WWII Instructor Pilot's Uniform
Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:20 PM
Thought I would put this uniform up, see what ya'll thought of it. I really do like the bullion AAC patch and the wings.
I've got several questions. The uniform is undoutbtedly original (I bought if from the vet's son), but I have never seen the instructor sleeve wing with blue backing. Is that indicative of anything?
The uniform is unnamed, and I have yet to get a response from the son with regards to the officer's identity. The tunic itself is in fair shape (the interior is fine, but the exterior shows some spotting, some mothing, even a paint smear on the bottom of one of the cuffs). Essentially, I wouldn't display this piece, because I don't feel its condition warrants displaying. Would it be too terrible to remove the insignia? I'd love to hear opinions.
Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:23 PM
Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:32 PM
Did the shirt it came with have the instructor wings too?
Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:38 PM
Unforunately, the shirt only has the basic American-made 5th Air Force patch on the shoulder. Other items from the same officer just sold on eBay (I was the 2nd highest bidder) including another pair of bullion wings, what looked to be pinback NS Meyer wings, and an odd assortment of collar and rank insignia. It's a cool group, but I'd love to get some more information on the fellow. His name would be a great start!
Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:59 PM
Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:46 PM
If you do remove the insignia, cut off the entire cuff having the instructor wing. If you remove just the wing, all you'll have is a destroyed patch. But, on the cuff, it's pretty cool.
Edited by KurtA, 12 June 2007 - 03:48 PM.
Posted 12 June 2007 - 06:13 PM
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