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Title Delta Pilot Insignia Set
Date 1934-1979
Collection Delta Air Lines Uniforms: Pilots
Object Name Insignia
Catalog Number 1995.360.1
Description A framed set of pilot uniform insignia on red velvet backing. Set consists of the following:
* Delta wings, hat badges, uniform buttons and employee service pins dating from 1934-1979.
* Pilot hat badge and wings from Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S), last worn in 1953, the year C&S merged with Delta.
* Pilot hat badge and two-piece wings insignia from Northeast Airlines, last worn in 1972, the year Northeast Airlines merged with Delta.

Brown wood frame with insignia glued to red velvet backing. Reflective light blue metal plates identify and date the insignia, list aircraft types in the Delta fleet, and indicate the number of pilots on the roster for years 1934, 1939 (24), 1944 (75), 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974 (3191) and June 17, 1979 (3809 pilots). Plate on frame reads: "Presented to Delta Air Lines by Delta Golden Wings"
Provenance Gift to Delta Air Lines by the Delta Golden Wings, an organization of veteran Delta pilots, active and retired, to commemorate Delta's 50th anniversary of passenger service.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Delta Golden Wings, Inc.
Logo, Delta Winged Triangle
Logo, Delta Flying D
Logo, Delta-C&S
Logo, Delta Classic Widget
Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S)
Northeast Airlines
Subjects Airline pilots
Credit line Gift of Delta Golden Wings, Inc. to Delta Air Lines