U.S. Navy - Between The Wars

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Naval Aviator
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2.75"

NS Meyer Inc, New York, Meyer Shield, 10k
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Andrea Mayer, Roland's granddaughter
2/1/2015
These wings belonged to Roland G. Mayer. He was an airship pilot and a survivor of the USS Shenandoah crash.
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2.75"

NS Meyer Inc, New York, Meyer Shield, Meyer Metal
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Dave Handley Collection
2/25/2011
These wings belonged to Captain Ward Carr Gilbert. You can see more of his items on the Wings of Heroes page.
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2 13/16"

1/20 12k
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/15/2010
This aviator badge is from the mid to late 1920s.
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Sterling
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4/10/2011
This aviator badge is from the mid to late 1920s. It is the same pattern as the wing above but with different markings on the back and different hardware.
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Noble Hallmark (N in a circle), Sterling
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Mark Leonard Collection
4/16/2014
This badge was worn by Ensign Vernon Williams - click on the photo to see a larger photo of the wings and his ID card.
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Gemsco, Acid Test
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Ron Rozsa Collection
7/7/2014
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Robbins Hallmark, 14K
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
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BBB, 18K
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
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Rolled Gold
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
This is the Link pattern but this one was possibly made by Amcraft (see back of wing)
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2 3/4"

Rolled Gold
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2/14/2021
This is the Link pattern as well but with a different back.
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
This is the Robbins pattern
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Meyer Shield, Meyer Metal
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
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Meyer Shield, Meyer Metal
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
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Meyer Shield, Sterling, N.S. Meyer New York
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
This is the A.E. Co pattern
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Gemsco, Acid Test
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
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Gemsco, Sterling, 1/20th 10k
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
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Jerry R. Perry inscription
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
This is the White Co. pattern
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Tod Rathbone Collection
2/5/2021
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2 3/4"

Jessop, 14K, Air Squadrons Battle Fleet, Mrs. E. W. Eberle, Nov. 1922
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John Ferguson Collection
2/12/2021
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Cliff Presley Collection
2/20/2012
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John Ferguson Collection
2/25/2021
These wings were worn by Lt. Elmer Cooper. Elmer Glenn Cooper graduated from the US Naval Academy 2 June 1927 and was winged Naval Aviator #3714 on 2 Oct 1930. Lt. Cooper was killed 2 Feb 1938 in a mid-air collision between two PBY's during a formation bombing attack in fleet tactical exercises off the coast of Southern California. The USS Cooper, DD-695, was named in his honor.
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1 1/2"

Nanco
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John Ferguson Collection
4/12/2011
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1 9/16"

Jessop
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John Ferguson Collection
2/12/2021
Lighter Than Air Naval Aviator
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4 5/16"
2 1/4"


Cliff Presley Collection
2/5/2021
Enlisted LTA Airship Pilot wings 1920-1925. These wings were owned by Chief Petty Officer Stanley R. Soulby who had piloted the USN Airships USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), USS Akron (ZRS-4) and USS Macon (ZRS-5).
Naval Observer
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2 3/4"

B,B & B, Sterling
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These are second pattern, 1920's era, Naval Observer wings. They are often incorrectly identified as enlisted pilot wings.
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2 3/4"

Pasquale, S.F., Silver
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John Ferguson Collection
2/14/2021
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2 3/4"

Robbins Co, Attleboro Mass, Sterling
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John Ferguson Collection
2/14/2021
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2 3/4"


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John Ferguson Collection
2/15/2021
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2 13/16"
1 5/16"
Sterling
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R. & J. Quetel Collection

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2 3/4"
1 5/16"
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R. & J. Quetel Collection

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2 3/4"

LGB, Sterling
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A. L. Collection
11/12/2001
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2 3/4"


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6/28/2004
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John Vargas Collection

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1 17/32"
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Sterling
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R. & J. Quetel Collection
8/28/2004
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Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars