Shows age and wear. The item “WW2 US Army Air Force Moody Field Georgia Pilot Ring Joe Class 43-K Size 14″ is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Personal Gear”. The seller is “kctreasurehunt” and is located in Kansas City, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Georgia
- Featured Refinements: WW2 Ring
WWII Circa 1943, WASP, WOMEN’S AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOT WING, Class 43-W-1, BULLION WING. Here is a WWII WASP Bullion Pilot Wing that one does not see very often. This wing has come back into the collectors market and is very uncommon. Bullion wire thread embroidered on gabardine. Depicts a central shield-shaped escutcheon, with the class number “W1″ flanked by a wing on each side. The number just above the shield is the squadron number of the Training Command, and is difficult to identify. This does not react to Ultra Violet light. This is a Collectors and Museum Grade Item. Research shows that this WASP Pilot wing dates to 1943. A total of eighteen WASP classes completed training: eight in 1943 and ten in 1944. Classes graduating in 1944 and thereafter were issued the newly designed official Army Air Forces WASP wings with a diamond-shaped lozenge in the center. Unlike this earlier WASP wing design, with its central shield-shaped escutcheon, the new silver badge conformed to heraldic tradition by incorporating a lozenge centered between two wings. In heraldic usage, a lozenge is the traditional shape of a woman’s coat of arms. It is said to have been selected for its resemblance to the shape of the shield carried by Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, weaving, crafts, and war. This design was used until the deactivation of WASP in December 1944. With the above being said, eight classes graduated in 1943, W-1 thru W-8. This wing pattern was not used after 1943. The first two classes were marked with the 319th, and thereafter the 318th for the remaining five classes in 1943. So this either has to be the 319th or the 318th. This Pilot wing had to belong to a member of the 319th Training Command, which was the first graduating class of 1943, W1. Is it possible that this WASP Pilot wing was made in England during WWII? I wish I could answer that. Of the 25,000 women who applied for flight training, 1,830 were accepted, and of those, 1,074 received their wings. The second, third, and fourth classes, designated 43-W-2, 43-W-3, and 43-W-4, entered training in Houston, but in April of 1943 all training was shifted to the 318th AAFTD at Avenger Field near Sweetwater, Texas. 5773 The Women Airforce Service Pilots Badge was an award of the United States Army that was issued during the Second World War. The badge created for the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP (not WASPs, because the acronym already includes the plural “Pilots”), was awarded to more than a thousand women who had qualified for employment as civilian, non-combat pilots of military aircraft used by the U. Army Air Forces during World War II. The first wings were privately and hastily designed and paid for out of the pockets of Floyd Odlum and his wife, Jacqueline Cochran, who in 1942 became the head of WASP. The item “WWII-Circa 1943, WASP, WOMENS AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOT, Class 43-W-1, BULLION WING” is in sale since Sunday, August 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Patches”. The seller is “bayern-landhaus” and is located in Fort Knox, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States.
Note 1: NO SALES TO VIETNAMESE OR OTHER FOREIGNERS. TO DATE, I HAVE CANCELLED 3 ORDERS. DESCRIPTION A fairly large and heavy Jostens 10K “solid” yellow gold men’s class ring from the Unites States Air Force Communications Service NCO Academy (not to be confused with the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO). The initials “RHC” (very likely the initials of the original owner) are engraved on the interior of the ring. The insignia for the Air Force Communications Service (AFCS) was a clenched armored fist above a globe / sphere. Stars appear in the insignia and six jagged rays / lightning bolts emanate from the fist. All are enclosed within a shield. This insignia appears on the right side of the ring. On the opposite side of the ring, in a shield below an eagle with outstretched wings, there is a second, smaller insignia having a total of eight pointed zig-zag rays emanating from a winged device. This insignia is present on several U. That makes it 39 to 46 years old. History of the AFCS and its Academy The Air Force Communications Service began life as the Army Airways Communications System Wing on April 13, 1943. It was activated, as part of Flight Control Command, on April 26, 1943. After the Air Force became a separate branch of the U. Military in 1947 and following several intervening name changes, on July 1, 1961 the entity described in the paragraph above was officially re-designated as the Air Force Communications Service (AFCS), the name and initials that appear on this ring. On November 15, 1979, the Air Force Communications Service was officially renamed as the Air Force Communications Command , marking the end of the “Air Force Communications Service” designation. The name has changed several times since then. With regard to the AFCS Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy , it was officially established May 1st, 1972 at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, near Kansas City Missouri, under the command of Capt Henry J. The academy was designed for noncommissioned, E-6 through E-9, officers. On September 30, 1977, as part of the relocation of HQ AFCS and the closure of Richards-Gebaur AFB, the 1872d School Squadron (NCO Academy/Leadership School) moved from Richards-Gebaur to Keesler AFB, Biloxi Mississippi. Sources (three; use Google to search for each of the phrases below, clicking on the first search result). 10K Yellow Gold The gold portion of the ring is in very good condition. It does show some light wear and small nicks, commensurate with age, but all the words and letters appearing on the ring are readily legible. As can be seen in the photos, the ring is not misshapen. Synthetic stone The blue synthetic stone is in overall fair condition and substantially intact but does exhibit small chips / flakes, mostly at the edges where the smooth, flat table on the top of the stone meets the faceted sides. The imperfections are most viewable in the second photograph. This condition is not uncommon in class rings having faceted synthetic stones of non-trivial age. In the photographs accompanying my listings I go to some lengths to illustrate imperfections. In the “Condition” sections of my listings I do my best to point out issues regardless of whether or not they are readily visible in the photographs. The item “10K Gold Class Ring U. S. Air Force Communications Service NCO Academy Sz. 11.25″ is in sale since Saturday, May 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Men’s Jewelry\Rings”. The seller is “pentium90″ and is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Style: Class/School
- Theme: USAF
- Metal Purity: 10k
- Sizable: Yes
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Brand: Jostens
- Ring Size: 11.25
USAAF WWII Army Air Force Woman’s Air Service Wasp 319th W 2 Class Pilot Wing. RARE Measures 2 15/16 wide by 7/8 tall. The front shows a shield that reads 319th W 2 in the center flanked by a wing on each side. The reverse side is marked Sterling. Has a thin horizontal pin back with a locking catch. Two piece silver die struck construction. Collectors amd Museum Grade Item. The item “USAAF WWII Army Air Force Womans Air Service Wasp 319th W 2 Class Pilot Wing” is in sale since Wednesday, October 3, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “ab.us93″ and is located in Elma, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
US ARMY AIR FORCES. DOUGLAS FIELD, ARIZONA – CLASS 44-D 1944 “DAAF” WWII YEARBOOK. WITH CANDID PHOTOS AND CARTOONS. INCLUDES IDENTIFIED SQUADRON PHOTOS. 8″ x 11″ Hardcover in Good Condition. I welcome your questions – Thank You for looking. The item “US ARMY AIR FORCES DOUGLAS ARMY AIR FIELD WW II YEARBOOK DAAF CLASS 44-C” is in sale since Wednesday, December 18, 2013. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Books”. The seller is “andermace” and is located in Eastern. This item can be shipped to United States.
