largest: 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 14 x 8.3 x 0.3 cm )
Three olive-drab felt patches with varying numbers of chevrons at top; two of the patches have two and three brown chevrons respectively; the other has three olive chevrons, and a curved stripe at bottom; all have a gold thread vertical propeller in center, flanked by wing on both sides.
These chevrons were worn by members of the U.S. Army Air Service, which was the precursor of the Air Force. Two chevrons indicate a corporal, and three denote a sergeant. The curved stripe on the other patch probably indicates a staff sergeant.
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer
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