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My New WW II Aviation Find

Article about: Several weeks ago I found a large lighted display case on my local Craigslist. When I went to buy it, the seller asked if I would have any interest in a piece owned by his Father-In-Law? I l

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    Several weeks ago I found a large lighted display case on my local Craigslist. When I went to buy it, the seller asked if I would have any interest in a piece owned by his Father-In-Law? I looked at it and tried to come across as Yeah, I might be interested, how much would it cost? He told me he'd have to check and would get back to me.

    After a week of waiting, I got an e-mail, was given a price and without hesitation said YES!! I picked it up a few days later. Below are photos of my "New" 1943 dated, all complete, AN 6511-1 Seat Type Parachute made by Irving Air Chute Co.

    My New WW II Aviation Find My New WW II Aviation Find

    My New WW II Aviation Find My New WW II Aviation Find

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    Outstanding find!!!
    And you are now going to collect Flight gear, right?
    Does it still have the parachute in it?
    Sarge

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    I've had a bit of flight gear for quite a while, couple of WWII summer flight suits, flying helmet, throat mic, oxy mask. And yeah, parachute is packed and complete.

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    My plan is to display that flight gear with the chute in the display case I bought from that same seller. Case is large enough to also include my Officer's Class A uniform and Service hat.

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    You're going to need a mannequin soon... Time to start preparing your wife! ;-)

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    Quote by earlymb View Post
    You're going to need a mannequin soon... Time to start preparing your wife! ;-)
    Believe me, she has been prepared for years. I currently have close to a dozen 3/4 length mannequins, about a dozen upper torso mannequins and one full mannequin in my "Museum" (her words, not mine) displaying my RCAF uniform collection. In addition to the display case I just bought, I have two others displaying my RCAF peaked caps, flying helmets and goggles, my Enfield bayonets and various Brit, Canadian and US helmets. I'm converting an entertainment cabinet into a display case for my Luftwaffe Fliegerblouse, flying helmet, goggles and other bits. So no surprises here.

    Newest display case
    My New WW II Aviation Find

    RCAF display case, second photo shows latest addition
    My New WW II Aviation Find My New WW II Aviation Find

    A few of my displayed uniforms
    My New WW II Aviation Find

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    Great displays!

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    The parachute is a prized pick up. You have some fantastic displays!!!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Fantastic collection, you just need a Dakota to jump out of now! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Quote by FALLSCHIRMJAGER View Post
    Fantastic collection, you just need a Dakota to jump out of now! Leon.
    Actually, it's the type worn by American fighter pilots not paratrooper's. Oh yeah, thanks for the compliment. I've added quite a few pieces this past year with more to add and display.

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