WWI Wings Questions
Posted 10 September 2019 - 02:14 PM
Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:27 PM
I would say both wings appear to be genuine but not in the best condition. The full size is slightly better on the front as it exhibits no mothing, but who knows how bad the backs are? Both wings are heavily oxidized.
I always hate to buy embroidered when they are under glass and I can't examine them closely. Like a lot of wing collectors, I care almost as much about the backs as the front.
Lt Freeman Galt does not come up in the Daedalians list. Its only about 90% accurate though.
Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:06 PM
You are certainly welcome.
If you do get them, and free them from their prison, please post them here!
Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:56 PM
If I had to guess, I would start looking at this fellow.
Freeman Pleasant Galt. Born in the Indian territory of Oklahoma. I can't find any information on his military service, but he did live in Ardmore OK (1917-1918), which is relatively close to Post Field Ok. Post Field was one of the airfields where WWI pilots were trained.
The timing and age are right for your guy. He died in 1954 or so.
Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:33 PM
Lieutenant Galt was an Instructor in Air Service at Kelly Field
The important part: LIEUT. FREEMAN GALT, son of Judge and Mrs. JOHN L. GALT, who several months ago was transferred from the U. S. Navy to the U. S. air service, is instructor of formation at Kelly Field, No. 2, San Antonio.
Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:07 AM
Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:49 AM
The wings look great to me. I love WWI bullion wings, and these are classic patterns.
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