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    Sterling "E" award pin?

    Found this today in an old yard. It's Sterling, and says "Army Navy Production Award" on the back. Is this WWII? Help!
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    Re: Sterling "E" award pin?

    A quick trip to EBay answered my questions. It is WWII. At least on some varieties there were red and blue stripes on the front. Mine probably had them but they've worn off. Nice piece!
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    Re: Sterling "E" award pin?

    The Army-Navy "E" Award was an honor presented to a company during World War II for excellence in production of war equipment. The award was also known as the Army-Navy Production Award. The award would consist of a pennant for the plant and emblems for all employees in the plant at the time the award was made. The pennant was triangular swallowtail with a white border, with a capital E within a yellow wreath of oak and laurel leaves on a vertical divided blue and red background. ARMY is on the red background and NAVY on the blue background.

    Usually an Army officer and a Navy officer would be present at a ceremony when a company would assemble all the employees and a ceremony would ensue. After the award of the pennant to the plant (to be flown), the employees present would receive their pins. A total of 4,283 companies received the award in the course of the war. Plants with continuing excellent work were awarded stars to add to their pennant. A handful of plants earned up to six stars by the end of the war. The Army-Navy "E" Award program was terminated after the war ended.

    Bill


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    Re: Sterling "E" award pin?

    Nice find.
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    Re: Sterling "E" award pin?

    And I'll bet they used sterling because nickel and aluminum were essential war materials.

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    Re: Sterling "E" award pin?

    Green check please halfdime.

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    Here are a couple links that provides all the information you could want on this award, including a list of the companies that actually won it.

    Army-Navy E Awards in World War Two

    https://www.history.navy.mil/researc...y-e-award.html


    Hummel

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    Hey! Look! I found one too! And thanks to you and this thread i now know what it is!

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    Looks sterling. There were non-silver varieties also.
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    And one of his tools was destroyed

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    I know this is an old thread but today I discovered the exact same pin (no color) of my father's. He was a WWII bomber pilot, so must have been a presenter to a company who received the award.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbq View Post
    I know this is an old thread but today I discovered the exact same pin (no color) of my father's. He was a WWII bomber pilot, so must have been a presenter to a company who received the award.
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    Thanks for bringing back the memory!
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
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    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

 

 

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