WW2 1st Lieutenant Bars Officer Rank WWII Insignia Pins

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 26, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
This is a pair of World War Two US Army 1st Lieutenant pinback rank insignia. These are for the First Lieutenant, and these are WWII! These are not hallmarked on the back, they only have that distinctive and hard to find early snowflake pattern on the reverse. They are not marked, so NOT sterling silver. They have a nice silver color, and they are early PINBACKS! You can see that in the photos, and please notice that one has lost the little rotating pinback pin holder/catch on the back. It has the hook, but not the rolling keeper. These still work, and are WW2 by their PB design and the snow flakes on the reverse, and you know that they are from before 1950 when the alpha-numeric codes began to be used on US army insignia. These are the pin-back style that officers wore on their dress (class "A") uniform jackets during WWII. The US Army (and US Air Corps and US Army Air Forces) officer would wear the pair of "U.S." devices (like I have for sale in another auction) on the upper lapels, the branch of service pins (like the infantry or Artillery or Signal or Medical pins I have for sale in other auctions) on the lower lapels, and the rank insignia on their epaulettes. (Like this pair of US Army 1st Looey pins! ) These are used, and show wear, but are in good shape. As I mentioned, they're genuine vintage US Military, and one is missing ... read more