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WWII US Army Air Force Pilot Wings.........

Article about: Here's a look at some WWII US pilot wings. These are all the 3 inch type which were worn on Officer's service uniform jackets......... A common WWII pilot wing by a common maker. A simple bu

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    1. Large size pilot wing known as the 'Juarez' pattern. These can be
    found marked 'Coin Silver' or 'Sterling'.........

    2. Unmarked clutchback pilot wing with distinct feathering
    in the shoulder areas.........
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    Steve.

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    Non-sterling pinback pilot wing by 'Amcraft'. This pattern is known
    as the 'snowflake back' from the 1930's, but it's possible that
    pre-war types were worn in WWII.........
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    Steve.

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    Non-sterling pinback Senior Pilot wing by N.S. Meyer. This pattern is also known
    as 'Pelican bill' or 'Pelican mouth', because the shoulders of these wings
    look like a pelican's bill.........
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    Steve.

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    Another pre-war 1930's style pilot wing. Pinback and marked 'Sterling'.........
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    Steve.

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    Quote by RH1941 View Post
    Time well spent. I picked up a nice marked pilots wings a couple weeks ago for a good price . It is amazing how much they are going for right know .
    What are the marks, Gary.........?
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    Steve.

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    Awsome thread Steve, very impressive bit of research you have done. I think I have a couple of the ones you have shown.

    Thanks
    Burt
    Happiness is a belt fed weapon

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    AMCRAFT its a nice pin back .

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    Bump for Phil.......
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    Steve.

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    Thanks Again Steve!
    Excellent photo's and a great reference. I'm going to put this thread in my favorite's!!!!
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    A recent pick up. Pin back, gold plated and marked
    'Sterling'. At 1.5 inches, this is one of the most
    detailed wings for it's size I have ever seen:
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