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I recently picked up a WW2 Marine grouping of pins, rank bars , EGA s etc and this smaller version of USMC Gold clutch back wings were included. I read a few of the very informative posts about USMC para wings and the makers and codes, but I am not sure as exactly what I have, and the era of use. I am also wondering if these were ever worn on uniforms, dress and/or service uniforms?

 

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Probably 60s-70s, as the Gold wings were not in regs in the 50s. Worn on the dress mess uniform


-Brig
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WWII vintage minis do exist and were occasionally seen worn on the o/seas cap just like the aviators who wore mine pilot wings on their caps.

 

Brig has identified your example as 60's - 70's vintage and I would agree with his assessment.

Allan


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