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UU-1312  Historic Trunk Grouping for  a B-26 Marauder Bombardier from the 455TH Bomb Squadron, 323RD Bomb Group, 9TH Air Force. He was killed in action on February 5TH, 1944 and their flaming B-26 was captured on film. Trunk is stenciled with "Effects Warehouse" information on the lid. The grouping has numerous trousers, numerous shirts, numerous ties and handkerchiefs. The tunic has a nice pin back wing and 9TH AF shoulder patch. In addition to numerous original photos, negatives, ID cards, socks, pajamas etc., there is his unit inscribed wallet. Wool garments have some scattered moth holes and many of the items are named to him. KIA Trunk groupings that still have their original components are quite rare. You could build a fantastic exhibit just around this one grouping. The crew was buried in a mass grave.  $1595ON HOLD
UU-1311   Large US Navy enlisted Suitcase group for an Aviation Metal smith/ mechanic. The case itself is ship made out of aircraft aluminum and is well made with aircraft Plexiglas handle. Wonderful construction. Includes 2 jumpers, scarf, Navy cap, white fatigue cap, Pea Coat, Dog Tags, ID badge, another handmade box filled with his ship board crafts, pennants from places visited etc.. a nice set. $255
UU-1310   Model 1942 OD Green Fatigue Jacket. Almost mint with 26TH Division SSI. $90
UU-1309  Great WWII 486TH Bomb Group, 833RD Bomb Squadron with B-14 Officers Flight Jacket, 4 Pocket Officers Coat. 35 Missions as Co Pilot in B-24s and B-17s. At the end of his tour he was transferred tot he 9TH Air Force and returned to the US. He flew his missions on the "Lucky Lady", "Little Lulu" and "The Fertile Turtle" as part of Walter Dickerson's Crew. Excellent condition, loads of original paperwork!! Great folding combat maps RAF set. Other mission maps, promotions, transfers, manuals etc.. $1495ON HOLD
UU-1308
FANTASTIC UNIFORM GROUP OF NAVIGATOR STANLEY VOGELFANG, 455BG 741 BS, who flew Ploiesti
Stanley Vogelfang was born in 1923 in Bronx, NY to a working class family and attend Citi College of New York.  He was a product of the Great Depression and working class parents.  In one of his City College Alumni publications, when asked: what clubs he had joined while a student, he had commented that “he had no time to participate in clubs since he had to work between classes”  This was  the spirit that drove many of his generation coming of age in the Great Depression, and that won the war.  It is people like Stanley, that Tom Brokaw had dubbed “The Greatest Generation”.  Stanley flew a total of 35 missions in a B-24 “Ten Hits And A Miss” with the 455th Bomb Group, 741st Bomb Squadron of the 15th AAF http://www.b24bestweb.com/tenhitsandamiss-v1-2.htm   His first mission being one of the famous and dangerous missions: PLOIESTI, Romania oil refinery.  A great deal about these missions can be gathered from this interesting article dedicated to the masterminds of these historic ‘tree top flying hell” http://www.roconsulboston.com/Pages/InfoPages/History/Ploesti.html   Aside from this article, numerous books, articles, and documentaries have been dedicated to the multiple Ploiesti Raids.  After the war, Stanley had a wonderful career in Optometry and was a great contributor to his community. 
The amazing grouping is 100% untouched and was sourced directly from the family. The group consists of Stanley’s service blouse with a high quality Italian made 15th AF patch, pinback sterling Navigator wings, and ribbon bar (Stanley was a recipient of a DFC).  The group further contains a rare “Flight Command” crusher, unlike the common “Bancroft, Dobbs, and Society Brand” crushers, the “Flight Command” brand was considered the Cadillac of crushers during the war. Along with the crusher is a standard officers visor with a soft chocolate top. In addition there is a “pink” overseas cap which contains moth damage.   The insignia in the group is fantastic: 1) Two gorgeous Italian made 15th AAF patches one in bullion (a different variety than the one on the blouse) and one in cord 2) Three sets of Navigator wings: 2 full size heavy sterling pinback and 1 overseas cap size in pinback sterling-a scarce wing to find 3)A set of collar wing props on the original sales card 4)loose rank and other insignia.  There is also an Italian coin brought back by Stanley from the war.  Along with the group is a set of very poignant original photos.  There is a great crew photo in front of their B-24 (Stanley is standing 2nd from the right, there is a photo of Stanley with headphones wearing a B-15 jacket sitting in his seat aboard their B-24, several photos taken by Stanley from his window in the B-24, airfield / camp life in Italy, local civilians in Italy in the villages surrounding the airfield, and others of Italy.  There are also photos of ROTC training ion City College, and various postcards.  A real time capsule!  With group is also 2 items that Stanley carried with him on missions: The “Western” brand combat knife and a heavy ‘Aerial Dead Reckoning Computer, Type E-6B’.   The latter come s in its original tab leather holder which Stanley ornamented with some ‘field art’ to include a rendition of Navigator wings, his name, stylized initials, and a nick name for the device “OLD RUSTY” which accompanied him on ALL his missions to include his first famous one.  With the group is his graduation book from “Selma Field”, Stanley is pictured among the cadets, a couple of booklets for various flight instruments and his 2 prayer books, which were very dear to him. There is also a list of all the missions flown by Stanley Vogelfang which includes Ploiesti!  Some mothing to blouse and the side cap, but a wonderful set. $845 $SOLD$


