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A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:31:14 AM »
Thought it time that I took some better shots of the jackets in my modest collection ,

Starting off with the B10 ,the first of the Alpaca lined flight jackets  and I suppose the grand daddy of all cloth flight jackets up to this day

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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 09:38:21 AM »
Carrying on in numerical order  the B13  OFFICERS FLIGHT JACKET

This jacket when emblazoned with rank and awards has to be one of the sharpest and smartest jackets issued to the USAAF

My jacket is really an ongoing project .  Dear uncle obviously never got round to trying to finish it off or he had used the collar insignia somewhere else ?? 

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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 09:38:48 AM »
Wow, that's a nice one !  Thanks   ;)


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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 09:41:15 AM »
B13  contd

AN inspectors stamp in the right hand breast pocket

The AAF logo on the reverse of the wind flap
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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 09:46:51 AM »
Great examples Carl...impossible to upgrade!
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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 09:47:39 AM »
Now the Enlisted mans version , the B14 

Same cut as the officers B13    but not ! in the "Elastique" material !

This jacket is as i received it, from a UK collector who was selling up , i have my doubts as to the authenticity of the SSI and stripes , they don't quite look sewn on right ??  opinions ?


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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 09:50:30 AM »
B14 contd
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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 09:56:20 AM »
B14  Contd   NAMED ?

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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 10:04:01 AM »
The B15 !!  This Jacket in its service life had many variants  A B C D leading through ww2 to  Korea  and maybe further !

This particular jacket is in exceptional condition regarding its age ! 



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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 10:06:37 AM »
B15  Contd
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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 10:18:02 AM »
Here's mine...obviously not in such good shape as Carl's, but it is what it is!

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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2014, 10:22:02 AM »
...and my B13
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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 10:46:19 AM »
Keep them coming !!   the more the merrier !! 

I don't care what condition they are in  ;D

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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2014, 10:51:06 AM »
Label....
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Re: A FEW B SERIES JACKETS B10 ETC !!
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2014, 10:53:41 AM »
Enlisted Man's B-14...same as Carl's.
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