This pin was probably given to Margaret McKnitt by one of the many friends she made while working at Dover Army Airfield. It’s not identified as U.S. military insignia and is probably foreign. The gold eagle clutches three black arrows in its claws. There are also several hallmarks on the back that have not been identified. The clasp on the back is made of a pin and movable cylinder.
Margaret McKnitt was born in Frederica, Delaware, and lived in Magnolia, Delaware, for 70 years. She graduated from high school in 1936. The only child of Henry and Alice McKnitt, she never married. Margaret was a civilian secretary at Dover Army Airfield (renamed Dover AFB in 1948) and retired after 20 years of service.
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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 artifacts in the museum's collection.