Friday, March 8, 2019
"E" Pennants-- Part 1: A Very High Honor
From Wikipedia "Army-Navy 'E' Award
The Turner Brass Works Company in Sycamore, Illinois, was very proud to receive an "E" Pennant during World War II, as mentioned two posts ago.
Well, what was an "E" Pennant?
It was officially called the Army-Navy "E" Award. It was honor presented to companies during World War II "Excellence in Production" ("E") of war equipment. It was also known as the Army-Navy Production Award. By war's end, only some 5% of the more than 85,000 companies producing materials for the U.S. war effort had received one, so it was quite an honor for Turner Brass Works.