United States Navy - World War I Wings

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Cliff Presley Collection
9/13/2010
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1/20 10k GF
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/13/2010
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10k
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/13/2010
This badge was worn by Albert W. Dorgan, Naval Aviator #1642
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14k
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/13/2010
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2 3/4"

MG inside elongated diamond
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Richard King Collection
8/23/2010
This is a WW1 era style wing
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2 3/4"

BB&B, Bronze
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Rich Witt
9/09/2002
This is a WWI to early post war period piece.
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2 3/4"

Early Robbins Hallmark, Sterling
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10/06/2010
This wing belonged to John MacKay Lott, Naval Aviator 1187. He received his Naval Aviator designation on the 7th of July, 1918.
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2 3/4"


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Cliff Presley Collection
4/11/2011
This wing was made by the Wm. Link Co.
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B,B & B, Bronze
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Dennis Jackson Collection
5/3/2011
Worn by Ensign George Ludlow - Navy Cross - Silver & Bronze Italian Medal of Valor - Involved in the Navy Aviation's only Medal of Honor Action Adriatic Sea near Polo - Austrian Air Base
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Dennis Jackson Collection
5/2/2011
Worn by Ensign Benjamine Greely, Northern Bombing Group
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Dennis Jackson Collection
5/2/2011
Worn by Ensign. Stanley Curran, USN Naval Aviator No.287 - NAS killingholme - H-16 Flying Boat Pilot
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Dennis Jackson Collection
5/3/2011
Worn by Ensign George Ludlow - Navy Cross - Silver & Bronze Italian Medal of Valor - Involved in the Navy Aviation's only Medal of Honor Action Adriatic Sea near Polo - Austrian Air Base
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1 1/2"

Myr Gold
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cliff Presley Collection
7/1/2013
Cap badge that was made by N. S. Meyer in 1918 and is marked on the back MYRGOLD. I got it back in 1981 directly from Francis O. Clarkson, Naval Aviator 474 (1895 -1985). He was also a North Carolina Superior Court judge, 1954-1968.
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Cliff Presley Collection
9/14/2010
Most collectors will argue that it is a Balloon Pilot badge... but it isn't. In August 1919 the Navy Department approved a change to the double wing naval aviation badge as follows:

The present gold pin with double wings based on the shield and anchor will be worn only on wash summer uniforms. The winter uniforms will carry a similar device of gold embroidery. Provision has been made by the new regulation which designates student naval aviators and flying mechanicians.

The student wears a pin similar to that of the graduate aviator, with the exception that one wing is removed leaving a device similar to that worn by observers abroad.

Regular members of seaplane flight crews among the enlisted men will wear a pin similar to that of the student naval aviator, except it shall be of silver. This change is made with the belief that there should be a distinctive insignia for the graduate and student naval aviators, and further, that the flying mechanician should also be entitled to wear some mark of distinction.

The information above is documented in the 30 August 1919 issue of the ARMY AND NAVY REGISTER, page 287.

Note that in 1922 this badge did become the Navy Balloon Pilot badge and continued that way through WW2. More examples of this style badge can be found in the US Navy/Marines - Balloon Pilot section from WW2.

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B,B & B
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Cliff Presley Collection
4/27/2013
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Cliff Presley Collection
4/8/2011
World War 1 Naval Aviator Lighter-Than-Air wing badge. Note the gorgeous two tone nature of this badge with the full size wings done in silver and the anchor in gold.
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Aviation Wings and Badges of World War II