Two questions regarding the size of WWII USAAF Insignia Pins worn on the Shirt Collar...
1) I have seen colonel rank insignia pins in a 1” size for the right side of the shirt collar (when not wearing a tunic), and a 1 1/2" to 1 7/8” size for the shoulders of the tunic. However, page 143 of the 1944 "The Officer's Guide" says, "General officers are authorized to wear miniature insignia of grade." Since a Colonel is a Field Officer (not a General Officer), I'm wondering if that means that the full shoulder-size rank pins were worn on the shirt collar during WWII, and the smaller ones for the shirt collar came after WWII?
2) For the WWII USAAF "Prop and Wings" pin, was a smaller size likewise worn on the left shirt collar, and a larger size worn on the tunic lapels? I have seen a few mini 3/4" wide prop and wings pins, but maybe they were just sweetheart pins? Other than the excerpt mentioned above, I can't find any info on pin size on the forums, or in the books I've read.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Edited by whydavewhy, 07 January 2019 - 08:34 PM.