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WWII bomber wings i think

Article about: just got these WWII bomber wings or at least i think there WWII was wondering if they really are from WWII

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    Quote by Journeyman View Post
    One of my uncles worked for the Civil Construction Corp during WW2. Whilst working on an
    airfield at Mareeba, QLD, Australia, he found this bombardier's badge.
    The airfield was also known as " Hoevet Field "
    On the reverse side are the words " Balfour" & "Sterling"
    I have found out that the 19th and 43rd Bombardment Group of the USAAF
    operated from this place. Perhaps this badge was belonged to one of their number.

    Attachment 266524

    the wings are awesome cant wait till i can find/buy one one day

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    Quote by ripndip View Post
    the wings are awesome cant wait till i can find/buy one one day
    If I had a spare set, they would be yours to start your collection with.

    If these ones had been engraved, I would have made every effort to return
    them to their owner or the owner's family.
    I consider I am the custodian, not he owner. Perhaps they will end up in a
    museum or display honouring the Americans that served in Australia.
    Cheers,
    Journeyman.

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    Quote by Journeyman View Post
    If I had a spare set, they would be yours to start your collection with.

    If these ones had been engraved, I would have made every effort to return
    them to their owner or the owner's family.
    I consider I am the custodian, not he owner. Perhaps they will end up in a
    museum or display honouring the Americans that served in Australia.
    Cheers,
    Journeyman.
    thats awesome and thanks for the thought i think its awesome to honor the vets

    which is y i decided the other day im only gonna collect useable things so i can keep the stuff and memory alive and kinda be like living history in a small way and hopefully it will get more people to ask questions about it which will hopefully get more people in to wanting to know and honor the men & women of WWII and i cant wait till i can find a reenactment group so i can do more living history stuff i also cant wait till i can get more stuff like clothing and stuff because i only have a field jacket and a musette bag but hopefully one day ill have some more jackets and shirts and stuff like that
    Last edited by ripndip; 11-21-2011 at 02:35 AM.

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    Here are some 3" WWII USAAF Bombardier wings, top to bottom.........

    - 'A.E. Co. Sterling', clutch-back
    - 'Sterling', pin-back
    - 'Firmin London' (rare), british style pin-back
    - unmarked, clutch-back
    - 'Amico Sterling', clutch-back
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Here are some 3" WWII USAAF Bombardier wings, top to bottom.........

    - 'A.E. Co. Sterling', clutch-back
    - 'Sterling', pin-back
    - 'Firmin London' (rare), british style pin-back
    - unmarked, clutch-back
    - 'Amico Sterling', clutch-back
    those are awesome thanks for sharing

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