Aerial Gunner Aviation Badge


The winged bullet on this badge worn by Gerard Dufresne represents the training and hazardous duty of aerial gunners who served on bomber aircraft such as the B-17 and B-29. It was authorized for wear from WWII until 1953 when it was replaced by the aircrew member badge.

Gerard R. Dufresne entered the U.S. Army Air Force at Ft. Devens, Massachusetts, in 1944. He attended armorer school at Lowry Field, Colorado, and  flexible gunnery school at Tyndall Field, Florida. He was assigned to the 320th and 822nd Bombardment Squadrons.


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Era: World War II
Clothing & Insignia: Aviation & ID Badges
Location: On Display
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Museum Location:
Behind Closed Doors exhibit

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Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan or sell artifacts in the museum's collection.

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