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#1 usaf70

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:55 AM

USAF Command Pilot Wing marked "Silver-Filled" and S-21.
What did the S-21 represent and from what period would these wings
belong? Korea or Vietnam era?

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#2 Walt175

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 12:14 PM

The S-21 is the manufacturer's code. Off hand I don't know which one that is, but I'm sure someone here has that info.
Judging by the fact they are silver filled and not sterling, I'd say late 1960's or newer.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 12:21 PM

Susco/Harry Sugerman Inc., San Antonio, TX is the S21 maker.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 05:02 PM

I agree with the 1960's (or later) since it was about mid 60's there was a swtich to the three digit codes.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 05:08 AM

Here is a link to one of the better discussions on wing hallmarks and their dates

http://www.wehrmacht...ead.php?t=84409

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 04:13 AM

WWII or earlier no marks for dating.
Pre 1954 but not always used - letters only
1954 to 1964 two types examples 2F, or 6D
1964 on one letter and two numbers example W32 - *************** Gallery which is my hallmark.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 02:06 PM

WWII or earlier no marks for dating.
Pre 1954 but not always used - letters only
1954 to 1964 two types examples 2F, or 6D
1964 on one letter and two numbers example W32 - *************** Gallery which is my hallmark.

Joe





These are similar dates I have discussed and read in a few publications but have never seen anything offical on this topic. I understand these came about via a letter from the IoH. Can you shed additional light on this topic...



Thanks

JC


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