My A-2 if finally complete!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Trotsky, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Trotsky

    Trotsky A-List Customer

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    I purchased a WPG A-2 over the summer and have slowly been badging it up. I reenact but I reenact a Combat Inteligence Officer, like Jesse Marcel! (kudos if you know that name!). The squadron patch is my grandfather's, the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance, 5th Air Force, SW Pacific. I do have a whistle on the throat latch that you can't see here. One internet point if you guess the nametag's origins! I didn't want my real name and grandpa was an honorable enlisted man, so I went with a name that I feel very much like right now at my current career.

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    Patch by Johnny Signor, I believe he posts here, but he's on Facebook. Excellent work and turn around time is fast as hell. My three year old knows exactly the Disney Character on great-grandpa's Unit's patch!

    I bought one of the first batch of WPG A-2s and could not be happier with it. I am currently in danger of developing an A-2 addiction. This is not good...
     
  2. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Looks the goods Trotsky! I absolutely love my first generation WPG A-2, one of the best jackets I own. About to sew in a Korean War blood chit in mine ;)
     
  3. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    Yossarian=Catch-22
     
  4. Trotsky

    Trotsky A-List Customer

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    Correct! And his first was name John, hence the "J". This is quickly becoming my favorte jacket.
     
  5. Monsoon

    Monsoon A-List Customer

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    Jesse Marcel = Roswell.
     
  6. ykurtz

    ykurtz One of the Regulars

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    So Yossarian-Catch = -22. :D
     
  7. Trotsky

    Trotsky A-List Customer

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    Hell yeah! Marcel was actually a Combat Intelligence Officer, hence his initial involvement in the whole Roswell debacle.
     
  8. IXL

    IXL One Too Many

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    That busted me up!!!
     
  9. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    I think I'll opt for 'B. LAZAR" with mine. lol

    It looks great.
     
  10. Dumpster Diver

    Dumpster Diver Practically Family

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    What Kind of a name Is poppinjay Anyway. :roll:
     
  11. 4444Design

    4444Design One of the Regulars

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    nice lookin' jacket
     
  12. Airacobra JB

    Airacobra JB New in Town

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    Very nice A-2 jacket ! Love that "Strafin' Saints" patch. Congrats.
     
  13. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    Well done, superb, will age and patina very nicely for sure...
     
  14. Talon884

    Talon884 New in Town

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    I would just like to thank you for your post, My grandfather (James Martin - B Flight)was in the 82nd as well, he loaned his patch to a friend of his to make a painting of and we never saw him or the patch again. I have been looking for someone that could replicate it and I was able to track down Johnny Signor from you post ... Thank you!
     
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