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New Very Scarce Tri-Tiered Fletching 1939-1940 Wing


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#101 mtnman

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:31 AM

A beautiful wing indeed. Notice the rounding of the fletching and the more organic feel to it surface being without absolute flat
and angled design.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:35 AM

Another shot of the fletching surface with the beautiful organic feel and look. The wings attributed to Bell made in the Liaison and Service Pilot
wings in particular, noted as Bell because of their pin assemblies, have a disturbed organic surface to their fletching as well,
more pronounced in this.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:41 AM

Finally, a shot of the superior view showing the marked presence of the 3 tiers of fletching on these beautiful wings... There will be more to come
, with the comparison shots with the later Orber design wings etc., as I get time. Thank you again MGHCAL, for making this possible
with your diligent collecting efforts and willingness to allow me this opportunity from your most excellent collection.

I contacted MGHCAL and he has agreed to allow me to share the information regarding the pilot who wore the silverplated brass flat base shield wings.
That information will be forthcoming when I am provided with it...

Thank you Gentlemen and Lady Collectors and Blessings to You All As Always, in Your Collecting and Preservation of History...

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:48 AM

By the way, frames number 91 and number 97 show most evidently the staircase affect at the ends of the fletching on the rear of the Dexter wing on both the sterling and the silver plated brass, which reveals the identical die used for both the silver plated brass and the sterling
flat base shield wing...

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:45 AM

Here are a couple more photos of men wearing the wings.  The first is from the George Field book for class 44-B:

 

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:48 AM

The second was from the George Field Wings Over America (blue) book.  I tried last night to find a larger portrait of General Brett that more clearly showed his wing but came up empty.  I also looked in another couple of Wings Over America books for a better photo of him but the ones I found had him in a different uniform with what looked like a bullion wing.

 

 

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:05 AM

Perfect Marty, just outstanding, thank you.

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:43 AM

By the way gentlemen and Lady collectors, I wanted to correct a particular section where I insinuated the Disturbed organic surface is more pronounced in the TTF wings, but I meant to say that the organic Disturbed surface with tiny rounded fissures and ridges, are more pronounced on the liaison and service pilot versions of the supposed Bell wings, just FYI. Any look at the micro level on the surface of those wings, will show the detailed rounded ridges and fissures along the surface. The TTF wings have the very faint beginnings of this in certain places but nothing as pronounced, it is more in the overall design of the Fletching instead of the individual appurtenances set up on the Fletching.

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