Rare Early WWII Cairo-Made DI for the USAAF 57th Fighter Group

Rare Early WWII Cairo-Made DI for the USAAF 57th Fighter Group

Code: afib20057fg


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ARTIFACT: This is a rare World War II distinctive insignia for the United States Army Air Forces 57th Fighter Group made in Cairo. The 43rd spent time in North Africa from September 1942 until July 1943. This insignia reads FIRST IN BLUE and shows three red stars in the crest. This DI also comes with a veteran's reunion name badge for the 57th.

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 1-1/8" in height and 15/16" in width (reunion badge:3" x 2-7/16").

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass, enamel (reunion badge: plastic).

ATTACHMENT: Vertical safety-style pin with saddle (safety-style pin and clip on reunion badge).

MARKINGS: None (maker mark on reunion badge, and labeled Charles Sawicki 64).

ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWII United States Army Air Forces distinctive insignia collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months VHIX14 LCIEX4/14

CONDITION: 6+ (Fine-Very Fine): The DI has some moderate wear and the painted lettering has worn away.

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