Memorial Day Wing Display
Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:28 PM
I'm going to display a WWII aerial gunner uniform as part of a display to honor a local veteran on memorial day. I thought I would display a group of wings to represent a bomber crew to go along with it. When thinking about a few sentences to write to go with it, I realized there are some basic things I don't know.
The Pilot, co-pilot, navigator, bombardier, and gunner wings are self explanatory in the qualification for the badge. But what is the aircrew wing for? Who wore it? What did one have to be proficient in to qualify for the aircrew badge?
Also, am I correct in this list?
Pilot, co-pilot = commissioned officers
Navigator = commissioned officer
Bombardier = commissioned officer
Aerial Gunner = non-commissioned officer
Aircrewman = non-commissioned officer
Aircrew wing? What did you have to do to earn this badge?
Feel free to link me to any other threads that answer these questions.
Chris R. (Wing Novice Extraordinaire)
Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:56 PM
This may help.
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MSGT William Gould, 8th Weather Squadron, USAAF WWII
MAJ Abner J. Barnett, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division, USA Medical Corps WWI, WWII
T 5 A. Curtis Dufield, 147th Armored Signal Company, 7th Armored Division WWII
CAPT Thomas F. Hooper, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, WWII
"And then we all got invited to World War II and everybody's life changed." (Jean Kelly Barnett Gould 1922-2009 (My mom))
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Phil. 4:11b)
"That outfit was so bad that the CHAPLAIN went over the hill with a couple of guys." William Bryson Gould 1920-2012 )(My dad))
Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:51 AM
Thanks for the great link!! There's a wealth of info there. I figured others would be wondering the same thing.
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