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WW2 era AAF Major rank Radio Operator wing patch

Started by ocsfollowme , Oct 12 2017 06:43 AM

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#1 ocsfollowme

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:43 AM

Was hoping to win this AAF insignia last night but lost out. Super neat. Anyone else have one like this? Was it worn on a leather jacket? Novelty? 

 

I believe that it is for a radio operator. If I am wrong, MODS please change the title. 

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

It appears to be about 4 inches in width. 

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:07 PM

I believe you are looking at an Aviation Cadet rank patch for a school with the letter "R" in it. We just saw some collar brass that looked similar.

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:48 AM

Interesting patch.  It doesn't have the kind of quality that you normally see with more common patches, even for the flight schools.  Even high school letter man's jacket patches were better made. Also, it is hard for me to imagine that a major would be a radio operator.  I have no ideas what it is, but it is pretty cool, none the less.  Thanks for sharing.

 

The R could be for "radar" rather than radio?



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

Thanks for your comments on this gents. I have several AAF insignia made with multi layers of wool like this and they are both training school or cadet training schools commands. I have one Navy Camp Baxter embroidered on wool. Could be removed from a pennant. Have either of you seen a wool appliqué patch on a jacket before? I am not a uniform or a jacket collector and I do not get to shows unfortunately.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:22 PM

I still think this is for one of the flight schools and is an aviation cadet rank. Recently, a collar device showed up complete with screw post fasteners- I would bet that this patch was worn at the same flight school.

 

http://www.usmilitar...-operator-wing/

 

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