UU-1307   Amazing WWII US Marine Corps Officers Trunk Grouping from a Marine Officer who served on Iwo Jima as a Forward Air Observer for Marine 155MM Guns. He flew 32 combat hours over Mount Suribachi, at low altitude, taking fire from Japanese Troops while directing placement of rounds. This was a VERY risky job in a small plane. Included is painted trunk. Officers greens and Overcoat. Linen and Cotton Khakis and his fatigue clothing including 1 shirt and trousers with tactical markings, Pack with tactical markings as well as pistol belt, shoulder holster with note describing where he received it in his own hand. Similar notes appear throughout the group with select artifacts. Great Chinese made sword cane actually described in his included autobiography. In addition to other equipment, there are overseas caps, manuals, extra patches and insignia and 2 Marine Fighting Knives, one an Iwo Jima Survivors Knife. His Marine Officers Sword is named to him but is definitely something he was given later, possibly in th e1960s. Hi smedals are replacements and are noted as such in his own hand. Everything is n choice condition. His autobiography details his life including his days on Iwo Jima. Exceptionally rare and historic Marine Grouping.  $2995

UU-1306   VERY RARE IDENTIFIED DUAL AIR FORCE RAF/AAF UNIFORM   Dual air force uniforms are rare and tough to find.  Most American, and there were many thousand,  that volunteered for the Commonwealth, flew with the RCAF, since Canada was easy to reach from the continental USA, a VERY small number in comparison flew with the RAF.  Outside of the famous EAGLE SQUADRONS, which comprised approximately 250 men, there were only about 500 more that flew with RAF specifically, which would entail that an American had to make passage to England to join, as opposed to taking a train or a bus up to Canada. 

In regard to insignia, those that flew with the Commonwealth, and later transferred to the AAF, would wear “mini” wings to denote prior service.  The “mini” wings were specifically manufactured for Americans, and could not be larger than three inched in length, since that was the size of US wings.  The regulation stipulated that a foreign wing should not be larger than a US wing.  In practice, not every former RAF or RCAF pilot could obtain the “mini” wings, and would therefore wear the full size Commonwealth wing which was well over 4 inched in length.  The mini wings could actually range from 2 to 3 inches in length, and were always a miniature version of the regular cloth wing.  Occasionally uniforms appear with a bullion “mini wing”, those are put together utilizing a Commonwealth “mess dress” wing, which were always small and always in bullion, as opposed to the US pilots “mini wings” which were strictly in cloth, same as the full size version.  Any “mini wing” is rare and desirable, since all collectors are familiar with period photography depicting the brave US flyers that joined the fight prior to the US entry into the war, especially the former Eagles.  It is safe to conclude that out of every 10 mini wings encountered, only  1 would be RAF, and perhaps that ratio is generous.

