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    Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    Marked on back: N.S.Meyer (along with their company shield). I picked up a pair of these at a yard sale, but haven't been able to ID them. They seem more crudely made than the other badges/medals made by Meyer, in that the half wing seems to have been attached to the star as an after-thought (not smoothly). At one point I'd seen a similar item on eBay which claimed it to be a south-Vietnamese pilot-in-training pin, but can't find any confirmation of this. Anyone know? Thanks. -Ben
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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    Try here Ben ....these guys are fast and good.

    http://forum.gruntsmilitary.com/viewforum.php?f=2
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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    The English had half wing for different branches of RAF... I think the grunt website will anwser it. N S Meyer was a New York CO. That made all types of US insig during and after ww-2.
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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    N,
    not what you have, but the US Army Pathfinder
    pin is one wing.

    http://www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil/air...nder_badge.htm

    Usually one wing is some sort of air related service.


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    N. S. MEYER, INC NEW YORK

    Did make items for the Army Air Corp. WWII.

    About the 7th item down
    http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/usaaf/...albadges.shtml

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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    Thanks for the replies. I should have more specifically mentioned that I'm familiar with NS Meyer, sorry :P. Gypsy, thanks for the link but I'm having trouble registering there. My beliefs are that these were a rushed produced badge during the VN era for some sort of air-support crew. Keeping in mind that we produced pins for the Southern Vietnamese during the conflict there. It's not silver, which most of the WW2 era pins were. Again, thanks for any thoughts. -Ben Here's the back:
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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    No luck here.

    Went through most WWII Army Air Force Pins,
    no luck.

    So you think VN era? And for the South Vietnamese?
    Interesting.

    To be honest, the only single wings I have ever seen
    have be English/British.

    Will keep my eyes open.

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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    Well thanks for the efforts . I could have been side-tracked by the item I'd seen on eBay... who's to say they knew what it was. And actually I'm not that sure that we made any of the pins we gave to the SVN, I just knew we sometimes presented them.
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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    Did find this. Still looking but might help others look. WW1 French aeroplane observer pin.
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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    This one is from French/Vietnam Occupation.

    Yours could very well be from Vietnam era.

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    Okay, Ben... here you go. According to a friend who specializes in aviation insignia, it's, a "Very cool piece... a 1/2 wing badge worn by South Vietnamese Air Cadets training in the United States. Nice early U.S.-made one from the early to mid-60'só unfortunately, not as desirable as a Vietnamese made one. I would say it's worth about $35."
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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    PBk,

    hits it again.

    Nice job.

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    Re: Military pin ID, not dug, vietnam era?

    Quote Originally Posted by SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS
    PBk,

    hits it again.

    Nice job.

    have a good un............
    Thanks, Sherm! I was just lucky enough to know the right guy to ask about this one.


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    Nice job PBK, I wish you sat next to me in all my classes. I am sure I would have managed a lot better grades.
    MXT,  and just dumb luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky1777
    Nice job PBK, I wish you sat next to me in all my classes. I am sure I would have managed a lot better grades.
    Are you kidding? I was the only kid in my school with a decimal point in front of his IQ!
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