Beautiful & Rare WWI US Air Service 88th Aero Squadron Badge in Silver, Made in France

Beautiful & Rare WWI US Air Service 88th Aero Squadron Badge in Silver, Made in France

Code: afib10000asf-CON

SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description


WE ARE OUT OF THE OFFICE!!!... We are OUT OF THE OFFICE for the NEXT TEN 10 DAYS, From Monday 10/18/21 until Wednesday 10/27/21 09/24, WITH LITTLE OR NO SHIPPING CAPABILITIES until our Return to THE OFFICE From our Travels to the Police Collectors National in St. Charles Missouri on Thursday October 28th.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection, BUT Please Note that we will be OUT OF THE OFFICE, from Monday 10/18/21 through Wednesday 10/27/21, and We will be UNABLE TO SHIP, until our return the Office on Thursday 10/28/21, at which time we will resume NORMAL SHIPPING CAPABILITIES. But, during our time away, we will be happy to accept any orders and get the ordered artifacts marked as SOLD right away.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: Beautiful and rare WWI United States Air Service 88th Aero Squadron badge in silver, made in France. The squadron boarded the RMS Orduna and traveled overseas and arrived in Liverpool on November 9th, 1917. The 88th Aero Squadron was stationed on the Western Front and was assigned to the I Corps Observation Group in 1918 with a mission to inform command via visual and photographic reconnaissance of the ongoing status behind enemy lines. The 88th was stationed on the Chateau-Thierry front, and engaged in the Vesle Offensive, St. Mihiel Offensive, and Meuse-Argonne Offensive. In May of 1919, the 88th Aero Squadron received orders from the Third Army to demobilize. Upon returning home the squadron was stationed at Mitchell Field in New York and became part of the 2d Bomb Wing (2 BW). The badge has a round center disc with feathered wings on each side. The center of the badge displays the squadron emblem a bucking bronco and rider in nice relief detail and reads: "1918 88 A. S. U. S. A." in embossed lettering, and the outer edge is lined with stars.


SIZE: Approximately 2-1/4" x 1"


ATTACHMENT: Horizontal 'T'pin with drop in swivel locking catch.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Air Service collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-RLB-VAEJJX8/11 LBGIEX10/15 SBGJJX09/17

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Badge shows minor to moderate wear and tarnish, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.