C036675 U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE AERIAL GUNNER BADGE.
BACKGROUND: During World War II the Army Air Forces issued a large variety of wings and badges to signify standings and qualifications. The badges were commonly available in a standard 3" wide size for use on tunics and a 2" wide size for use on shirts. The 2" size became known as "sweetheart" wings as they were often sent home to loved ones.
DESCRIPTION: Silver qualification badge, introduced in September of 1942, in the form of a pair of out-stretched wings, whose span is 8cm, with a downward-pointing bomb against a circular target to their center. Marked "Sterling". Complete with pinch clip pin device (sterling silver clutches).
GRADE ****1/2 PRICE $90.00
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