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USMC Pilot Wings w/ non-regulation EGA Device

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Here's a set I picked up recently. A nice, worn pair of Navy/Marine Corps Pilot Wings, pinback with H&H hallmarkings. It has a non-regulation EGA device soldered on (you can see a bit of the solder). This is sometimes seen done on marksmanship badges, as well as both Jump Wings and Pilots WIngs and who knows what else. I've seen a couple other pairs, but as with the marksmanship badges, the EGAs on them are often different types. Was wondering on all your opinions on this. I think it's good to go, I know H&H wings are fairly common. I'm not much of a wing guy, but couldn't really pass this pair up.

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Howdy,

 

The wing is 100% OK. A nice WWII (sometimes worn into KW period as well) wing. The only question is who/when was the EGA added. I think it looks good, but would be happier with a better solder job, but to be honest, would have no problems adding this to my collection.

 

Nice wing.

 

here is one with a ruptured duck that was added to a USN wing. They butchered the back of the wing, but I couldnt pass it up.

 

PFrost

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thanks for the fast reply and thumbs up


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Hey,

Love these wings thumbsup.gif Nice - very nice. I have seen a couple over the years, never had the chance to grab one for my collection. That's half the fun in collecting - The Hunt :lol:

 

Cheers,

AW.

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Nice original wing but totally non-reg of course, with the addition of the EGA! However, some USMC aviators wore them when they could get away with it to distinguish them from their 'Navy' Naval Avaiator brethen. It could also have been given to a "sweerheart". I think it's probably WWII vintage. Nice find, Brig.

Semper Fi.....Bobgee


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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thanks guys. never thought I'd be able to find a set of these, imagined they'd get eaten up quick. Now just to find the jump wing counterpart


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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