Founded in 1926, the U.S. Army Air Corps launched the modern air combat movement, leading to the creation of the U.S. Air Force in 1947. Earning acclaim for their performance throughout World War II, Army Air Corps aces served valiantly in every theater, employing superior skill to engage and defeat the enemy at every turn. Their inspiring commitment to excellence is carried forth by today's Air Force personnel, who demonstrate the same courage and bold character as their predecessors. This sharply-designed lapel pin, struck in brass and suffused with rich, full-color enamel, is a stunning tribute to the brave pioneers who flew mission after mission for freedom as members of the Army Air Corps. Featuring the Army Air Corps emblem rendered in precise detail, each lapel pin comes encased in a museum-quality leatherette jewelry box, making it the perfect gift for any Air Force or Army pilot, history buff, or aviation enthusiast.