Pin - The Presidio Pilot Wings
R-IUSPRegular price $8.95
Commemorate San Francisco's pioneering aviation history with this replica pilot's insignia pin.
This replica pin is based on an early 20th century historical artifact in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Museum Collection. The original pin was awarded to Major Dana H. Crissy, for whom the Presidio's beloved Crissy Field was named. This type of winged insignia identified the men who wore it as military pilots.
Did you know?
The US Army established the first dedicated Air Service Coast Defense Station in the western United States at Crissy Field in 1921. The airfield played a role in many aviation firsts, including the first Dawn-to-Dusk transcontinental flight from New York.
- Dimensions: 1/2" tall, 2" wide
- Materials: stamped brass, antique silver finish
- Packaged with interpretive gift card