US ARMY AIR FORCES. FREDERICK ARMY AIR FIELD YEARBOOK. FREDERICK, OKLAHOMA WWII YEARBOOK. FREDERICK FIELD HOSTED ADVANCED TWIN ENGINE FLYING TRAINING DURING WWII. INCLUDES IDENTIFIED FLIGHT PHOTOS. 8″ x 11″ Hardcover in Very Good Condition. I welcome your questions – Thank You for looking. The item “US ARMY AIR FORCES FREDERICK AIR FIELD 1944 CLASS 44-F WW II YEARBOOK” is in sale since Sunday, April 27, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Books”. The seller is “andermace” and is located in Eastern. This item can be shipped to United States.
Note: The ring is missing the stone. After acquiring the estate of a retired Master Engravers inventory, I found this ring which is in nearly perfect condition but its missing the stone. While I dont know the entire story, I did find the class of 1962 was the first full cycle academy class at the permanent site, were known as the Original Red Tags for having chosen Red for their class color, and Lyndon B. Johnson was the graduation class speaker and presented them with their diplomas. According to the Association of Graduates, US Air Force Academy. There were only 298 graduates on Wednesday, June 6, 1962, for more detailed information follow the link. Hence, I would suspect there were probably no more than 298 of these rings produced, making this a rare and desirable item. The details on the ring are. The words surrounding where the gem stone would be are: U. Air Force Academy with a star at the base. One side of the ring has a Falcon with spread wings and lightning bolts emerging from its talons, sitting on the 1962 class crest which contains an air corps prop and wings insignia sitting above what appears to be a rampart, with the words United States Air Force Academy surrounding the crest on a banner. At the very base of the ring there is a Polaris star (the North star) which wraps under the ring to another Polaris star on the other side. On the class side of the ring: The word Invictus separated by a group of 4 electrons circling an atom the electron were meant to signify the 4. Graduation class, and the word Virtute which appears above a Falcon clutching a cadet sabre and the year 62. (“Invictus Virtute”, meaning “Unconquerable Strength”). On the inside of the ring is the text Josten 14k, and the sequence B2560, which I believe references the academy graduate, but I cant say for sure. The weight of the ring is roughly 27.2 grams of 14k white gold, with 14k purity at 58.3% this equates to 15.86 grams of pure gold weight or a half. 51 troy ounce of gold. The ring is in nearly perfect condition with only minor signs of age or wear to the gold design relief, text, or ring. The stone is missing (I dont know the story), but the stone was removed cleanly and can be easily replaced by Jostens. I measured the ring at size 8, but it may be slightly smaller at 7 ¾. This is an awesome piece of jewelry which is in excellent condition, and with the missing stone, there are many choices for replacement, or if Jostens has the information it could possibly be replaced with a duplicate of the original stone. I have described this ring as best I can, but to augment my description I have provided many high-resolution images of the ring from varying angles to allow for a detailed review of quality, condition, and desirability. If you have any questions, feel free to message me. From the USAFA website: TOASTING TO TRADITION. CLASS RINGS & RING DANCE. The United States Air Force Academy is the only service academy to have had class rings for every class since its founding. Air Force Academy rings are also unique because they are made with white gold, instead of the yellow gold used at other service academies. Each class designs its own ring and class crest. One side of the ring bears the Academy crest, while the other side bears the class crest, which always includes elements from the Class of 1959s crest: the class number, the class year, the Polaris star and the eagle. This formal and prestigious ball is exclusively for second-class cadets (juniors). It is held during Graduation Week, before the second-class cadets become first-class cadets, and is where they receive their class rings and unveil the class crest. The rings are traditionally placed in a glass of champagne and are caught in the teeth following a toast. The item “1962 US Air Force Academy 14k Class Ring Vietnam Falcon Red Tags Rare” is in sale since Thursday, April 05, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Men’s Jewelry\Rings”. The seller is “cheechwizard” and is located in Wichita, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Ring Size: 8 or 7 3/4
- Color: White Gold
- Brand: Jostens
- Ethnic Origin: US
- Metal: White Gold
- Metal Purity: 14k
- Style: United States Air Force Academy
- Material: Gold
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Main Stone: Missing
- Theme: United States Air Force / Eagle
- Year: 1962