MORE SILVER WINGS, PINKS & GREENS: AN EXPANDED STUDY OF USAS, USAAC, & USAAF UNIFORMS, WINGS & INSIG
Author: Jon A. Maguire
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS, Mar 2004
Greatly expands on the wing qualification badges, uniforms, & patches presented in the first book. Covers totally new areas including Civil Air Patrol, W.A.S.P.s, Air Transport Command, Factory Technical Representatives, & "Yanks" in the RAF an RCAF. 1100+ color & B&W photos; 8.5x11 inches, 350 pgs.
A useful addition to the libraries of collectors, historians, modelers and veterns alike.
Jon Maguire's book Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens was a tremendous success and set a new standard for American uniform and insignia references. Following its publication there still remained among collectors and historians a desire for more information. There was also an outpouring from many serious collectors who made available a wealth of items-the result, More Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens. This book of all new material greatly expands on the wing qualification badges, uniforms, and patches presented in the first book. Additionally, this work covers totally new areas including Civil Air Patrol, W.A.S.P.s, Air Transport Command, Factory Technical Representatives, and "Yanks" in the RAF an RCAF. Other new areas presented are uniforms and insignia of the First World War era, and the "Golden Age" of the 1920s-1930s. There is also a large section on Aviation Cadets and civilian contract flying schools and instructors. The book is presented in the detailed and thorough style typical of Jon Maguire's work. Original items are shown in over 1000 color photographs, as well as numerous unpublished period photographs showing the items as they were worn.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jon Maguire is also the author of Gear Up! Flight Clothing & Equipment of USAAF Airmen in World War II, American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft, and Art of the Flight Jacket(all available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.).
Jon lives in Oklahoma City, Ok.