 This uniform belonged to AAF Senior Pilot Col. Wendt who flew with the RAF prior to transferring to the USAAF.  The uniform is in “as found” out of the woodwork condition.  The high quality uniform, which consists of a matching blouse and trousers, was manufactured by the famous “Lauterstein’s”, both pieces are tailor labeled and named.  The tunic features a gorgeous RAF “mini wing”, incidentally, this is an exact style and high quality of “mini wing” observed in wear by former EAGLE SQUADRON members.  The tunic also features a quality pinback Sterling Senior Pilots wings, collar insignia, and AAF patch.  One can clearly see where Colonel’s eagles were pinned to the shoulder’s and ribbon bars below the wings and upper pocket flap.  These items can easily be restored, but we will leave that to the next owner of this uniform.  $1295  $SOLD$

 

UU-1303    Khaki shirt with English made Airborne Troop Carrier SSI, rank and overseas stripes. Nice overall, except for brown toning across shoulders. $95
UU-1300  Rare 102ND Cavalry Recon Squadron, Mechanized, Uniform Grouping obtained from the Veteran, Sergeant Schopp from New Jersey. Includes yellow piped o/s cap with 102ND Cav DI. Numbered collar brass with scarce 1ST Army Cavalry patch and 3RD Army on other sleeve. Trousers and cut down Cavalry boots as modified in the field round out the lot. $350
UU-1297    B-14 Flight Jacket for an enlisted Gunner. Choice condition overall. $355
UU-1296  Nice WWII 1ST Division Ike Jacket . $175
UU-1292  Exceptional CBI "Hump Pilot's" grouping. Includes a rare combat used flight suit with original cloth blood chit and leather name strip. Shows the oil and grease stains from so much time in the aircraft. Nice 4 pocket service blouse with bullion wings and shoulder patch. Ike jacket with bullion shoulder insignia. Apparently he had left the CBI on the left sleeve and had not switched it to the right sleeve when he returned to the US. Many years later, for  a reunion he placed the patches in the correct 1946 configuration. This one garment had been exposed to sun and shows the shadow. I would just switch the patches back to their wartime positions. There are multiple shirts with theater made insignia including one with bullion wings and one with cloth. There is an outrageously rare Bush Jacket cloth/ Ike Jacket with matching bush cloth trousers. His B-3 bag is present and named and his 4 pocket tan is also present. There is  aload of paperwork photos and history from 1943-45. He saw service as a Ferry Pilot before becoming  a Hump Pilot in 1945. Loads of paper and photos as well as his cased Air Medal. This just came out of the family attic, 3 weeks ago and has never been in  a collection. We hope to get some additional photos, paper and possibly headgear in the future. Those would be offered to the purchaser. $2295
UU-1291  Very nice 1ST Division Ike Jacket with customized 1ST Division patch and numbered collar insignia. Very nice "Big Red One" Ike with original shoulder cords.. $165 ON HOLD
UU-1288  Fantastic theater made leather Flight Jacket made in China or India. Each shoulder has a multi piece leather patch. One side has the CBI patch the other Air Corps. Lined with black shearling. Missing some buttons from the front otherwise very nice. Great look incorporating the design of an A-2 with the lower wrap belt of an Ike Jacket!!  $750
UU-1287   Nice named 8TH Air Force Staff Sgt's Gunners Group. includes named uniform with blue backed embroidered wings and nice 8TH Air Force SSI. Shirt and tie are present but the shoulder patch and breast wing have been removed. Tie and trousers round out the lot. Needs some research. $285 $SOLD$
UU-1286  Nice 7TH Armored Officers 4 Pocket Service Blouse. No name, but nice uniform. $165
UU-1282    Very nice 15TH Air Force B-17 Waist Gunner's grouping. Nice A-2 Flight jacket with full liner. Name stripe has been removed. Nice theater done sketch of him wearing the jacket. 15TH Air Force 4 pocket with wings, trousers, shirt and tie. Nice sun glasses with case, overseas cap, dog tags, Paybook , ID card/ blood chit, mission diary, collection of original snapshots of the Aviator and his plane, discharge certificate, Aerial Gunner's Graduation Diploma, insignia, survival mirror and more. $1495
UU-1279   WWII OD wool shirt with interesting Aviator embroidered Gunner's wing, outlined in yellow thread. $100
  UU-1277  Air Force Sergeant's tunic with bullion blue backed wings. $155
UU-1276  Nice 10TH Air Force Air Air Crew badged uniform jacket with pin back sterling wing and shirt with matching SSI. . $175
UU-1271  A-2 Flight Jacket Condition is a little tired. It lacks liner and has quite a bit of wear. Cuffs have been replaced. $335  ON HOLD
UU-1267   799TH Armored Ike Jacket. Name was recorded when purchased. 2 photos of the Veteran were found in the pocket. Rare patch!! $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

