82nd Airborne A2 questions

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Lord Flashheart, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Lord Flashheart

    Lord Flashheart A-List Customer

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    Hello all, I have a quick question which I’m hoping the brains trust can help me with.

    I have the opportunity to purchase an original Aero Leather ( not the Scottish one) A2 which belonged to one of the glider pilots of the 82nd Airborne division on which the owner has listed the operations he wore the jacket in on the lining. It also comes with a provenance document.

    Now, I’ve owned originals before which came without provenance so that was easy and cheaper but I’m wondering if there is anyway to confirm this particular soldier took part in that particular action.

    Also, I’ve done a bit of googling of 82nd Airborne A2’s to try and get an idea of worth but can’t find anything specific to glider Sqns. Does the fact that there were (I assume) fewer jackets issued to glider crew make it more valuable?

    Lastly, the leather is solid but in need of a feed but the knits are shot, full of moth damage. Would you replace the knits with NOS or leave it as is?

    Regards

    Garry
     
  2. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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  3. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    I'm pretty sure only the veteran, or his next of kin, if the veteran is deceased, can get the records.
     
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  4. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    Absolutely correct, only the veteran or next of kin can access the DD-214. Having said that, you could contact Bragg PIO and get some information on who to contact.

     
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  5. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    ah, makes sense - have only dealt with that process within our own family so there was no access issue
     

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