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Mr. & Mrs. William T. Martin

August 5, 1918

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Colonel Henry "Hap" Arnold with actress Mary Pickford circa 1934. Ms. Pickford is wearing a set of World War 1 pilot wings given to her by Arnold shortly after World War 1.

 

An interesting side note about Ms. Pickford is that she was the aunt of Don Chalif who wrote the book, Military Pilot & Aircrew Badges of the World [1870-Present], published by R. James Bender Publishing in 1982.

 

That's a great photo........ looks like they should be in a movie together.

 

Little Mary Pickford was Jed Clampett's favorite movie star (and Tom Mix of course).

 

cheers,

 

-John


Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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I went to an antique store today and scored some good aviation photos. I have several of this guy. Here he is with his wife. He is unidentified however, in some of the other photos I have he does name some of his friends. I don't have a name for the girl either. I really like this guy. I hope I find something more about him. Will post more later! Also, I will be posting in the 1919-1941 vintage pilot wings thread as well. Cheers!

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Brat

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I'm pretty late to the party on this thread. Had I known it existed I would have posted the photo below on this thread rather than starting a thread in the paper / photo section some time ago.

 

A nurse knitting a sweater for her beau and she wears a WWI US Air Service pilots badge. Pretty good guess her man was a pilot.

 

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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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Well, she is not wearing a wing but she is wearing early air corps enlisted tech rank patches on her sweater. And she is loving that ice cream cone.

 

Looks like she is just wearing a regular AAF "branch of service", Corporal's chevrons with the winged prop under the stripes.


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LtCol (then Capt) John E Shields & Bride. He earned the DFC in WWII

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Saw this offered on ebay:

Date: October 3, 1943

 

Lt. Frederic Strom with his mother, Hazel E. Strom.

 

Cliff

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Just got this off of Ebay and it was ID'd a Lt. David H. Webb who was USAAF Navigator and the girl has the same Navigator's Wing he has.

 

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Thomas Schultz

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Another picture of our Marine pilot but he doesn't look happy.

 

Green uniform.

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Amelia Earheart :love:

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'Just one more wing' away from true happiness...

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Great picture and a nice clear shot of her wearing a Shreeve pattern wing.

 

Any idea when this was taken? She looks very young.


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Amelia Earheart :love:

 

 

Steve L.

 

That is a first rate portrait. A stunner to say the least. Recent pick up?


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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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Great picture and a nice clear shot of her wearing a Shreeve pattern wing.

 

Any idea when this was taken? She looks very young.

 

1929, taken by photographer Ben Pinchot.

 


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'Just one more wing' away from true happiness...

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Those aviators always get the best girls!! What is the insignia on his sleeve?

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A very lovely looking young lady wearing WW2 U.S. Naval Aviator wings.

:love:

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