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This is a grouping to I. H. Lobel, who was a TWO-flight school instructor. First, I have him at Pacific Air School. Then after that, he went to Hancock Field and was an instructor there.

 

First, his name tag, wings and a Hancock Field collar device.

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Final, Mr. Lobel's Paciic Air School patches. On his original leather jacket, you can see where he was wearing the large patch. The patch itself is almost a kind of canvas material. I have an original PAS year book with Lobel's photo and you can see him wearing this patch. the small shoulder patch (I have 2 or 3 from the grouping) are actually more ore less common. But the large jacket patch is rather rare, I believe.

 

Patrick

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Also, this one. I think this is an instructor wing for Hawthorne School of Aviation. I has been discussed on another thread.

 

It is clutch back without any hallmark.

 

Vintage WWII Contract Flight Instructor wings and insignia! Patrick, thank you for sharing some of your terrific collection with us.

 

Here's the shoulder patch to go along with your Hawthorne Flight Instructor's wing...

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Patrick,

Regarding your Flight Instructor grouping from Hancock College Of Aeronautics, you might be interested in these couple of paragraphs copied from the book "Two Hundred Thousand Flyers" describing the owner of the school. Captain Allan Hancock had keen preception about producing quality pilots for the Army Air Corps, even before the War started.

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Several Contract Flight Schools included the CAA eagle-style cap piece design in their shoulder patches. The 63rd FTD (Flight Training Detachment) was owned and operated by the Raymond-Richardson Aviation Company. The other patch represents Southeastern Air Service, AAFCPS (Army Air Forces Contract Pilot School).

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Hey Russ,

 

Love those patches. Russ and I actually became acquainted with each other's interest in instructor and flight school collectables because we were always bidding against each other on ebay. For awhile there, Russ was rather vexing in my collecting efforts ;) on ebay. heh.

 

Here is one that I don't know anything about. I suspect is is for a flight school (the "FS" part) but have no clue as to which one. The wing itself is rather light and delicate, with what may very well be post war clutch back pins. Still, I like it for its very nice pattern.

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