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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

VERY RARE DUAL RCAF/USAAF 56TH FG UNIFORM GROUPING. This is a fantastic untouched grouping formerly belonging to Edward J Poulos who had volunteered in the RCAF prior to the United States entering the war and later transferred to the USAAF where he flew P-47 Thunderbolts for the famous 56th Fighter Group, aka: “Zemke’s Wolfpack” , named after their legendary commander Col. Hub Zemke.  Dual air force groups are extremely rare, we are fortunate to make available this second grouping we have had in a very long time. 

 This group is exceptionally rare in that it contains, along with the USAAF blouse, Edward Poulos’s RCAF blouse with the USA volunteer insignia.  To find an untouched ‘Commonwealth Volunteer’ named blouse to an American is rare, let alone, one with all original wartime applied insignia.  99% of those that are found on the market today are put together with original insignia at best, in many instances they are put together utilizing reproduction insignia.  Edward’s blouse is a gorgeous specimen displaying Warrant Officer 2nd Class sleeve crowns (inside the sleeves one can observe the remnants of Flight Sergeant’s chevrons before he was promoted), RCAF pilot’s wings, and the very rare USA volunteer eagle chevrons on both shoulders.  These type of chevrons are often encountered on the market, in most cases unissued, but the majority of them are reproductions, something which many are not aware-off.  Original USA insignia is scarce, worn attributed specimens almost never surface.  The tunic is well marked inside to include Edward’s serial number, which can be referenced in the original paperwork included with the grouping.   The grouping further contains Edward Poulos’s untouched AAF officers blouse  with RCAF pilots wings over the wearer’s right pocket, sterling pin-back AAF pilots wings over the wearer’s left pocket, English made 8th AAF sleeve insignia, F/O ranks, DUC, and collar brass.  The tunic contains Edward’s laundry number (first initial and last 4 digits of his ASN) stamped into the lining, as well as his full name inked into the lining (a bit faded with time).  The group further contains original paperwork, to include Edward’s RCAF flight log book, USAAF Discharge document, Western Union telegrams,  letters, etc.

 56th Fighter Group material is very rare, this unit’s glory is on the par with the Eagle Squadron, 4th FG, 23rd FG, etc.. there is a wonderful website dedicated to the 56th FG  which includes history, squadron rosters, many photos, etc.  Edward Poulos can be located in the 63rd Squadron roster/photo page:  http://www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/63pilots/kuhn-wisniewski/index.html    After the war, Edward practiced law, became a judge, and entered local politics in Long Island, NY.  By preliminary research conducted he was very well known in the Long Island, NY area and was much revered.  Unfortunately he passed away rather young in the early 1970’s.  There is an excellent potential for further research into the life of this fine individual.  Some of his children still reside in the Long Island, NY area.  To start please reference the following newspaper articles from the late 60’s and early 70”:  http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn94057939/1968-10-24/ed-1/seq-12.pdf  and http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn94057939/2009-05-22/ed-1/seq-9.pdf

 This group should reside in an advance WWII and/or aviation collection.  Do not let this grouping get away!   $3095ON HOLD



UU-1298   CBI Theater made Ike Jacket, from bush jacket material. Rare to find. This is a spare from the very large group below and an exact duplicate. $245
UU-1297    B-14 Flight Jacket for an enlisted Gunner. Choice condition overall. $355
UU-1296  Nice WWII 1ST Division Ike Jacket . $175

UU-1295  RARE AND AMAZING DUAL RCAF / AAF uniform grouping with a wonderful archive

 This is an absolutely wonderful grouping which consist of a fantastic uniform w/visor, medals/insignia, and archive belonging to George R, Hail who joined the RCAF in 1941 after attending the legendary ‘Spartan Flying School’ in the US (many Eagle Squadron pilots attend Spartan as well), flew bombers for the RCAF from England starting in 1942 as a Sergeant Pilot and then transferred to the AAF in England 1943 as a Flight Officer (F/0).  Upon transferring he served in England until late in 1943 and then transferred back Stateside for additional training, and then sent back to England in the second half of 1944 to fly B-17s in the 95th Bomb Group of the 8th AAF as a Lieutenant where he was awarded a DFC and a couple Air Medals.   

