Circa 1946-1952 US Overseas Airways (USOA) Pilot Wing
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Circa 1946-1952 US Overseas Airways (USOA) Pilot Wing

Code: z99airmw90001usoa3


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a circa early 1950's pilot wing for the United States Overseas Airways (USOA). The airline was founded by a dentist, Dr. Ralph Cox who earned his pilot's license flying for the NAVY in WWII. Originally known as Ocean Air Tradeways, Dr. Cox changed the airline's name in 1950 to United States Overseas Airways. During the early 1950's USOA did not have scheduled flights. Instead, its non-schedule status allowed it to fly a number of both civilian and military operations - including aiding in transport during the Korean War, lending its support towards the creation of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) project, and operated flights worldwide for the Military Air Transport System (MATS). It operated this way for many years before it began scheduled service in 1959. The wing has a striped crest at center bearing the letters U.S.O.A.

VINTAGE: Circa early 1950's

SIZE: Approximately 11/16" in height and 3-1/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Plated brass.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with drop-in locking swivel catch.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an airline collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay REA/GE 2/94 LAAJJX11/10 SEIEX12/15

CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): The wing has areas of moderate to heavy wear and tarnish.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.