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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:34 PM

This kind of looks like a Shmoo or snipe bird with centipede feet and eagle's wings.

 

This came from the estate of a veteran of the 380th Bombardment Group in the Pacific, including the Philippines.

 

Is there any conmection with the Pacific War? 

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:45 PM

British or New Zealand.

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:46 PM

It looks like a winged Kiwi bird...lol

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:51 PM



It looks like a winged Kiwi bird...lol

I've thought that too - Kiwi or Shmoo:

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:53 PM

British or New Zealand.

 

That was my first thought, but they have crowns and other things missing from this one. 

 

It certainly is not detailed embroidery.



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Posted 21 April 2019 - 03:23 PM

 

 

 

...It certainly is not detailed embroidery.

That is exactly what struck me first about the imagery... very "homemade" looking needle work, making it tough to identify symbolism.

A bomb, a dirigible, a lobster without claws, a whale with seaweed hanging off its belly?



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Posted 21 April 2019 - 03:45 PM

I think it may British/Australian...could be an individual piece of the cap insignia group.

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 04:57 PM

Pretty sure these were worn on the chest or sleeve

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 05:23 PM

Not a US Wing?


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#10 Bob Hudson

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 05:27 PM



Not a US Wing?

 

Still trying  to figure that out. I found an older forum thread - http://www.usmilitar...ion-eagle-wing/

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 that pointed towards Bulgarian, which would be strange find for a Pacific War bomber crewman.

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 05:34 PM

Bob,

Its funny you said pacific... because when I first saw it.... Something in my mind said marine corps??

I have no idea but... Thats why popped into my mind....



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Posted 21 April 2019 - 06:05 PM

I found this grouping for sale for the RAAF ( Royal Australian Air Force). I just read that the 380th trained Australian B24 crews. Maybe it was a souvenir?

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 06:09 PM



I found this grouping for sale for the RAAF ( Royal Australian Air Force). I just read that the 380th trained Australian B24 crews. Maybe it was a souvenir?

 

Australian - you got it: khaki version

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:47 PM

RAAF sleeve insignia worn just below the shoulders. Here are a few more that were previously posted on another forum. The bottom example looks like the same pattern as yours.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:08 PM

Thanks all: so, vet bringback Aussie wings. I have found photos of these in metal, with a crown (displayed above the wings, but not attached).  Those were said to be  worn on garrison caps.

 

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:25 PM

RAAF sleeve insignia worn just below the shoulders. Here are a few more that were previously posted on another forum. The bottom example looks like the same pattern as yours.


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the color is typical RAAF/RAF common wealth as seen when wearing the albatross on the shoulders.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:29 PM

Thanks all: so, vet bringback Aussie wings. I have found photos of these in metal, with a crown (displayed above the wings, but not attached).  Those were said to be  worn on garrison caps.
 
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The metal badge is more of an officers badge.

The enlisted wore the RAAF/RCAF/RAF letters in a badge on the caps

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#18 Allan H.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:10 AM

Maybe since this is foreign, the thread should be locked?




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