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December 31, 2015

US Army Wings

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

United States Army aviator’s non-regulation “wings” badge (.1) in box (.2). The wings are hand-made of cast silver with a pin fastener on the back, which is stamped “STERLING / WING”. The box exterior is black leather, with black velvet interior. Worn by Major Harold Melville Clark of Saint Paul, Minnesota, for whom Clark Field in Luzon, Philippines is named. Circa 1918.

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