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Amazing blog: Jet Pilot Overseas

Posted on April 12 2013 by Olivier Bizet

Amazing blog: Jet Pilot Overseas

This is one of the blogs that gets you hooked at first sight. The owner has accumulated tons of USAF pictures, ranging from 1946 to 1969. Although there are very few Vietnam shots, it is definitely worth a look.

The K-2B suits, MA-1 and L-2B jackets, P-4 flight helmets come to life in a huge series of carefully chosen shots. Most photos were taken by professional photographers, and constitute a vibrant tribute to the "Right Stuff" generation! The early jet age era was a colorful one, and Jet Pilot Overseas is the perfect time machine to revisit these glorious and optimistic days, before the Vietnamese turmoil shattered the dreams of a generation.

The blog owner is also a collector, and shows some of his flight uniforms. He has set up a very interesting flight jacket database here: http://jetpilotoverseas.wordpress.com/flight-jacket-data/

Aviations buffs, collectors, veterans, modellers, you have to bookmark this site! http://jetpilotoverseas.wordpress.com/

F-100 Pilots of 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 31st TFW, Itazuke Japan, 1962 (March 28th, 2013 entry)

F-100 Pilots of 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 31st TFW, Itazuke Japan, 1962 (March 28th, 2013 entry)

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