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  • U.S. SENIOR PARACHUTE WINGS - 5 COMBAT JUMPS
    U.S. SENIOR PARACHUTE WINGS - 5 COMBAT JUMPS

    U.S. SENIOR PARACHUTE WINGS - 5 COMBAT JUMPS

    USA082
    Reg Price:
    $18.00*
    Price:
    $21.00*
    • Quantity :
    Note : Price is inclusive of insurance*

    Prices shown are exclusive of Aust GST - GST only applies to Australian based buyers

    About this item

    GENUINE U.S. SENIOR PARATROOPER AIRBORNE WINGS

    FIVE COMBAT JUMPS STAR ATTACHED

    These are genuine United States Army Senior Parach ute (Airborne) Wings. With rare FIVE COMBAT JUMPS STAR attached, awarded for FIVE seperate combat jumps into enemy territory. This type of wing was awarded to members of the legendary 101st ABN 506 PARACHUTE REGIMENT (BAND OF BROTHERS).

    These are 100% genuine post WW2 (after WW2) made paratrooper wings made by an authorized US Government manufacturer, hallmarked on the reverse V-21 for VANGUARD

    We have a few similiar type wings with different bronze star attachments in stock, the badge pictured may vary slightly in looks as we are using file picture.

    An oxidized silver badge 1 13/64 inches in height and 1 1/2 inches in width, consisting of an open parachute on and over a pair of stylized wings displayed and curving inward. A star and wreath are added above the parachute canopy to indicate the degree of qualification. A star above the canopy indicates a Senior Parachutist; the star surrounded by a laurel wreath indicates a Master Parachutist.


    The wings suggest flight and, together with the open parachute, symbolize individual proficiency and parachute qualifications.

    History: The original Army Parachutist Badge was designed in 1941 by Lieutenant General William P. Yarborough and approved by the Department of the Army in March of that year. The Parachutist Badge replaced the Parachutist Patch which had previously worn as a large patch on the right side of a Paratrooper's garrison cap. The Army Parachutist Badge is issued in three degrees, being that of Basic, Senior, and Master Parachutist. The various degrees are signified by a star and wreath above the decoration.


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