Badge, Pilot, Airmail, Bob Shank

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

An Air Mail Pilot's Wings

Air mail pilots wore heavy flight suits instead of uniforms, but they were issued badges or wings for identification, as in this photo of pilot Wilfred A. "Tony" Yackey. Northwest Airlines still issues similar wings to its pilots.

Gift of Robert Shank