Dating a flight medic
The wing was established 14 October 1921 and discontinued 26 July 1949.
The wing designation was established 4 September 1942 and discontinued 16 July 1949.
Aviator wings are symbolic of a specific job performed by an individual; the style of wing indicating which job.
The US Army Airforce (USAAF or AAF) during the Second World War required wings to be produced for several standard aircrew functions: pilot, engineer, air gunner, navigator, bombardier and observer.
TECHNICAL OBSERVER WING Established in 1942, the T wing was awarded to commissioned officers rated as pilots, senior pilots, command pilots and balloon pilots with appropriate experience could apply for technical observation duty which might include evaluation of crew performance, equipment, air tactics and the like.
FLIGHT NURSE WING Established 15 December 1943, this wing was issued to nurses who served with C-47 evacuation units.OBSERVER WING Award of this wing is more convoluted than other American wings; the wing changed name and the designation was also altered during the course of the war.