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  1. Thanks for the tumbs up. I am going to try and find a list os serving pilots in the Luftfahrtruppe and see if there is anything close in the "F"s, though the name could be a family or friend not in the air service...
  2. Any thoughts on this piece? It comes in a fitted case that first accepted a pin, then widened at the top and bottom to accommodate clips. If it passes muster, can anyone take a stab at the "F" word before the date? I can't be sure if it's a pilot's name or a place name. Thanks.
  3. Great thorough answers you guys, thanks! I had overlooked that other maker. This was offered to me privately, and I have not bought it. I've got one more to show, but I will post it on the other thread. Thanks again for the comprehensive analysis...
  4. Sorry, folks...just noticed the thread for Flying badges...
  5. Can anyone tell me if this badge is good? The maker's mark appears to be "VM". I looked it up and it is to Viktor Marzi, Vienna "um 1920". Thanks for the help!
  6. Got a little more information. The graphic is an advertisement / Plakat Fokker placed in the Mai-Juni 1918 issue of MOTOR magazine on the subject of "Air Weapons". He had just been awarded the exclusive rights to manufacture Spandaus using the new "Fokker Prozess" which replaced the "Hedetke" process, and I wonder t if he pin was given to the Jastas which field tested the new guns? I believe there was also the 3rd or 4th Flying competition about the same time.
  7. Is this a clue of any kind? Fokker was always giving things away to "his boys".
  8. Great information, guys. Thanks. Does the pin and hinge date it? This is a keeper if pre-1939...it sure doesn't feel post-1945...
  9. Does anyone have any idea what this is? It's about 60mm high and wide. On the MG is "JASTA 72-74". No other marks. If not for Jastas I would think this is an Austrian Kappenabzeichen. HELP!
  10. Yeah, thanks. Someone suggested it was a high school Navy ROTC officer...e.g. "Lincoln High School"
  11. It looks like the Meybauer on page 85 of Panda's book--the variation 2 island with peak. Probably the pin was replaced at some point and bird rivetted for extra strength.
  12. Can anyone ID this cap badge and give an approximate date for its use? Thanks!
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