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Vintage Us Army Air Force Wwii Air Crew Badge In Sterling Silver Aaf Aac For Sale
Vintage WWIIArmy Air Force Air Crew Badge in Sterling Silver
Description: This is an authentic WWII Army Air Force Crew Badge in Sterling Silver. This was given to anyone who worked on Air Crew's during the war. This has a double clutchback that one is marked sterling also with an illegible serial number. I have found that the sterling sets were awarded to pilots,commanders, and crew chiefs and was more than likely someone who was part of the upper echelon of the army air corp wing.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Aircrew Badge is a qualification badge of the United States military that is awarded by all five branches of armed services to personnel who serve as crew members on board military aircraft. The badge is intended to recognize the training and qualifications required by aircrew of military aircraft. In order to qualify as an aircrew member and receive the Aircrew Badge, such personnel typically undergo advanced training in aircraft in-flight support roles.
Aircrew Badge, WWII Army design
The first version of the Aircrew Badge issued by the Army Air Forces during the Second World War was similar in design to the Aviator Badge, however, and displayed an emblem denoting enlisted status on its circular shield, or escutcheon, centered between two wings. The emblem featured the arms of the United States of America, in clear relief generally against a horizontally lined background, on a disk with a raised rim.
Anyone trained in flight operations was authorized to wear this badge, including pilots, bombardiers, navigators, flight engineers, radio men and gunners. The badge was also awarded to certain ground personnel at the discretion of their commanding officer. Non-crewmembers eligible for the badge were individuals with flying status such as aircraft maintenance supervisors and technical inspectors. For example, aircrew badges were issued to Automatic Flight Control Equipment (A.F.C.E.) and Bombsight Shop personnel and others essential to "keep 'em flying" who flew instructional and maintenance flights but who did not actually take part in combat missions during World War II.
Markings:sterling on back of badge; sterling on clutch backs
Condition:one of the clutch backs is not original to piece
We currently have attic-archeology running other vintage and antique sales. Disclaimer: I am not an expert nor do I play one on TV, I'm just a guy doing a favor for my very uptight brother, I use an old Nikon to take the photos (which I readily admit I suck at) but I will try and give you the best visual scrutiny I can. When we look at condition we must take in account the age (period) of the item specific to the region of manufacturer, and what it was used for while compensating for the storage, display, and transport conditions of any item. I have tried to be as honest as I can without scaring prospective buyers off as I will tend to scrutinize it a little more critically because its my account and response reputation is very important so I apologize ahead of time if its not exactly what you would have seen, but please understand most of you are far more experienced and serious about condition so please don't overestimate my ability. charges a fee for shipping that will be passed on to the consumer as part of the handling charges.
I make it a rule not disturb the original preservation of an item so I don't clean them up for the pictures. Why? I believe its up to the collector to use detergents that may damage the finish or disrupt the integrity of the item it is manufactured with. My brother has told me that collectors want to do this themselves and are their own experts with the items.
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Vintage Us Army Air Force Wwii Air Crew Badge In Sterling Silver Aaf Aac: $10