Ext Rare WWII Civilian Pilot Instructor Wing Presented by C. C. Moseley to Famous Actor George Brent

Ext Rare WWII Civilian Pilot Instructor Wing Presented by C. C. Moseley to Famous Actor George Brent

Code: afw20022ccm


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ARTIFACT: This is an Extremely Rare World War II Civilian Pilot Instructor Wing Presented by C.C. Moseley to Famous Actor George Brent.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

George Brent (born George Brendan Nolan; 15 March 1904 - 26 May 1979) was an Irish - American stage, film, and television actor. He is best remembered for the eleven films he made with Bette Davis, which included Jezebel and Dark Victory.

Born in Ireland, and having emigrated to the US in 1915, returned to Ireland in February 1921, during the Irish War of Independence (1919-1922), and was involved in the Irish Republican Army. During this period he also became involved with the Abbey Theatre.

He fled Ireland with a bounty set on his head by the British government, although he later claimed only to have been a courier for guerrilla leader and tactician Michael Collins. According to Ballinasloe Life (volume 2, issue 4, Oct/Nov 2012), the Irish War of Independence careers of three different men named George Nolan (Brent and two others; one from County Dublin and the other from County Offaly) were apparently conflated, which may explain some of the discrepancies regarding Brent's year of birth, life, and activities during the 1919 to 1922 period.

In 1942, Brent, an accomplished pilot who had tried and, because of age, failed to enlist in the armed services, temporarily retired from films to teach flying as a civilian flight instructor with the Civilian Pilot Training Program, and later became a pilot in the US Coast Guard for the duration of the war.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Corliss Champion Moseley (July 23, 1894 - 1974) was a United States Army aviator and later civilian trainer. He won the inaugural Pulitzer Air Race in 1920. Following his service in World War I, where he was credited with one aerial victory, he was placed in charge of all United States Army Air Service schools. As a civilian, he set up flying schools which are estimated to have taught over 25,000 pilots and 5000 mechanics, mostly for service in World War II. He was also a business executive, either helping found or organize Western Air Express (which later became Western Airlines).

VINTAGE: World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 3" in height x 13/16" in width.


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



9-18 42

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MFBJL19 LBGGEX12/11/22

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Only very light wear, and little tarnish are present. This wing was obviously well stored throughout its existence. 

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