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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Any idea as to what era this is from?

 

It's an air corps officer's branch insignia. Being Sterling and pin-back this is WWII. They used sterling silver during the War because brass was being used for ammo.


Wiley Winter, TNARNG (Ret)

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TMCA

 

OIF 06-07

 

In memoriam: 2d CPL Henry H. Winter
Co A, 2d Kentucky Infantry (Mounted), Buckner's Brigade, CSA

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2 inches wide, 1 1/2 inches tall.

 

The "style" of the wings isn't like any other Air Corps wings I have, or have seen.

 

I'll post a clearer picture when they land.


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This example strikes me as late 20's.

 

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I believe that these are sweetheart jewelry. Very popular during the war.

 

Patrick

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I also agree with you guys that it's a sweetheart piece. The thing is made of one piece of thin metal and it's stamped, which doesn't look like the standard Air Corps winged prop. The shape is somewhat different also. I have a piece that looks just like this and it's too light to be regular uniform insignia. Lots (& I do mean LOTS), of this type thing was made in the WWII era and before.


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