Royal Air Force - Eagle Squadrons

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The Eagle Squadrons were made up of volunteers from the United States. These men served under the RAF prior to the U.S. entry into the war. They served in three seperate squadrons - No. 71, No. 121 and No. 133. An excellent introduction to the Eagle Squadrons can be found here.
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A. L. Collection
11/16/2002
This is one of the miniature wings worn by foreign RAF trained personnel. This wing came from a member of the Eagle Squadrons. After the U.S. entered the war and the Eagle Squadron members returned to the U.S. AAF the pilots would wear this wing on the right side of their tunic while wearing the U.S. wing on the left side.
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A. L. Collection
11/16/2002
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11/27/2002
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A. L. Collection
11/16/2002
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A. L. Collection
11/16/2002
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David Hoagey Collection
12/19/2002
Patch is sewn onto a WW2 US Army issue shirt, that has Staff Sgt. strips and named inside to: Brayford # 36767005 or 307677005
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GF "WC"
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David Hoagey Collection
12/19/2002
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John Gowan Collection
2/7/2005
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Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars