Italian Air Force - Insignia

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288 Squadron Badge
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Tod Rathbone Collection
3/13/2002
Pilot Killed in Aerial Combat Award
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Rudy A. D'Angelo Collection
3/19/2002
This very rare gilded and enamel badge was awarded by the Royal Air Force (usually by Mussolini or Air Marshal Italo Balbo) to the family of a pilot killed in aerial combat. Notice the broken propeller meaning he lost his life for his country. A very rare badge.
Torepo Aircraft Crew Badge
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Rudy A. D'Angelo Collection
3/19/2002
This badge was worn by Royal Air Force Torpedo Aircraft crew members only
Royal Air Force Crew Badge
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Rudy A. D'Angelo Collection
3/19/2002
This badge was worn by Royal Air Force crew members only.
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Rudy A. D'Angelo Collection
3/19/2002
This badge was worn by Royal Air Force crew members only.
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17 mm
23 mm

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6/26/2002
This badge was worn by Royal Air Force crew members only.
Pins for Air Marshal Italo Balbo's Trans Atlantic Flight
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Rudy A. D'Angelo Collection
3/19/2002
This it the lapel pin worn on the 1933 Italy to New York to Chicago and back flight. The pin shows the flags of the U.S. and Itlay.
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Rudy A. D'Angelo Collection
3/19/2002
This is the offical badge issued in the U.S.A. for Balbo's arrival. and back flight. The pin shows the flags of the U.S. and Itlay.
Female Auxiliary Insignia
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S Johnson, Milano
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Emiliano Saccocci Collection
9/5/2010
"This is a "distintivo" - insignia of duty - as worn by the Female Auxiliaries of the Royal Airforce (Regia Aereonautica) for the "Marconisti" or the Radio Communications, most of which were female auxiliaries. (named after Guglielmo Marconi by the way) The shield itself was a blue-gray color (appears missing on this badge although you can see remnants of the color). The pin was worn on the upper left of the chest by the female auxiliaries." - Rudy D'Angelo
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Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars