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Early Air Commandos


15 Responses to “Early Air Commandos”

  1. Ace says:

    I wish duck hunter camo would be the next retro cool pattern to come on the market.

    • babola says:

      It’s already on the market. Nike is one of the those banking on this pattern currently.

      As far as being retro cool, thanks but no, thanks 😉

    • Jon, OPT says:

      Reenactors sites have a lot of it in herringbone twill.

      Jon, OPT

      • Ace says:

        I’ve been tempted lately to buy a few pieces and get them re tailored to be more contemporary looking like a pair of shorts for just wearing around town.

  2. Andrew says:

    That guy on the right has a real “I will eat your soul for breakfast.” stare going on.

  3. Rotorhd says:

    Nice white “Speed Racer” helmet.

    With concerns of head shots, white helmets didn’t last long in the early Vietnam years.

  4. Hoff says:

    What is this picture of? A USO tour? I am very curious of the dude in camo. What is that pattern called?

  5. Gus says:

    A young Vinnie Jones on the left.

  6. johnwaynehair says:

    My dad used to say that the Air Commandos could wear a beret (grey is the color he mentioned) in addition to the Jungle Jim hat. That’s the first picture of one I’ve seen. Thanks for the pic!

  7. MAJ S says:

    The uniform of the one sitting on the globe is pretty badass. Is that some sort of OOD sash?

  8. bulldog76 says:

    i want one of those jungle jim hats LOL i always thought they were awesome

  9. 32sbct says:

    The guy in the camp in wearing a USMC P44 uniform. They were first seen on Saipan late in the war. They must have had a lot left over because you see them being used by the USMC, USAF and even the French Foreign Legion right up to the early to mid sixties.

  10. Matt says:

    Is that John Leguizamo on the right?!