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U.S. Army Air Force - Balloon Wings

Article about: by Walkwolf Rene, I think any USAAF balloon wings are quite rare........! Cheers Buddy

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    Rene, I think any USAAF balloon wings are quite rare........!
    Cheers Buddy

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    Here's a set I have.
    I'm pretty sure they are right
    Hi Rene; have only seen one set of the WWII cloth balloon wings and they looked exactly like yours! I have a set of the metal wings (snowfllake) but have yet to find the cloth version. Niice find! Hal

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    Hi Rene; have only seen one set of the WWII cloth balloon wings and they looked exactly like yours! I have a set of the metal wings (snowfllake) but have yet to find the cloth version. Niice find! Hal
    Thanks Hal, good luck on finding one

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    G'day All

    I had a friend look at these and he said that these maybe Aussie made?

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    Ballon wings??? Nice.....they have to have something to do with training staff??? Did the US deploy balloons in WW2.... Observation???

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    Hi René. The cloth wings I have are on the same Barathea or Worsted wool
    with the black backing like yours has. I believe they are US made.

    Searched, but have no cloth Balloon wings as I thought, only 'Technical
    Observer', Command Pilot, 'Observer', 'Glider Pilot', and the earlier
    version of 'Flight Surgeon'.


    I'd post a photo, but for some reason the system won't let me.
    Possibly because it says my pic is 2.00MB......... !
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 06-04-2012 at 08:52 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    The cloth wings I have are on the same 'Barathea' or 'worsted' wool,
    and I believe they are all US made.

    I'd post a photo, but the system wont let me.........!
    Cheers Steve I agree,

    on the pic upload, use the same "Go Advanced"

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    No luck either way.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Gday Rene,
    Just out of interest
    This little baby is on ebay Germany for $16.00 AU buy now.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Sorry mate it's the only image.
    Cheers Rene
    Dave

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    Rene', The Air Corps had a bunch of manned baloons used for coastal defense in the US mainland. There is a hangar right here in Oregon where I have showed my museum several times. Here is a link to the website. Tillamook Air Museum The hangar is amazing even without the baloons. Nice wings by the way.

    Thanks
    Burt
    Happiness is a belt fed weapon

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