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ARTIFACT: Rare WWII United States Army Air Forces 23rd Fighter Group Distinctive Insignia (DI) Type 23-A-5. The smaller size DI shows the Group's emblem, a winged tiger with a lightning bolt behind it and a darker blue background – this example is almost purple! Great variation in this type.
VINTAGE: Circa WWII
SIZE: Approximately 15/16" x 1-1/16"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled silver
ATTACHMENT: Hinged, safety style pin
ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-EDK-25-16 LHGEX8/16
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The DI shows mild to moderate wear, a small pin-hole 'blemish' in the top corner appears to have occurred during manufacture, three small sections of enamel in the tail are lost (does not detract), overall very fine condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.