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9th Air Force Pin
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:43:23 PM »
I really like this piece.
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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 02:43:48 PM »
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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 02:44:19 PM »
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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 11:02:51 PM »
That's a very nice piece JS, the likes of which I've never seen before. Logically, you'd assume it was a "bring back" souvenir from England, but I'm inclined to think was actually made in the USA.
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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 02:50:37 AM »
It is very nice. The pin catch and having just silver hallmark on the suspension bar would lead me to believe it was not US made. The open "c" catches from US manufacture were flat and the English ones were chunky. Of course anything is possible and this is just speculation.

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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2014, 01:45:39 PM »
Although I have no evidence, I always believed it to be British in origin.
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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2014, 01:51:06 PM »
The reason I suggested it was US made was that "Sterling" is the accepted American hallmark for silver. In the UK silver is marked with small impressed hallmarks representing the date, the location of the assay office and the manufacturer.
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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 09:06:30 AM »
I have never seen a broach like that before. I will have to check in my homefront jewelry books and see if there are any indicators of manufacturer..

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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 06:55:03 PM »
Was the 9th ever in Italy?
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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2014, 02:14:18 AM »
Yes indeedy!  The 9th AF participated in Egypt and Libya, the campaign in Tunisia, and the invasions of Sicily and Italy. The 9th transferred to England in October, 1943 and participated in Normandy invasion and the rest of the European continent until the VE-Day.
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Re: 9th Air Force Pin
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2014, 02:16:47 PM »
Now i like that JS !!!  im trying my hardest to get Mrs LB into collecting somthing !! i was hoping she would get "into"  the sweetheart stuff !! ???

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