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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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    Here's a set I have.
    I'm pretty sure they are right
    Last edited by reneblacky; 02-20-2012 at 10:37 AM.
    Regards
    René

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    Good one buddy.

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    Gday fellas,
    Would these wings have been issued to those who manned Airborne jump training balloons and semi rigids etc?
    Or something completly different?
    Cheers fellas

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    Gday fellas,
    Would these wings have been issued to those who manned Airborne jump training balloons and semi rigids etc?
    Or something completly different?
    Cheers fellas
    Hey Dave
    From what I know they are baloon pilots wings
    Regards
    René

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    Hi Rene. I may have one of these cloth balloon wings around someplace ! ?

    Cloth wings of any type were not favoured as much as the metal ones
    and so the cloth versions are not found in used condition too often,
    though they are seen being worn in Pacific/tropical regions in
    period photographs - as well as in Pacific Veterans effects.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Cheers Rene.
    I'm quoting wire again
    Will catch up with you when I get home mate.

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    Found this image whilst looking for more info re your wings.
    USAAF Senior Balloon pilots wings.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Hi Rene. I may have one of these cloth balloon wings around someplace ! ?

    Cloth wings of any type were not favoured as much as the metal ones
    and so the cloth versions are not found in used condition too often,
    though they are seen being worn in Pacific/tropical regions in
    period photographs - as well as in Pacific Veterans effects.
    G'day Steve thanks for the info and I can see why cloth wings where unpopular
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    Found this image whilst looking for more info re your wings.
    USAAF Senior Balloon pilots wings.

    Name:  5762982881_f05702c1cc[1].jpg
Views: 238
Size:  138.2 KB
    Cheers Dave,
    I found info here United States Army Air Force - Balloon Wings
    Regards
    René

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


    Steve.

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