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    us
    Jul 2017
    Northwest Arkansas
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    Silver wings from the ground!

    Not the most valuable thing I have ever found, but few things have brought a bigger smile. A buddy of mine who served in the USAF for 30 years tells me these are the first of 3 sets of wings pilots get. Found them about three or four inches down in an open lot that used to have old houses on it, but they've been gone over 15 years now, so I would think these have been in the ground a while. They were face up, so the silver feathering was the first glint that appeared, and I'm happy I didn't ding it with my shovel. Not a great treasure to most, but a sure keeper for me! Thanks for looking & HH!

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    us
    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
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    Nice one java...congrats my pirate friend...very nice find !!
    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    us
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    Nice. USA!

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    Aug 2016
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    Very cool find Java, Congrats!

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    Randy

    Aug 2017
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    The Cygnus 1X, soon to find All thatís been missed, & left behind!

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    dan

    May 2011
    porterville calif...
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    kinda looks like a ww2 one..just guessing but i returned one to a family because the airmans name was on the back and found his son in oregon,the son also got the distinguished flying cross in viet nam as a helicopter pilot...great find
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Awesome personal relic recovery, congrats!
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    Jan 2020
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    Very nice!! I just got my grandfather's wings the other day and polished one up. He was in WW2.
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    us
    Jul 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogtown Hunter View Post
    Very nice!! I just got my grandfather's wings the other day and polished one up. He was in WW2.
    Thank you for this response and the pic - a great heritage you have sir!
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    us
    Rust never rests

    Mar 2009
    Sunman Indiana
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    Great find on the silver pilot wings.I have two pilot wings in my many many years of detecting.
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