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  1. Hi, as you can see it opened 180 degrees.
  2. Thought you'd like to see this as well. However, this only shows a single0 casualty for each marine. https://www.usmcu.edu/Research/Marine-Corps-History-Division/Research-Tools-Facts-and-Figures/Casualty-Card-Database/
  3. Hello all, I bought these Navy radar operator wings on eBay. I also looked on http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/usnavy/usnavyradar.shtml for a reference, but couldnt find a Meyer example. When I received them, it was completely not what I expected. First of all the metal is way too shiny to be a vintage pin. Also when I receive the wing, it was slightly bent and I was able to straighten it with no effort whatsoever. I have never seen wwii era wings being so malleable. I’m sure there are quite a few fellow members who has a pair of wings similar to this and I’d re
  4. The closest I could find was this. http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/usnavy/pilot/unmkdnavypilotwosklarge.shtml but it has a different mounting method which looks like added later on. But there aren’t any signs of the mounting system shown in my pictures.
  5. Hello everyone, I Recently bought these naval aviator wings on eBay from quite an active seller. The back of the wings were not shown on the pictures, but I didn’t question because the seller is well known. However once I receive it, I discovered that the pin back assembly is not common and the front of the wings are covered in yellow paint. I did the best I could to show the details. If you could Please let me know if these are real or fake, I would really appreciate that. Thank you in advance
  6. Nice uniform BTW!! If you’re restoring it, would love to see the final product.
  7. I’ve seen a few pictures of the SSI worn on the right side instead of the left. It was just John Basilone, a 1Lt, a Col and a general getting the MOH. The General in the car on we’re wearing the SSI on the right shoulder. (Of course I can’t find the photo when I need it!!) Any ideas about when it started and stopped?
  8. Hello everyone, I came across this N S Mayer navy navigator wings on eBay. It’s half price compared to others that have been sold. Since it’s too good to be true and I’m not familiar at all with these, I thought I’ll rely on the expertise of the members here. If you could Please let me know if these are real or fake, I would really appreciate that. Thank you in advance
  9. Dear fellow collectors, I am in the process of restoring to Seabee uniforms. I’m trying to make them as accurate as possible. One uniform came with the “CB” diamond patch on the left cuff. The other one, from the 61st construction battalion, came with the CB patch on the left shoulder. However, this has the ghost of the “CB” cuff patch that has been removed. Does anyone know if the sailers were supposed to wear Only “CB” cuff patch or the SSI and not both? Which is worn when? Id appreciate any guidance anyone can provide. Thank you in advance.
  10. Does anyone know the meaning of casualty code "SS"?
  11. Gentlemen, Thank you very much for Your comments.
  12. Gentlemen, Thank you very much for your comments. I hope to post the two unifoms once I've completed the restoration.
  13. Dear fellow collectors, I recently acquired two beautiful WWII AAC uniforms thanks to members of this forum. Trying to restore the uniforms, I have two questions: 1. One of the officers is listed in official AAC documentation as Bombardier/Navigator. In his last mission, during which he was killed, he was listed as the Navigator. Which wings should I use; navigator, bombardier or both? Has anyone ever seen a legitimate uniform with multiple wings? 2. The second uniform is an enlisted flight engineer of 5th AAF. When is the engineer sleeve insignia supposed to be worn versus wearing the f
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