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I am a collector of USAAF World War Two sterling wings. I can answer general history questions on the air war in the ETO from a USAAF perspective. I am also able to answer questions about the equipment used by USAAF airmen during WW2. Additionally I can can answer questions related to the information contained in the Pilots, Navigators, and Bombardiers information files. I look forward to your questions!

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I am been collecting militaria since I was 10 years old and have been reading books about the air war in the ETO from both an allied and axis position as well.




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2013-03-09 Penguin Lighter:

Hi Sorry for the late reply.    Although this is not my area I wanted to let you know there are many folks who collect military related lighters and lighters in general.    My only suggestion is see if

2012-07-02 Military wings, pins and sweetheart jewlery!:

Hi Pasha,    I am sorry for the delay in my reply. Although the photos are very small it appears you have the following:    1) Upper/lower left - British badges  2) Upper middle - a set of USAAF wings

2012-05-31 Stalag One Sign:

Steve,    I must have missed the email on this question and I am sorry. I think I can help you with your questions.    Please send me some good clear photos via email so I can further assist if assistance


Warren,    On the surface it appears to be a Navy or related pin from the post WW2 era based upon the type of clutch backs visible although they may have been added later.     A few thing to look at would

2012-02-09 u.s.s. arizona book:

Dan,    The value of this type of items is really going to be set by the individuals interested in the history of the U.S.S. Arizona. There are many other variables that can be considered as well that


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