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This is a recent flea market find.  
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This is only the second time I have seen the parachute rigger qualification tile, which doesn't mean much. Is it a more rare one to find.

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This is only the second time I have seen the parachute rigger qualification tile, which doesn't mean much. Is it a more rare one to find.

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"is it a more rare one to find." Should of had a ? Not a period
Is it a more rare one to find?

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Here is ladder of them I have had for some time, going through some stuff and came across them. Honestly forgot I had them. Missing a few but, almost instant collection. Unfortunately, I only have the one prop badge. About half are marked sterling, the other half no mark at all. All appear to be the normal (Small) size. e2255067c9904882ce0555cca4912d87.jpgf8fbabaf409f2d0c579df5beb08c4cd0.jpgf67ced7e09c1ba90ed3358c1d4a4e10a.jpg9fce0237a4338fbd83585a9d2705a4f8.jpg440de71b0fa6f25fa168ec968681850a.jpg5b55b503be199ab52a0675f737b7b910.jpgb25df824242633dece3ef06d2c71c05f.jpg

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Sorry for replying to an old thread, but I am looking for some help regarding this topic.  I am trying to complete a display of my grandfather's AAF uniform and would like some help regarding the technician qualification badge on his uniform.   I am assuming at some point the qualification bar fell off (or was removed) because as you can see, only the badge portion remains.  He served in the Air Transport Command and was a LINK trainer technician.  My two questions are: 1. Was the qualification badge issued without qualification bars as shown on the uniform now or should it always have at least one bar? and if not, 2. Does anybody have a source for a LINK TRAINER INSTR. qualification bar for sale to match this badge?  FYI, I have not removed anything from the uniform so have not looked at the back of the badge for any ID marks. 

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14 hours ago, AAF Uniform said:

Sorry for replying to an old thread, but I am looking for some help regarding this topic.  I am trying to complete a display of my grandfather's AAF uniform and would like some help regarding the technician qualification badge on his uniform.   I am assuming at some point the qualification bar fell off (or was removed) because as you can see, only the badge portion remains.  He served in the Air Transport Command and was a LINK trainer technician.  My two questions are: 1. Was the qualification badge issued without qualification bars as shown on the uniform now or should it always have at least one bar? and if not, 2. Does anybody have a source for a LINK TRAINER INSTR. qualification bar for sale to match this badge?  FYI, I have not removed anything from the uniform so have not looked at the back of the badge for any ID marks. 

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Attached is a better picture of the front and a picture of the back of my grandfather's badge.

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12 hours ago, AAF Uniform said:

Attached is a better picture of the front and a picture of the back of my grandfather's badge.

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Yeah that's a Pot Medal one, nice.

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On 5/19/2021 at 12:26 PM, AAF Uniform said:

Attached is a better picture of the front and a picture of the back of my grandfather's badge.

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My dad told me this was the cheaper version available at the PX made of lead rather then silver.  They had the same thing for marksman badges at the time.

 

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On 12/31/2020 at 3:32 PM, Gerradtgrant said:

Here is ladder of them I have had for some time, going through some stuff and came across them. Honestly forgot I had them. Missing a few but, almost instant collection. Unfortunately, I only have the one prop badge. About half are marked sterling, the other half no mark at all. All appear to be the normal (Small) size. e2255067c9904882ce0555cca4912d87.jpgf8fbabaf409f2d0c579df5beb08c4cd0.jpgf67ced7e09c1ba90ed3358c1d4a4e10a.jpg9fce0237a4338fbd83585a9d2705a4f8.jpg440de71b0fa6f25fa168ec968681850a.jpg5b55b503be199ab52a0675f737b7b910.jpgb25df824242633dece3ef06d2c71c05f.jpg

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Your probably aware that you have several bars on there that should be on a Marksmen badge and the Drivers badge, but just in case. : )

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On 4/23/2012 at 12:00 PM, Tinman said:

USAAF Technician Qualification Badges have been an ongoing obsession of mine for nearly twenty years. At times I’ve lost hope of ever finding all 27 different bars and put them aside only to pull them back out and resume the hunt. I recently found the Parachute Rigger bar. I now lack only four bars. I’m throwing myself at the mercy of the forum to see if any member can help. I need the Bombsight Mech., Radio V-1 Mech., Radio V-1 Obs. And the RC Turret Mech. bars. If you have these or know of a source please let me know. I don’t expect them for free.

 

Thanks - Tinman

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That's a nice collection.  I'm working on mine. I have a bunch

 of badges but not enough bars . 

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On 6/11/2021 at 4:03 PM, LuftStalg1 said:

Your probably aware that you have several bars on there that should be on a Marksmen badge and the Drivers badge, but just in case. : )

I seen these for sale on Ebay a few weeks ago, Nice stuff

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I recently (5 months ago) completed my my collection of qualification bars. The hardest was the RC Turret Mech. I'd been looking, literally, for years. I was at a friends house looking through a box of odds and ends and there it was! He let me have very reasonably. I also picked up some of the post war helicopter Crew Chief bars.badges.jpg.f15f1c54651a6746354335d2a23d6a8f.jpg

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Congratulations on completing your collection. An impressive accomplishment. I know very little about these so have to ask... What do the abbreviations AP  and SP stand for? In fact, about all I know about these is what I learned here. Thanks for the edumacation. 

Mikie

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On 7/26/2021 at 9:27 PM, mikie said:

Congratulations on completing your collection. An impressive accomplishment. I know very little about these so have to ask... What do the abbreviations AP  and SP stand for? In fact, about all I know about these is what I learned here. Thanks for the edumacation. 

Mikie

AP is for Airplane and SP is for Specialist.  

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