SCARCE Original World War II 3 Inch Sterling Silver Army Air Corps Flight Engineer Wings. This beautiful, heavy, full size, 3 inch WWII Army Air Corps Flight Engineer sterling wing was stamped from a thick sheet of sterling silver, generating a flat backed badge (not scooped out as many examples are). The wings are a very robust-looking design, with moderate, untouched, obverse patina.
The wings have a long, horizontal fixation pin on the rear, suspended between a hinge on the right wing, and a fine, operable, undamaged roller catch on the left wing. It appears that the wing began manufacture as an Observer wing, then the radial engine and 4-blade prop emblem was soldered into place. The reverse of the center bears the stamped hallmark: NS MEYER, INC. " then "NEW YORK, then the Meyer shield emblem. Below the shield "STERLING" appears.
By war's end, (1945) this was made the standard wings badge for B-29 Superfortress Flight Engineers, an advanced occupation in the World War II U. VERY NICE, ORIGINAL, FULL SIZE, WWII AAF FLIGHT ENGINEER STERLING WINGS!
GREAT FOR COLLECTING, INVESTING, OR TRADING! The item "ORIGINAL WWII US Army Air Force Sterling Flight Engineer Wing 3 in NS Meyer PB" is in sale since Sunday, October 20, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Pins". The seller is "banddvarietysalesnm" and is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Turks and caicos islands, Iceland, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Uruguay.