Re:Sustineo Alas Pin
For what purpose would it have been awarded? This pin was in the box of my father's medals etc....and, for the first part of his military service he trained for overhauling aircraft engines. He and members of his department were recognized in January 1945 for the numbers of aircraft engines returned to service (from Burtonwood Base). He also left a triangular patch with blue background on which was sewn a "gear" insignia...I believe this was the Engineering Specialist patch? Could the pin and the patch have been related?
Son of Sgt. William Myers (6/8/42 to 8/20/46)
Illinois Reserve Militia, Co. H, 4th Regiment
Burtonwood Base, England
89th Infantry Div
106th Div (Detach F, 6951 OH Guard Bn)
69th Amphibian Tractor Bn