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Salty 4th Air Force service jacket

Article about: Hi guys! It has been way too long since I have bought any militaria, but I have had a string of lucky finds lately. This isn't anything too special, but it was given to me, and you can't bea

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    Hi guys!

    It has been way too long since I have bought any militaria, but I have had a string of lucky finds lately. This isn't anything too special, but it was given to me, and you can't beat free! It's a service jacket for, I think, a flight mechanic in the 4th Air Force. I'm pretty sure this unit served the entire duration of the war in California.

    I found the missing insignia inside the pocket! It looks like this guy's war service was nice and easy.
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    Nice 4 pocket. The wings are post WWII.

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    Nice 4 pocket. The wings are post WWII.
    Thanks Steve, I thought so but I wasn't sure. The vet must have acquired that badge sometime after the war.

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    free is always good !!

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    Nice gift, Ob. The wings are 'US Army' as well - not USAAF or USAF.
    Looks like they might be the 'sta-brite' glossy type used
    for a short time in the 1990's.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks guys. Steve, when I get home tonight I will take a photo of the back of the wings.

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    Cool Ob. Hey - I like the new Avatar.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Free? Get all the stuff you can! Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    The person who gave it to me found the dog tag that went with it! I now have a name to match to the tunic!

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    I found his enlistment record!

    ARMY SERIAL NUMBER

    35329785

    35329785



    NAME

    LIPPERT#GEORGE#E########

    LIPPERT#GEORGE#E########



    RESIDENCE: STATE

    53

    OHIO



    RESIDENCE: COUNTY

    173

    WOOD



    PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

    5384

    TOLEDO OHIO



    DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY

    26

    26



    DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH

    06

    06



    DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR

    42

    42



    GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION

    PVT#

    Private



    GRADE: CODE

    8

    Private



    BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION

    BI#

    Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA



    BRANCH: CODE

    00

    Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA



    FIELD USE AS DESIRED

    #

    #



    TERM OF ENLISTMENT

    5

    Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law



    LONGEVITY

    ###

    ###



    SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL

    0

    Civil Life



    NATIVITY

    53

    OHIO



    YEAR OF BIRTH

    05

    05



    RACE AND CITIZENSHIP

    1

    White, citizen



    EDUCATION

    0

    Grammar school



    CIVILIAN OCCUPATION

    736

    Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor



    MARITAL STATUS

    8

    Divorced, without dependents



    COMPONENT OF THE ARMY

    7

    Selectees (Enlisted Men)



    CARD NUMBER

    #

    #



    BOX NUMBER

    0925

    0925



    FILM REEL NUMBER

    3.347

    3.347
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