The Observer Badge is a military badge of the United States armed forces dating from the First World War. With the advent of bombing, the Observer Badge was also initially authorized for aircraft bombardiers.
The badge was issued to co-pilots, navigators, and flight support personnel who had received a variation in the training required for the standard Pilot's Badge. A new badge was soon created for these duties, however: the Bombing Aviator Badge.
It was more than I could have ever imagined when I was a little girl growing up in the modest town of Hartlepool in northern England. They met in school and married at 16; their love was unshakable. My father — a sales director for an insurance company — would take us on a few holidays a year.
The last surviving member of the American crew who dropped the Hiroshima nuclear bomb that killed 140,000 people and triggered the end of the Second World War has died.
"So who actually benefits from this latest pay review? "At my station, there are four, the station commander and each of the squadron bosses."Fleet Air Arm aircrew will also qualify for the financial retention incentive.
But on top of that the Royal Navy's 34 Sea Harrier pilots will each receive £50,000 to stay in.
In addition to the USAAF, aviator wings were also produced for the US Navy (USN), US Marine Corps (USMC), various civilian pilot training agencies (such as Air Transport Command - ATC) and military auxiliaries such as Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and Women's Army Service Corps (WASP).
The later two being formally made auxiliaries to the USAAF late in the war.
“You look beautiful,” he said, as he extended his hand.The move, kept quiet by Service chiefs to try to prevent dissent, was slipped into the announcement of a 3.7 per cent across the board pay increase for the Armed Forces.The Mo D said the Armed Forces Pay Review Body had "accepted the Mo D's proposals to target financial retention incentives for certain categories of aircrew".Aviator wings are symbolic of a specific job performed by an individual; the style of wing indicating which job.The US Army Airforce (USAAF or AAF) during the Second World War required wings to be produced for several standard aircrew functions: pilot, engineer, air gunner, navigator, bombardier and observer.