Excellent reproductions WW2 Senior & Balloon Pilot also named Aeronaut Badge, created in 1918 and was awarded to pilots of the US Army & US Airforce and was discontinued in 1950 as balloon aeronautics became obsolete. Four styles - wing 7.5cm wide, 2 x green cloth white embroidery, 2 x khaki cloth cream embroidery. stock #2396
Circa 1918 - Captain M.L.Witherup, C.O of the 8th Balloon Co, A.E.F Witherup earned Aero Club of America, F.A.I, Spherical Balloon Pilot's license #99 on September 5, 1917 as a Sergeant. Courtesy - More Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens - Jon A Maguire.