Jump to content
brandon_rss18

My Great Cousins Wings!!!

Recommended Posts

I finally found my Great Cousins wings that I thought I had lost about 6 years ago. My Dad was cleaning out his bottom dresser drawer about 2 months ago, and he called me and told me that he had found his things. I got excited and found out that my Dad had hid them from me so I wouldnt loose them, thats fine and all, if he would have told me about it! LOL Anyways here is what he had, 2 wings both marked sterling, his ID bracelet with small wings on it and some VERY small screwback wings that I have no idea what it was used for. These wings may be common to others, but just by having these in my posession again means more than any price that could put on these.

post-2378-1228608657.jpg post-2378-1228608663.jpg post-2378-1228608669.jpg

 

post-2378-1228608676.jpg post-2378-1228608686.jpg post-2378-1228608691.jpg


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

 

 

 

 

 

In loving memory: Great Cousin 2nd Lt. Louis E. Machala, B-17 Pilot

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

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

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WW2 ARMY AIR FORCE FLIGHT GEAR

 

donation2008.gifdonation2009.gif

PROUD MEMBER OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

PROUD MEMBER OF THE FELLOW WINGNUT ASSOCIATION,

WINGNUTS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice! What's the little thing? Looks like mini wings.

Andrew

 

thumbsup.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have no idea drew, thats what I would like to find out. I was thinking maybe a tie tack?


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

 

 

 

 

 

In loving memory: Great Cousin 2nd Lt. Louis E. Machala, B-17 Pilot

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

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

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WW2 ARMY AIR FORCE FLIGHT GEAR

 

donation2008.gifdonation2009.gif

PROUD MEMBER OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

PROUD MEMBER OF THE FELLOW WINGNUT ASSOCIATION,

WINGNUTS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brandon,

 

Nice set of QUALITY Balfour wing you have there. The small wing is a lapel pin... is it marked?

 

John


Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gif

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks John, no unfortunately its not marked anywhere, I dont even know if there would be room lol, did they wear these wit their uniforms or just out and about, thanks for all the info John, and Im glad to know they are Balfour.


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

 

 

 

 

 

In loving memory: Great Cousin 2nd Lt. Louis E. Machala, B-17 Pilot

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

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

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WW2 ARMY AIR FORCE FLIGHT GEAR

 

donation2008.gifdonation2009.gif

PROUD MEMBER OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

PROUD MEMBER OF THE FELLOW WINGNUT ASSOCIATION,

WINGNUTS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brandon,

 

Very nice family heirlooms you have.

 

 

@ John- Was this Balfour variant in use at the same time that their other design was available or was the version Brandon shows a replacement/updated design?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon,

 

Take a look at post #25 in this thread and you will have a bit more information. BTW take a close look at my avatar ;)

 

John

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...20&start=20

 

Awesome! So the ones I have I guess are probably the most common huh?


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

 

 

 

 

 

In loving memory: Great Cousin 2nd Lt. Louis E. Machala, B-17 Pilot

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

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

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WW2 ARMY AIR FORCE FLIGHT GEAR

 

donation2008.gifdonation2009.gif

PROUD MEMBER OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

PROUD MEMBER OF THE FELLOW WINGNUT ASSOCIATION,

WINGNUTS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know how common these are? Im sure they are pretty common but not for sure.


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

 

 

 

 

 

In loving memory: Great Cousin 2nd Lt. Louis E. Machala, B-17 Pilot

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

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

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WW2 ARMY AIR FORCE FLIGHT GEAR

 

donation2008.gifdonation2009.gif

PROUD MEMBER OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

PROUD MEMBER OF THE FELLOW WINGNUT ASSOCIATION,

WINGNUTS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brandon,

 

Common is not a word I like to used with LGB becuase their quality so so good. I rather say they are not to hard to find... at least the pilots... some are a bit harder to get. You should try to assemble the 5 basic wings if you like the maker.

 

John


Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gif

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.