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On this page I will be showing different maker jump wings. There is now music on this page by the USMA Glee Club & Band. "Blood on the Risers".

Probably the rarest jump wing made!
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Just over 200 of these were made by Bailey, Banks and Biddle

Reverse of the BB&B Jump Wing
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The BB&B Makers Mark
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GEMSCO STERLING MARKED PIN BACK STYLE
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GEMSCO STERLING MARKED PIN BACK (REVERSE)
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CLOSEUP OF GEMSCO HALLMARK
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A DIFFERENT GEMSCO TYPE PINBACK IN STERLING
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NOTICE THE DIFFERENT WAY IT IS HALLMARKED.
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More Gemsco made wings.
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Courtesy of Leif Jacobsen.

ROBBINS CO. STERLING PIN BACK STYLE
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ROBBINS CO. STERLING PIN BACK (REVERSE)
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ROBBINS COMPANY HALLMARK
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A&E COMPANY STERLING PIN BACK TYPE
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A&E COMPANY STERLING PINBACK (REVERSE)
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CLOSE-UP A&E COMPANY HALLMARK
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"CIRCLE H" PINBACK TYPE STERLING
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"CIRCLE H" PINBACK TYPE STERLING
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"CIRCLE H" HALLMARK
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Reverse of Circle H marked wing.
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Notice the different position of the hallmark.

WEYHING SCREW BACK TYPE STERLING
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WEYHING SCREW BACK (REVERSE)

WEYHING SCREW BACK HALLMARK
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NORSID PINBACK STERLING
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NORSID PINBACK STERLING (REVERSE)
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NORSID HALLMARK
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SIMCO PINBACK
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SIMCO (REVERSE)
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SIMCO HALLMARK
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FOREIGN MADE WINGS

ANGUS AND COOTE PINBACK STERLING. AUSTRALIAN MADE
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ANGUS AND COOTE (REVERSE)
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ANGUS AND COOTE HALLMARK
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Two more Angus & Coote. Note hallmark placements.
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Courtesy of Leif Jacobsen.

S and S Ltd. British made.
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Courtesy of Leif Jacobsen.

FIRMIN STERLING. MADE IN LONDON ENGLAND
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FIRMIN (REVERSE)
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FIRMIN HALLMARK
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J R GAUNT. MADE IN LONDON ENGLAND
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J R GAUNT LONDON (REVERSE)
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J R GAUNT HALLMARK
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LUDLOW. MADE IN LONDON ENGLAND
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LUDLOW. (REVERSE)
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LUDLOW HALLMARK
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"GP" "800" STERLING. MADE IN GERMANY.
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"GP" (REVERSE)
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"GP" HALLMARK
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UNKNOWN MAKER. PROBABLY MADE IN GERMANY
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(REVERSE) PROB.GERMAN. NOTICE PIN ATTACHMENT
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All above pics are courtesy of Andrew Lipps.

Assorted group all from 101st veterans.
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All the wings obove are attributed to 101st Airborne troopers. The top shows the fronts and the bottom shows the reverse.        
 
Top-Ludlow London. Ivan Hershner I/502.
Left below- Gemsco solid back hallmarked near the bottom. Don Burgett A/506. 
Right-Unmarked solid back. Dean Baxter HQ 3/506. His name is etched in the back of this one!
Left below-Gently hollowed behind chute and marked sterling in lower right. Louis Truax D/506.
Right-Engraved with class serial number and signed by Douglas Krug. Co. and Regiment unknown.
 
Courtesy of Mark Bando
 

More assorted and attributed 101st wings.
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Courtesy of Jake Powers.

These wings come from the collection of Jake Powers. All are attributed to 101st Airborne Veterans.
 
Top left to right.
Andrew J.Boyle Service Co. 506th
Don King E/506
Paul Kohler E/506
Carwood Lipton E/506
 
Middle Row L-R
Bud Walter I/502
Merle Lauer 3/HQ 506
Ernest Levesque A/502
Paul Miller HQ/506
 
Bottom L-R
Lester Hegland F/506
Frank Ries HQ 2/506
Earl Hale E/506

Privately made wing. Worn by Col. G.V.H.Moseley.
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 This was custom made for Colonel GVH Moseley by a company in New England, when he returned with a broken leg after Normandy.  The combat jump star is integrally molded into the obverse design.  The wings were made with 2 clutchback fasteners on the reverse.
 
Courtesy of Mark Bando

Sterling marked wing. Smaller than standard.
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This wing was given to myself by Gen. Jim Gavin. 82nd 505th.

Reverse of Gavin's wing.
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Sterling mark is verticle in the riser area.

GLIDER WINGS.

These are examples of British made Glider wings.
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Courtesy of Leif Jacobsen.