WWII Flying Sergeant Wing named to S/GT Robert F. Spaduzzi There were only 2,576 enlisted Army Air Corps Pilots graduated during WWII and it is rare to find a wing that can be attributed to one of them.It soon became apparent during WWII that there were not enough young men with two or more years of college to become aviation cadets. As a result, in 1941 Congress authorized the enlisted pilot training program. They would receive the same primary, basic and advanced flight training as aviation cadets however, upon graduation the enlisted students would graduate as staff sergeant pilots and would serve as flight instructors, transport pilots and in similar utility roles. Despite discrimination from some officers, 2,576 enlisted men are known to have graduated as sergeant pilots under this program. Ultimately, they flew virtually all types of AAF aircraft.
Most were elevated to the rank of flight officer or to second lieutenant before assignment to a combat unit. Material: Sterling Silver Size: 3 1/16 Military Record: Robert F Spaduzzi Birth Year: 1918 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania State of Residence: Pennsylvania Enlistment Date: 5 Aug 1942 Enlistment State: Georgia Enlistment City.
Air Corps Branch Code: Air Corps Grade: Staff Sergeant Grade Code. Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. The item "Rare Named WWII Army Air Corps Flying Sergeant Wing WW2 AAF Sterling" is in sale since Friday, March 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Pins".The seller is "medalsusa" and is located in Seminole, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.