Elegant & Poignant Circa 1943 USAAF Wing with Gold Star by Amico Presented to NOK of KIA B-17 Pilot
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Elegant & Poignant Circa 1943 USAAF Wing with Gold Star by Amico Presented to NOK of KIA B-17 Pilot

Code: afw20017

$450.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is an elegant yet sadly poignant circa 1943 United States Army Air Forces wing by Amico presented to the family of 2nd Lieutenant James "Jimmy" A. McRaven, killed in action on August 31, 1943. A part of the Army since 1940, McRaven was leaving Kearney Army Air Field, Nebraska the evening of the 31st in his B-17 when the craft suddenly caught fire. After an attempted landing the bomber crashed, killing McRaven and his seven fellow crew members upon impact. The wing comes with a period newspaper clipping reporting the death of McReven (sic), who was a Huntington Park, California native. The wing is in sterling silver with a gold star riveted at its center.

VINTAGE: Circa 1943 (World War II).

SIZE: Approximately 3/4" in height by 3" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling silver, gilt brass; newsprint.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with come-under locking swivel catch.

MARKINGS: AMICO STERLING.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MAJJX13 LDEJX8/13

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The wing has some light to medium wear and tarnish.

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