WWII Flying Sweaters

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by dmar836, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Persimmon

    Persimmon Well-Known Member

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    For you to wear at some point ?

    Or do you mean when that baby boy grows up to be a man ?
     
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  2. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    if that C2 ever needs a new home ?? ;)
     
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  3. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    So does anyone have a C-2 vest that’s actually marked with a AAF label? I think most like mine are Korean War USMC vests. Some call them paramarine vests but I have seen them in a lot of KW pics.
    Dave
     
  4. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Dave , are you now talking about the alpaca lined vests ? .

    C
     
  5. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. They were long thought of as AAF issue but wondering if any are found actually marked as such. I have yet to look them up in the AAF catalogue but...
    Dave
     
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  6. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Nothing in the Class 13 catalog Dave , even in Sweetings book they are only briefly mentioned . I have found so far ,only one contract that describes an " Alpaca Vest" and that is not a AAF contract , its a QM contract
     
  7. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    The only contract i can find so far for the sleeveless Alpaca lined vest is this one .
    It is an OLDIN DENIS contract ,and of note is the contract is not AC but a QM also the award date 4/45 , so i would think they wouldnt be getting to unit level for a while after that date ?
    The contract details
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  8. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    The item in question !
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  9. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Carl
    You always have the coolest stuff!!
     
  10. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Good stuff and verifies my suspicion. Looks identical to mine which appears to never have been worn.
    Thanks for the research!
    Dave
     
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  11. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Also , i have just noticed it was actually a contract for the US Navy ! . The letter "N" in the first column
     
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