|Title||Charles Dolson's U.S. Air Mail Pilot Uniform Wings|
|Collection||Charles H. Dolson Collection|
|Object Name||Pin, Insignia|
|Description||Rolled gold lapel pin with a finely-detailed wing on each side of a globe with raised letters: U.S. AIR MAIL.|
These wings were worn by Charles H. Dolson, hired as a Delta pilot in 1934, who later became Delta's second Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 1966.
This style of wings was designed by Colonel Lewis Brittin, who founded Northwest Airways (later named Northwest Airlines) in 1926. The U.S. Post Office liked the wings so much that they adopted the wings for wear by any pilot flying the U.S. Mail.
Dolson, Charles H., 1906-1992
Brittin, Colonel Lewis, 1877-1952
Delta Air Lines
United States Postal Service (USPS)
Air mail service
|Credit line||Gift of Charles H. Dolson to Delta Air Lines|
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