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Looks like she was planning to turn the wings into a bracelet but never did. At least it looks like a chain was never added. The wings are (to me) exactly what you would want to see. Prong back, made by Josten, very sharp edges, the five little feathers on either side of the diamond are crisp and sharp. Clearly die struck and not cast.

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Thanks Kat. I posted it mainly to show the beret. I don't think one has been on the forum before unless I missed it.

 

Here are some pics (Goggle) of the beret in wear.

 

Please anyone feel free to post your beret's to this thread.

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It is fairly common to see pictures of them in the beret when they are wearing the Santiago blue uniform. Most of the graduation pictures when they are wearing the Santiago blue uniform show them wearing the beret.

 

...Kat

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Indeed. You can find a number of scans of period portrait/graduation photos of the beret in wear on the internet. At least in my experience, finding an actual original beret or original portrait of it being worn is a whole different story.

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That's a sweet little group.Great photos of the ladies too.

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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Here is a photo of the WASP Beret in my collection. This belonged to Patricia Kenworthy Nuckols, class of 44-W-5. The beret is manufactured by Knox, which was the manufacturer, not only for the berets but also the Blue WASP Utility caps. I believe that Knox was also the manufacturer for many of the Woman's services caps and hats of WWII. I also have her Santiago Blue uniform. Included in the uniform lot are her jacket, skirt and tie. The shirt shown is a modern woman's shirt.

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Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.

 

 

 

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Thanks Eric,

 

I was very fortunate to acquire this grouping. The wing is actually a WASP Lozenge soldered over an Observer wing. She must have had it made.

Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.

 

 

 

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