 The grouping consists of a gorgeous privately tailored tan worsted wool blouse which displays rare RAF ‘mini’ pilots wings (these are very rare and classic  for those that transferred into the AAF from the Commonwealth), the blouse displays beautiful English made sewn-on ribbon bars with English clusters  (stars on the ETO ribbon, oak leaf on the AM ribbon, and maple leaf on the Canadian War Service medal), sterling pin-back US pilots wings, English made stubby 8th AAF patch, overseas bars, and DUC with multiple clusters (95th BG).  The tunic has a tailor label and named.  This tunic was originally tailored to George R. Hail while back in the States for training in early 1944.  In one of the numerous letters in the amazing archive which is included with the grouping, he mentions having 2 fine tan tunics tailored for him.  Along with the tunic is a very nice matching visor with his name neatly inked in the underside of the visor.  Along with the group is a set of extra insignia to include a  set of full size uniform removed RCAF pilots wings, a set of US sterling pin-back pilots wings, and a leather nametag holder with his name.  As well included are his medals: named DFC, Air Medal, Canadian War Service medal with Maple Leaf bar (the maple Leaf bar denoted overseas service), etc..

 The most rare and poignant part of the grouping is the amazing archive, which is contained in a binder and is about 5 inches thick.  The archive chronicles George Hail’s service from 1941 to the end of the war.  The archive contains an enormous amount of letters and telegrams which relate his entire service, as well as his mood and character.  The archive further includes postcards, various paper ephemera, newspaper clippings about George transferring from the RCAF to the AAF in England, DFC award notification, official letters, flight logs, etc..  There are a couple of original photos, and the rest are copies as the family most likely wanted to keep the originals.  The archive is fantastic, reading the letters is a time capsule and a history of those that  joined the Commonwealth Air Forces prior to joining the AAF.  Reading the letters is a real treat for historians and collectors alike.  Letters from the time spent in the famous Spartan Flying School, there is a very rare letter from the famous “Clayton Knight Committee” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton_Knight_Committee which was a clandestine organization set up to get Americans to join the commonwealth air forces before the US entered the war, to George Hail instructing him to meet their representative.  There are letters from the RCAF training, and then from overseas with the RCAF: In some of the letters George complains that he is unhappy to be a Sergeant pilot and wishes to be commissioned, he further relates that it is unlikely that it will happen, and he is very distraught over the fact.  Other letters relate his later desire to transfer to the AAF, but being unable to do so since the Canadians will not release him, although the AAF wanted him.  Other letters relate his happiness to finally transferring and finally putting on the US uniform, and how good it is “to be in this man’s Army”!  Further letters document his time being sent back to the States for additional training, letters where he relate his desire to go back to England, to being commissioned a Lieutenant from F/O, and finally receiving orders to ship back “across the pond” to England. Upon being shipped back to England, he was assigned as a B-17 Pilot in the famous 95th BG.  There are letters where he states that his accommodations are good, even though he is living in a Quonset hut, he states with amazement that “they are able to now eat ice cream every day, and sometimes twice a day, as opposed the last time he was in England (with the RCAF), where they were only able to eat ice cream twice a year”.   The archive further contains many official flight logs of both training and combat missions with the 95th BG.  There are many letters and papers with great content, too much to relate here, that could fill hours and days of great reading, and enough material to publish many articles if desired or a monograph on George Hail. Dual air force groupings are not common by any stretch of imagination, and groups which contain such rich archives are extremely scarce.  This would be an amazing addition to any WWII aviation collection.  Do not miss this!  $2395  $SOLD$




