his 10-inch mustache all the way back to the field."
Captain Boutselis may have had the most impressive 'stache in the entire CBI (sorry couldn't find a higher resolution picture)
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Bombing techniques for those interested:
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Like I said before try these guys you will find what you want Carl .Im still liking the Bronson 2 colored T-shirt with the AAF logo on the front . Shame they have sold out
I will do Evan , ill put it on a seperate thread as stationery is another of my collecting interests .Carl, I picked it up on eBay a few months ago, the tag makes me think it was 1980s manufacture. Please post the letterhead if you have it on hand, would love to see it!
BIP, good to see you back on the forum. I ordered two t-shirts from that website and unfortunately they never came. They did send me one of the shirts in a women's small, but the men's smalls I ordered never came. I heard that they were heavily prioritizing large orders and the small ones would often slip through the cracks...
Where did you find that one???not a T-shirt but how about this exceptional very early Type II Class A Wool V-Neck Sweater!
Dated January 22, 1942 and just my size (42)! Got it for $93 shipped.
it only has one flaw, a good 1 cm catch/tear on the right cuff but I can get it repaired one day... otherwise it looks like it wasn't worn very much and the label is still quite legible.
MYRTLE KNITTING MILLS Inc (one of the 7 known manufacturers of this spec)
Contract No. W-669-QM-15191
Dated January 22, 1942
A.M.C. Tent. Spec. P.Q.D. No. 111
Type II - December 22, 1941
Stock No. 55-S-91042
Phila. Q.M. Depot
I will only get to wear this a handful of times in Jan/Feb but just as well as I don't want to add too much extra wear & tear to this beauty.
But I do intend to wear it on special cold night occasions.
love that the spec date is Dec 22, 1941 (15 days after Pearl Harbor)
and manufactured exactly 30 days to the date after that! (From what I understand this particular style of knit was around for the Air Corps since 1933 but was re-listed under a new number for the Army.)
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