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I recently acquired this pin at a flea market. I'm not sure what the G.A.A.B. stands for but I'm guessing it was for a

WWII pilot training school. I have a ROBINS FIELD wing measuring 3" with the same style enamel roundel but with

ROBINS FIELD at the bottom. The propeller pin is about 2 1/2" wide and has a pin back fastener. Any help identifying

the pin would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Here is what I believe to be a Robins Field Civilian Instructor wing. On the other hand, it could also be a sweetheart wing, it is hard to know for sure.

 

Your device is more than likely a sweetheart wing, as I see this type of sterling silver prop with different center devices fairly frequently. It most likely stands for something like Galveston Army Air Base or something similar. It is a very nice piece.

 

Patrick

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Whatever it means, it's beautiful!

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The G.A.A.B sweetheart piece is for Greenville Army Air Base. Now known as Donaldson Air Force Base.

 

Galveston was an Army Air Field.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donaldson_Air_Force_Base

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Carolin..._Army_Airfields

 

Gage AAFld OK Gage (GAG) civil airport 2 SW Gage 36-18 099-47

Gainesville AAFld TX Gainesville Municipal (GLE) civil airport 3 W Gainesville 33-39 097-12

Galveston AAFld TX Scholes Field (GLS) civil airport 5 SW Galveston 29-16 094-52

Garden City AAFld KS Garden City Regional (GCK) civil airport 8 SE Garden City 37-56 100-44

Gardner Field CA unknown non-aviation use, civil 10 SE Taft 35-07 119-18

Geiger Field WA Spokane International (GEG) civil airport 6 SW Spokane 47-38 117-31

General Mitchell Field WI General Mitchell International (MKE) civil airport, military use 6 S Milwaukee 42-57 087-54

George Field IL Lawrenceville Vincennes Intl (LWV) civil airport 3 NE Lawrenceville 38-46 087-38

Gila Bend AAFld AZ Gila Bend AF Aux (GBN) military airport 3 S Gila Bend 32-54 112-44

Glasgow AAFld MT Glasgow International (GGW) (this is not the location that later became Glasgow AFB) civil airport 3 N Glasgow 48-13 106-38

Godman Field KY Godman AAF (FTR) military airport 1 NW Fort Knox 37-55 085-58

Goodfellow Field TX Goodfellow AFB (No flying) non-aviation use, military 2 SE San Angelo 31-26 199-24

Gore Field MT Great Falls International (GTF) civil airport, military use 3 SW Great Falls 47-30 111-22

Gowen Field ID Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI) civil airport, military use 4 S Boise 43-34 116-14

Grand Island AAFld NE Central Nebraska Regional (GRI) civil airport 3 NE Grand Island 40-58 098-19

Gray Field WA Gray AAF (GRF) military airport 1 SE Fort Lewis 47-05 122-35

Grayling AAFld MI Grayling AAF (55D) military airport 1 NW Grayling 44-41 084-44

Great Bend AAFld KS Great Bend Municipal (GBD) civil airport 5 W Great Bend 38-21 098-52

Great Falls AAFld MT Malmstrom AFB (GFA) military airport 4 E Great Falls 47-31 111-11

Greenville AAB SC Donaldson Center (7A1) civil airport 7 S Greenville 34-45 082-22

Greenville AAFld MS Mid Delta Regional (GLH) civil airport 6 NE Greenville 33-29 090-59

Greenwood AAFld MS Greenwood-Leflore (GWO) civil airport 7 E Greenwood 33-30 090-06

Grenada AAFld MS Grenada Municipal (GNF) civil airport 3 N Grenada 33-50 089-48

Grenier Field NH Manchester (MHT) civil airport 4 S Manchester 42-56 071-26

Groton AAFld CT Groton-New London (GON) civil airport 3 SE Groton 41-20 072-03

Gulfport AAFld MS Gulfport-Biloxi Regional (GPT) civil airport, military use 2 NE Gulfport 30-24 089-04

Gunter Field AL Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex (No flying) non-aviation use, military 6 NE Montgomery 32-24 086-14

 

http://www.airforcebase.net/aaf/wwiidata.html

 

Here’s the difference between an Army Air Field, and an Army Air Base.

 

The population studied in this project was selected from the larger population of military airfields, in use during World War II, in the United States. The population studied includes primary flying fields (as opposed to auxiliary flying fields) operated by the Army Air Forces in the 48 states. This population consists mainly of fields which were designated as "Army Air Field"; however some airfields which were designated "Army Air Base" or "Field" were included, if they fit the description above. During World War II, Army Air Force flying fields were named by using the designation "Army Air Field" (or "Army Air Base" if the installation was the headquarters of an activity) with the name of the geographical location, until such time as the installation was named after a deceased hero of the Army Air Forces. At that time, the word "Field" added to the name of the person would be used (AAF, 1943, May 1). (There were a few exceptions, where the term "Field" was used with the local city name: Pendleton Field, Stockton Field, and Wendover Field.)

