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Title Charles Dolson's U.S. Air Mail Pilot Uniform Wings
Date 1934
Collection Charles H. Dolson Collection
Object Name Pin, Insignia
Catalog Number 1995.45.1
Description Rolled gold lapel pin with a finely-detailed wing on each side of a globe with raised letters: U.S. AIR MAIL.
Height (in) 0.875
Width (in) 3.5
Provenance 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.
People Dolson, Charles H., 1906-1992
Brittin, Colonel Lewis, 1877-1952
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
United States Postal Service (USPS)
Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airways
Subjects Air mail service
Airline pilots
Insignia
Uniforms
Credit line Gift of Charles H. Dolson to Delta Air Lines
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