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Old 05-17-2017, 05:37 PM
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Default Want to Borrow: WWI and WWII airman clothing

REQUEST: Do you have WWI or WWII flying clothes I could borrow for a photo shoot? Looking for flight jackets, hats, scarves, mechanics overalls, etc.

Later this summer, I want to reproduce the photo from "Field of Dreams" but with pilots.

I live on an active farm and have a grass strip. Corn is an infrequent crop. A few years ago I had corn and it was a good year. The stalks were 9' high. I looked at it from the runway every day and thought of the baseball field scene from the movie "Field of Dreams".

"Build it and they will come".

It seemed so obvious. I needed to try to create that image but have vintage pilots, bomber crews, etc.

I didn't pull it off that year. I have a second chance now so I'm starting to ask for help early.

I promise to take very good care of your items and be sure to ship everything back with care and attention.

I don't know when the corn, clothing, and lighting will all come together so I am hoping to find enough outfits far in advance.

I think you can see how an aviator's version of this iconic image could work ...

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:37 PM
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Don't have anything to loan but I am looking forward to the end result.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:23 AM
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Default Reenactor groups

Have you tried looking up war reenactor groups or gear?
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:03 AM
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Given my location, the history groups are focused on the civil war. Not too many aviation uniforms from that era rolleyes:
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:56 AM
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All of grandpa's B-25 stuff went to a museum a couple years ago when he passed, otherwise I could help out. Good luck with your project. This looks like a neat idea.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:23 PM
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Dang it Glen, I wish I had seen your post 24 hours ago. I just drove up the Eastern Shore to N.J. I still have my dad's flight suits, gear, cloth helmets, side arm, etc from his NAVY deployment in the Pacific durring WWII. I could have dropped them off at your "house". I will be in the Mount Holly area several weeks helping my Air Force son remodel a house.

Ping me in several weeks and I'll see what I can do to help.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:08 PM
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Nice idea! Try your nearby wings of the Commemorative Air Force
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:26 PM
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How about this group? World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Frederick, OK



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Old 05-19-2017, 08:04 AM
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Some good suggestions. Thanks. There is not a CAF in my area but there is warbird museum. They may have some clothing I could borrow in exchange for donations or similar.

Noel - I'll sync up when you get done playing carpenter :-)
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