 

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Here is what I believe to be a Robins Field Civilian Instructor wing. On the other hand, it could also be a sweetheart wing, it is hard to know for sure.

 

Your device is more than likely a sweetheart wing, as I see this type of sterling silver prop with different center devices fairly frequently. It most likely stands for something like Galveston Army Air Base or something similar. It is a very nice piece.

 

Patrick

 

 

 

Hi Patrick, Thank you for your comments. Regards, George

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The G.A.A.B sweetheart piece is for Greenville Army Air Base. Now known as Donaldson Air Force Base.

 

Galveston was an Army Air Field.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donaldson_Air_Force_Base

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Carolin..._Army_Airfields

 

Gage AAFld OK Gage (GAG) civil airport 2 SW Gage 36-18 099-47

Gainesville AAFld TX Gainesville Municipal (GLE) civil airport 3 W Gainesville 33-39 097-12

Galveston AAFld TX Scholes Field (GLS) civil airport 5 SW Galveston 29-16 094-52

Garden City AAFld KS Garden City Regional (GCK) civil airport 8 SE Garden City 37-56 100-44

Gardner Field CA unknown non-aviation use, civil 10 SE Taft 35-07 119-18

Geiger Field WA Spokane International (GEG) civil airport 6 SW Spokane 47-38 117-31

General Mitchell Field WI General Mitchell International (MKE) civil airport, military use 6 S Milwaukee 42-57 087-54

George Field IL Lawrenceville Vincennes Intl (LWV) civil airport 3 NE Lawrenceville 38-46 087-38

Gila Bend AAFld AZ Gila Bend AF Aux (GBN) military airport 3 S Gila Bend 32-54 112-44

Glasgow AAFld MT Glasgow International (GGW) (this is not the location that later became Glasgow AFB) civil airport 3 N Glasgow 48-13 106-38

Godman Field KY Godman AAF (FTR) military airport 1 NW Fort Knox 37-55 085-58

Goodfellow Field TX Goodfellow AFB (No flying) non-aviation use, military 2 SE San Angelo 31-26 199-24

Gore Field MT Great Falls International (GTF) civil airport, military use 3 SW Great Falls 47-30 111-22

Gowen Field ID Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI) civil airport, military use 4 S Boise 43-34 116-14

Grand Island AAFld NE Central Nebraska Regional (GRI) civil airport 3 NE Grand Island 40-58 098-19

Gray Field WA Gray AAF (GRF) military airport 1 SE Fort Lewis 47-05 122-35

Grayling AAFld MI Grayling AAF (55D) military airport 1 NW Grayling 44-41 084-44

Great Bend AAFld KS Great Bend Municipal (GBD) civil airport 5 W Great Bend 38-21 098-52

Great Falls AAFld MT Malmstrom AFB (GFA) military airport 4 E Great Falls 47-31 111-11

Greenville AAB SC Donaldson Center (7A1) civil airport 7 S Greenville 34-45 082-22

Greenville AAFld MS Mid Delta Regional (GLH) civil airport 6 NE Greenville 33-29 090-59

Greenwood AAFld MS Greenwood-Leflore (GWO) civil airport 7 E Greenwood 33-30 090-06

Grenada AAFld MS Grenada Municipal (GNF) civil airport 3 N Grenada 33-50 089-48

Grenier Field NH Manchester (MHT) civil airport 4 S Manchester 42-56 071-26

Groton AAFld CT Groton-New London (GON) civil airport 3 SE Groton 41-20 072-03

Gulfport AAFld MS Gulfport-Biloxi Regional (GPT) civil airport, military use 2 NE Gulfport 30-24 089-04

Gunter Field AL Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex (No flying) non-aviation use, military 6 NE Montgomery 32-24 086-14

 

http://www.airforcebase.net/aaf/wwiidata.html

 

Here’s the difference between an Army Air Field, and an Army Air Base.

 

The population studied in this project was selected from the larger population of military airfields, in use during World War II, in the United States. The population studied includes primary flying fields (as opposed to auxiliary flying fields) operated by the Army Air Forces in the 48 states. This population consists mainly of fields which were designated as "Army Air Field"; however some airfields which were designated "Army Air Base" or "Field" were included, if they fit the description above. During World War II, Army Air Force flying fields were named by using the designation "Army Air Field" (or "Army Air Base" if the installation was the headquarters of an activity) with the name of the geographical location, until such time as the installation was named after a deceased hero of the Army Air Forces. At that time, the word "Field" added to the name of the person would be used (AAF, 1943, May 1). (There were a few exceptions, where the term "Field" was used with the local city name: Pendleton Field, Stockton Field, and Wendover Field.)

 

http://www.airforcebase.net/aaf/grphtml.html

Thanks so much for the information! Regards, George

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