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Ebay Item #200206027331 Col. Joe L. Mason Uniform Group


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Hi Guys: I am new to this forum and I hope I am not breaking any rules by posting this. Anyway, I have been following the above item on Ebay and have been wondering about it's authenticity. As you can see it is supposed to be a uniform group for Colonel Joe L. Mason, C.O. of the 352nd FG, 8th Air Force. I would like to believe it is authentic but something tells me otherwise. First of all the lack of detail in the written portion of the listing. I e-mailed the seller for documentation, paperwork or a certificate of authenticity but all he said he had is a picture in a book of Col. Mason wearing the uniform. Also, the name and serial number on the jacket label. I checked the number (30644) and it does not match my reference (Stars and Bars-A Tribute to the American Fighter Ace 1920-1973 by Frank Olynyk). The Regular Army given in the book for Col. Joe L. Mason is 0-32831. Does this sound fishy to you?

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The "30644" number is probably the tailor's reference number. The stitching on the wings and patches looks sloppy to me. If he's going to pay for a tailor-made uniform, I'd expect the insignia to be attached by the tailor as well.

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