UU-1294  82ND Airborne Officers Set, named with rare cloth 82ND A/B DIs, original shoulder cords and more. 508TH PIR also saw occupation service in Germany. Extra insignia including a Veteran's group post War Regimental patch. Great paperwork from the unit. Trousers named o another Officer. Trousers are named to a second Officer. $895  $SOLD$
UU-1293   Rare CBI Observers set with rare CBI made Officers cap in non regulation style. Has extra patch in bullion, bullion wings and Jacket Trousers are theater made as well. Great set. $435
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. $2495
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
Painted B-29 related fight jackets are VERY rare, a collector certainly can find flight jackets with squadron patches from B-29 units, but painted jackets are almost never encountered.  This B-15 flight jacket belonged to a B-29 CFC Gunner James Doolittle (yes, the same name as the famous general) of the 29th Bomb Group on the aircraft "The City of Portland".  The CFC system of armament on B-29s is a very interesting topic for any enthusiast to research, very unique and revolutionary for its time during the war.  The flight jacket features a very well preserved painting which is most striking, and very commensurate with the art style of flight jackets during the war.  The painting brandishes a B-29 Superfortress superimposed over the 20th AAF insignia.  The B-29 is well executed and features the 29th Bomb Group tail code marking of an "O".  Below the bomber is a mission scoreboard to denote the 35 missions which James Doolittle flew on "The City of Portland"  below the bombs is a single Japanese rising sun war flag which denotes a 'kill' a single aircraft shot down.   Aside from a small tear on the bottom of one of the sleeves, the jacket is in wonderful overall condition and retains the spec label and the AAF stencil on the shoulder.

The grouping was originally obtained from the family.  This rare and significant aviation grouping is deserving of a museum or an advanced discriminating collection.  Do not miss this!  $3995  $SOLD$

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!!  $850
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
UU-1286  Nice 7TH Armored Officers 4 Pocket Service Blouse. No name, but nice uniform. $165
UU-1284    Fantastic WWII 8TH Air Force Bombardier's Grouping from an Officer in the 562ND Bomb Squadron of the 388TH Bomb Group. This extensive grouping includes his Ike Jacket with bullion Bombardier's wing, bullion 8TH Air Force shoulder sleeve insignia (detached), bullion rank insignia and more. There are 2 Flight Jackets including the A-2 with leather name tape and leather squadron patch. He is shown wearing this jacket in original photos. there is his B-15 Flight Jacket, M43 Field Jacket with paint splotches, Mechanics coveralls, Officers Trench Coat with liner, ties, one overseas cap and more. Smalls include the Aviator sun glasses he is shown wearing in numerous photos, his original watch issued by the government as well as his private purchase watch. There is a quantity of extra insignia and personal items. Original unit history as well as unit booklet printed in England. This Bombardier was also written up in Roger Freeman's, the "Mighty Eighth", there is an original letter from Freeman thanking him for his participation and sharing his stories. There is a fantastic WWII scrapbook/ photo album loaded with large format photos including personal, mission and crew photos, 4 examples of newspapers dropped by air on German positions and much much more. One of the best 8TH Air Force sets we have seen. $4595 $SOLD$
UU-1283    Amazing Iwo Jima Uniform and Helmet Grouping. This grouping was obtained directly from the Veteran about 6 years ago. He met him in  grocery store, as he was wearing a Veteran's hat. He noticed the top of his right ear was missing but said nothing about it. The Marine invited him to the house to sell some material and he purchased this grouping. The missing top of ear was quickly explained . While he was on Iwo Jima in an area they thought was clear of Japanese, he was standing having a conversation when a shot rang out striking his helmet knocking it off his head and taking off the top of his ear. Suddenly a Japanese Sniper dropped out of a nearby tree and made a run for it. Without hesitation he took after him on foot, ran him down and killed him with his knife. In addition to the helmet and cover there were 2 uniforms, both named, trousers, overcoat, belt , mess kit and headgear. A most historic set that we are pleased to offer. This amazing helmet has its original cover and liner, which is stenciled and named in pencil, both of which bear the hole left from the entering bullet. $2495 $SOLD$

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. $1595
UU-1281  Fantastic WWII US Marine / Navy Corpsman attached to the Second Marine Division. Nice combination of his Navy and Marine issued clothing. Includes multiple USMC khaki shirts (the one with th e2ND division patch has mothing to sleeve) and a pair of khaki trousers. His forest green trousers are present as well as his issued Field Jacket, Cold weather vest, Model 1942 fatigue shirt and trousers as well as  a late War green fatigue top. There are multiple blue and white jumpers with matching trousers, named belts, extra patches, dixie cup hats, named Navy blue sweater. Large grouping well named. Very tough stuff to find worthy of more research. $995  $SOLD$
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
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-1124  WWII Armored Cavalry Regiment tunic and paperwork. Nice embroidered on felt SSI. Some moth damage as shown. Nice small lot for  atough to find ACR. $110ON HOLD
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








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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