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A USAAC Pilot wing, marker marker by A&E Co, Utica, NY and in sterling silver. Pin back with roller catch.
Full size at 3 1/16"
An early 1930's between the wars Pilot wing, pin back in sterling silver. Very fine detail to the feathering on the wings. A light strike and thin section overall but an excellent example.
Measures 2 3/4"
A good early example of a USAAF Pilot wings. Pin back with safety catch and in sterling silver. Not maker marked.
Full size at 2 15/16"
A USAAC Bombardier wings, early pin back and marked sterling. Aged and tarnished (would clean up if you want to polish)
Full size at 3"
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 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
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