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#51 John Cooper

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

Here is a wing I have never got around to posting... I Nice Balfour Navy... from the date I think it is possible that this pilot flew in Vietnam if only I have a name to go with it :(

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:41 AM

I just love picking up these engraved wings !! I wish they could talk !!!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:42 AM

I just love picking up these engraved wings !! I wish they could talk !!!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:02 AM

Itís a simple one but belonged to the famous Stalag Luft 3 tunnel man Edward A Tovre. Ed was one of the lucky, I think, Americans transferred out before the deadly escape. I also have a letter of commendation for his tunnel work in SL3 among other things.

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#55 John Cooper

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:54 PM

I love the wing and the POW document... very very cool!

Thanks for posting such a great little group.

John

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:55 PM



Nice wing what does it say under the 1942?


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:39 AM

Under 1942 is engraved Mac......not the best engraving but the crudeness is great !!!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

My newest engraved (or scratched) wing. Has the initials SCK and the number 32364071. It's done lightly and hard to photograph.....

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:07 AM

My newest engraved (or scratched) wing. Has the initials SCK and the number 32364071. It's done lightly and hard to photograph.....

Great wing! Here's his Enlistment Record http://aad.archives....g=1&rid=2986896

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

Great wing! Here's his Enlistment Record http://aad.archives....g=1&rid=2986896

THANKS for the info...I did a little further internet research and it appears he may still be around...at 99 yrs old !!!
I'm getting a letter ready to send out !!!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

Here is my first engraved wing. Joe flew 35 missions in a B-29 over Japan, he was the AC (Airplane Commander), a title created specifically for the B-29 and the brunt of some excellent cartoons from the time which "lovingly" poked a bit at the "Big Cheese". Hope you enjoy.

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#62 ram957

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

Here is my first engraved wing. Joe flew 35 missions in a B-29 over Japan, he was the AC (Airplane Commander), a title created specifically for the B-29 and the brunt of some excellent cartoons from the time which "lovingly" poked a bit at the "Big Cheese". Hope you enjoy.

FANTASTIC WING !!!!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:04 AM

I usually don't go for bracelets but I could not pass up this one. It is named to a WAC member !

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

Very nice,I wouldn't pass it up either!.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

Some real beauties everyone! Here's one of mine from a group to a 23rd FG pilot. More on this group will come at a different time.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:26 AM

Seventy years ago today, February 26, 1943, 2nd Lt. Charles G. Novak, 2nd Lt. James W. Bishop, 2nd Lt. Ernest F. Pasqua, Sgt. V.A. Berreth, Sgt. A.J. Burke, S/Sgt. Melvin P. Simms, Sgt. Woodrow W. Erwin, S/Sgt. Joseph P. Bancom, Pvt. Robert M. Parchman and Sgt. Howard T. Speak all perished in B-17 42-29528.
Shortly after take-off from Biggs Field, Texas the ship crashed into the ground while on a night formation take-off training mission. The pilot 2nd. Lt. Edward M. Kelley was severely injured but survived.
Iam proud to own and display S/Sgt. Melvin Porter Simms Jr.'s Aircrew Wing !!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

William Holt Williamson, Jr Born: December 5, 1903 Died: March 3, 1945 Graduated University of NC Married Martha Lee States 24 Oct 1928. Had two children, Mary Martin and WHW,III He worked in the family owned electrical supply business, Williamson, Inc. He belonged to the Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte Executive’s Club and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. He joined the North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol and was named Executive Officer, Headquarters, Charlotte, NC in February 1942. He registered for the draft in February 1942. Joined US Naval Reserve Posted to Corpus Christi, TX Posted to Rio de Janeiro as a liaison officer Received a citation from the US Navy and Brazilian Air Force wings and other unknown decorations from Brazilian government for his service. He died of coronary thrombosis in a Rio hospital in 1945 and was buried with full military honors in Brazil. He also has a headstone in the family plot in Raleigh, NC.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

wow - that is a special wing Tod with some very interesting history as well... I am happy this thread was brought back to the top!

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John

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:49 AM

To bring back this great Thread back to life.

 

Here my one and only (so far) egraved wing - not as old as yours but hey its engraved ;)

 

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:54 AM

And another one....

 Research show Lt Watson crash landed twice...

Regards to all,

Dominique

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:04 AM

Another addition to my engraved wing collection....2nd Lt. Thomas H. Hudson was shot down and KIA on January 5, 1944 while on a mission to bomb an ememy airfield in  Bordeaux, France.....He was co-piolot of 42-30112--"Lil Butch" of the 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squad...I'm looking for his training history and a photo of him..ASN # O-677751  MACR 1891.  Also any ideas on the maker of the wing ?

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:20 PM

Another addition to my engraved wing collection....2nd Lt. Thomas H. Hudson was shot down and KIA on January 5, 1944 while on a mission to bomb an ememy airfield in  Bordeaux, France.....He was co-piolot of 42-30112--"Lil Butch" of the 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squad...I'm looking for his training history and a photo of him..ASN # O-677751  MACR 1891.  Also any ideas on the maker of the wing ?


Very nice..!

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:00 AM

Really cool history from the 8th! Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:46 PM

I had this wing some time before I realized a name and serial number had been scratched into the back.

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:47 PM

It's hard to see but it says ROGERS.

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