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#1 Kilroy56

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:51 AM

Dear Forum ,

Recently picked up these wings. Any idea about the maker ?

Thank you ,

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:59 AM

that is a strange bird! never saw one riveted like that.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:05 PM

Dom,

 

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.

 

Bob



#4 Kilroy56

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:56 AM

Thank you for your input Gentlemen.

Bob , your efforts to share & inform are appreciated as ever.



#5 pfrost

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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!



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:30 AM

I have definitely learned something today.
Thanks a lot Patrick !


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