UU-1266   Very nice Allied Airborne/ 9TH Air Force Troop Carrier Uniform set. Great English made SSI. Trousers have a couple of small moth nips otherwise very nice. $185
UU-1261  16TH Armored Division/ 5TH Division Uniform with DIs and Ribbon bars. $155
UU-1256   Model 1941 Field Jacket  with large leather unit patch and Air Force Shoulder patch. Some brown toning from storage. $275
UU-1244  Nice named P-42 Marine Corps Fatigue shirt with Corporal's stripes and name above the pocket. Excellent condition. $125
UU-1241  WWII English Tailored Ike Jacket, made from a cut down 4 Pocket Service Tunic. British made Ribbon Bars. Nice condition except for some small holes to the cuff as shown and a few scattered pin holes. $225
UU-1240    Very nice B-14 enlisted Man's Flight Jacket with English made 8TH AAF SSI and Overseas stripes. Good condition overall. $325

 

UU-1238   Very nice Size 40, Navy Flight Jacket. Good knits and zipper. Very usable. $255
UU-1235 WWII Para Marine Vest worn under the Jump Smock. $165

 

 

 

UU- 1231  Nice named M-44 USMC named fatigue shirt. $110

 

 

UU-1228    Set of WWII Navy Corpsman's Blouses, on eService Dress and one Undress. The undress has a few moth bites and tracks, the Service dress is in great shape. $90

 

UU-1225   Great 9TH Air Force Ike Jacket with very high quality bullion patches. $195
UU-1224  P-41 US Marine Corps Fatigue shirt with name stamped and inscribed above pocket. $130
UU-1224   WWII 9TH Air Force Ike Jacket with nice Unit Citation cuff patch, English made. $95

 

 

 

UU-1223  86TH Division Ike Jacket. $95

 

 

UU-1214    Extremely rare 3RD Pattern, Decontamination, Jacket. This rare jacket was used by Naval Beach Battalions and Others at Normandy. It has been impregnated with anti Gas Chemical. This style of jacket was shown in Issue 236 of Militaria Magazine. $375
UU-1213  WWII Painted Navy Sheepskin Flight Jacket with white outline image of Vargas Girl. Jacket is in excellent condition overall, but zipper is rusted and cannot be zipped up. Sheepskin has no blowouts or tears. $995
UU-1212  Ultra Rare 795TH Military Police grouping from the War Crimes Tribunal for Japanese Soldiers in Manila, Philippines. Rare theater made unit DI and fantastic War Crimes SSI. One small mouse chewed area on the skirt, about 2 inches in length, and one to rear shoulder. Rare as you can get to find this insignia set on original uniform. $575
UU-1206  Very unusual Navy Jumper for  a WWII Submariner. Great Bullion Submarine Badge on the sleeve. Excellent condition overall. $165

 

 

 

UU-1192    Very nice Model 1941 Field Jacket with USN stencil. These are quite scarce. Great for a D-Day Naval Beach Battalion display. $195

 

 

  UU- 1191   Very rare WWII USMC female fatigue jacket. These are quite scarce. Missing 2 of the factory plastic buttons. $195

 

 

 

 

 

  UU-1184  Tan Ties. $15 each
UU-1180   VERY RARE Field Camouflaged cold weather overcoat. Reversible for snow camo on one side and green on the other. Red vehicle paint has been sprayed on. Some of these saw service in the Battle of the Bulge. This was just found in a flea market in Ohio. Choice condition overall with just light use. Don't miss this one.!!! $595
 
UU-1177  Very nice 9TH Engineer Command tunic with great embroidered on felt SSI. Sterling silver wings are worn on the chest. We don't know what the history of the tunic is, but when it was pulled out of the woodwork, they were there. Nice high ranking set. $225
UU-1169    9TH air Force 4 Pocket Officers tunic with Sterling Navigators wing, great bullion SSI. Lacks one US and one winged prop collar insignia. Named on the interior, also has initials on the interior. $245

 

 

UU-1168   WWII Wool enlisted mans shirt. Good condition overall. $55
UU-1166   WWII Civil Employee Uniform as worn by factory representatives for vehicles, aircraft, armaments and others. $145
 
