Aircrew Basic Wings, Type I (with sterling silver)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 03.USA.0116.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$50-200 USD

  • Basic Wings (with sterling silver) Obverse
  • Basic Wings (with sterling silver) Reverse
  • Basic Wings (with sterling silver) Obverse
  • Basic Wings (with sterling silver) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$50-200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    United States
  • Makers
    A.E. Co., Utica; Amico; NS Meyers Inc., New York City
  • Composition
    Sterling Silver
  • Size
    76-80x16-22mm
  • Version Remarks
    The reverse is stamped "STERLING."

History


The Army Air Force Air Crew Badge was established by the United States Army Air Force on September 4, 1942. The Wings are awarded to radio operators, crew chiefs, aerial gunners, and other flight crew members upon the completion of training in flight operations or 150 combat flight hours on board military aircraft. Service hours cut short due to injury or disability incurred while serving on active duty is still eligible for the Badge. Ground personnel, non-crew members with flying status, and Officers may also be eligible to wear the Wings.

The Army Air Force Air Crew Badge is awarded in 3 grades according to the number of flight hours and years of service. The Basic Wings are awarded as the 3rd grade.

There are multiple versions of the Basic Wings. There may also be additional versions not featured here.

The Army Air Force Air Crew Badge is similar in design to the Air Force Aircrew Badge.

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