In trunk since 1944

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by fleet16b, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. fleet16b

    fleet16b Member

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    This grouping was apparently left to a person
    Came out of a locker that was not touched since 1944
    Are these items authentic ?
    They seem too good
     

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  2. fleet16b

    fleet16b Member

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    Here is the A2. Tag
     

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  3. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap ! Everything looks brand new. It all looks authentic to me. I'm no expert but the A-2 label looks good. Pity you had no other closeups. Is it someone you know that has these ?
     
  4. fleet16b

    fleet16b Member

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    Just know him thru another site
     
  5. mr_lits

    mr_lits Member

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    holy hell!!!
     
  6. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Wow! I wonder what the story is behind this kit? I can see nothing to indicate that any of this flight kit is not what it seems.
     
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  7. 2BM2K

    2BM2K Active Member

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    Truly amazing. The grouping does look to be authentic.

    The A2 jacket is virtually untouched since the day it was made. Love to see some close-up photo's of it.
     
  8. Marv

    Marv Active Member

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    wow, loving the Flight Officer rank on the garrison cap too
     
  9. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to get my hands on that B-6. Probably my size too.
     
  10. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Good luck Peter. It does look to be in superb condition.
     
  11. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    super cool grouping in stellar condition
     
  12. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    wowwwwwwww

    as Andrew, i wonder what is the real story of this grouping
     
  13. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Active Member

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    Amazing find!! Isn't this the type of thing we all dream of?

    This should be in the Smithsonian!
     
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  14. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    Great Scott! I can see what looks like flaking on the B-6, and some dirt/mould on the garrison cap, but Hell, it's been in a trunk for 72 years. A-2 looks pristine-I wonder what the blacked out letters on the label signify, if anything? Hope they keep it all together and don't sell it off piecemeal.
     
  15. Garylafortuna

    Garylafortuna Member

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    Or in the USAF museum in Dayton. I would sure like to hear the original owner's story. Appears kind of dark.
     
  16. PADDY_M

    PADDY_M Active Member

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    Outstanding. ..!
     
  17. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Member

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    jaw dropping!

    once in a while stories of buried chest filled with ORIGINAL ww2 german uniforms pop up but most of them are hoax - if you guys think the grouping is real thenit is a stunning find and should be displayed in a museum
     
  18. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Probably time for a little detective work from our knowledgable residents here?

    Are all the items compatible? If so why is there nothing more ordinary/civilian? It all tells part of the story.

    There seems to be enough to go on.

    I'm not being cynical here I'm genuinely interested in any outcome.
     
  19. gav

    gav Member

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    Amazing! Would love to see/hear more
     
  20. fleet16b

    fleet16b Member

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    The person that now owns the items was friends with the vet and was left the entire collection which had been stored away in a trunk since WW2
    This is the story he told me . I do not know the person except thru Facebook , so cannot verify the story further. The bomb pin tags actually have the targets names on them that the Vet recorded post bomb run. He has no plans to sell as he is a collector himself .
     
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