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Since the eBay auction is over I thought I'd ask if any other collector has an idea of where and when this wing was made. It's marked what looks like Young and Co Auckland. Is that Auckland New Zealand or is it Bishop Auckland UK? I never thought there were wings made in NZ. Very interesting wing and hoping someone on the forum was the high bidder.

 

Maybe someone else will attach the photos for posterity. I'm a bit computer handicapped at the moment...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Army-Air-Forces-Air-Crew-Badge-WW2-Sterling-Silver-/221658271652?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESINDXX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=g5NEUDGCFdERUsHKViFD0s6eoFk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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That is interesting.Like to hear more about this Wing!


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Thanks Cliff for helping with photos. That's the one Patrick and some great detective work. I wonder if they made other ratings as well? Do you guys have photos of their ww1 wings as I'd never seen one of those either. Congrats to the buyer that was a great score!

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I doubt they made WWI wings, I think that they made British/Commonwealth cap badges for ANZAC troops.

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This has turned into a very informative thread! Thank you Mike, Cliff and Patrick for bringing this unknown hallmark to life! Are there any other New Zealand based jewelry companies responsible for making USAAF badges and insignia during WWII?


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A Young & Co., Auckland NZ Bombardier.

 

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'Just one more wing' away from true happiness...

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'Just one more wing' away from true happiness...

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Hi Steve,

 

Wow... that is a super nice wing. A real stunner!

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