Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens: Uniforms, Wings & Insignia Of Usaaf Airmen In Wwii (schiffer Military History)

  • ISBN13: 9780887405785
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This new look at the uniforms and insignia of the USAAF during the World War II years covers a broad range of clothing, collar insignia, rank insignia, shoulder/sleeve insignia and squadron patches. Additionally, there is an in-depth examination of wing qualification badges.Actual items are presented in nearly 600 illustrations in full color, and also as they appeared in actual war-era photos. Actual uniform regulations and illustrations from the 1943 and 1944 Officers Guides are also provided.Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens will be a useful addition to the libraries of collectors, historians, modelers and veterns alike. Jon Maguire is also the author of American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft: A History of U.S. Flyers' Jackets from World War I to Desert Storm(with John Conway). Jon lives in Oklahoma City, Ok.

Customer Reviews

this book has many appealing aspects, February 25, 2000
By Jesse I. Carnes

I am 2LT Jesse Irwin Carnes [USAF-CAP, 16010th Composite Squadron]. I REALLY recommend this book by Jon Maguire, i.e., "Silver Wings, Pinks and Greens." Anyone who is SERIOUS about collecting WWII militaria, especially uniforms, pilot's wings, etc., then THIS book is SINE QUA NON ... it is indispensable. So, how is it SO indispensable? It helps you know WHAT to look for when you collect militaria from this genre. It helps you to develop an "eye" for what is correct in authentic items. Secondly, Jon Maguire's descriptions enable you to KNOW what WIEGHT or colour or texture a GENUINE article should be. Any suggestions for a "Revised" edition by Maguire? He might want to add a 1-2 page writeup on the "Best-of-the-best" militaria items, such as A-2 flight jackets by "RoughWear" [no longer in business] or uniforms [and especially officer's visor service caps] by the inimitable "Luxenberg" [also no longer in business] and so forth. Secondly, sometimes his foto light was a shade deviant, so that the reddish-russet officer's officer's shoes looked more tan-brown. How do I know? I own an "NOS" [new old stock] pair of UNissued officer's low quarters. They are a burnt-orange reddish-brown, like some of the early war visor service caps. I also own a full set of officer's PINKS, and under flourescent light, they look mauve/pink. His fotos looked more khaki. But this can be improved in time. Nonetheless, this book rates 5 stars for EFFORT and for its overall USEFULLness. BTW, if Jon Maguire reads this, can he write me for suggestions and queries? thanx ; *salute* 2LT Jesse Irwin Carnes

More Silver Wings, March 18, 2009
By Henry L. Johns

Wonderful reference on U.S. Military Air Corps Uniforms and Insignia. This is the first of three must have books! Very informative, great photos. A must have for any collector or historian. Very well worth the money.

Silver Wings, Pinks and Greens, February 23, 2006
By Glynn R. Furr, Jr.

Only book of its kind I could find. Referred to me by a true expert in WW2 Army Air Corp flight ware, patches and pins. I found it not only complete, factual and full of information but very personal at times;

Glynn Furr..

Outstanding clarity on the photos, March 26, 2010
By Kasey Smith "@ Kays Place"

I got this for my husband who is a collector; the color & descriptions allow him to find and research whatever it is that he is trying to document. If you looking to add to your research library, don't overlook this book. It is well worth the money. Just a great book.

Great Research book, February 11, 2010
By C. Shows "AF-dad"

I really liked this book. I am trying to put together my dad's old service dress uniform and it really helped me to see how things are arranged on it. The information is great, I have started to collect some other uniform Items from WWII, and it has made me more selective of what I am buying.

Silver Wings, Pinks and Greens: Uniforms, Wings & Insignia of Usaaf Airmen in World War II (Schiffer Military History), March 9, 2007
By C. T. Hartney "C.T. Hartney"

First and Last stop for WW II U.S. Army Air Force uniform information !

A must for any collector, December 10, 2009
By Douglas Bryant "CV-63 wc670"

loaded with color photos, info on everything you would look for when you are shopping for your collection building.

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