Enamelled badge commemorating the first US aircraft to be shot down : North Vietnamese Forces

Place Asia: Vietnam, North Vietnam
Accession Number REL/05844
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Metal; paint
Location Main Bld: Vietnam Gallery: Ramp: Operations
Maker Unknown
Place made Vietnam: North Vietnam
Date made c 1960s
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Circular metal badge superimposed with an image of the North Vietnamese flag in red and a green laurel branch. The flag contains the words 'QUYET THANG'. Above the flag the numbers '5-8' are embossed and painted in red.

History / Summary

North Vietnamese Defence Forces enamelled badge commemorating the first US plane to be shot down over North Vietnam. Awarded to members of the North Vietnamese Defence Forces who actually shot down later US aircraft.