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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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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";


Titled case "Medal for Merit";



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Now that is COOL!..................mike

Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!

 

 

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Very impressive item. Amazing the things that our Airmen and Soldiers did to pass the time while in captivity..

 

Leigh

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

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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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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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Very cool. Never seen the ball and chain before.


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Always looking for AAC & AAF flight gear. With a focus on Aleutian and ETO theaters.

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The old ball and chain.

 

A superior wing and amazing it made it through in one piece.

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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";



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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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