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Dad would have picked all his wings (4) up from Sept. 1943 to March 1945. The picture is accurate in showing the surfaces to be satin-like in appearance.

 

The picture below is the same top wing paired with a similar wing in sterling and so marked that shows the coating having chipped away over time. The obverse designs appear to be the same.

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thought i would try to keep this thread going with this one by Beverlycraft.

 

 

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Rhodium plating is more of a silver shiny coating, and its cost is very high. Doubt it would be used on wings.

 

Joe - taking into account the info on the two types of nickel plus silver plate I think I have at least one example of a GEMSCRAFT (inside joke with Patrick F) aircrew that I though could have been rhodium but may in fact be as you explained.

 

Once I get back I will have to see about taking some photos for review.

 

John


Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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