I collect stuff that goes with my Militray watches a few pilot wings

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I collect stuff that goes with my Militray watches a few pilot wings

Post by River Rat » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:54 am

I picked up this a few weeks ago a US Navy crew members wings WW2 era since my Dad was a ball turret gunner on a avenger Torpedo air craft to fight the axis powers in the pacific.
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And a grouping of wings
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US Navy WW2 crew members wings and US Army Pilots and Navigators wings, Czech Pilots wings and Canadian Pilot and Navigators wings. I did a post over at MWR Forum about these and a cool member PM me and ask if I wanted her Uncle Clifford Camp RCAF wings and US Army Air Force wings at no charge got them today. Americans broke the law before the US got into the war if they went across the boarder to Join the RCAF to kick NAZI ass people forget today what the NAZI did and most look the other way sad for America there the same ideas they had in WW2 as now no different there nothing but slim. This guy broke US neutrality law to join the RCAF way before the USA got smart we need to get smart again it looks like. Then transferred to the US Army Air Force when we got into the war. His RCAF wings and hat badge and button off his uniform and his US wings. Some info on Americans joining the RCAF
http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/americansrcaf.html
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Here are a few photo's of my Dad in WW2
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The last one was in the beginning of the war were he flew in PBY's in the Aleutian islands that's how close the Japanese got.
My Dads medals I got after he passed away.
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Post by JDC222 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:52 pm

Cool! Love that stuff.


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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:53 pm

That's cool mike. You definitely know what you like and collect it well.

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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:03 pm

Very cool

"No balls, no air medals" as my dad says

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Post by River Rat » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:11 pm

Here is a interesting story of a RCAF American Pilot who attacked a dam. Funny thing my Dad squadron in the Korean war used the only torpedo to destroy a dam.
http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/s,joemccarthy.html

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Post by aikiman44 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:01 pm

Great pics and medals.
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Post by Captdave » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:51 pm

Very cool! My dad was a radioman in the navy air force and my step dad was a gunner in the Air Force. My grandfather flew B-17's all in WW2. Thanks for sharing the great memorabilia and personal medals and pics. It's hard to argue that they were the greatest generation.


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Post by 59yukon01 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:34 pm

Nice! I'd love to sit down with a WWII veteran and hear their stories.

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Post by River Rat » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:08 am

Here is a interesting story of a RAF pilot who was born in Germany and Jewish his story could be turned into a movie stuff you find on the net doing research. Mite have to get the book about him. He was also a POW if the Germans found out he was a Jewish would of been dead in an instant.
http://www.marchstevens.com/

Here is a link for the book about this RAF Pilot mite have to order it.
https://www.amazon.com/Escape-Evasion-R ... B00AE7DEPW

And some more info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Ste ... F_officer)

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