Vietnamese Air Force Navigator Aviation Badge


These South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) navigator wings were worn by Harry Heist when assigned as an airlift scheduling and duty officer to the 315th Air Commando Wing in South Vietnam. The wings were awarded to Captain Heist as a gesture of appreciation by General Nguyen-Cao-Ky, VNAF Air Commodore. The wings were authorized for wear in Vietnam only on a tan 1505 uniform.

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Era: Cold War, Vietnam War
Clothing & Insignia: Aviation & ID Badges
Location: On Display
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Museum Location:
Airlift and Air Refueling during the Vietnam War 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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