How it started!! An email
I have been researching this mysterious ribbon for quite
some time without success.
Ribbons are not my area of expertise but I had thought
the unusual horizontal banding and aircraft (B-29 ?)
should have made it easy to spot among the incredible
number of ribbons to sort through.
I have been told by local Militaria vendors it is
obsolete Civil Air Patrol, but they could not say when it was
awarded or what it represented.
It is a pin back with two prongs. 1.375" x 0.525"
Do you recognize it?
Can you point me toward someone who might be able to
Thank You for you attention and consideration.
This is what as known as a sweetheart ribbon that
Families with members serving would wear in support of
I have it labeled as a WWII B-29 Crewman Combat
see chart for
There are many others that I do not show on my web
I had one of these with 2 stars that I got in
Portland, Or. many years ago but downsized what I collect
so no longer have it.
I have received a more complete history of the red
and white ribbon with a B-29 silhouette I inquired
See the very informative reply from the Director
of the Center for Civil Air
Patrol History below.
His information also explains why these
ribbons are prevalent in Oregon and Washington.
I thought you would appreciate this
Good Evening Sir,
I have identified this ribbon for
you. This is a Boeing employee merit ribbon
awarded quarterly for attendance at 96.5% or
better, given out quarterly at the Seattle and
Renton plants. The aircraft portrayed is the
B-29. The program was announced in Boeing News
newsletter, May 3, 1945 (attached). The silver
stars were issue for successive quarter of good
attendance, and gold stars for perfect
Col Frank A. Blazich, Jr., CAP
Director, Col Louisa S. Morse Center
for CAP History
National Historian Emeritus
202-750-1943 (Morse Center)
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
See web site for further information, as of