CliffP Posted March 5, 2016 Share #1 Posted March 5, 2016 "Relief Wings" was an air rescue ambulance service for disaster relief establish in 1940 by aviation pioneer Ruth Nichols. It's purpose was to supply medical information and aid to civilians affected by disasters whether natural or caused by war. Organized in 36 states and run primarily by women, it's slogan was "Humanitarian Service by Air." When the U.S. entered World War II, "Relief Wings" became an adjunct service of the Civil Air Patrol and Ms. Nichols was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the CAP. The wings measure 1 3/8" wide X 1 1/16" high. Cliff Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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