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I was scanning a lot of photos today and thought you all might enjoy seeing a few different examples of pilots wearing their wings.

 

#1 Unknown pilot

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I was scanning a lot of photos today and thought you all might enjoy seeing a few different examples of pilots wearing their wings.

 

#1 Unknown pilot

 

#2 Unknown Pilot

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Pilot #3

 

This image came with a dog tag to a Lt named Dorwart but I think it was a put together. This image has a Richmond, Virginia photographers imprint.

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A super nice picture of USAAC airship pilot. I believe that only about 90 or so pilot rated these wings. Sadly, he isnt IDed...

 

One photo of him in the mid-20s and one in the late 30's I would guess.

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Lt S A Sloan of the 268th Aerosquadron. This was in a great collection of WWI and post WWI photos.

 

The second photo is of Sloan and his observer and another pilot and his observer. I believe they got "cooties" and had to be deloused.

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Man, those are sweet photos, esp the airship wings! Very, Very cool!


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Not great detail on the wings, but I just got this as part of a group and had to show it! One of my Foggia pilots:

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Not great detail on the wings, but I just got this as part of a group and had to show it! One of my Foggia pilots:

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Oliver Stout

SSN: 303-05-6611

Last Residence: 46205 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States of America

Born: 11 Mar 1896

Died: May 1971

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951 )

 

 

 

Oliver H Stout

[Oliver L Stout]

Home in 1920: Indianapolis Ward 3, Marion, Indiana

Age: 23 years

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897

Birthplace: Indiana

Relation to Head of House: Son-in-law

Spouse's Name: Helen

Father's Birth Place: Indiana

Mother's Birth Place: Indiana

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Sex: Male

Able to read: Yes

Able to Write: Yes

Image: 639

Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age

Marguerite P Braden 56

Oliver H Stout 23

Helen Stout 22

Clara Allen 40


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Wow... nice stuff.


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Thanks CdG for the information. Here is a little post war info on Stout:

 

"December 1949. Indiana became the first state to name a chief of the newly authorized air section of its state National Guard headquarters staff with the appointment of Brig. Gen. Oliver H. Stout to that post."

 

The Stout family is fairly prominent in Indianapolis. Stout Field is named after his brother Richard Stout, another WWI aviator and was the Headquarter for Troop Carrier Command during WWII.


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Here is an unknown observer,,

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I've seen very early metal wings but the jewelers mark in the back was somewhere in Texas, where the signal corps air service started.

 

Hey! His folks started Stout Shoes in Indianapolis. The last time I was there his picture was still framed by the front door.

 

The kewl thing about stout shoes was that its about the oldest shoe store still around. Their stockroom was on a second floor, so they had old fashioned office equipment to get shoes from the stockroom. Baskets on a clothes line that shoot back and forth.

 

And it was next to Bazbeau pizza, which is also a something to do in indianapolis.

 

John

 

Not great detail on the wings, but I just got this as part of a group and had to show it! One of my Foggia pilots:

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I REALLY like these WW1 wings, but have never actually priced them because I was scared too. What do these usually go for? And just for entertainment value, how much do the airship wings run around?


Brandon Sivek "God Bless Texas, and these United States"

 

 

 

 

 

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2nd Air Force, 331st BG, 461st BS

Killed near Glenrock, WY on Feb. 25, 1943 during night time practice bombing

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Based on what I have been seeing on ebay. People can quibble about the range, but this is what I see around.

 

Bullion wings 600-1200$ depending on how "sure" people are they are legit. A recent bullion wing with a manufacturer's lable on the back went for around 1800$ IIRC. I think anything "good" is going to be around 800$ or more.

 

Dallas wings sell for about 1200-1700$ Some of the rarer variations may sell for more. Some very good fakes of these, so you need to know what you are doing.

 

Other types (e.g. Shreve, Eisenstad, Robbins, Gaunt, etc) of metal wings seem to go for 1500-2000, but again some of the rarer variations get significantly more.

 

Tiffany I have only seen them in the 3000-5000$ range, but I know a few people that got them cheaper than that.

 

It seems that I see that about 1-2 dozen good 100% legit WWI vintage wings come up on ebay each year, with a few rare others that sometimes show up and are mis-identified or mis-labled and get sold for cheaply. The vast majority on ebay are fakes or reproductions adn a few wings that can go either way.

 

Dealer sites that do offer wings, you may need to multiply the values cited above by 1.5 to 2 times. Sadly, a few of the dealers who offer WWI wings ALSO spend alot of time buying them off of ebay. Also, if a bidding war breaks out, or two people with sniping ware decide they want this, then I have seen some really stupid money being spent.

 

Funny thing, a few recent obvious fakes went for big money on ebay recently. So people are buying up stuff that they apparently have little knowledge about.

 

ONe last thing, I think airship wings could easily reach the 1000$+ mark BUT the problem there is that the fakes are so hard to tell from the originals. Certain patterns I wont even touch.

 

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Croix, Some of these you've seen. But thought I'd throw a few up anyway. Nice Thread!

 

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R.F. Raymond - POW


"RETREAT HELL.....WE JUST GOT HERE"

 

LOOKING TO PURCHASE IDENTIFIED WW1 AVIATION GROUPINGS, INCLUDING MEDALS, UNIFORMS, STUDIO PHOTOS.

