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#51 Daan

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 10:11 AM

Very nice ovals Jake!

Thanks for posting!

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 10:47 AM

Would you be interested in selling any of these ovals? Please let me know.

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Matt

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Sorry Matt. I'm holding onto what I have. Still would like to see some feedback on the one with the armor triangle.

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#53 JGC

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:54 PM

Here are a few I thought you might like to see. The first is on the uniform of 1st LT Vance Hall of the 504 PIR, he made jumps at Sicily, Salerno, and Market Garden. He also said that he made a jump unto a Concentration camp at the end of the war. The second oval and wing are to Pfc Stephen Miget of the 307 Abn Med Co, 82nd Airborne.

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#54 JGC

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:09 PM

This is a British made cloth jump wing on blue background. I recieved it from Dr. Gerald Shaw, who served as a pathfinder with the 504 PIR. At one time he told me that it was stitched to his extra jump jacket.
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This next wing I thought was interesting, I was hoping someone might tell me if its US or foreign made. Its a 674th Abn Arty of the 11 AB.

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#55 JGC

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:20 PM

This next wing and oval are on the uniform of Major Richard Barrett that served in the 376th Para Field Arty attached to the 82 AB. Note the jump star actually attached to the oval not the wing.

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I thought I'd include a shot of Gerald Shaws dress uniform, he is the trooper that I recieved the British cloth wing from that I pictured earlier.

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#56 JGC

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:27 PM

Here are a couple more that I thought might be of interest. Thanks Jon

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#57 Allan H.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:40 PM

Here are a few misc. jump wings in cloth. All are WWII vintage.

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#58 Allan H.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:42 PM

Some WWII ovals- these are artillery

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#59 Allan H.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:46 PM

Here are some infantry ovals.

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#60 Allan H.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:52 PM

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:37 AM

MVC_010L.JPG More ovals from WWII.



Allan,

Could you please let me know what you have available in the way of ovals/patches/wings? Could you email me off forum at [email protected]?

Thanks,

Matt Force

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:55 AM

JGC,
Your 674th wing is a Japanese made occupation piece. It is very cool and unique!

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:20 PM

JGC,
Your 674th wing is a Japanese made occupation piece. It is very cool and unique!

Camopara, thanks for the info on the 674th wing, you have a fantastic collection of wings. Jon

#64 Allan H.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:32 PM

MVC_042L.JPG Here's a bird's eye view of my parachute and glider wings.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:45 PM

Allan,
I drool everytime I see that picture!!!

#66 JGC

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:03 PM

Allan, fantastic display of wings and ovals, are there any that you don't have? Jon

#67 Allan H.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:24 AM

Allan, fantastic display of wings and ovals, are there any that you don't have? Jon


John,
Yes, there are many that I do not have. I started collecting parachute and glider badges over 25 years ago- back before airborne was the rage. Most of my US collecting buddies were AAF collectors and they were collecting flight badges by maker, so I decided I would do the same.
While you don't have the same variety as you find in pilot wings for example, there are still a lot of variations that can be had if the collector just looks.
I have seen a jump wing with a snowflake back which I do not have (do you Leif?) and there are a few other makers that I need like an Amico glider badge, Meyer glider badge (which ought to be an easy one to find) and I would LOVE to have one of the Chinese made parachute (does a glider even exist?) badges with the "chops" on the back.
I also don't have a "674" artillery jump wing like the one shown earlier in the thread. I think I still have a long way to go before I am convinced I am close to having them all.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:06 AM

Allan,
I have heard of them with a snowflake, but I have yet to see one! I know Allan has many of the 'rare' makers and unique one-of-a-kind made wings. I think Allan should do a book on wings!

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:29 PM

Wasnt the snowflake pattern insignias manufactured by Amcraft?I see some of their items maker marked and some plain with just the snowflake pattern.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:24 PM

Allan,
I drool everytime I see that picture!!!


I agree very impression display

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 04:08 PM

I agree very impression display


Allan,

Very nice! If you get a chance could you take a close up of the 325 GIR wing (Has 2 Stars and 325 on it)? What's the story on that one? I assume it's a named/attributed Glider wing.

Thanks,

Matt

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 04:20 AM

Hi Allan and Friends,

The FDA prevents: "They do not see the Allanīs Collection! Who to see ... will be able to have an heart attack!"

For me ... Allan haved (without a doubt) .... The BEST U.S. A/B collection that I already see (and rare it shows)!!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Best regards,

Ricardo.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:17 PM

Here are my Father's medals and badges.

He was with the 509th PIR and made four combat jumps, two in North Africa and two in Italy.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 06:59 PM

collectsmedals,

That is a very impressive display and a great tribute to another hero of the "Greatest Generation".

Our fathers certainly had a right to be proud of what they accomplished...and so do their sons...

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:59 PM

Hello here is close up of glider oval i have on my tunic.

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