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It has been a while since I have posted to this thread, so thought I would add three Hicks Field in my collection

 

The small wing was also used as a hat badge. It was married to an Army Officer's cap badge with the "GLORY" removed - round thingee with the 13 stars

 

The patch with "HICKS / FIELD" on a light blue shield is the earlier of the two.

 

The patch with the gremlin is the later issued Some time after the detachments were redesignated with numbers.

 

ENJOY

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WANTED: U.S. MARKSMASHIP MEDALS AND BADGES AWARED FOR EXCELLENCE-IN-COMPETITION

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Picked these up this past month. Ground and Flight Instructor for #3 British Flying Training School at Spartan (Miami, Oklahoma)

 

 

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-Steve

OEF 11-12 veteran

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ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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I'm not sure if this patch belongs here. Has anyone seen it before?

 

I can't find anything online about a Haskell Flying Service.

 

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I have seen another one of the Haskell Flying Service patch before. I researched and researched but could not find anything showing that it operated during WW2 as a CPT school. All that I could find was that it was located in Long Beach, California and bunches of small articles stating that they had grievances with the VA about not letting soldiers use their GI Bill there.

 

Neat patch. My thinking is that it is post WWII.


-Steve

OEF 11-12 veteran

WWW.WW2PATCHQUILT.COM

ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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Although I have been collecting AAF / CPT / CAA WTS civilian flying training stuff for over 40 years, I have also been unable to find information on Haskell Flying Service. I do have a nice unused version of the patch, which I am sharing below. Enjoy

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Beautiful example, thanks for posting it. I think my patch was pinned to a board exposed to the sun. The plane sure looks like a AT-6 Texan trainer.

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Two not before seen AAF Contract Pilot School Flight Instructor Insignia. Had a chance to visit a fellow collector this past week. While going through his collection found two interesting Flight Instructor Flight Jacket Insignia. Obviously custom design the first one is decal on leather, while the second one is hand painted on leather.

 

5th AAF FTD, Hemet, California

 

310th AAF FTD, Yukon (Oklahoma City), Oklahoma

 

Also a neat license plate topper, really nice

 

Enjoy

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Here is a group I recently picked up. I haven't seen the AW piece before. Does anyone know what that is?

 

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Private Elisha Leake, Company G, 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 11th Army Corps, KIA, Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863 Great Great Uncle

 

Sgt. Isaac Willis, Company G, 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 11th Army Corps, KIA, Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863 Great Great Uncle

 

You Are Not Forgotten

 

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I have not seen the semi circular instructor patch either. Great additions!


-Steve

OEF 11-12 veteran

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ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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The two original flight schools described above shut down in 1945. With the sudden need for pilots in Korea in 1951, Southern Airways contracted again and established a flight school for the USAF in Bainbridge, Georgia. Here's the Flight Instructor's wings for that school.

Here is the cap device for the Bainbridge school.

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Thanks guys for all of the additional postings! Here's an updated Cal Aero Flight Academy image...

 

 

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Darr-Aero-Tech Albany, Georgia patch. 52nd AAF Flight Training Detachment Army Air Forces Southeast Training Center. 

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-Steve

OEF 11-12 veteran

WWW.WW2PATCHQUILT.COM

ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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