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picked up this bracelet the other day. it has what appears to be a flight engineer wing but with only a two blade prop. it has M.L.C and the date 1937. Now as the four blade prop flight engineer wing came out late in ww2 could this be a pre war unofficial wing. the reverse is marked STERLING with a small apple makers mark, which is J.F.Apple Co, 120e Chestnut st, Lancaster, PA. Your comments please.

 

Graham

 

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Nice find, Lancaster, PA is not far from where I live. Small world.

RIP Private Lester H. Scheaffer, 1913 - 1944. 29th Infantry Division, 175th Infantry Regiment, Company F. Killed In Action September 12th, 1944 in France

 

RIP Sergeant Elwood F. Schaeffer, 1919 - 2001. 21st Engineer Regiment (Aviation) and 824th Engineer Aviation Battalion, attached to the Army Air Force in Iceland

 

 

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Very nice bracelet. thumbsup.gif

 

Being dated 1937 with only a two bladed prop it was probably made for someone who qualified to be a pilot in that year ... either civilian or military.

 

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Super nice Bracelet. Gotta love those Flight Engineer wings.

J.D.

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I'm reasonably certain this bracelet represents some sort of civlian aviation qualification.

 

The shape of the wings is wrong for USAAF/USAF wings, and the Flight Engineer wings were a fairly late-war design, so 1937 would be way to early to represent those wings.

 

Still a very nice aviation related item!

 

Steve

Collecting 3rd Armored Division items of all kinds from all eras, specializing in the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment.

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I'm reasonably certain this bracelet represents some sort of civlian aviation qualification.

 

The shape of the wings is wrong for USAAF/USAF wings, and the Flight Engineer wings were a fairly late-war design, so 1937 would be way to early to represent those wings.

 

Still a very nice aviation related item!

 

Steve

 

Good point! I overlooked the '37 date. Maybe a dumb question, does anyone know exactly

when the Flight Engineer wing was issued for wear. Late '44 or '45?

J.D.

AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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