Rare WWII Parachute Bail-out Pin in Original Case. "Saved for America" by a Menihan Chute.
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Rare WWII Parachute Bail-out Pin in Original Case. "Saved for America" by a Menihan Chute.

Code: 0t66afi20003bop-CON


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Product Description

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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 "Bail Out" pin is akin to those given by the Caterpillar Club.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Pin Approximately 1-1/16" x 1/2". Case Approximately 3-1/2" x 1-1/2" x ½"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled sterling silver, leather case, woven wool lining

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with locking swivel catch

MARKINGS: "SAVED FOR AMERICA. AWARDED TO FOR EMERGENCY PARACHUTE JUMP IN A J.G. MENIHAN CHUTE."

ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWII USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAX16 LDGEX03/17 SDGEX8/18

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Little to light wear. The leather is in excellent shape

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