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I agree the 711th DUI is really awesome. Theater made Persian command pins are some of my favorite and come in some interesting varieties. I have two versions of it, one that was painted and one that was carved out of a piece of silver and possibly gold plated. It has been a while since I have seen an enamel one like yours, they don't pop up often.

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3 minutes ago, manayunkman said:

Ray,

 

I really appreciate the information.

 

Where do think the 711th and Persian Command pins were made?

 

Peter


construction is similar to the better made CBI insignia you see 

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Great DI ! I really like that a lot 

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5 hours ago, manayunkman said:

Thanks Wake, do you think they had them made in India?

 

Iran is close to India.


It’s certainly possible, I haven’t seen any with any sort of tags. 

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6 hours ago, manayunkman said:

Thanks Wake, do you think they had them made in India?

 

Iran is close to India.

 

 

Im thinking local made.. lots of local artisans in Persia and more than likely a British influance in the country. You see similar styles of pins on things made in the Middle east in WW2 also. I have a hand made DI in the form of a Persian Gulf Command Patch.Local vet wore it on his overseas cap.Has a similar pin.

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On 8/14/2020 at 1:11 PM, manayunkman said:

Ray,

 

I really appreciate the information.

 

Where do think the 711th and Persian Command pins were made?

 

Peter

Sorry I missed that you had asked me, but I agree with Doyler and my guess is that the pair came from a middle eastern country with a British connection since they have British style pins. Persia, India/Pakastan, Egypt? It is really anyone's guess unless you had a vet to say where they got it. I included pictures of the two that I have. I thought that the painted one was Egyptian made because it was very similar to another pin I found that had been made in Egypt.

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On 8/14/2020 at 8:24 PM, doyler said:

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Man that’s a first! Can we see the whole uniform?

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18 hours ago, manayunkman said:

Ray those are some cool DIs.

 

I would love to see their backs.

I am glad you like them, here are pictures of the backs plus some better up close ones of the two. What does the back on your Persian gulf command look like? is it the same as the 711th Railway?

I had actually misspoke a little earlier it is not the way the front is painted that makes me think the painted pin is Egyptian made but rather it is the structure of the pin on the back. I have seen several rare early painted DUI for air corps squadrons that were made while the units were stationed in Egypt and they have the exact same pin structure which almost resembles the Italian pin back but only has one hook securing the pin. The back of the carved one, which may be my favorite of the two, has a normal British inspired back but lacks the gold color found on the front meaning that the pin was carved from sterling and plaited in some other metal (maybe gold)?

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That is cool, it looks like my painted DUI might have been made by the same manufacturer, just mine could either be an earlier version or was not finished and painted instead of being enameled. Yours might have also been made in Egypt like mine also, unless the use of that style of pin was more widespread then that country. I will look for the Air Corps DUI that had been made in Egypt that lead me to believe that type of pin construction was Egyptian.

I also looked it up and the 711th was operating in Iran out of a city called Khorramahahr, so maybe that one was made somewhere in what is now Iran?

I love the two DUI tho, overall that is a really great group.

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I finally came across the Egyptian made AF DI that I was talking about, it was the 57th FG. I added a link to one that FlyingTiger has for sale and if you follow the link you will se that the pinbacks used are very similar to both of our pins. Hope you find it interesting. 

 

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It is not a problem hope it was useful, I have found that despite how cool many of them are they are often overlooked in favor of other items such as patches. 

 

Also I tried DMing you about the group but it said you could not receive messages.

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