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Metal US Air Force Rank Flight Officer

Metal "Flight Officer" rank for the USAAF.

The Flight officer rank was introduced in November 1942 by the US air force, and was the rank given for glider pilots when they were fully qualified.

The rank was given to enlisted and aviation cadets who completed training as a pilot, flight engineer, navigator, bombardier as well as a glider pilot. 


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Metal "Flight Officer" rank for the USAAF.

The Flight officer rank was introduced in November 1942 and was the rank given for glider pilots when they were fully qualified.

The rank was given to enlisted and aviation cadets who completed training as a pilot, flight engineer, navigator, bombardier as well as a glider pilot. 

A flight officers rank is equivalent to Warrant Officer.

The rank of flight officer was discontinued at the end of the war in 1945 as all remaining flight officers had either left the air force or had been promoted to a commissioned officer (a lieutenant or higher).

The flight officer rank badge was nicknamed "the blue pickle".

Price is for a pair of Flight officer rank (2 metal badges).

Material: Metal
Weight: 20 grams
Service: Air Force
Rank: Officer
Insignia Type: Pin Badge
Insignia Fastener: Pin Back
Insignia Use: Rank