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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 17:10 pm 
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I'm looking at original Troop Carrier photographs and I'm seeing a number of enlisted crew members wearing possibly hbt coveralls. In the not too distant future, I might like to do this impression but I want to know for sure if they are wearing coverall and not flight suits.

Any thoughts on what the guy on the right of the photo is wearing?

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Hiya mate,

To be honest, C-47 crews wore pretty much anything...

I portray a C-47 pilot, and actually wear a set of HBT coveralls.

Great photo, again, you don't see many C-47 crews wearing parachutes, as they generally flew too low!

I would say that the guy on the right is wearing HBT's yes, but I am happy to be corrected. It is hard to tell.

I've got a book with loads of photo's of C-47 crews based at Grove. There's loads of examples where you have one crew, all wearing different kit. A2's, B-10's, Flying suits, coveralls, uniforms etc etc....

Hope this helps?

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I know the 4th guy from left is carrying a .38 S&W Victory model in a half flap holster

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Adhollis88 wrote:
To be honest, C-47 crews wore pretty much anything...

I portray a C-47 pilot, and actually wear a set of HBT coveralls.

So is it ocrrect to use typical army HBT coverall ? I don't talk about flight coveralls/suits. I'm interested in portray C47 pilot from 34th TCS / 315th TCG. If it's true so can you send some photos of usage HBT coveralls by C4 pilots ? Would be grateful for them :)

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arthur_szu wrote:
Adhollis88 wrote:
To be honest, C-47 crews wore pretty much anything...

I portray a C-47 pilot, and actually wear a set of HBT coveralls.

So is it ocrrect to use typical army HBT coverall ? I don't talk about flight coveralls/suits. I'm interested in portray C47 pilot from 34th TCS / 315th TCG. If it's true so can you send some photos of usage HBT coveralls by C4 pilots ? Would be grateful for them :)


I'll see what i can find for you mate. I should have a couple of photos around. A lot cheaper than finding a flying suit!

of course, the photo above is the first one showing they wore them!!

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I talked with my friend who has good knowledge about USAAF pilots and confirmed that Troop Carrier pilots wore HBT coveralls instead of flight suits.

Below my impression of Lt. - 34th Troop Carrier Squadron / 315 TC Group USAAF

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Any objective comments are welcome :)


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arthur_szu wrote:
I talked with my friend who has good knowledge about USAAF pilots and confirmed that Troop Carrier pilots wore HBT coveralls instead of flight suits.

Below my impression of Lt. - 34th Troop Carrier Squadron / 315 TC Group USAAF

Attachment:
20140517_182553.jpg


Any objective comments are welcome :)


Looks a pretty good impression to me!

I wouldn't say they wore HBT's instead of flight suits, as I have seen them wearing flight suits as well.

As I. Said it's pretty much down to what they got their hands on, or what they felt comfortable in!

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Adhollis88 wrote:
I wouldn't say they wore HBT's instead of flight suits, as I have seen them wearing flight suits as well.

Sorry Adrian, that was my unfortunately used word - in my opinion, same as your, they used taht what they could get or was more comfortable for them. Thanks for kind worda about my impression - I'm trying to do my best :)

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Baseball caps, cowboy boots, college jackets...

The USAAF seemed to be a little more relaxed.

But let's not forget the Forrest Guth rule: Just because he wore a blue hooded top doesn't mean every Reenactor can wear a blue hooded top.

At least I think it was Forrest Guth. Anyway, someone wore one.

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Paul,

But at least you know I look stunning in my Chicago Cubs cap! Haha!

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