Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens: Uniforms, Wings and Insignia of USAAF Airmen in World War II

By Jon A. Maguire
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1994
ISBN: 0887405789, 978-0887405785
Hardcover, 192 pages

From the Publisher

“This new look at the uniforms and insignia of the USAAF during the World War II years covers a broad range of clothing, collar insignia, rank insignia, shoulder/sleeve insignia and squadron patches. Additionally, there is an in-depth examination of wing qualification badges. Actual items are presented in nearly 600 illustrations in full color, and also as they appeared in actual war-era photos. Actual uniform regulations and illustrations from the 1943 and 1944 Officers Guides are also provided. Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens will be a useful addition to the libraries of collectors, historians, modelers and veterans alike.”

More Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens: An Expanded Study of USAS, USAAC, & USAAF Uniforms, Wings & Insignia, 1913-1945

By Jon A. Maguire
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1996
ISBN: 0764300911, 978-0764300912
Hardcover, 350 pages

From the Publisher

“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 bagdes, 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 Original items are shown in over 1000 color photographs, as well as numerous unpublished period photographs showing the items as they were worn.”

American Flight Jackets: A History of U.S. Flyers Jackets from World War II to Desert Storm

By Jon A. Maguire
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2000
ISBN: , 978-0764310652
Hardcover, 256 pages

From the Publisher

“This new comprehensive look at the evolution of the American flight jacket from World War I to Desert Storm addresses not only the types worn, but focuses primarily on the art and adornment applied to the jackets. The most colorful and creative period for flight jacket art was World War II, and it is this era that comprises a major portion of this book. Additionally, many of the pieces are attributed to the original owner with biographical information, contemporary photographs of the individual, and the aircraft on which he served. Personal combat accounts are also included. Also covered are other military jackets used by flyers.American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft was compiled over a number of years by Jon Maguire and John Conway. The authors became friends through a mutual passion for aviation history and collecting. This book provides a valuable reference for the historians and collectors alike, and includes over 1000 photographs.”