UU-1139  Very nice mans wool combat shirt. No mothing . Medium size. $45
UU-1136  Womens/ WAC M41 Field Jacket with 7TH Army Shoulder Sleeve insignia. Good condition overall, just lacks label. $90
UU-1132  Great Staff Sgt wool enlisted shirt with embroidered on felt 8TH and 9TH Air Force patches. Excellent condition. $95
UU-1123  Great private purchase WWII 1ST Class Aviation enlisted jumper and trousers. Both have nice chain stitched name on both pieces. Great bullion patch with cross stitching. $110
UU-1122   Great Gunners Ike Jacket for Sergeant who served in the 8TH and 9TH Air Forces. Mix of English and US Insignia. Just needs a nice set of Wings. $240
UU-1121  Very nice Ike Jacket for  a Sgt Gunner who was in both the 12TH and 9TH Air Forces in Europe. English made 9TH Air Force SSI. Nicely marked. $125

 

 

UU-1114   Nice 84TH Division Ike Jacket. $95
UU-1111  Clean 9TH Division Ike Jacket with shoulder cord. Named. $110
UU-1102   Great Allied Airborne Ike Jacket with English made shoulder patch. US and Air Service collar discs. $185
UU-1092    8TH Air Force Ike Jacket with Trousers. Excellent condition overall with just a few moth nips on the rear collar. $95ON HOLD
UU-1082   9TH Air Force Ike Jacket. Exc condition overall. $75
UU-1077  16TH armored Division 4 Pocket. Good condition overall. $65
UU-1065   WWII Navy Field Jacket. Stenciled USN on the chest. Great for a Corpsman's Display or Naval Beach Battalion display. Size listed is 36, is larger, possibly a 38. $175
UU-1057   P-44 US Marine Corps fatigue shirt. Wearer has removed the upper pocket flap. Stenciled rank on the front. $65
UU-1055   Scarce WWII Mounted Troops Overcoat as used by motorcycle drivers and others. Mint unissued, but with unfortunate stain to front as shown. $80ON HOLD
UU-1047    Very nice WWII enlisted wool trousers, size 34 x 35. $65
UU-1027   WWII US army HBT Fatigue shirt with gas flap. Tough to find in such good condition. $75

 

 

 

UU-1018   WWII Army Service Trousers. Good condition. $55

 

       
UU-992   Great set of WWII enlisted trousers with 1946 date. Good size with belt. $35

 

 

 
UU-971  WWII Officers OD Shirt. Excellent condition. $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  UU-942   WWII OD Officers Trousers in excellent condition. $50
  UU-874  Sergeant's Ike Jacket with ETO patch with "Western" tab. Scarce collar disc. $75

 

 

 

 

UU-870  WWII 10TH Mountain Troops reversible Ski Parka. Very nice condition showing some small repairs. $145
UU-841 WWII Cold weather wool lined trousers. Show actual use and washing. $50
       
UU-825   WWII shirt, size 15 x 33. $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UU-813   Persian Gulf Ike Jacket. $65

 

 

UU-788   WWII Officers shirt. $25 $SOLD$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UU-787   WWII cotton EM shirt. $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

UU-738  Nice set of WWII Trousers with belt, measuring  30 X 33. Tiny repair to back cuff otherwise very nice. $45

 

 

 

UU-731   Size 42 US Naval Officers Jacket and Large Size Trousers. Needs to be dry cleaned, otherwise very nice. $95

 

 

UU- 695a  Choice WWII Trousers Size 31 X 31. $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

UU- 694a  HUGE Size Extra Large Women's late War fatigue trousers. Some paint on rear. $50

 

 

 

UU- 688a   HUGE Size 44 Officers shirt in excellent condition. $45

 

 

  UU- 685a   Super clean issue OD Wool trousers. Size approx 30 X 33. $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UU-682a  WWII Ike 7TH Army, 3RD Army. $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UU-680a   WWII Tan cotton enlisted man's shirt. $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

UU-668a  Clean Officers shirt with 14TH Air Force SSI. $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  UU-595a  Type E-1 High Altitude Trousers in a HUGE!! Size 46!! Choice. $95

 

 

 

  UU- 508a  Theater made M-41 Field Jacket. Very interesting! Have not seen one quite like this. Some wear through on the edges of the cuffs. About a size 38-40.  $175

 

 

 

UU-582   WWII Button fly tan Army trousers in choice condition. No rips or tears. Larger size. Approx 38 x 30. Nice size!! $35

 

 

 

 

 

UU-578a   1ST Sgt, 1ST Class on very clean OD shirt. $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UU-419b    WWII L-1 Flight Suit in good condition. Size medium, couple of tiny holes from actual use and wear, really of no significance. $110

 

 

 

  UU- 507  Officers chocolate Trousers. 28 inch waist. $50

 

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