Great looking eagle cap devise, made in Sterling, and gilt plated.
A nice looking eagle cap badge designed for the Massachusetts Women’s Defense Corps, established in 1941. The badge is dated “1941” and”Sterling.” Originally gold plated, now showing wear to the gold finish except in protected areas.
The MWDC served as volunteers in local Civil Defense agencies. Approximately, 18,000 women were trained for duty as air raid wardens, drivers, communications personnel, canteen workers, medics, chemical detection personnel and as emergency fire fighters.