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Wings & Things

U.S. Army Glider Badge

"No Jump Pay... No Flight Pay... Never a Dull Moment!"

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DESCRIPTION: An oxidized silver badge 11/16 inch in height and 1 1/2 inches in width consisting of a glider, frontal view, superimposed upon a pair of stylized wings displayed and curving inward.

SYMBOLISM: The wings suggest flight and together with the glider symbolize individual skills and qualifications in aerial flight utilizing the glider.

AWARD ELIGIBILITY: The Glider Badge is no longer awarded. At the time authorization of the badge was announced, personnel must have been assigned or attached to a glider or airborne unit or to the Airborne Department of the Infantry School; satisfactorily completed a course of instruction, or participated in at least one combat glider landing into enemy-held territory.

DATE APPROVED: Authorization of the Glider Badge was announced in War Department Circular No. 220, 2 June 1944.

SUBDUED BADGES: A subdued badge in black metal finished of the same design is authorized.

MINIATURE BADGES: A dress miniature badge, 13/32 inch in height and 7/8 inch in width is authorized.

Information & Descriptions From The: U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry


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