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#1 Brig

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:21 PM

Here's a reference thread on Amico maker's marks. Feel free to add your own images if they're not already here...

A pair of wings from the collection of "Paul C"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:22 PM

Another pair of wings from the collection of "Paul C"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:25 PM

a pair of Command Pilot Wings from the collection of "robert60446"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:26 PM

Aerial Gunner Sweetheart Wings from the collection of "robert60446"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:30 PM

a pair of Aerial Gunner Wings from the collection of "robert60446"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:37 PM

Navy Combat Aircrew Wings...from the collection of "KASTAUFFER"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:41 PM

miniature Navigator wings from the collection of "robert60446"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:44 PM

Navy Pilot Wings from the collection of "robert60446"

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:50 PM

a LT Bar from the collection of USMC-Collector

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:51 PM

Navy Rigger Wings from the collection of "JerryK"

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 11:04 AM

A Naval Cap Badge from the collection of "Harrier9601"

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:59 AM

AMICO 1942-1945 made Dutch pilot's wing with the added 'W' for 'Waarnemer' (observer) from my collection (click on the thumbnails for larger images). As it is not a standard US issue item some explanation might be in order:

This wing is the model used in the 1930's-1950's and was issued to my great-uncle, who was a pilot-observer in the Dutch-East Indies (colonial) Aircorps from 1938.

When the Japanese invaded the Dutch East-Indies in february 1942 a lot of pilots escaped to Australia just before the capitulation, where they formed the 18th (Dutch) Squadron RAAF and were issued with mostly US equipment, aircraft (B-25's), uniforms and vehicles. Furthermore the US helped to train a number of Dutch-East Indies pilots in Jackson Mississippi during WWII. A number of US makers of badges, including NS Meyers, AMICO, Dondero, and Russel Uniform Supply made both US and Allied badges.

This wing very likely is made by Amico somewhere between 1942 and 1945 for this purpose. My great-uncle was taken prisoner in 1942 and spent the rest of the war in a Japanese POW camp. After his release and recovery he was transferred to the 18th Squadron in late 1945. Around this time the whole squadron with all its personnel and equipment was handed back to the Dutch East-Indies army, and I think he was issued this particular wing around this time. He continued to fly combat missions on the B-25 during the 1945-1949 Indonesian war of Independence. When Indonesia became independent in 1949 all colonial military units went over to the Dutch armed forces, and my great-uncle was transferred to the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

Greetz ;)

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Edited by Tim B, 15 May 2014 - 07:46 PM.
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:24 PM

Here's the marks on an Amico USN Staff Medical Officer Insignia. Front view with card are here:
http://www.usmilitar...mp;#entry199787

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:47 AM

Early AMICO hallmark on a Pre WWII Pilot's wing

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:56 AM

Here is another early AMICO on Pilot's wings, probably 1941-42.

Same as above, except bottom is curved.

Not a perfect example as the strike was not even

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:59 PM

Here is another example of the same hallmark as in post #15, but cleaner.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:34 PM

Here is a Navy Wing Amico Mkg.

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Edited by Tim B, 15 May 2014 - 07:47 PM.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 01:46 PM

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

Amico clutch back 3" pilot wing

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:30 PM

Clutchback Field Artillery officer collar insignia by Amico. The "I" in "AMICO" is there but faint.

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