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Do you think it could be an OEC (Officers Equipment Co.) Wing?

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Just picked up a different set of glider pilot wings. Looking for opinions on these, authenticity and so on. I believe them to be one of the nicest pair of cloth wings I've seen. Trying to build a collection of GP wings.

 

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Looking for anything related to WWII ETO gliders and pilots, uniforms, photos, etc. I am also looking for 8th AF B-17 crew uniforms and gear.








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I picked this up in Florida a few years ago for $15 - Is this wing good?

 

Thanks

 

 

Bill

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"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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Wartime "Vanguard N.Y." navigator or post-war?

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I have always considered these to be post war - I believe these are on the LGB dies


Paul Conrad
Still looking for quality wings!

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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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I have always considered these to be post war - I believe these are on the LGB dies

 

Thanks!


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My wife bought these Senior Pilot wings for my birthday off Ebay. They were listed as Korean War era. I know NS Meyer's can be difficult and these are not marked sterling but I think they are real. Curious if they are and what era they might be. Thanks.

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They look fine to me, and I have always considered these to be late war to Korea as there is no 9M or 22M shield. Others will disagree I'm sure B)


Paul Conrad
Still looking for quality wings!

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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Thanks Paul! I appreciate the response. If you don’t mind could you explain what you mean by 9M and 22M in relation to the shield?

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What does the knowledgeable forum members think of this wing. Service pilot wing, pin back.

 

Regards Kristoffer

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I like it. Can’t see the hallmark clearly but it has all the facets of a bone fide WW2-era Amcraft wing.

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Thanks a lot!

 

Here is abother photo of the hallmark. Not sure if it good enough.

 

/Kristoffer

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Nice Amcraft Service Pilot wing Kristoffer!

 

Allan


Never under-estimate the power of prayer.

 

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Thanks Allan. Good news. I am always a little uncertain when it comes to wings.

 

I have another one I would like to bother you guys with.

What do you say? This wing is on a local auction site.

 

Regards Kristoffer

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Thanks again. I thought it looked a little too nice. A great badge, will try and get it!

 

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I dug these out of a drawer during a fit of pandemic-based boredom. Are they original or fake?

Thanks,

Dave

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It is not one of the "known good" patterns and it doesn't look bad from the front.  A number of these were hand embroidered, but I am left wondering why it would have a backing.

Backings, often, but not always, are there to cover "sins."  Have you black-lighted the badge?

There wouldn't be much reason to put a backing on an enlisted badge.  Made of silk or cotton thread, they were intended to be sewn fast to the uniform and laundered.

Unless you are willing to partially unsew the backing to peek under to see what might be there (such as back threads that glow under black light) this one will just have to live in the "maybe" column and even if it doesn't glow, not being one of the "accepted" patterns, it will always bear questions.

Chris


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Thanks Chris. Don't have a blacklight but all your points are valid. 

Dave

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I'm putting together a small display of WWII related items and I've recently found a badge that I'd like some opinions on.  I think it's in really great shape.  However, after quite a bit of research, I have been unable to find any reliable information pertaining to it's manufacture, applicable time frame, etc.  I'm not even sure if it's legit.

 

What do you all think?

 

Also, if you zoom in on the picture of the back, does the 'G' in Sterling look upside down?

 

 

 

 

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looks to be a nice Juarez pilot.


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