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USAAF insignia. ww2 or fake? & what are the cap badges?

Article about: I recently won a grouping on ebay from a 381st bomb group vets estate. I know ebay is full of fake stuff but im sure this lot is good. Just wanted to know what you experts think of it? Thank

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    Default USAAF insignia. ww2 or fake? & what are the cap badges?

    I recently won a grouping on ebay from a 381st bomb group vets estate. I know ebay is full of fake stuff but im sure this lot is good. Just wanted to know what you experts think of it? Thanks for your comments.
    First up is a cap badge it has no makers mark or anything.
    Andy
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    This next one is a new one for me iv never seen one befor so any info would be great.
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    This one is marked sterling but im really not sure about it. All so what is this badge?
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    USAAF Cadets cap badge. Again fine.

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    Thanks for that Ade. He was a bombardier so would he have had all these different cap badges? Or has someone put the lot together?

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    More than likely they were all his and show his rise through the ranks. I think they are a nice little group.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Next up is a small set of wings (sterling)

    (sorry for doing this one thing at a time)
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    Again, good original item. These were often worn on the shirt.

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    Marked Sterling.
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