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joeycapps
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Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:30 am

A facebook friend posted pictures of these wings they've found after their father's passing, and I have no idea. The back says "ANA-82". I've thought of it all, All Nippon Airlines, etc. None of my research is panning out.

Front: https://ibb.co/MkMFdqn
Back: https://ibb.co/MgRC6M1
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joeycapps
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:54 am

I don't tech very well. Here's the direct links:

Back: https://ibb.co/MgRC6M1
Front: https://ibb.co/MkMFdqn
 
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:44 am

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Tempting to say All Nippon, for obvious reasons, but I've not seen that font used by them before... and there's no other pics of similar wings from a simple Google image search.

So in sum: dunno.
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:53 am

Fascinating, guessing they’re for ANA flight or cabin crew hired in 1982
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:58 pm

I’m thinking this is not aviation related. Likely miscellaneous apparel or jewelry. Ana could have been someone’s name or initials with 82 being a rank or year of significance.

Usually crew wings will have an airline logo or something in the middle.
 
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:37 pm

joeycapps wrote:
A facebook friend posted pictures of these wings they've found after their father's passing, and I have no idea. The back says "ANA-82". I've thought of it all, All Nippon Airlines, etc. None of my research is panning out.

Front: https://ibb.co/MkMFdqn
Back: https://ibb.co/MgRC6M1


Have you contacted the airline themselves? They would know and some of these airlines have small teams dedicated to the brand and heritage.

That font doesn’t look like the ANA one from those times.
 
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:00 pm

How about the 'other' ANA, Australia National Airlines, which merged with Ansett to form Ansett-ANA back in the 1950s.
 
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:34 pm

mga707 wrote:
How about the 'other' ANA, Australia National Airlines, which merged with Ansett to form Ansett-ANA back in the 1950s.

Thought about them, but the "82" seems to be the part that throws it off. :(
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:47 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
mga707 wrote:
How about the 'other' ANA, Australia National Airlines, which merged with Ansett to form Ansett-ANA back in the 1950s.

Thought about them, but the "82" seems to be the part that throws it off. :(

You all sure they aren’t military?
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:28 pm

A gift for someone by the name of Ana, born in 1982?
 
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:39 pm

Do we have an Australian/Austrian/Armenian National Airborn(e) from those years?
 
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:55 pm

Two questions
1) Is the number 82 or 32?
I am tending towards 32, but everyone else is seeing 82.

2) Should there be two wings, but at some point the other wing has been broken off?
If so, could the full inscription be something like "Morgana 32"?

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joeycapps
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Re: Anyone have any idea where these wings are from?

Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:22 am

Thanks for the replies, friends. All I know is the details that were on the post, which I summed up in my post. She doesn't know if there's another half as that's all she found, and her father is passed away so he couldn't help much. My wife was quick to point out that if you look at it right, it almost could pass for a fighter pilot's face with a mask on; although I'm sure that's going to require some creative thinking that I personally can't see, although I agree with the post above that I'm tending to lean towards the military side, as opposed to civil due to the fact that a logo/brand isn't readily apparent. Defeats the purpose of the wings on the uniform, I suppose.

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