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#26 mtnman

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:08 AM

Back of Brit unauthorized Ariel Gunner Wing....

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:12 AM

one more shot of HEAVY bullion wing

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:13 AM

BEAUTIFUL brit made...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:14 AM

rear brit made...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:15 AM

Another Brit Wing....

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:18 AM

Bullion and cloth embroidered Order of the Flying Goldfish (UNAUTHORIZED)..... for the FIRST occurence of being shot down over water and rescued...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:22 AM

reverse of FGF ....

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:25 AM

Order of the Flying Goldfish Unauthorized insignia which the Pilot receives for ANY SUBSEQUENT EVENT to the FIRST, where they are SHOT DOWN AND RESCUED OVER WATER....

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:28 AM

rear of OFGF insignia for the 2nd shootdown and rescue event over water and any time the pilot is shot down and rescued there after....

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:30 AM

Order of the Flying Boot (Unauthorized) removed from tunic issued for being shot down behind enemy lines and making one's way back to one's unit subsequently

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:31 AM

Reverse of OFB

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:33 AM

Gorgeous bullion flying instructor insignia typically worn on the right lower sleeve just above the wrist...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:33 AM

rear of flight instructor insignia

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:34 AM

Service Pilot.....

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:37 AM

Service pilot Reverse

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:39 AM

From the tunic of a European theater captain...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:40 AM

Okay Gentleman and Lady collectors, let's see your bullion..... bring 'em out!!

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 09:50 PM

British made wing on blue combat status backing, and with added edging to signify membership of a Lead Crew. On the coat of S/Sgt. Harry T. Parmley, B-17 ball turret gunner with the 832nd Bomb Sqn, 486th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force.

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 09:54 PM

Another Brit made gunner's wing. T/Sgt. Clarence A. McCullen, B-17 gunner with the 412th Bomb Sqn. 95th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 09:58 PM

Brit. made bombardier's wing on the Ike jacket of Capt. Donald R. Bone, bombardier of the B-17 "Hell's Angles", 358th Bomb Sqn, 303rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force.

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:06 PM

Brit. made gunner's wing by Gwendyr with separately added edging to signify lead crew status and unusual prongs for attachment to the uniform. For some time it has been claimed that Gwyndyr were a Welsh company, however I have found some information that suggests they were in fact likely from Southern England. This wing is un-attributed, but nevertheless it's one of my favorites. 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:09 PM

Brit. made pilot's wing on the coat of Lt. E. C. Berg who was in the 8th Air Force, Unfortunately attempts to research Berg have so far been unsuccessful.  

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:14 PM

Another Brit. made pilot's wing, this example is on the cut-down Ike jacket of 1st Lt. Robert A. Latchin, P-47 pilot with the 404th Fighter Squadron, 371st Fighter Group, 9th Air Force. 

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:16 PM

Bombardier's wing on the coat of 1st Lt. G. A. Curry of the 12th Air Force. When I posted these before it was suggested they maybe Italian made.

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 02:16 AM

Stunning craftsmanship. I'm getting a taste for bullion wings! These were posted previously but they fit well here.

 

 

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