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PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap. 731 Bomb Squadron
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:21:45 pm »
The 38th Parallel cap.

Per The Papa  :

“Where do we find such men? These men of the battalion", the Admiral thought as the jets, planes of immortal beauty, whipped into the air with flame and fury upon them. "They leave this tiny ship and fly against the enemy, screaming north to the 38th Parallel, seeking new targets, new bridges, deep inside Korea."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/731st_Bombardment_Squadron

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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap.
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 03:43:54 pm »
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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap.
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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap.
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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap.
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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap.
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 01:28:40 pm »
Just now I looked up the number 731 on the internet and what I found shocked me.
Biological and chemical warfare...
I presume this cap is about something completely different?

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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap.
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 01:32:46 pm »
I have asked the Papa....
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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap.
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 07:10:14 pm »
Just now I looked up the number 731 on the internet and what I found shocked me.
Biological and chemical warfare...
I presume this cap is about something completely different?

Signal11. Whilst you’re completely correct, you’re on the wrong side! Your research has led you to the notorious Unit 731 which was the Japanese science experimental group whose action are far too gruesome to discuss in this forum.
The numerals on my 38th Parallel Cap however are based on the 731 Bomb Squadron which was stationed in Korea in 1950 and was inspired by an original vintage cap sent to me by a customer who owns a vintage store. The overall story line references my favourite movie ‘The Bridges of Tokyo Ri’. Have you seen it? It’s a must! Regards always the Papa.
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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap.
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2017, 09:52:32 pm »
Thank you for explaining Papa Nui! This makes much more sense.
Searching "731 squadron" gives me a complete page of hits on the Japanese horror unit. Searching "731 bomb squadron" on the other hand is something completely different.  :)

I found the movie you mentioned and I am going watch it soon!

Maybe it’s an idea to add the word "bomb" to the product page description?

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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap. 731 Bomb Squadron
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 01:54:06 pm »
Because of the confusion surrounding the 731 bomb squadron and the possibility of it being interpreted as Unit 731, we have decided to stop selling these and will remove this thread shortly.....
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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap. 731 Bomb Squadron
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 02:25:26 pm »
I,m sorry. This wasn't my intention :(

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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap. 731 Bomb Squadron
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 02:52:57 pm »
I know that it was not John, and we had Googled the same shite before.  I thought again about it this weekend and had a chat with the crew this morning.  I have a mantra here, which is "if you have to ask is this good enough to send out?, then the answer is no".  When I asked the question "should we stop selling this"  at our morning meeting today, the mantra was thrown back at me.....
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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap. 731 Bomb Squadron
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 03:19:44 pm »
I have a mantra here, which is "if you have to ask is this good enough to send out?, then the answer is no".

Radiographers have a similar rule, if you ask the question, 'do I need to repeat this x-ray?'
Then yes, you do.
Works very well and has kept me out of the headmasters office.  ;D

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Re: PN-0032 - The 38th Parallel cap. 731 Bomb Squadron
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 03:42:21 pm »
Thanks G...