Here is a photo of the master level Robbins wing I spoke of.
I would like to see the master version of these wings as I suspect that the master wreath and star might have been added later as was the practice after the higher ratings were approved in 1950.
Upon completion of the jumps over Normandy Drop Zone, German army Capt.
Paratrooper wings dating
These post WW2 made paratrooper wings are hallmarked (makers marked) by an authorized US Government manufacturer G-21 on the reverse, the maker being VANGUARD USA, which has been authorized by IOH to manufacture DOD medals and badges under an assigned hallmark .
An oxidized silver badge 1 13/64 inches in height and 1 1/2 inches in width, consisting of an open parachute on and over a pair of stylized wings displayed and curving inward.
To be eligible for the Master Parachutist Badge, an individual must have been rated excellent in character and efficiency and have met the following requirements: History: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Lieutenant General (then Major) William P.
Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year.
The various degrees are signified by a star and wreath above the decoration.
A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team exits a German C-160 Transall airplane above Normandy Drop Zone, April 18, during Operation Federal Eagle at Fort Bragg. Katzenberger/1st BCT, 82nd Abn.)More than 200 paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team earned their German jump wings, April 15 through 18, during a joint airborne operation here.
This catalog represents a vast array of items relating to the US Military conflicts dating back to the American Civil War, WW1, Vietnam, WW2, Korea to present day War on Terror period involving the US Army, US Navy, and US Air Force.
This includes, but not exclusively to Medals, Orders, Bayonet's, fighting Knives, Swords and Helmets. MASTER PARATROOPER AIRBORNE WINGS RARE TWO COMBAT JUMP STARS ATTACHED These are rare genuine United States Army Master Parachute (Airborne) Wings.
More than 200 Devil brigade paratroopers earned their German wings throughout the course of the annual joint airborne operation. Operation Federal Eagle, held annually, brings American and German paratroopers together to train and to reinforce the partnership between the two nations' militaries.