Most collectors have seen the movie; "The Great Waldo Pepper." Did you know that Waldo Pepper was inspired by a real person?
Ormer Locklear was a; pilot, flight Instructor, barnstormer, wing-walker, stuntman, and Hollywood actor. Like his fictionalized counterpart Waldo Pepper, Locklear was a talented and fearless pilot who never served overseas and longed to test his mettle against an equal adversary.
Locklear wore wings made by G. W Haltom of Fort Worth, Texas:
Ormer Locklear. He wears a G.W. Haltom RMA badge and flight instructor wings on both sleeves, with 3 stateside (silver) service chevrons. The Ormer Locklear Collection in The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory...lections/ORMLC/accessed June 8, 2019.