A Special Gift From a Friend (L2B)

Discussion in 'Nylon' started by mbaquerizo, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. mbaquerizo

    mbaquerizo New Member

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    The jacket that initially sparked my interest in vintage Nylon, was recently passed down to me as a birthday gift from a close friend and collector.

    Interested in hearing any information regarding the contact, besides the little I already know. This is my second L2B, the first being an Buzz Repro that doesn't fit quite as well, or have details as spot on when compared to this one.

    I guess I can care less about it's worth, since it was a gift I have no intention of selling, but regardless if anyone has any insight into it I'd love to know.


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    Sorry if these images are small, the actual photos taken with my phone can be seen at the link below:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/7191215@N03/

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. Rutger

    Rutger Active Member

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    That's a fine gift to receive, I suppose you already checked the unit patches.
     
  3. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    that's what friends are made for

    nice present

    enjoy the wear
     
  4. Phantomfixer

    Phantomfixer New Member

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    That is an awesome L2B....very generous gift....enjoy it!!
     
  5. watchmanjimg

    watchmanjimg Active Member

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    Great jacket and patches. The 75th Military Airlift Squadron flew the mighty C-5A Galaxy beginning in 1970 but my guess is that this earlier L-2B is more likely from the unit's C-141 era. As I understand it the designation of "Military Airlift Squadron" took effect in 1966, so assuming it's original as configured there's a very good chance this jacket was worn during the unit's service in Vietnam. In any case it's a beauty!
     
  6. mbaquerizo

    mbaquerizo New Member

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    watchmanjimg,

    Thank you so much for the info! from the small bit of info i was given, the jacket was sold by the son of the owner, and yes, he was serving and wore this jacket during Vietnam.

    Thanks again!
     
  7. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure of value but it's very nice. Embroidered label is unusual, no?
    Dave
     
  8. TankBuster

    TankBuster Active Member

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    Very nice looking jacket!

    Dave, the label looks like the usual to me.
     
  9. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, just that it's an early one. I was back on the value question.
     
  10. Willy McCoy

    Willy McCoy Member

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    Great Jacket. Looks fine.
     
  11. PADDY_M

    PADDY_M Active Member

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    Sweet.
     

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