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Opinions on 5th Army Air Force Ike

Article about: Hello All. I was hoping to have some opinions on the below piece presently offered for sale. I'm not familiar with an Ike of this style so any input would be greatly appreciated. I do know t

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    Hello All. I was hoping to have some opinions on the below piece presently offered for sale. I'm not familiar with an Ike of this style so any input would be greatly appreciated.

    I do know the wings are a modern copy.

    Thank you.

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    Ed

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    Hi Ed,

    That is a nice Officers' private tailored/purchased IKE !!

    Great example.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Thank you Taka!

    Would the pilot's wings be a reasonable expectation on an Ike like this? If I were to purchase this I would replace the copy that is on there. Generally I don't add or remove items not presently on a piece but this would already have the holes.
    Ed

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    You are welcome Ed.

    Nothing wrong with having a wing on Ike jackets, and I would recommend to replace a genuine wing for this example for sure.

    Well, a pilot officers Ike. Now I'm little jealous, lol !

    Any name tag in the inner pocket?

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    A nice authentic summer use Ike. There is no reason why this should not have pilots wings on it.

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    Thank you both!

    Taka- I've not yet had the pleasure of inspecting this in hand so I don't know yet if there are any other tags or identifying features. If all works out I will certainly let you know.
    Ed

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    Don't let this bird go, or you will be regret big time.

    The more I look at it the more I like !

    It has one year oversea bar, and with a occupation bar, so he probably fought with Japan and stayed there for a little.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Summer Ike's are hard to find.

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    Thank you for all the reponses!

    It's mine!

    I really liked it and have not seen another like it. I appreciate all of your help.

    It was actually listed on eBay. Every once in a while you can find a gem in that pile of turd so I keep my eyes open. There were 11 others watching it and it closed tonight but thankfully no one had bid and there was a buy it now.

    I'll post pictures when I receive it!

    Thank you again Taka, Doug and Steve!
    Ed

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    Anytime, Ed.

    Now you need a nice summer crusher cap, and a pair of pink trousers for the set up.

    WWII Army Air Corps Pilot "50 Mission Crusher" Cap or Hat w Luxemburg Eagle | eBay


    I can imagine now !

    Cheers!
    Taka

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