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#1 Flashlarue

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:51 PM

Made by N. S. Meyer with the 9M shield and stamped sterling. I am guessing this badge dates from the early 1960's? It is 2 1/2 inches long and very heavy. I couldn't find a catagory to put this in so the administrators are welcome to move it to the correct place.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:54 PM

What badge is it specifically? Maybe it is a nike badge? I'm looking it up right now



#3 Texas36th

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

This is a USAF Missileman Badge. My father earned his Master Missileman badge. These are given to personal that are trained in the launching of land based nuclear weapons.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:49 PM

This is a USAF Missileman Badge. My father earned his Master Missileman badge. These are given to personal that are trained in the launching of land based nuclear weapons.

Thanks for the info, I was curious!



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:57 PM

I was in missiles in the 80's and here is my missile set I kept from then.  I was assigned to the minuteman II sorties so these were used for the ICBM crews both on the alert crew side like myself and those on the maintenance side, at least at our base.

 

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:59 PM

Most from the 80's that I wore were 1/20th silver filled so the sterling could have been from the 60's and 70's.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:37 AM

Great badge!!!

 

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#8 Flashlarue

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 11:01 AM

The badge was first created in 1958. The N. S. Meyer M9 hallmark dates from mid 1950's to mid 1960's. This puts my badge between 1958 and the mid 1960's.

1958-1963 it was called a Guided Missile Insignia
1963-1979 it was called a Missileman Badge
1979- it was called a Missile Badge

Edited by Flashlarue, 27 August 2014 - 11:06 AM.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:23 PM

Very Cool Badge!!



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:29 AM

The badge was first created in 1958. The N. S. Meyer M9 hallmark dates from mid 1950's to mid 1960's. This puts my badge between 1958 and the mid 1960's.

1958-1963 it was called a Guided Missile Insignia
1963-1979 it was called a Missileman Badge
1979- it was called a Missile Badge

Where did you find the hallmark date information? I've been trying to find a source for some time to help ID mine.  I agree, great find!



#11 Flashlarue

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:19 AM

The hallmark info came from the N. S. Meyer hallmark reference here at this site.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:33 AM

Where did you find the hallmark date information? I've been trying to find a source for some time to help ID mine.  I agree, great find!

Here ya go!

http://www.usmilitar...16492-ns-meyer/



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:09 AM

Perfect Thank you.




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