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USAF WW2 parachute

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Thanks again Shamu!
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You're welcome. Any time.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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verrry interesting , so much to learn , i gotta tell you guys that as kids we had these cussions we took to picnics and the ball park to sit on - my dad brought them home - they were those parachute packs without the extras , no idea where those went , 
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I looked at the figure some more. Very good info, Shamu, on the straps. Maybe part of a USAF bomber crew? For some reason, my first impression was prim and proper RAF. (Not to say the USAF wasn't!)
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In the second twirl at war, the USAF wasn't born yet. It was the USAAF(or was it USAAC?) USAF was born in 1948, iirc.
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I stand corrected! Thanks Hoadie!
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yup USAAC- still known as army air corps in those days , but they were the beginning of a really different force here 
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