PURCHASE ANY AND ALL ID'ED WW1 NAVY CORPSMAN OR PHYSICIAN GROUPINGS; MEDALS &/or UNIFORMS.

WW1 USMC ID'ED OFFICER'S GROUPS, esp. MARINE AVIATORS -

ANY LARGE FORMAT 5X7 OR LARGER IMAGES OF MARINE OFFICERS & AERO PILOTS

 

 

Collecting/Preserving/Researching WW1 Marine Corps Items and WW1 Aviation Items

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Carlton Coffin Jones


"RETREAT HELL.....WE JUST GOT HERE"

 

LOOKING TO PURCHASE IDENTIFIED WW1 AVIATION GROUPINGS, INCLUDING MEDALS, UNIFORMS, STUDIO PHOTOS.

PURCHASE ANY AND ALL ID'ED WW1 NAVY CORPSMAN OR PHYSICIAN GROUPINGS; MEDALS &/or UNIFORMS.

WW1 USMC ID'ED OFFICER'S GROUPS, esp. MARINE AVIATORS -

ANY LARGE FORMAT 5X7 OR LARGER IMAGES OF MARINE OFFICERS & AERO PILOTS

 

 

Collecting/Preserving/Researching WW1 Marine Corps Items and WW1 Aviation Items

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"RETREAT HELL.....WE JUST GOT HERE"

 

LOOKING TO PURCHASE IDENTIFIED WW1 AVIATION GROUPINGS, INCLUDING MEDALS, UNIFORMS, STUDIO PHOTOS.

PURCHASE ANY AND ALL ID'ED WW1 NAVY CORPSMAN OR PHYSICIAN GROUPINGS; MEDALS &/or UNIFORMS.

WW1 USMC ID'ED OFFICER'S GROUPS, esp. MARINE AVIATORS -

ANY LARGE FORMAT 5X7 OR LARGER IMAGES OF MARINE OFFICERS & AERO PILOTS

 

 

Collecting/Preserving/Researching WW1 Marine Corps Items and WW1 Aviation Items

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Bradley Hammond


"RETREAT HELL.....WE JUST GOT HERE"

 

LOOKING TO PURCHASE IDENTIFIED WW1 AVIATION GROUPINGS, INCLUDING MEDALS, UNIFORMS, STUDIO PHOTOS.

PURCHASE ANY AND ALL ID'ED WW1 NAVY CORPSMAN OR PHYSICIAN GROUPINGS; MEDALS &/or UNIFORMS.

WW1 USMC ID'ED OFFICER'S GROUPS, esp. MARINE AVIATORS -

ANY LARGE FORMAT 5X7 OR LARGER IMAGES OF MARINE OFFICERS & AERO PILOTS

 

 

Collecting/Preserving/Researching WW1 Marine Corps Items and WW1 Aviation Items

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"RETREAT HELL.....WE JUST GOT HERE"

 

LOOKING TO PURCHASE IDENTIFIED WW1 AVIATION GROUPINGS, INCLUDING MEDALS, UNIFORMS, STUDIO PHOTOS.

PURCHASE ANY AND ALL ID'ED WW1 NAVY CORPSMAN OR PHYSICIAN GROUPINGS; MEDALS &/or UNIFORMS.

WW1 USMC ID'ED OFFICER'S GROUPS, esp. MARINE AVIATORS -

ANY LARGE FORMAT 5X7 OR LARGER IMAGES OF MARINE OFFICERS & AERO PILOTS

 

 

Collecting/Preserving/Researching WW1 Marine Corps Items and WW1 Aviation Items

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James A. Royer


"RETREAT HELL.....WE JUST GOT HERE"

 

LOOKING TO PURCHASE IDENTIFIED WW1 AVIATION GROUPINGS, INCLUDING MEDALS, UNIFORMS, STUDIO PHOTOS.

PURCHASE ANY AND ALL ID'ED WW1 NAVY CORPSMAN OR PHYSICIAN GROUPINGS; MEDALS &/or UNIFORMS.

WW1 USMC ID'ED OFFICER'S GROUPS, esp. MARINE AVIATORS -

ANY LARGE FORMAT 5X7 OR LARGER IMAGES OF MARINE OFFICERS & AERO PILOTS

 

 

Collecting/Preserving/Researching WW1 Marine Corps Items and WW1 Aviation Items

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Allen Bevin


"RETREAT HELL.....WE JUST GOT HERE"

 

LOOKING TO PURCHASE IDENTIFIED WW1 AVIATION GROUPINGS, INCLUDING MEDALS, UNIFORMS, STUDIO PHOTOS.

PURCHASE ANY AND ALL ID'ED WW1 NAVY CORPSMAN OR PHYSICIAN GROUPINGS; MEDALS &/or UNIFORMS.

WW1 USMC ID'ED OFFICER'S GROUPS, esp. MARINE AVIATORS -

ANY LARGE FORMAT 5X7 OR LARGER IMAGES OF MARINE OFFICERS & AERO PILOTS

 

 

Collecting/Preserving/Researching WW1 Marine Corps Items and WW1 Aviation Items

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