Nice 1960's Pan American Airways PAA Pilot Hat Badge 4th Issue as Worn by Captain Ned Mullen
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Nice 1960's Pan American Airways PAA Pilot Hat Badge 4th Issue as Worn by Captain Ned Mullen

Code: airpw20043ehm

$375.00


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ARTIFACT: This is a Nice 1960's Pan American Airways PAA Pilot Hat Badge 4th Issue, as Worn by Captain Ned Mullen through His Retirement in 1976. 

Edward H. "Ned" Mullen was one of the last "Pioneer" Pan Am Pilots. Hired in Miami in 1940, before WWII, Ned flew for 36 years, retiring after many years as a Captain, or Check Pilot, in 1976. 

Captain Ned Mullen is well remembered by UFO enthusiasts as one of the THREE Pan Am Pilots who saw a UFO in the mid-1950's:

(Excerpted from The Flying Saucer Conspiracy by Donald E. Keyhoe, 1955, Henry Holt & Co., New York, NY, pp. 133-134):

April 23, [1954?]: A Pan American airliner piloted by Captain Jack Adriance was flying at 20,000 feet between Puerto Rico and New York. 
Suddenly a call came from another Pan Am plane more than 200 miles behind. 
The other captain reported that a strange flying object had just streaked past. "It's headed straight toward you," said the pilot.
"It's round and pulsating with an orange-greenish light."

A few moments later, Captain Adriance was amazed to see the object -- or an identical one -- flash past his airliner. 
Cutting in his microphone, he called Captain Ned Mullen who piloting another Pan Am flight up ahead. In a few minutes, Mullen radioed back that the mysterious UFO had just passed him, disappearing in seconds.

VINTAGE: Circa 1960s.

SIZE: Approximately 1-3/8" in diameter.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: 1/10 10K Gold Fill

ATTACHMENT: Single screw post with disc backing.

MARKINGS: "Belfour Maker Mark, 1/10 10K GF"

ITEM NOTES: This is from an airline collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VACAM20 LCGEX08/26/20

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+ ): The badge shows moderate wear and tarnish.

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