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Badge, Pilot, Italian Air Service

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This object is on display in the Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air exhibition at the National Mall building.


The Italian Air Service badge was presented to American pilots trained in Foggia Italy during World War I. This badge was worn by the donor George Harold Cronin III of the United States Army Air Service.

Donated by the Family of George Harold Cronin

Country of Origin: Italy

Dimensions: 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.1 x 11.4cm (2 in. x 4 1/2 in.)

Materials: Overall: Gold Wire on Felt

Physical Description:Italian Air Service pilot's badge; gold wire eagle depicted on a black felt backing.

Inventory number: A19940179000

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