question---------- was there ever a 3'in flight nurse wing made in ww2?? I see the 2'in but, just curious.
does it exist? 3'in nurse
Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:15 PM
It may exist, but I would not be interested in one for my collection. I have over a half dozen different originals on my Flight Nurse uniforms and they
are all the 2 inch size.
Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:12 AM
thank you guys. listed on ebay now. listed as a 3'in.
Edited by costa, 15 May 2019 - 07:18 AM.
Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:45 AM
Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:17 AM
LGB (later versions seem to be marked "Vanguard") used this pattern of wing well after WWII. It is possible that this was a transitional badge between the USAAF to the USAF in the 1950's. It cold also be that some made the addition of an "N" suggested by Kropotikin.
IIRC I once saw an attributed grouping from a flight nurse who had a flight nurse wing that was a bit less than 3 inches long. But it may have been a reunion piece as it was gilt and she was a late war service member.
Edited by pfrost, 15 May 2019 - 08:18 AM.
Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:27 AM
So if I pose the question "Did Bell Trading Company ever produce flight nurse wings in WWII" will one magically appear for sale on ebay? Just asking for a friend.
Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:01 PM
that is what made me notice that wing--- the rivets. they are or look to be a factory installed as LGB wings are.
Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:36 PM
I think many, if not most of the flight nurse wings were made by attaching N's to flight surgeon wings (the Acid Test flight nurse wings being an exception). The LGB-dazzle pattern examples on Bob's site have smaller N's of different letter styles than this 3" wing. The N on this wing looks a lot bigger than the N's applied to the 2" wings, so I would say it was not just a production error by LGB. The uniform tarnish on the base wing and the N implies the N has been on this wing for at least most of the wing's existance, and it looks like a vintage WWII LGB wing. Without a vintage photo of the wing being worn, it will be impossible to know how genuine this one really is.
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