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  1. Thank you, Tonomachi! I have bookmarked your excellent reference thread. Yes, I can see the strong similarities with the repro examples that you posted and lack of similarity with all of your original variations. Fortunately, I paid very little for it, about $20-25. The original wing that I used for comparison is from the bound bundle you showed from Flying Tiger Antiques. Again, I appreciate your expertise, as always.
  2. I’ve had these British Para Wings for several years. They are “padded” like SAS wings and do not have the contour cutouts you see on the standard issue sleeve wings. It looks like it was made to be worn over a chest pocket. Any ideas on origin? I have also shown a typical issue WW II sleeve wing that I got from Ron Burkey for comparison of size and construction. Thanks!
  3. beef

    OSS Wing Patch

    Is the SF wing Italian made? It looks a lot like some of the construction used in my 509th PIB and 2761st Special Recon Bn stuff.
  4. Great high res photo! Thanks for posting! This is one of the few insignia Id consider adding to my collection. Definitely a reference Ill use. A couple of days ago, I went to a party a couple of blocks away. There was a very interesting group of military stuff framed on the hosts wall. It contained a 101 bar, Jingpaw Rangers patch, CMA medal, Chinese jump wings, OSS lapel pin, a CIB (apparently 101 got them at some point, CBI patch, other misc insignia. Ive known the host for years. I didnt know that his dad was Maj. Robert Bob Moore, S-3 of Det. 101. My friend told me that as he grew up, he
  5. I paid $3800, IIRC, for this more common one in 2006. I got it from Les Hughes and its the one depicted on insigne.org.
  6. Here is an official photo of Sev and a picture of the sign on the DZ we named after him.
  7. Thanks, sorry, wrong window. THIS is the one designed by the mayors son.
  8. The suspension ring looks like Heritage Jewellers piece from Fayetteville, NC. Which makes sense.
  9. Have you checked Burhans FSSF roster. Lots of guys from your general geographic location joined the FSSF or settled there after the war.
  10. Or FSSF. Recall Fredrick went to command 1st ABTF during Dragoon and it contained Brit para elements. That would dovetail with the PTO ribbon with star (Kiska) He could have followed Fredrick there as a member of the ABTF staff and been liaison to the Brits.
  11. Wow! Thanks for posting!
  12. Phil was a Life member of the National Pathfinder Association.
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