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this is the first full size Assman badge i have seen. did Assman produce all grades of A/C badges??

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Post WWII US Insignia and Assmann & Sohne Catalog Numbers:

All have a letter “A” with extended crossbar and a number:

Expert Infantryman Badge                                         190

½ size EIB                                                                  193/195

Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award                       191

Combat Infantryman Badge 2nd Award                      192

½ size CIB’s both 1st & 2nd Awards                           193/95

Basic Parachutist Badge                                             265

Senior Parachutist Badge                                           266

Master Parachutist Badge                                           267

Glider Badge                                                               268

USAF Navigator Badge (later)                                   323

USAF Basic Pilot Badge                                            322

USAF Senior Pilot Badge                                          321

USAF Command Pilot Badge                                    320

Command Pilot Badge 2”                                           340

USAF Bombardier Badge                                          326

USAF Flight Engineer Badge                                    345/346

USAF Bombardier 2”                                                 345/346

USAF Flight Crewman                                               347

Service Pilot Badge            2”                                    348

Liaison Pilot Badge            2”                                    349

 

Glider Pilot Badge             2”                                     350

Flight Nurse                                                                331     

Flight Surgeon Badge                                                 332

Flight Engineer                                                           332

Flight Engineer 2”                                                      345/346

Combat Medic Badge 1st Awd                                   260

Combat Medic Badge 2nd awd                                    261

Driver Qualification                                                   213

Colonel Rank (Eagle)                                                 107

Army Aviator wings                                                   270/71

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Assmann made numerous metal crests (DUI’s), badges and rank insignia that were not numbered. The letter “A” with an extended crossbar is their hallmark.

 

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WANTED- hallmarked US Army Jump wings:            WANTED -Combat Infantryman Badges:

 

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

Robbins Senior pinback                                                       Gemsco Sterling 3rd award

Robbins Attleboro Mass. Basic pinback                              Simon Sterling 3rd Award

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Here are two examples of Assmann 2 inch or shirt size flight wings. Top is Command Pilot numbered 340 and below is the 2 inch bombardier numbered 345/346. I have never understood why Assmann used double numbers on some badges. Anyone know?

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WANTED- hallmarked US Army Jump wings:            WANTED -Combat Infantryman Badges:

 

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

Robbins Senior pinback                                                       Gemsco Sterling 3rd award

Robbins Attleboro Mass. Basic pinback                              Simon Sterling 3rd Award

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I think the 345/346 was their base target background wing to which other devices were added, such as the bomb for bombardier, the radial engine with 4-bladed prop for flight engineer, etc.  I don't recall seeing an aerial gunner but assume if they made one it would be using this same base wing.  I don't know about the other couple of wings with two numbers.

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I agree that makes sense for the flight wings and you are probably right, but the shirt size EIB and CIB's are all different patterns with the same number. I suppose that Assmann had some reason for doing double numbers. Anyway, they are an interesting maker who made very high quality insignia.

WANTED- hallmarked US Army Jump wings:            WANTED -Combat Infantryman Badges:

 

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

Robbins Senior pinback                                                       Gemsco Sterling 3rd award

Robbins Attleboro Mass. Basic pinback                              Simon Sterling 3rd Award

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