Monday, November 15, 2010

WW2 AAF TSHIRT .....another rare find





Today's post is about another rare find .a dead stock ww2 shirt ,in a decent size,is almost impossible to find nowadays,got this one when living in Florida a while ago.This shirt has its original flockage [felt like print] on it and tucked inside the shirt ,was the original care instructions for it .a must .

The Buckingham Air Field was the Army Air Force's southeast training:center, the flexible gunnery school at Fort Myers. It was located on Buckingham Road. The only use of the field today is for chasing mosquitoes hoping to eradicate them during the rainy season.
Most of the B-24's that flew the oil refinery raids over Ploesti, Romania came from Buckingham.
When the mission idea came down, they took most of the crews from Buckingham as they were experienced.
They were in the middle of their frangible bullet training there.
That was where they had a P-39 & a couple of other aircraft with an extra layer of skin
and they fired the bullets right at the aircraft instead of a tow target."

7 comments:

  1. Retour aux sources man… Le militaria revient au galop !!!!:-))) Encore une Belle pi├Ęce…!! Bravo

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  2. scored 2 paires ww2 sunglasses yesterday .i'll post my collection next week.where is my corduroy/moleskine vest for this winter !?? ahahaha.....cheers man

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  3. Hard to find rare models like the cord and moleskin vest actualy… Japanese and other european collectors are on the french web and flea market to find items before French Cancan…
    sorry…

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  4. IVE SEEN THIS T SHIRT ON THE BAY BEFORE. REMEMBER IT FETCHING A FAIR PRICE, AS CAN BE EXPECTED. HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY, IF YOU DONT MIND ME ASKING? IS THIS A KEEPER, OR DO YOU THINK YOU WILL EVER DEPART WITH?

    ANY FURTHER NEWS ON YOUR OWN RECREATION OF THE WW2 ERA SEEBEES TEE?(SORRY, BUT HAD TO ASK).

    GO NAVY

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  5. i didn't get it on ebay at all but at the fort lauderdale flea in 2001 as part of lot with uniforms and payed an extra 20$ for it .its a keeper. as for the seebees shirt,i'm thinking about a small run on vintage sweatshirts .i'm going to a warehouse next week to make a deal with the owner and will keep you guys posted .....

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  6. The Papa is in on the seabee sweat Patrick!

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