Historical Important No'ed 1932 PAA 3 Yrs. of Svc. Pin Owned by Pilot R.O.D. Sullivan
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Historical Important No'ed 1932 PAA 3 Yrs. of Svc. Pin Owned by Pilot R.O.D. Sullivan

Code: airpi10000a


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ARTIFACT: This is a historically important numbered circa 1932 Pan Am Airways (PAA) three years of service pin, originally belonging to PAA pioneer pilot R. O. D. (Robert Oliver Daniel) Sullivan. Sullivan joined the United States Navy in 1918, functioning as a flight instructor as well as a test pilot, and stayed on as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Navy Reserve even after joining the new Pan American Airways (PAA) in 1929. Sullivan served as 1st Officer on the Clipper that made the historic first trans-Pacific air mail flight in April 1935. Sullivan served with Pan Am for eight years, achieving the rank of Captain. After piloting the first-ever trans-Atlantic Pan Am flight to experience an accident, a distressed Sullivan retired from aviation. Over half of the people on the flight did not survive the crash of the Yankee Clipper near Lisbon, Portugal, including celebrity Jane Froman. The pin is in sterling silver and was made by L. G. Balfour Company.

VINTAGE: Circa 1932.

SIZE: Approximately 7/16" in height and 5/8" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling silver, enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Single screw post with disc backing.

MARKINGS: STERLING TOP 82; L. G. BALFOUR CO. on backing.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an airline collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJX12 LBBEX11/12 SBBEX2/15

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The pin shows minor wear and tarnish only.

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