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    Default Any one collect Miliary Pilots Wings

    Just picked up a mint WW2 Navy Air Crew Wings with box. Wanted one of these since my Dad flew in PBY's and Avenger Torpedo Aircraft in WW2 as a crew member.



    The whole collection. A US Army Air Force Pilot Wings and Navigator wings, A Czech Pilots Wings, A Canadian RCAF Pilots Wing and a Electronic warfare not sure RAF or RCAF since I bought them from the same seller.
    A few photo's of my Dad when he was in the Navy.



    The last photo was in the beginning of WW2 in the Aleutian Islands were the Japanese invaded the closest the Japanese ever got to the USA in WW2 were he was a crew member on PBY's.

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    Nice focused collection of aviation badges/ wings, I too have a small group of US and foreign wings I've picked up throughout my career.
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    Got some WW2 Norwegian air force wings, patches and insignia. They had four squadrons in the RAF: 330, 331, 332 & 333 as well as crew in other units.

    Always on the lookout for any related stuff (especially I.A. Commando / Kompani Linge and MilOrg / SOE).
    "Early this year I saw ex-army watches exhibited in a showcase at a little under 4 each. A week or two later I succeeded in buying one of them for 5. Recently their price seems to have risen to 8." (George Orwell, "As I Please", Tribune, 29th November 1946)

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    got a few odds and sods, mainly cloth, which I have amassed.

    they will be primarily for photo backgrounds whenever I may get around to it.

    at one point I did have a very large collection which I then foolishly sold; sigh..

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    When they raided Dutch Harbor in June 1942, the first thing the Japanese went for were the PBYs. They were real fleet killers.

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    Very nice & minty WW2 Navy aircrew wings

    The only wing I have left from WW2 aside from a few paratrooper wings is this RCAF UK made pilot wing which belonged to S/L Don MacFadyen (418/406 Sqd night fighters), who became an ace with at least 9 kills, five of which were V1 flying bombs. I was fortunate to meet Don almost 25 years ago who lived near me and received the framed mementos pictured..




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    My grandfather wore this while flying B-25s in the South Pacific...



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    I have a set (six )( might be russian)
    If you let me have your email address I will sent a picture.

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    Hi,

    I posted this photo of part of my USN/USMC wings collection in 'off topic' not long ago..........



    These are my three oldest, 1920s to 1930s......



    Waiting on some in the post (eight wings)........ this is what I do instead of collecting watches now.

    cheers, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revo View Post
    Always on the lookout for any related stuff (especially I.A. Commando / Kompani Linge and MilOrg / SOE).
    Hi Revo, here's most of my Milorg collection............. almost all from an old friend who was a sabotage group leader (unused 1944 Inland M1 carbine and other items) and from relatives, the Sweetheart radio was given to me by my dentist.



    cheers, John
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath View Post
    this is what I do instead of collecting watches now...
    cool.. and no replacement batteries, servicing or straps to contend with!

    can you recommend a good general militaria forum ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    cool.. and no replacement batteries, servicing or straps to contend with!

    can you recommend a good general militaria forum ?
    Here is one I use to post at until they changed how you post photo's have not figured attachments maybe they knew what photobucket was about to do.
    http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/

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    Quote Originally Posted by river rat View Post
    Here is one I use to post at until they changed how you post photo's have not figured attachments maybe they knew what photobucket was about to do.
    http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/
    That's the forum I'm a member of, only US militaria and some 'bring backs' though. Super easy to upload photos to the forum from PC or phone, it's the MWR of militaria, very nice members and mods.

    For RAF/RAAF/RCAF and RNZAF information I go to the forums here........ about parts but a lot of ex- and currently serving members.......

    http://forum.keypublishing.com/forum...toric-Aviation

    Lots more great places........ I'll keep my thinking cap on

    -John

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    The set of cloth wings with the world and lightning is a RCAF Navigator Wing I had the ID wrong.

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