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Early 60s Trans World Airlines 2nd Issue Gold Filled Captain Wing of Capt. George Cole Toop
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Beautiful, early 1960's Trans World Airlines 2nd Issue Captain's wing of Capt. George Cole Toop. 2nd issue 10K gold filled wing with red enameled by Blackinton reads TWA below a wreath of leaves surrounding a star. In August 1973, Arabs attacked an airport in Athens Greece just as TWA pilot George C. Toop and passengers were preparing to depart for America. During the initial moments of the attack, Captain Toop with the help of airport personnel gathered as many passengers as possible and escorted them safely into an office near the plane. Toop made the difficult decision to take off amidst the pistol and grenade attack and arrived in New York with only seven of the 79 passengers scheduled to board the flight. In total nearly fifty people died and many more were injured in Athens that day.
Below are links to additional pieces which also belonged to Early TWA Pilot, WWII Civilian Air Transport Command (India China Division) Sr. Pilot, and Later TWA Captain George Cole Toop.
VINTAGE: Circa Early 1960's
SIZE: Approximately 3 ??" x 1 3/16"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: 10K Gold filled with red enamel.
ATTACHMENT: Double post with clutch backs.
MARKINGS: "BLACKINTON 1/20 10K GF".
ITEM NOTES: This is from an airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VGEX12 LBIEX1/15 SBIEX2/17
CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Wing shows very little wear, nearly all of the gold filled and enamel details remain intact.