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Pre-WW2 USN Warrant Officer cap badge?


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Hi,

 

can you please give your opinions on this cap badge, the only WW2 WO cap badges that I have seen are hollow back, stamped cable and marked with the maker's name, this is solid, soldered wire no maker's name....... so what era do you think?

 

cheers, John

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I like it! I have a matching officer's hat device with the solid back and separately applied lines. Really cool...definitely WW2 time period.

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Hi,

most say that a CPO cap badge with applied wire would be WW1 or at least pre-WW2, I was thinking along those lines with this badge and thought 1920s/30s?

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Hi,

most say that a CPO cap badge with applied wire would be WW1 or at least pre-WW2, I was thinking along those lines with this badge and thought 1920s/30s?

 

I have a few left facing (post-1941) officers hat devices with separately applied line. I would LOVE to own a pre-1941 device with separately applied line, but alas...I've not found one.

 

Your WO device could be pre-WW2, but there's nothing that I can discern on it that would indicate it dating from the 20s vice from the 40s.

 

Dave

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Hi Dave,

here's a lovely pre-1941 officer's badge with solid anchors and applied wire/rope very simular to the WO cap badge, it's post #34 by harrier9601....

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/62840-pre-1941-left-facing-usn-officers-hat-devices/page-2

 

I'd say that the WO badge could at least be called pre-WW2 to early WW2.

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

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I like it! I have a matching officer's hat device with the solid back and separately applied lines. Really cool...definitely WW2 time period.

Het Dave,

the bange arrived a White back.... it look like its a WW2 badge,at least no older, so like you said... WW2 era.

Cheers, John

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That's great, John!

 

I had taken this photo a while back and forgotten to post it. This is the reverse of the device in my collection I was talking about...it's a beautiful piece.

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They could even be from the same maker! ;)

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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