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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2022 11:14 pm 
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Hi

I'm restoring a 1955 M38A1 Jeep in my dad's unit markings of the period (62TCW, 8TCS).

I thought I would wear an MA-1 flight jacket while driving it.
I'm not a reenactor, just some fun and I guess a way to honor and remember him and his colleagues from long ago.
We are talking C-124s here...

What I know...
The AAF Emblem round star & circle emblem on the left shoulder (not a patch, printed on material).

What I don't know, the locations of:
Squadron patch (my guess right front)
Wing emblem patch
MATS or MAJCOM patch (my guess right shoulder).

Also...in the end I ended up buying a modern CWU-36P flying jacket.
Yes, it is not period correct since it came out in the '70s, but I could not find an affordable quality NOMEX MA-1. The best American made ones are $270+ but are not Nomex. I want a Nomex jacket since I occasionally fly in various warbirds.
I found a very nice, just lightly worn, surplus 36P for $80...A good deal.

BTW...
One online retailer sells new AF spec 36P Nomex jackets for $850...but I contacted the manufacturer (Allied Apparel) and they will sell you a AF spec Nomex jacket for $410.
It pays to shop around.
It's a nice jacket and web though it is designated as a Summer piece, it kept me warm at last weekend's base open house in the unseasonably cool weather and high winds. Besides, it looks correct with a flight suit. My Eddie Bauer stuff, not so much.

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