Great Early 1950's US Overseas Airways Pilot Wing from Estate of Airline's Founder Dr. Ralph Cox
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Great Early 1950's US Overseas Airways Pilot Wing from Estate of Airline's Founder Dr. Ralph Cox

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ARTIFACT: This is a beautiful early 1950's US Overseas Airlines (USOA) pilot wing in unmarked, plated brass and early two-piece construction. The airline was founded by 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 (USOA). During the early 1950's USOA did not have scheduled flights. Instead, its non-schedule status allowed it to fly several 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.

This example came from the estate of the airline's founder Dr. Ralph W.E. Cox along with a Captain wing and Cox's USN Pilot wing. (see links below)

VINTAGE: Circa early 1950's.

SIZE: Approximately 2-3/4" x 5/8".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Early two-piece 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. VAEJX16 LEIEX12/16 SEJJX06/19

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The wing shows minor to moderate wear and patina, much of the plated details remain intact, overall excellent condition.

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