Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
rathbonemuseum.com

GROUP OPEN QUESTION: Pinned WING topics

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone,

 

I was asked to pin the recent Dunham research thread from Patrick Frost. I think that is a fine idea. But first, let's consider that we currently have 16 pinned topics already and it is starting to push our current content down. I want to keep pinned what this group thinks is important and easy for everyone to find.

 

For example, we tried to build a pinned thread called "Important research" thread and build subtopics under that thread. Thing is, no one goes there as far as i can tell.

 

So before I pin more, any ideas of what we can unpin? Re-organize? Let me know.

 

Tod


ThanksSM.jpg

Tod Rathbone
Rathbone Museum of WWII Aviation Uniforms and Insignia
http://www.rathbonemuseum.com
http://www.facebook.com/rathbonemuseum

donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Way too many pinned topics. Some are even pinned twice.

I would definitely reorganize the the pinned threads.

As far as the Weekly WWI thread goes, definitely pin those,

I think they should all be collected under one heading, with sub headings for the Week #.

Several others can be cleaned up and combined to be more useful.


...and on the eighth day, God created the radial engine...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agree with above. Definitely need the dunham wing thread pinned.

Way too many pinned topics. Some are even pinned twice.

I would definitely reorganize the the pinned threads.

As far as the Weekly WWI thread goes, definitely pin those,

I think they should all be collected under one heading, with sub headings for the Week #.

Several others can be cleaned up and combined to be more useful.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some forums have a "reference" sub-section. Perhaps that could be a place for noteworthy threads? Such would leave the main discussion area uncluttered by too many pinned threads.


767409605_sigcustom3.png.e95257302e2a500ba241cd8cdc44ff0c.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would unpin the "flight schools", "wings and pretty girls", and "original 24 military aviators" topics. There is nothing in any of those that compels repeat review.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree- However the "weekly wings" is like an encyclopedia of knowledge for these wings and is very helpful as a reference.

I would unpin the "flight schools", "wings and pretty girls", and "original 24 military aviators" topics. There is nothing in any of those that compels repeat review.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was there ever a resolution to this question?

 

I vote for moving the reference posts to a reference section to clean up the active discussion section.

 

v/r

Chris


767409605_sigcustom3.png.e95257302e2a500ba241cd8cdc44ff0c.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chris, I am working with admins to set up sub-directories for reference vs. simply a pinned thread. I was thinking...

- WWI

- 1919-1940

- WWII

but then how to move into post war? By conflict? By year range?

Korea

Vietnam

?


ThanksSM.jpg

Tod Rathbone
Rathbone Museum of WWII Aviation Uniforms and Insignia
http://www.rathbonemuseum.com
http://www.facebook.com/rathbonemuseum

donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chris, I am working with admins to set up sub-directories for reference vs. simply a pinned thread. I was thinking...

- WWI

- 1919-1940

- WWII

but then how to move into post war? By conflict? By year range?

Korea

Vietnam

?

Todd,

 

I generally consider the eras of US naval and military aviation to be:

  • "The early years" 1909- March 1917
  • "WW1" (up to Feb 1919)
    • To save space the above two could be combined as there really isn't that much Pre 1917 aviation material out there
  • The "interwar" era (Mar 1919 to Nov 1941)
    • Probably the least known and interesting era. Characterized by a drastic reduction in aviation personnel and rapid technological advancements
  • "WW2" (Dec 1941 to Aug 1947)

 

I can think of two ways to split the post 1947 eras:

  • 1) The "Jet" era Sep 1947-onward (perhaps these could be separated by service)?
    • - USAF
    • - USA
    • - USN/USMC (and perhaps USCG, USPHS, and NOAA Corps)
    • - and eventually USSF (or maybe like USMC roll it into its Parent department USAF?)
  • 2) Or as you noted by time/conflict... roughly:
    • 1st Generation Post WW2 through 1950s (subsonic -- includes Korean War)
    • 2nd Generation Late 1950s through 1960s (early supersonic)
    • 3rd Generation Late 60s through 1970s (multi role, stand off, look down shoot down -- includes Vietnam)
    • 4th Generation late 70s through 1980s (fly by wire)
    • 5th Generation late 80s to present (stealth -- Gulf War onward)

 

Respectfully

 

Chris


767409605_sigcustom3.png.e95257302e2a500ba241cd8cdc44ff0c.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chris, I think we would have to go more with the first taxonomy as most wings don't date very well or clearly along the date breaks in the second group. Probably post-modern/post-WWII but as you say divided by USAF, Army, USN/USMC.

 

Early years/WWI - Air Service, USN/USMC

Interwar - AIr Corps, USN/USMC

WWII - AAF, USN/USMC

 

Yeah?


ThanksSM.jpg

Tod Rathbone
Rathbone Museum of WWII Aviation Uniforms and Insignia
http://www.rathbonemuseum.com
http://www.facebook.com/rathbonemuseum

donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A while back, I suggested that jump wings be separated from flight wings. I know we also have an airborne wings category so jump wings, ovals and airborne insignia could be grouped there as a separate section.

It would take some work, but it might provide a better focus for collectors.


                                           donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

                             donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

WANTED- Sterling hallmarked US Army Parachutist Jump wings:       WANTED -Combat Infantryman Badges (CIB):

Bell Trading Post Master (with star in wreath)                                        F.W. Assmann Germany full size CIB marked 191

12C Coro Senior clutchback (with star).                                                   CREST CRAFT Sterling EIB & CIB

CrestCraft 14C Master w/bubble canopy CB.                                          Denmark’s Sterling 2nd Award D22

Emblem Supply 1E Senior pinback                                                            Wilbur Kiff Co Attleboro Ma. Sterling

GP General Products Master CB                                                                D&H Manufacturing, provenance RI

Military Post Supply M21/MPS-21 Senior CB                                          C.P. Company NYC 1P C. Polk New York Sterling

Robbins Senior pinback                                                                               Gemsco Sterling 3rd award

Robbins Attleboro Mass. Basic pinback                                                   Simon Sterling 3rd Award

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All,

 

I, for one, would prefer to not have the Airborne wings separated out. I may be in the minority on that opinion.

 

Chris


767409605_sigcustom3.png.e95257302e2a500ba241cd8cdc44ff0c.png

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
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

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