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#51 rustywings

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:22 PM

Here's a CBI made pilot bracelet with a pattern similar to a Juarez style wing. It has a unique chain assembly attached to the back.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:23 PM

The back.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:27 PM

Here's a CBI made Service Pilot bracelet which was never inscribed. It is a very thick and heavy piece of silver.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:29 PM

The back. Marked "silver".

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:30 PM

Here's a couple of more CBI made pilot bracelets.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:31 PM

CBI made pilot bracelets.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:40 PM

Here's a Curtis Flying Service bracelet with A.A.C. style wing and the pilot's name inscribed. The two-inch Flight Engineer bracelet is made from a one-piece LGB hallmarked wing.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:42 PM

Rustywings,
Those are all very nice. I like to study the construction of them; I like those that have two or three chains, very sturdy, tight curb link chains.
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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:42 PM

Beautiful CBI bracelets.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:49 PM

Here's a couple of Flight Instructor bracelets inscribed to the same Captain. The two bracelets are similar in design, but distinctly different in pattern. I believe the top bracelet pre-dates the bracelet below.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:57 PM

Thanks Gents. I appreciate your response.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:48 PM

Nice additions!

Here is a recent one I picked up. I have not found any info yet...

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:12 PM

Here's a full size WWII era Norsid pattern pilot wing turned bracelet.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:13 PM

Back of the Norsid style bracelet

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:19 PM

Here's a post 1947 two inch back-seater bracelet made from an LGB produced wing. This sweetheart piece is inscribed "All My Love, Merle."

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:20 PM

Image of the back.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:04 PM

More great additions! The Norsid pattern looks like it had some heavy wear.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:05 PM

Rusty, thanks for sharing those very nice pieces you've collected. You have a terrific eye. Any idea where the flight instructor might have been based?

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:06 PM

Rusty, thanks for sharing those very nice pieces you've collected. You have a terrific eye. Any idea where the flight instructor might have been based?





Paul, thank you for your kind sentiments. Unfortunately, I can't provide you with any additional background on the Flight Instructor who wore those bracelets. They came with a nice set of unmarked gilt pilot wings and a small box of 1930's style collar insignia, but nothing to distinguish a specific school or field. One of these days I'll research this Captain and hopefully come up with additional.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:06 PM

Adding to this one, here is a group I bought on Ebay this fall. It fell thru the cracks, and I picked up the whole lot for $60! Pilots ring, Amico wing, and ID bracelet........
Research was easy on this lot.
1st Lt Roderick Wylie flew P-51's with the 111th Recon Squadron in the ETO. He had 1 confirmed kill vs a Me-109.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:44 PM

WOW great pickup!!! I love it when this kind of luck happens!

Cheers
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:37 PM

Might be even more interesting if you find he was one of the Scouts. Don't recall which squadrons those were offhand, but many of the pilots in those scouting squadrons were drawn from the bomb groups after having completed a tour. Definitive information about the scouts wasn't developed until the mid-nineties.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 06:18 AM

Holy cow, what a sweet group! Can you possibly show another close-up of the ring? Are there markings in the ring? Great find!
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:32 AM

Pete,
Thanks. I'll try and get some extra shots of the ring tonight. It is simply marked Sterling.
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:34 PM

Here is a recent pick up. Engraved on the reverse "Solo 8-3-39" and similar to the bracelet John posted in #65. This guy flew with the ATC before the WASP's were formed and had accumulated enough flight time to be rated a senior pilot by 1942-43! Seems to have been a lot of flying in a short period of time.

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