Gorgeous Example of WWI 88th Aero Squadron Badge in Silver with All Original Findings

Gorgeous Example of WWI 88th Aero Squadron Badge in Silver with All Original Findings

Code: afib10003jgb-CON


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Gorgeous Example of WWI United States Air Service 88th Aero Squadron Badge in Silver with All Original Findings-which is not usually the case. 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.

The 88th Aero Squadron was an Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I.
The squadron was assigned as a Corps Observation Squadron, performing short-range, tactical reconnaissance over the III Corps, United States First Army sector of the Western Front in France, providing battlefield intelligence. After the 1918 Armistice with Germany, the squadron was assigned to the United States Third Army as part of the Occupation of the Rhineland in Germany. It returned to the United States in June 1919 and became part of the permanent United States Army Air Service in 1921, being re-designated as the 88th Squadron.

VINTAGE: World War I.

SIZE: Approximately 2-1/4" in width x 1" in height.


ATTACHMENT: Horizontal 'T' pin with C Catch.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Air Service collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-JGB-25-21

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

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