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US 9TH Air Force Grouping. PAINTED A2 JACKET!!

Article about: This grouping belonged to the uncle of a buddy of mine. His Uncle was (I believe) a radioman and gunner on the 9th Air Force B26 Marauder My Colleen in the buildup to D-Day and then on diffe

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    very nice joe

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    Now is is a fantastic grouping. The A2 jacket is Beautiful. A true peice of art there. If I counted it right, this guy flew 65 missions. Amazing!!!!!
    Semper Fi

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    Joe did you ever find out what the paineted duck and circle represent.Gary

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    An outstanding grouping of great historic interest and value, thanks for sharing it. 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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    Thanks for the kind words, all!

    Gary, I'm still not sure what it means, but I would assume it represents ditching in the Channel.

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    Quote by RH1941 View Post
    Joe did you ever find out what the paineted duck and circle represent.Gary
    Ducks are for diversions I've read. Not sure about the life preserver.

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Thanks for taking a look, Michael!

    The patch under his name is also his name but written in Arabic. Perhaps he saw service in North Africa?
    True however, It is more likely Persian, and it says the same name F J Vellecco. The fa (f) and jm (J ) are the same in Arabic and Persian. But Arabic doesn't have a (V) sound, Persian does, and the first letter after F J could be either a mem (M ), or fa (f) except in Arabic there would be no dot under it, and in Persian the (v) would look more like that. also the character following the lam (l ) in Persian could double the kaf (k) sound, where in Arabic it would read as a nun (n ). The last character would be a wow (ou) in either. So in Arabic it would more likely read meellnuku or feelnuku, and neither has meaning that I know of. In Persian it would be veelk"kou or F J Veelk"kou, pretty close to what it says in English.

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    That is a simply amazing grouping! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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