Wings & Things
U.S. Army Glider
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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
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
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.