This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Worn by members of the 1st Aero Squadron of the American Expeditionary Force who served in World War I. The 1st Aero Squadron was first established on 5 March 1913 and served on the Western Front from April - November 1918.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Donated by Col John D. Hartigan
- Silver Alloy
- Non-Magnetic White Metal Alloy
3-D (Diameter x Depth): 2.4 × 0.8cm (15/16 × 5/16 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
United States Army Air Service Lapel pin, Insignia of the 1st Aero Squadron, U.S. Army Air Service; fabricated steel badge, base metal, American Flag in center of circle; pin back fastener.