Dear Forum ,
Recently picked up these wings. Any idea about the maker ?
Thank you ,
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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:51 AM
Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:05 PM
I've seen this type of wing before with different center pieces. I don't know the maker but here's another like yours but without the rivet: http://www.ww2wings....faircrew4.shtml
I've usually seen them with the center piece soldered onto the wing instead of riveted. I have no concerns about the authenticity of your badge just that the riveting is unique. The base wing seems to follow the same pattern as the cadet cap device: http://www.ww2wings....tbadgeaaf.shtml I've also seen a similar style of wing without a circular center section but with a bit different feathering pattern: http://www.ww2wings....gunnerset.shtml Wish I had an answer for you on who made them but they are a unique and, I think, quite beautiful variation of wing.
Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:56 AM
Thank you for your input Gentlemen.
Bob , your efforts to share & inform are appreciated as ever.
Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:13 AM
Ditto to what Bob said. I have found that there are more than a few ratings that were made from what I believe to have been cadet cap badges. Probably a company tapping into a new market as the USAAF in WWII started to expand and various strategies were being tested to keep up with the demand for new wings.
It is a super neat variation with the rivited AC device. Well done, and nice wing!
Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:30 AM
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