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#1 Scott C.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 03:27 PM

I did a search (here and in the wing badges forum) and came up empty handed.  Is the wing below a homefront/sweetheart item?  2-3/4 inches wide and unmarked. Not sure what the item on the back is  - a tie clasp of some sort? (wing isn't mine).

 

Thanks for any insight.

 

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#2 CNY Militaria

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 04:43 PM

Yes, a patriotic home front style piece. 



#3 Scott C.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 03:03 PM

Thank you.



#4 Paulruss

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:26 PM

The morse code for V is pretty cool



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Posted 18 October 2018 - 01:57 PM

Not trying to dismiss these quickly as a home front piece, but wasn't there a CPT type flight instructor wing that uses the V for Victory ...- in the center of the shield?



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:17 AM

Not trying to dismiss these quickly as a home front piece, but wasn't there a CPT type flight instructor wing that uses the V for Victory ...- in the center of the shield?

 

USAAF Contract Flight Instructors at "Victory Field" in Vernon, Texas, wore a similar "V" style wing... and incorporated the dot-dot-dot-dash symbol into their cap pieces and collar insignia.

 

Those similar wings are illustrated in the pinned section of the Wing Badges Forum under the topic "CAA/WTS/CPT/Flight Schools" page 23:

 

(The accompanying illustrations were originally posted in that thread by fellow Forum Member "Cookieman.")

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/71999-caawtscptflight-schools/page-23 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:52 AM

I did a search (here and in the wing badges forum) and came up empty handed.  Is the wing below a homefront/sweetheart item?  2-3/4 inches wide and unmarked. Not sure what the item on the back is  - a tie clasp of some sort? (wing isn't mine).

 

Thanks for any insight.

 

 

Hey Scott,

 

Looking at the back of your wing, I suspect that additional strip of metal is the remnants of a broken tie-clasp?  Several manufacturers produced both pin-back wings and tie-clasp wings using the same design...    



#8 Scott C.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:52 PM

Wow Rusty, some great info there on Victory Field insignia - thank you.  Hard to say what the bar is on the back of my wings - it's just a curved bar.  I think what looks like a solder point on the right side is just a bit of age.  Perhaps it was never finished?



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:16 AM

It appears your item may have been produced by the same company that manufactured this patriotic home front tie clasp, applying a variant centerpiece to the same style base wing...

Clasp marked "Hickok - USA".

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:49 PM

Rusty,  I took another look at the back of my wings, and I believe you're right: it once had a tie clip like that shown above.  Thank you for your help with this.  The wing makes a nice addition to my AAF-related homefront/sweetheart pins.

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:48 PM

Nice collection Scott! Especially those four on the right, each with perfect enamel!

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 04:46 AM

Great collection! Thanks for posting it.



#13 Scott C.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:58 AM

Thanks gents - those little gems can be addicting!

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