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Bullion and cloth embroidered Order of the Flying Goldfish (UNAUTHORIZED)..... for the FIRST occurence of being shot down over water and rescued...

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Order of the Flying Goldfish Unauthorized insignia which the Pilot receives for ANY SUBSEQUENT EVENT to the FIRST, where they are SHOT DOWN AND RESCUED OVER WATER....

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rear of OFGF insignia for the 2nd shootdown and rescue event over water and any time the pilot is shot down and rescued there after....

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Order of the Flying Boot (Unauthorized) removed from tunic issued for being shot down behind enemy lines and making one's way back to one's unit subsequently

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Gorgeous bullion flying instructor insignia typically worn on the right lower sleeve just above the wrist...

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British made wing on blue combat status backing, and with added edging to signify membership of a Lead Crew. On the coat of S/Sgt. Harry T. Parmley, B-17 ball turret gunner with the 832nd Bomb Sqn, 486th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force.

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Brit. made bombardier's wing on the Ike jacket of Capt. Donald R. Bone, bombardier of the B-17 "Hell's Angles", 358th Bomb Sqn, 303rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force.

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Brit. made gunner's wing by Gwendyr with separately added edging to signify lead crew status and unusual prongs for attachment to the uniform. For some time it has been claimed that Gwyndyr were a Welsh company, however I have found some information that suggests they were in fact likely from Southern England. This wing is un-attributed, but nevertheless it's one of my favorites.

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Brit. made pilot's wing on the coat of Lt. E. C. Berg who was in the 8th Air Force, Unfortunately attempts to research Berg have so far been unsuccessful.

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Another Brit. made pilot's wing, this example is on the cut-down Ike jacket of 1st Lt. Robert A. Latchin, P-47 pilot with the 404th Fighter Squadron, 371st Fighter Group, 9th Air Force.

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Bombardier's wing on the coat of 1st Lt. G. A. Curry of the 12th Air Force. When I posted these before it was suggested they maybe Italian made.

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