Painted 95th Bomb Group jacket

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Peter Graham, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    This nice painted private purchase jacket belongs to a facebook buddy from Portland Oregan. He got it direct from the vet, who was a waist gunner with the 95th Bomb Group. The guys name was Dick Goldfogle who eventually retired in the late 60's as a Colonel. I thought it was a particularly interesting paint job so I wanted to share it. Pity there's no photo of the entire jacket.

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  2. Silver Surfer

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    way friggn cool. interesting that in all of the painted areas, the surface of the hide is worn off. prior paint removed, a solution used when painting?
     
  3. dujardin

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    wowwwwwwww what a splendid jacket of the 334bs
    amazing paint
    good to see such ''jewellllllllllllllllllll'
    thankssssssssssss
     
  4. bseal

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    Eye candy!
     
  5. BobGriff

    BobGriff New Member

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    Just saw this post after I googled my old neighbor Richard 'Dick' Goldfogle. I lived next door to him in Big Rapids, Michigan. Would your FB buddy still have this jacket? Thanks, Griff
     
  6. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he's on FB any more but I'll try to track him down and get back to you.
     
  7. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    I wondered about the previously removed paint as well. I know of several guys who said they painted theirs right at the end or even after the war. Perhaps he had different, earlier wartime paint on it? Is it a deceptive angle or is that a plaid liner in the jacket now?
    Brings another question. How did depots deal with artwork on jackets? Surely they ended up with some coming through. Dye over it?
    It's also interesting to see the blue under the chipped star. I suppose that was the original color of the blue field.

    Great jacket!
    Dave
     
  8. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    hold on to your seat. i have read, and was told by grant, who spoke with an elderly lady that worked at the original aero beacon factory, that any a-2s sent back for refurbishing [yes many were sent to the original makers factory for work], that had any art work on them were shit canned. thats right, tossed. i would imagine that to be the case with the aaf depots as well. for the most part, the a-2s that had painted air craft, with bombs, were done at wars end or post war. that said, there were many done during the war, with bombs added as missions continued. ditto camels, and the like for hump flyers in the cbi theater.
     
  9. interbak

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    Curious about the actual jacket. The plaid lining was mentioned, also it has a two piece back, and no snaps on the collar, private purchase, civi jacket???

    B
     
  10. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    Yes, private purchase, civi jacket. It was quite common. Not sure why though. Shortage of A-2's ? Can't imagine that being the case. Maybe some guys just liked something a little different.
     
  11. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Peter, A2s were not being issued after 1943 so many crewmen had to resort to private purchases.
     
  12. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    Good point. I guess that's the reason. I would have preferred a nice warm B-10 myself !
     
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  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Indeed Peter, a more practical jacket and wearable throughout the year in a B-17 or B-24!
     

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