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US AEF Pilot Grouping in Mint Condition

Article about: Courtesy of another cross-town friend, this is a grouping belonging to a WWI pilot who was being trained in France to fly British AVRO and French Nieuport biplanes when the Armistice was sig

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    Courtesy of another cross-town friend, this is a grouping belonging to a WWI pilot who was being trained in France to fly British AVRO and French Nieuport biplanes when the Armistice was signed. As you will see, the condition is exceptional. As he stated, "I've been looking for a near mint Model 1912 Officer's service cap for a long while. I just never thought it would come with a matching Army Air Service tunic."
    Along with what you don't see in the photos are also his riding pants, leather flying boots, Flying helmet with French goggles, oversees cap, officer's manual, photos, orders and discharge documents.

    First photo includes personal items including his AEF officer's I.D. card and his foot locker stencil.
    Second Photo shows him in 1963 wearing the same tunic during Armed Forces Day at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base.
    Third photo is a "temporary display" including his flying gauntlets, silk scarf, goggles, converted British overseas cap and French binoculars engraved with "Royal Air Force" and a biplane.
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    US AEF Pilot Grouping in Mint Condition   US AEF Pilot Grouping in Mint Condition  

    US AEF Pilot Grouping in Mint Condition  
    “Show me the regulation, and I’ll show you the exception.”

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    Looks awesome and in amazing condition!!!

    That Armed Force's day pic is priceless.

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Completely awesome grouping. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Todd
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    Superb grouping, thanks for sharing

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    That is bloody fantastic.

    I do not know what circle your CTF associates with to source this stuff, but I want in!!!!
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    This was at the 2020 SOS--a (very) rare AEF Balloon Observer tunic:
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    Absolutely great grouping.
    Everything looks to be in absolutely mint condtion.
    I don't know how I missed it when it was first posted.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Quote by stonemint View Post
    This was at the 2020 SOS--a (very) rare AEF Balloon Observer tunic:
    That is fantastic! I have never seen one before and doubt I ever will again.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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