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World War Two War Paint : Bomber Jackets
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Posted on 12/08/2012 5:50:35 PM PST by virgil283

"At the beginning of the war, Army Air Corps members were issued the most badass jacket in the military, the leather A-2—which had been the standard leather flight jacket since 1931. In WWII, these jackets became a canvas for teenage flyers to express their rugged individuality. They’d get the backs painted, and often these images included the plane’s nickname and little bombs to tally how many missions the crew flew. On the front, personalized patches would often indicate one’s squadron or bomb group. On the bawdiest of these jackets,

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TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: bomberjackets
put it here
1 posted on 12/08/2012 5:50:45 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Why US Air Corps Servicemen Were Allowed to Wear Such Badass Bomber Jackets in World War II http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2966695/posts


2 posted on 12/08/2012 6:32:08 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Pride in your plane and your crew will take you where Angels fear to tread.


3 posted on 12/08/2012 7:14:01 PM PST by Venturer
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Roger that... no matter how wussified the "Leadership" becomes
4 posted on 12/08/2012 7:17:55 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: virgil283

The tag at the back says “Kilroy was here”


5 posted on 12/08/2012 8:01:07 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Chode

In the 1980s. . . .SAC started allowing Nose Art on B-52 bombers and KC-135 tankers. Except. . . no “objectionable or degrading images” were allowed.

We had one guy, a real artist, who managed to hide a nude woman in the artwork on every single bomber in the wing. . .

Sergeant JP. . . whereever you are. . .here’s to you!!


6 posted on 12/08/2012 8:57:42 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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where there's a will, there's a way... 8^)
7 posted on 12/08/2012 9:14:30 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: virgil283

Great article! Thanks for posting this.
POF


8 posted on 12/08/2012 9:46:59 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Salgak
In my Squadron, VN, the Fighting Prince Of Donegall had Little Annie Fannie in a suggestive pose on his ARCAV. The art work was excellent along with Harp and American Flags from the rear of his track.

We did Hospital time together, great guy.

9 posted on 12/08/2012 10:22:00 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: virgil283

A far cry from today’s PC military


10 posted on 12/09/2012 7:35:46 AM PST by capt B
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