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ARTIFACT: This is a WWII era pin made for a member of the United States Armed Forces who made an emergency parachute jump and who was "Saved for America" by a J.G. Menihan Chute. The pin is rectangular and shows a parachutist jumping past rays of sun and a single star on red, white and blue enamel. Type II, with "J.G. Menihan Chute" company name on reverse. This "e;Bail Out"e; pin is akin to those given by the Caterpillar Club.
VINTAGE: Circa World War II.
SIZE: About 1-1/16" in height and 1/2" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling silver with red, white and blue enamel.
ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with drop-in swivel catch.
MARKINGS: "SAVED FOR AMERICA"/AWARDED TO/FOR EMERGENCY PARACHUTE JUMP IN A J.G. MENIHAN CHUTE/STERLING" on reverse.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWII US Army Air Forces badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJX08 LDEJX SLDIEX9/14
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The pin has retained its true colors and has minimal wear on the surface; some oxidation on reverse.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.