Gunner Badge


Gunner Badge

The Gunner Badge was a military recognition insignia of the United States Army Air Forces and was issued during the Second World War. The badge was first created to recognize both the training and hazardous duty of aerial gunners, who manned defensive machineguns on board such aircraft as the B-17, B-24, B-25, B-26 and B-29 bombers. The Gunner Badge appeared as the standard pilot badge, upon which was centered a winged bullet.

The Gunner Badge was issued until 1953, in the newly created United States Air Force (1947). The Gunner Badge was declared obsolete and phased out in favor of the new Aircrew Badge (US).

Those having received the Gunner Badge were permitted to wear the original decoration until 1955, at which time the badge was no longer authorized for display on an Air Force uniform.

ee also

* Obsolete badges of the United States military
* Military badges of the United States


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