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U.S. Army Air Force - Radio Operator

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3 1/8"
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Michael Harner Collection
4/4/2014
This is a CBI made badge. This style of badge was never authorized by the Army Air Force but there are several examples of base wings with an applied "R" that were worn in the CBI theater. This is one of the finest examples I've ever seen of these badges.
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3"

Sterling
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/7/2010
This is an English made bullion badge. The USAAF did not have an official Radio Operator badge but apparently when these were made either the Brit's did not know it or a clever USAAF Crewman who operated a radio had them made up.
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Aviation Wings and Badges of World War II