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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 19:02 pm 
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Hi all,

New project for the new year!

I want to put together a basic uniform of an EM aircrew uniform...

Aiming for the 1940 period...

Shirt, Jacket, Trousers, Footwear, Headwear.

Can you help?

Kindest regards

Adrian

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Anyone?

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Lance Bombardier Bryce R. Hollis 89 Bty, 35th LAA RA. Captured by Japanese on Java 8/3/42

1st Lt Delmore (Del) Meier, 314th TS, 31s TG, 9th USAAF. Flying C-47's from RAF Grove


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Speak to Richard Underwood (should be able to find him via google). He's pretty knowledgeable and should be able to point you in the right direction plus the stuff he sells is very good quality.

Hope that helps.

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Cheers fella

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Portraying my great uncles....

Lance Bombardier Bryce R. Hollis 89 Bty, 35th LAA RA. Captured by Japanese on Java 8/3/42

1st Lt Delmore (Del) Meier, 314th TS, 31s TG, 9th USAAF. Flying C-47's from RAF Grove


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For a basic "i'm Aircrew" impression youd need:
M40 Cap
Fliegerblouse (with yellow collar tabs and shoulderboards)
M40 Trousers
Jack Boots
brown leather belt with Lufty buckle

this would give you a basic aircrew look - you could of course go deeper with overalls, specialist equipment etc etc

you could also add a trade patch - observer/radio operator/gunner etc

apologies if my post is rather vague but aircrew isn't my area.


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Hi Adrian, you'd need a Fliegerblouse, badged for your chosen rank with yellow Waffenfarbe, a Fliegermütze(Flyers Cap),Lange Hose
( long or straight leg Trousers),you don't necessarily need a shirt, because , if the white tricot shirt (a V neck,collarless shirt with sleeves) was worn under the Fliegerblouse, a Kragenbinde (collar liner) had to be worn as well. Blue flecked shirts with a separate collar were also worn, in which case you'd need a black tie. Footwear, you could use the Schaftstiefel (Marching Boots), Schnürschuhe (Lace up shoes), black or brown leather belt and belt buckle.


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Many thanks for the replies!

I already have the fliegerbluse, badged up as a Feldwebel air gunner. I'll add a photo when I can.

I also have an M40 sidecap with correct badges and the belt with buckle...

I'm quite fortunate in the fact that I work for Epic, so have got that from work!

Keep suggestions coming though!! Thanks guys!

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Portraying my great uncles....

Lance Bombardier Bryce R. Hollis 89 Bty, 35th LAA RA. Captured by Japanese on Java 8/3/42

1st Lt Delmore (Del) Meier, 314th TS, 31s TG, 9th USAAF. Flying C-47's from RAF Grove


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Here is what I have so far...

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Lance Bombardier Bryce R. Hollis 89 Bty, 35th LAA RA. Captured by Japanese on Java 8/3/42

1st Lt Delmore (Del) Meier, 314th TS, 31s TG, 9th USAAF. Flying C-47's from RAF Grove


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