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Mini Observer Wing

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I've had this for years. I have never seen anything like it.

 

How old is it? Who would have worn it?

 

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USAF Ground Observer Corps Insignia. It was a civilian auxiliary program that enlisted people all over the US to man Observation posts to look for enemy aircraft. It operated from 1950-59 I believe. Members would man look out posts and call in suspicious air activity. It was the predecessor to Early Warning Radar. There are other types of wings for different members of the corps and award bars like marksmanship badges for hours on alert. There are some interesting articles online about the program. https://www.google.com/amp/s/timeline.com/amp/p/beb9d0957e92

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USAF Ground Observer Corps Insignia. It was a civilian auxiliary program that enlisted people all over the US to man Observation posts to look for enemy aircraft. It operated from 1950-59 I believe. Members would man look out posts and call in suspicious air activity. It was the predecessor to Early Warning Radar. There are other types of wings for different members of the corps and award bars like marksmanship badges for hours on alert. There are some interesting articles online about the program. https://www.google.com/amp/s/timeline.com/amp/p/beb9d0957e92

 

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