Air Corps Balloon Pilot Wings

SKU: 03.USA.0107.101.01

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  • Pilot Wings (with brass) Obverse
  • Pilot Wings (with brass) Reverse


  • country
    United States
  • date of institution
  • remarks
    Only the junior grade Pilot's Wing is featured here. The value depends on the period of manufacture, and the maker.


The Air Corps Ballon Pilots Wing was initially established by the United States Army and the United States Air Force as the "Aeronautic Badge" or the "Balloon Observers Wings" in 1918. Between 1930 and 1940, the Pilot's Wing was redesignated as the "Ballon Pilot Wing" and issued by the United States Army Air Force during the Second World War.

The Pilot's Wing was issued in senior and junior grades, however, the distinguishing criteria is uncertain.

There are multiple versions of the Pilot's Wing which vary by composition.

There may be additional versions of the Pilot's Wing which vary by composition.


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  • Price

    $100+ USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Brass

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  • Price

    $200+ USD

  • Composition

    Sterling Silver

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  • Maker

    Jostens Inc., Minneapolis

  • Version Remarks

    The Pilot's Wing (with silver) features the maker's mark "JOSTENS" and is stamped "STERLING" on the reverse.

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