WWII Air Raid – Observers wings worn by volunteers watching for all aircraft activity in the skies.
WWII Legion Observer Wings, made of silvered metal, unmarked. Signal flags use red and white enamel.
2 3/4 inches long.
These Legion wings were part of the Air Raid warning system used during WWII. The winged badges were worn by volunteers that would watch the skies for any plane sighting and report in to a central location. Many of the posts used by these volunteers were at American Legion posts, thus the name. Other grades of this badge exist such as “Chief.”