Need Help With WWII Uniform Wings

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Need Help With WWII Uniform Wings

Post by Pilotlum » 05 Jul 2019 18:47

I’m hoping for some help tracking down the significance of the wings in the attached picture. My grandfather served in WWII and these wings we on his uniform. Does anyone know anything about them, I can’t find anything online. The chair actually moves.
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John G.
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Re: Need Help With WWII Uniform Wings

Post by John G. » 05 Jul 2019 20:38

These are completely novelty wings, nothing official or authorized for wear.... especially on the official cl. A uniform....But we're popular with ex flyers after they no longer could fly and had to "fly a desk".... The star would mean Senior pilot, so probably a WW 1 or 1920/30s who served and was too old (or invalid) to fly but still able to serve.

Would help to see the reverse....pin type, markings, etc. to really date these.... Could date Korea or even Vietnam, but these do appear WW2 vintage.
John G.

Ps....as novelty wings these are quite uncommon and collectible.

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Re: Need Help With WWII Uniform Wings

Post by von thoma » 05 Jul 2019 23:09

Is that a chair ?
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Re: Need Help With WWII Uniform Wings

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 06 Jul 2019 10:35

Yes, typical “antique” or old desk chair. Kind of cute :)

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Re: Need Help With WWII Uniform Wings

Post by just » 25 Jul 2019 10:46

Hello

very interesting !
have a look here;
http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/usaaf/usa ... eous.shtml

cordially
Didier

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