May 29, 2012, 04:50 PM
Can anyone id this pls
May 29, 2012 04:50 PM
May 29, 2012, 05:24 PM
Maybe like this: STERLING SILVER USAF AIR FORCE PILOTS WINGS W/ STAR PIN 2" SIZE # 2 | eBay
It appears to be a post WWII US Air Force Command Pilot Wreath & Star Wing Variant Badge The badge has a one-piece wing with a separately applied star and wreath.
My concern is I believe the original is as it appears herescroll down)
US Military Aviation
The difference being the original has no backing behind the star yet yours does.
I'm no expert in this --far from it--just my observation.
Last edited by Mackaydon; May 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM.
May 29, 2012, 05:30 PM
Yeap Don has it, it's a USAF Command Pilot wings.
Basic = Wings.
Senior = Wings with star.
Command = Wings with star and wreath.
Last edited by ffuries; May 29, 2012 at 05:34 PM.
TSgt, USAF Retired
May 29, 2012, 05:34 PM
looks close but mine has no writing on it and its not made of silver
May 29, 2012, 05:39 PM
Mike, take a look at my concern that I added in an edit. Did the originals come with a backing of the star or was not the star 'free standing' --without a backing?
All the best,
May 29, 2012, 05:43 PM
It was sometime in the late 60's early 70's they went from being silver to 1/20 silver, then in the late 80's early 90's they no longer were made of silver.
May 29, 2012, 06:00 PM
Don good point, didn't notice that, have seen some like that. Whether early or later style, real or fake I don't know, will have to look for that.