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Picked up this clipped wing earlier this year. This is my first "Ball & Chain" type. It has the bombardier, navigaor, and pilot mixed shield. May also includ the Air Crew but to hard to tell. No gunner though. Really happy to add this to my little collection.

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Titled case set "U.S. Typhus Commission";


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Picked up this clipped wing earlier this year. This is my first "Ball & Chain" type. It has the bombardier, navigaor, and pilot mixed shield. May also includ the Air Crew but to hard to tell. No gunner though. Really happy to add this to my little collection.

 

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Titled case set "U.S. Typhus Commission";


Titled case "Medal for Merit";



ASMIC: 1677


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I'm assuming this is a POW piece?

 

Sorry, yes. These lead wings were commonly made by POW's during there time in camp. One of many things they made to pass the time or trade for chocolate bars. : )

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Titled case set "U.S. Typhus Commission";


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Very Nice!

 

I have seen a book printed right after the war about the POW's that had that on the cover.

You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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Picked up this clipped wing earlier this year. This is my first "Ball & Chain" type. It has the bombardier, navigaor, and pilot mixed shield. May also includ the Air Crew but to hard to tell. No gunner though. Really happy to add this to my little collection.

Great POW-made wing. My guess is it incorporates the Pilot/Nav/Bombardier insignia as it was made at an

Officier's Stalag so made it more appropriate to all prisoners. My 2-cents. Bobgee

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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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Interesting piece. Never seen this one before. Thanks for posting!

 

JD

AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Never seen that before...that's really cool

-Brig
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"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
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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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Great POW-made wing. My guess is it incorporates the Pilot/Nav/Bombardier insignia as it was made at an

Officier's Stalag so made it more appropriate to all prisoners. My 2-cents. Bobgee

I think you nailed it Bob!

 

I guess that is the old problem of not seeing the forest for all the trees!? And it is going in my Stalag Luft 1 display so that will work perfectly.

 

Makes me think of the SL3 book "Clipped wings". I think it has something like this on the cover.

 

Thanks all, I am pretty happy to have picked it up!

 

Mark

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Titled case set "U.S. Typhus Commission";


Titled case "Medal for Merit";



ASMIC: 1677


OMSA: 6045



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Fantastic! This emblem Clipped Wings with ball and Chain was on several POW books, Stalag Luft III EX-POW Reunion Symbol, and they even made smaller versions for keepsakes at several EX-POW Reunions.

 

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