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

 

 

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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.

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

 

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

-Steve

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

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-Steve

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What does this AU stand for this AAF Training Detachment? 

 

 

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-Steve

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Check out my WW2 patch store, collection and quilts at www.ocsfollowme.com

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On 4/4/2010 at 10:54 PM, rustywings said:

Corresponding "Instructors" patch for Air University. I believe the initials "AAFTD" stand for Army Air Forces Training Detachment.

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2 hours ago, ocsfollowme said:

What does this AU stand for this AAF Training Detachment? 

 

 

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It would seem to stand for "Army Air Forces Training Detachment".

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A couple of clarifications.  AAFTD does stand for Army Air Forces Training Detachment (AAFTD).  AAF Technical Training Command (AAFTTC) schools were AAF Technical School (AAFTS).  Civilian schools under contract to AAFTTC had AAF Training Detachments.  

 

AU is THE Aeronautical University, Chicago, Illinois.  They were contracted to train aircraft and engine mechanics.

 

Hope this clarifies things for you.

 

As a note, I need one of these patches for my personal  collection.

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I purchased these unfortunately unnamed portraits of a Civilian Instructor in both his daily summer tans and his OD service uniform. Nothing features any particular field though the photographer was based in Macon GA and Tampa FL. Standard CAA insignia on both uniforms. The photo is such the collar device is absolutely undecipherable with any magnification.  

 

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