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Article about: Hello Gent's I picked this one up and I am going to use it as my "Fioretti display". Fioretti was the Lt. Pilot on my Uncle Joe's B17 when It was shot down. I have this pic of him

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    Hello Gent's
    I picked this one up and I am going to use it as my "Fioretti display".
    Fioretti was the Lt. Pilot on my Uncle Joe's B17 when It was shot down. I have this pic of him wearing this type cover so this is the one I will use for his displayUSAAF garrison capUSAAF garrison capUSAAF garrison capUSAAF garrison cap
    There are not maker marks on the back of the Lt Bar and I didn't want to take off the AFF insignia to check the Mfg. I have a headset and a pair of aviator sunglasses to make this happen. I will have to get me another mannequin head that has that killer mustache he is sporting!!!!!!

    Semper F
    Phili
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    Nice summer officers' cap!

    Yes, it will look very cool with head phones and sun-glasses.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Nice Officer's cap Phil. Not sure why the winged prop
    is attached to it. Maybe an afterthought when the
    war ended ? It looks like a lapel insignia.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks Guy's,
    Steve, I thought the same thing, But I have run across several cap's sporting the AAF insignia, There was a wool Captains garrison cap that the same seller had but I wanted what Fioretti was wearing in the pic. Then there was this one also in wool i found on the site below while researching mine before I bought it. I am by far no expert on these but thought if it was seen in 2 different places , there might be a chance that is how they might have worn them. I know that in my avatar my Uncle doesn't have any insignia on his garrison cap but he was an enlisted man.
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    Let me know what you think Steve, I have very high regard for your opinion.

    Semper Fi
    Phil
    Last edited by AZPhil; 03-21-2019 at 01:14 AM.

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    I have not seen any period pics of winged prop insignia
    being worn on an overseas cap except by Cadets - at
    least none I can remember - and it is placed where
    Officers rank insignia would be.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    The little winged prop looks like a collar insignia to me...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I guess I will have to see if I can find any period pic's of this being worn this way and I f I don't I'll just take it off for my display.
    Thanks again for your input!!!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Well Its took a little over 5 years to find this pic of an airman sporting the wings on his garrison cap.
    I have seen it in films while watching history channel, but never found a pic to post for proof of period worn wings on a garrison cap.
    I'll still continue to search for this officer combo as mine in a period pic.
    Who knows, You might see this posted again in 5 more years!!
    USAAF garrison cap

    I never took mine off!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    You can sleep easy now Phil!

    Looks like aircrew wings on his chest.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    I wish I could Michael.
    I need to find one of an officer wearing this combo.
    No rest for the wicked!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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