WWII Contracts US NAVY COMBAT AIRCREW WINGS
Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:56 PM
Its a contract I have not seen before! Thanks for posting it,
Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:06 PM
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:25 AM
Posted 27 December 2014 - 05:06 AM
Great looking wings.One of my favorites.Somewhere I have an old Marine Corps recruiting booklet from the 70's.There is a picture of a Marine wearing these on his green's.I'll post if I can find it.
Posted 27 December 2014 - 04:41 PM
Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:56 AM
I also have an identical pair of these Canadian made wings. I still have not heard anything about this unusual variation. Anybody have any info on this Canadian made USN wing??
Hello. Im new to this site and am learning lots about US WW2 wings. I am a long time Canadian collector and recently acquired a set of USN wings which I am unable to identify and would sure appreciate any assistance from the forum members.
It is a USN navy aircrew wing done in one piece silver metal without the separately affixed 3 stars at the top. It is about 1.75 inches wide and is curved. Interestly the back bears a serial number and is maker marked "Canada Century" which sure is an interesting name ... I can't find anything on this company in any listing of WW2 trademarks.
It is not a clutch back and has two prong or hook type fastening devices.
I have attached a photo.
Thank you very much,
Edited by hink441, 28 December 2014 - 02:58 AM.
Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:59 AM
Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:28 AM
Here is another one from my collection to add,
a very rare example by Sheridan Perth.
Posted 09 February 2016 - 05:27 PM
I always thought they were worn by enlisted personnel .
Posted 06 July 2016 - 10:59 AM
Not exactly a wing, but this WWII era USN Combat Aircrew Honor Student bracelet certainly fits into the realm... and adds a little insight to the training behind those wings.
Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:02 AM
these are my WW2 AMICO USN Combat Aircrew wings, got them fresh today ($38), they are well used (just the way I like them) and have probably seen some service. I think it shows that they were not a seller's put together!..........
Hope you like them, cheers, John
Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:47 AM
I have two Navy Air Crew badges in my collection, an AMICO similar to ones shown on other posts in this thread, and a VANGUARD that is a new variety to this thread.
Both are full sized STERLING marked.
Both are pin backs.
Both have three stars.
Both have gold central disks with the anchor, and both have gold stars.
The AMICO has its central disk and stars riveted in place, the VANGUARD has the disk riveted and the stars attached by spreading their prongs on the back.
The AMICO does not have berries, the VANGUARD does have berries.
The AMICO is nicely made, the VANGUARD is much fancier in that it has every feather nicely detailed/engraved.
The VANGUARD hallmark has the number 154 centered under the word VANGUARD
My impression is that the AMICO is definitely WW2 vintage.
My impression of the VANGUARD is that is could be anything from WW2 to Korean War in vintage. I would very much appreciate any thoughts on either badge but especially on the VANGUARD one.
Below are photos of the front and back of each. In the following post are close ups of the backs of each. I can provide more photos if it would help anyone.
Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:48 AM
Here are close ups of the my AMICO and VANGUARD Navy Air Crew badges in the previous post:
Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:17 PM
Here's a variation that hasn't been shown yet, double riveted but the rivets are larger than the Balfour style (I think ). My other example like this has no stars but a dark finish/patina.
Here are a set of Aircrew wings OP was 2010 from Mike in Australia... I copied and pasted his photo here. Does any one know the maker of these wings? I just bought a set today and am hoping to figure this out. Thanks in advance!
Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:40 AM
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