Original U.S. WWII Unissued Airborne Jump Wings in Wrapper - Pin Back Parachutist Badge
Original Item: Only One Available. We received this very nice set of unissued Airborne Jump wings as part of a larger grouping. They were kept as a "spare" set by the original owner, in case their original wings were lost or damaged. That didn't happen, so here they are, still in the original sealed paper wrapper.
There is some wear to the wrapper from 70+ years of age, but they look to be fully intact. We have not opened the wrapper at all.
Offered in crisp excellent condition. Ready to display!
The Parachutist Badge, also commonly referred to as "Jump Wings" is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces. The Army's Basic Parachutist Badge is awarded to all military personnel of any service who complete the US Army Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. It signifies that the soldier is a trained military parachutist, and is qualified to participate in airborne operations. The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of War in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the "Parachutist Patch" which had previously been worn as a large patch on the side of a paratrooper's garrison cap. LTG Yarborough also designed the Senior and Master Parachutist Badges and the addition of stars to portray the number of combat jumps. The flash that is worn behind the badge is also a contribution of William P. Yarborough.
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