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U.S. Army Air Force - Airship Pilot

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V. H. Blackinton & Company, Sterling
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Cliff Presley Collection
12/2/2004
Probably the rarest badge of its type, only two men were qualified to wear a Senior Airship pilot wing badge during World War II. Required 10 years of active Airship pilot service and 1,800 hours of military flight time. This badge was removed from a Blackinton factory sample board in the 1950s.
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Kinney Company
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Cliff Presley Collection
12/2/2004
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Snowflake back (made by Wm. Link Company)
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Cliff Presley Collection
12/2/2004
This badge belonged to Colonel Gerald G. Johnston, USAAF.
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/11/2010
This badge was made by the Wm. Link Company
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Meyer shield, Sterling
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/11/2010
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Meyer shield, N.S. Meyer New York
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/11/2010
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A. E. Co, Utica NY, Sterling
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/11/2010
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/11/2010
V. H. Blackinton Company badge bought in 1938 at the W. Stokes Kirk Army & Navy Store in Philadelphia, PA.
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From Official Die, Sterling
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/11/2010
This badge was worn by Major General Edmund W. Hill.
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B,B & B, Silver
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/12/2010
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B,B & B, Sterling
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/12/2010
This badge was worn by Ronald H. Short, USAAC, Regular Army enlisted airship pilot.
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3"

Sterling, Snow flake back
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Randy Scorby Collection

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3 1/8"

Sterling
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John Vargas Collection
8/31/2001
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BB&B, Sterling
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Rich Witt
11/15/2001
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1 9/16"


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Cliff Presley Collection
9/11/2010
This little badge, made of gold, belonged to Colonel Angier H. Foster, but he could not remember why or if he ever used it. It's highly likely it was made by Kinney & Company like the marked example below.
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1 9/16"

Kinney & Company hallmark
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Cliff Presley Collection
1/4/2012
This badge may have been for use on an overseas cap.
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Cliff Presley Collection
12/2/2004
This badge belonged to Ronald H. Short, USAAC, Regular Army enlisted airship pilot.
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/11/2010
This badge also belonged to Ronald H. Short, USAAC, Regular Army enlisted airship pilot.
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Cliff Presley Collection
12/8/2013
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3 1/8" (wing) 4" (cloth)
7/8" (wing) 1 1/2" (cloth)


R. & J. Quetel Collection

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