Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

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

  1. #1

    Default WWII bomber wings i think

    just got these WWII bomber wings or at least i think there WWII was wondering if they really are from WWII
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN1133.jpg 
Views:	1812 
Size:	239.2 KB 
ID:	239149   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN1134.jpg 
Views:	240 
Size:	240.7 KB 
ID:	239148  


  2. #2

    Default Re: WWII bomber wings i think

    These are WWII era 'Aerial Gunner' wings ( with winged bullet )
    called a 'sweetheart' wing, in that it is about 1" in length......
    Regards,


    Steve.

  3. #3

    Default Re: WWII bomber wings i think

    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    These are WWII era 'Aerial Gunner' wings ( with winged bullet )
    called a 'sweetheart' wing, in that it is about 1" in length......
    thanks a lot for confirming it and the info helps me out a lot

  4. #4

    Default Re: WWII bomber wings i think

    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.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	bombardier.jpg 
Views:	754 
Size:	104.2 KB 
ID:	266524

  5. #5

    Default Re: WWII bomber wings i think

    Indeed they likely did. LG Balfour is a quality maker
    who were in business until the late 1970's.

    These are a very nice set of Bombardier wings.
    Are they pin-back or clutch-back ?
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 11-21-2011 at 07:02 AM. Reason: additions
    Regards,


    Steve.

  6. #6

    Default Re: WWII bomber wings i think

    Here is a photo of the back.
    The pin goes into a hook and then a safety catch rotates to lock the pin in.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Picture 20.jpg 
Views:	263 
Size:	95.9 KB 
ID:	266535

  7. #7

    Default Re: WWII bomber wings i think

    Standard or typical arrangement for US made pin-back wings. Nice that it's made
    in two pieces. This is a 3 inch 'dress' wing, and the design/pattern
    was also used by 'AMICO'.

    Here is another of the same, from a fantastic site: ww2wings.com

    http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/usaaf/...mbardier.shtml
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 11-18-2011 at 06:42 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

  8. #8

    Default Re: WWII bomber wings i think

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1.jpg 
Views:	260 
Size:	275.3 KB 
ID:	266539My cloth item I like yours

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2.jpg 
Views:	263 
Size:	266.7 KB 
ID:	266538
    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

  9. #9

    Default Re: WWII bomber wings i think

    LG Balfour's stock and trade after the war was High School, University and Military rings. I just checked my High School Class ring and indeed it bears the Balfour stamp inside the band.

  10. #10

    Default Re: WWII bomber wings i think

    It certainly was. Another company who is still in business doing the same thing
    as Balfour did, is 'Jostens' - however I do not think they still make insignia
    for the military. They may have produced wings only during WWII.
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 11-21-2011 at 07:04 AM. Reason: grammar
    Regards,


    Steve.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. wwii wings i think

    In Insignia, Flags and regalia
    08-27-2011, 08:01 AM
  2. WWII era? Senior Pilots Wings GEMSCO G-2

    In Insignia, Flags and regalia
    05-30-2011, 10:37 PM
  3. WWII US sterling jump wings

    In Orders, medals and decorations
    09-26-2010, 07:09 PM
  4. 08-16-2010, 03:04 AM
  5. WWI Bomber Wings on Ebay

    In Aviation history
    03-24-2010, 04:06 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •