Peru. Order of Capt Quinones, breast star

Product ID: A-5819
Country: Peru
Condition: VF

Peru. Order of Captain Jose A. Quinones, breast star of the order. Silver-gilt and enamel, marked “925” on the reverse. Some small spots of damage in the blue center.

Air Force Captain Quinones was a national hero of the 1941 war with Ecuador, when he reportedly crashed his damaged aircraft into an Ecuadoran anti-aircraft artillery position.