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WOMEN'S AIR RAID DEFENSE (WARD) WINGS
« on: March 30, 2014, 05:31:10 PM »
I recently had these wings and only discovered their true identity after being moved on to a new home. Since then I have compiled some links to share the history behind them. Hopefully others who may come across these tough to find wings will now know what they are.

http://www.historynet.com/the-womens-air-raid-defense-protecting-the-hawaiian-islands.htm
http://www.7thfighter.com/newsletter/sunsetter2_2003/sunsetter_2_2003.pdf
http://www.amazon.com/Shuffleboard-Pilots-History-Womens-Defense/dp/0963138804

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Re: WOMEN'S AIR RAID DEFENSE (WARD) WINGS
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 07:32:08 PM »
Erik,

Great looking WARD wings.  I will post pictures of both my 3 inch and 2 inch WARD wings soon...

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Re: WOMEN'S AIR RAID DEFENSE (WARD) WINGS
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 07:45:14 PM »
Erik,
It's always tough to learn about an item after you let it go!  :'(
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Re: WOMEN'S AIR RAID DEFENSE (WARD) WINGS
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 07:51:38 PM »
Erik,
It's always tough to learn about an item after you let it go!  :'(

Yeah I know...thanks a lot Smitty ;)

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Re: WOMEN'S AIR RAID DEFENSE (WARD) WINGS
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 06:11:22 AM »
Erik,
It's always tough to learn about an item after you let it go!  :'(

Yeah I know...thanks a lot Smitty ;)

I know what you mean brother..../  :'(
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Re: WOMEN'S AIR RAID DEFENSE (WARD) WINGS
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 10:44:59 AM »
Hi Erik, Mel here ....STUNNING find of great historical weight in that the story of these intrepid women will NOT be silenced but propagated in the collecting community... THANK YOU
« Last Edit: July 30, 2018, 10:47:01 AM by mtnman »

 

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