Looking for help in identifying a military pin WWII vintage?

Bought a box lot from an estate of a gentleman who served in the U.S. Army 1943 - 1949

One pin is hard to identify.

It is made by N.S. Meyer Inc New York, NY Their logo on back dates it to the 1940's

8 sided sterling silver pin is red enamel with a cannon (artillery piece) on the left and a lamp of knowledge (like a genie lamp) on the right

beneath cannon & lamp is a up & down stripe (inverted letter v or ^) that is black and white.

Can not seem to identify what the pin represents.

Thanks for your help


2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Send photo, please. I'll run it past military collectors this weekend and get you a definitive answer.

  • Rob
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It is a regimental unit crest.

    The cannon represents an artillery unit, but I am unsure about the lamp.

    The ^ represents that the unit served overseas, but not sure if Europe or Japan.

    Source(s): My father in law had the same crest, by your description
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