The Gold Mother's Star is still in its original issue box and doesn't appear to have been worn. The star is pin back with a functional roller lock.
The star is marked with the Order of Congress 1947 marking. The purple enamel is in perfect condition. The banner is made of silk and is single sided and includes a hanging stick. My friend thinks that this is a KIA banner due to the colors. He said it has been this color as long as he has had it.The border appears to be gold and the star appears more purple than blue. Silk is hard to photo, but the colors in these pictures appear true. The banner measures 11" tall and 8" wide. I have never seen silk fade aggressively enough to turn from red to gold without shredding. On the back side, some of the edge silk shows at the edges, and it is a bit darker, but still not red. The rear stitching is also darker than the front, but again, doesn't appear to be red. I could not find another banner with similar colors, so this could be a faded Son In Service banner, but could also be a very rare color variant for a Killed In Action son, which goes along with the Gold Mother's Star. At any rate, this is an interesting and great looking US WW2 Army Air Corps KIA grouping. This will make a great addition to any collection. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Please take a look at my other great items!
The item "US WW2 Army Air Corps Force KIA Mother's Son In Service Flag Picture Gold Star" is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Flags & Banners". The seller is "cadencemilitaria" and is located in Lenoir, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.