On View
Military History Gallery
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
Manufactured by
American Emblem Company, American
Issued by
United States Air Force, American, founded 1947
Owned by
Dr. Fenton B. Sands, American, 1918 - 1998
Subject of
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
Date
1942-1945
Medium
sterling silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7/8 × 3 3/16 × 1/2 in. (2.2 × 8.1 × 1.3 cm)
Description
An Aircraft observer badge. The badge features a pair of horizontally extended wings with a central round insignia. The center is a heavily bordered circle with small, parallel horizontal lines featured within. On the back there are two (2) small spikes for the pin backs. Stamped on the back of the wings is: [STERLING / AE CO. / UTICA / N.Y.].
Place made
Utica, Oneida County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Awards and Medals
Type
insignias
Topic
Military
Tuskegee Airmen
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Sands Family
Object number
2014.7.14
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58f78df0c-6b05-4bb2-a215-c525f896d445
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