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An English made Gilder Pilot wing, maker marked by Ludlow London. Pin back fitting, fine detailed feathering in near mint condition.
Glider Pilots deployed under USAAF's Troop Carrier Command, and were tasked to deliver personnel and cargo deep into enemy-held territory aboard cargo gliders designed especially for that purpose. Gliders such as the U.S.-built Waco CG-4 or the British-designed Airspeed Horsa AS.51/58 were towed to their destinations by multi-engine cargo transports commonly the C-47 . Released directly overhead of their landing zones. Glider Pilots would execute a steep, rapid descent from the moment of tow release, arresting their descent rate and airspeed only in the final seconds prior to touchdown
A USAAF Senior Pilot Wing, pin back with safety catch in sterling silver. Good detailed strike.
Senior Pilot - Required not less than 5 years service as a rated Pilot with aviation components of the military or naval services and not less than 1,500 hours logged flight time according to War Department records. Only seen on fairly senior (some Majors and higher ranks) fliers during WWII
A USAAF Senior Balloon Pilot wing, tropical issue embroidered on tan cloth.
Measures 3 1/2£ overall with a 3" wing
A USAAF tropical issue Balloon Pilot embroidered on tan material with a cheese cloth back.
Measures 3 1/2" overall with a 3" wing
A tropical issue Gunner wing on tan cloth.
Measures 3 1/2" overall with a 3 1/8" wing
A good Command Pilot wing in cloth.
A good Command Pilot wing in cloth un-cut.
Measures 3 5/8" overall/ 3" wing
A USAAF Flight Surgeon wing in cloth, in near mint condition.
A USAAF Navigator Wing in cloth, un-cut version.
Measures 3 1/2" overall with the wing at 3"
A Technical Air Observer Wing in cloth, a cut version.
Measures 3 1/8"
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