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Here's a CBI made pilot bracelet with a pattern similar to a Juarez style wing. It has a unique chain assembly attached to the back.

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Here's a Curtis Flying Service bracelet with A.A.C. style wing and the pilot's name inscribed. The two-inch Flight Engineer bracelet is made from a one-piece LGB hallmarked wing.

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Rustywings,

Those are all very nice. I like to study the construction of them; I like those that have two or three chains, very sturdy, tight curb link chains.

Pete

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Here's a couple of Flight Instructor bracelets inscribed to the same Captain. The two bracelets are similar in design, but distinctly different in pattern. I believe the top bracelet pre-dates the bracelet below.

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Here's a post 1947 two inch back-seater bracelet made from an LGB produced wing. This sweetheart piece is inscribed "All My Love, Merle."

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Rusty, thanks for sharing those very nice pieces you've collected. You have a terrific eye. Any idea where the flight instructor might have been based?

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Rusty, thanks for sharing those very nice pieces you've collected. You have a terrific eye. Any idea where the flight instructor might have been based?

 

 

 

 

Paul, thank you for your kind sentiments. Unfortunately, I can't provide you with any additional background on the Flight Instructor who wore those bracelets. They came with a nice set of unmarked gilt pilot wings and a small box of 1930's style collar insignia, but nothing to distinguish a specific school or field. One of these days I'll research this Captain and hopefully come up with additional.

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Adding to this one, here is a group I bought on Ebay this fall. It fell thru the cracks, and I picked up the whole lot for $60! Pilots ring, Amico wing, and ID bracelet........
Research was easy on this lot.
1st Lt Roderick Wylie flew P-51's with the 111th Recon Squadron in the ETO. He had 1 confirmed kill vs a Me-109.
JD

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Might be even more interesting if you find he was one of the Scouts. Don't recall which squadrons those were offhand, but many of the pilots in those scouting squadrons were drawn from the bomb groups after having completed a tour. Definitive information about the scouts wasn't developed until the mid-nineties.

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Here is a recent pick up. Engraved on the reverse "Solo 8-3-39" and similar to the bracelet John posted in #65. This guy flew with the ATC before the WASP's were formed and had accumulated enough flight time to be rated a senior pilot by 1942-43! Seems to have been a lot of flying in a short period of time.

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