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splinterguard vest ftom B17 Gunner ?

Article about: Hello we digging on the Eastern front in Germany. recently we have find in an german MG Nest this vest. I think it is a vest from an B17 Gunner ? Is this rigth ? 500m from the MG Nest 1945 i

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    Hello

    we digging on the Eastern front in Germany. recently we have find in an german MG Nest this vest. I think it is a vest from an B17 Gunner ? Is this rigth ?

    500m from the MG Nest 1945 is a b17 crashed. I thing a german soldier used the vest from the b17. Click image for larger version. 

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    here is the vest Click image for larger version. 

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    You are correct. An interesting find.

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    Here is how it would have looked when new:

    USAAF unissued flak vest.

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    Very cool, I bet his mates were jealous of his body armour.

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    Danke Kameraden !!!

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    what costs one in good condition ?

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    No idea. Why not write to Andy as he bought his recently:

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/warmem...mbernr5876wrf/

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    Very nice find!! The only question I have is why aren't you digging on the crash site? Ha

    My unissued one cost me 350. And I think that was very under priced.

    Do you know anything about the B17?? The bomb group ect?

    Andy

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    Hi Andy,
    I think this vest has a little more history. Because its likely, if a German MG gunner had used it as his personal protection then he may well have got it from a USAAF wreck site. But finding where would be well nigh impossible now, unless by the slim chance it still shows a USAAF airmans name that could be attributed to a specific aircraft and crash site.
    Its a very interesting find.
    Hope all is well with you.
    Cheers.
    LS

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