Navigator wings owned by Fenton B. Sands

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Issued by
United States Air Force, American, founded 1947
Owned by
Dr. Fenton B. Sands, American, 1918 - 1998
Subject of
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
Medium
sterling silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 13/16 × 3 1/16 × 5/16 in. (2.1 × 7.8 × 0.8 cm)
Type
insignias
Date
1942-1945
Description
A navigator insignia. The insignia features a pair of horizontally extended wings with a central round piece featuring the earth surrounded by crisscrossing rings at various latitudes and longitudes. The outer ring of the center is notched. On the back is one (1) small spike on the proper right side of the back wing tip for the pin back. Stamped on the back of the wings is: [STERLING].
Topic
African American
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
2014.7.16
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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