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#1 pfrost

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:32 PM

Maybe this can start a pinned thread.

I started a small library of hallmarks of wings as I find them and posted them on my website here: I know a few of the rather rarer hallmarks have escaped me. Most of these hallmarks are from wings in my collection with a few images "borrowed" off of ebay

http://pfrost.bol.ucla.edu/06.html

Not a complete listing, but as I find them, I try to post them. I know a few other websites have some nice listing of wing and insignia hallmarks. Maybe they can be added to this thread. Also, (if I may) the WAF forum has a super nice detailed listing of companies that were involved in making wings, medals and insignia from about 1917 to yesterday.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for the nice words guys. I wish I had more time to really work on it and make it as nice as Bob's awsome WWII wings o'tha world site:

http://www.ww2wings.com/main.shtml

My friend Iain from the land of "shrimps on the barbi" and vegamite also has a very nice site--but I have to watch him carefully as he keeps stealing my good images...just kidding Iain!

http://www.anaspides.....ion wings.htm

And Paul Conrad has a very nice site as well with some fantastic wings and information.

http://www.conradwings.com/

With this and other internet forums, these webpages, and a library of these wing books you can be as much an expert as anyone else.

Cambell, J. Duncan.  Aviation Badges and Insignia of the United States 1913-1946.  1977.  The Triangle Press.

Carroll, Warren.  Eagles Recalled.  Air Force Wings of Canada, Great Britain and the British Commonwealth 1913-1945.  1997.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd.  Atglen, PA.

Chalif, Don and Bender, Roger. Military Pilot & Aircrew Badges of the World (1870-Present). Vol 1, Europe (Albania-Hungary).  1982.  R. J. Bender Publishing.

Fitzsimmons, Charles.  Thirtyyears of U.S. Army Pilot Wings.  1917-1947.  1994.

Huff, Russ.  Wings of World War 2.  1985.

Maguire, Jon.  Silver Wings, Pinks and Greens.  1996.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd.  Atglen, PA.

Maguire, Jon.  More Silver Wings, Pinks and Greens.  1997.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd.  Atglen, PA.

Morris, Terry....forgot the title but has another book on WWI wings

Rosignoli, Guido.  Air Force Badges and Insignia of World War 2.  1976. Arco Publishing Co. New York.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:04 PM

To help get this thread going here is the FOX hallmark enjoy!

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:34 PM

Next up - Blackington

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:58 AM

J. O'Brian Badge Company :

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:59 AM

K.Co." hallmark for "Kinney and Co." of provenance RI.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:22 PM

Amcraft , 3"

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:22 PM

Norsid 3"

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:23 PM

Luxenberg 2"

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:24 PM

K.C. Green CAP 1/2 half wing

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:25 PM

1st Pattern Luxenberg 3"

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:26 PM

Balfour 3"

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 09:35 PM

GEMSCO

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:08 PM

S.E. EBY

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:41 AM

Real N.S. Meyer

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:42 AM

AMICO 2"

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:43 AM

Later GEMSCO

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:45 AM

"Obscured" Orber

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:46 AM

Robbins (CAP Pilot)

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:46 AM

Robbins ( CAP Cap badge)

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:47 AM

Raised AMICO 2"

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:49 AM

Angus and Coote (Aircrew)

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:50 AM

Angus & Coote (pilot)

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:51 AM

J.R. Gaunt (pilot)
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 12:52 PM

BALFOUR aka L.G.B (the two Balfour Ster are there because sometimes it was applied upside down)

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