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#1 outlook6

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 07:04 AM

Can anyone offer any info on this Air Force lapel pin - purpose, issuing organization, etc?  As always any help is greatly appreciated.

Jim 

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#2 Bluejacket

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 08:37 AM

The wings and lightning bolt design is the same as the device at the top of the USAF Medal of Honor suspension. I can't recall ever seeing it anywhere else.

 

 

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 08:55 AM

It is also part of the USAF emblem.

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#4 Bluejacket

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 12:48 PM

It is also part of the USAF emblem.

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Duh........    And I was Air Force.

 

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 02:29 PM

One possibility.  Since the design is on a pentagon, it might denote service in the 5-sided hanger at some time.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:50 AM

This pin is from the late 50s and early 60s. It was available through jewelers and the BX. There are two versions that I've found. One bronze or brass and the other is gold.



#7 outlook6

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 09:47 AM

Flyboy,

Many thanks for your input.  I was assuming it would have been a commercial/civilian item.  Here's an image I found on that auction site of one in its original box.  Unfortunately there are no labels showing to add any more information.

Thanks again and best regards,

Jim

 

 

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