The WWII Aircraft Warning Service Pin Back Button is a reproduction from an original WWII Aircraft Warning Service Volunteer Observer pin. This Aircraft Warning Volunteer Observer Pin is approximately 1 ½ inches in diameter,
In May of 1941, volunteers were organized into the Aircraft Warning Service, the civilian arm of the Army’s Ground Observer Corps. Observation posts and information centers were established. When the U.S. entered WWII on Dec. 7, 1941, many who could not join the military were recruited for the AWS. Statistically, this lead to a large number of women serving in the Aircraft Warning Service.
Pins were frequently distributed, given away, or available for purchase as part of the propaganda effort on the American Homefont. There were many critical jobs that were performed by Americans on the Homefront. This pin shows an Aircraft Warning Volunteer Observer is also serving their country.
All of our replica pinbacks are made in the U.S.A. and are authentic copies of original WW2 propaganda buttons.