Peru. Order of Capt Quinones, breast star

Product ID: A-5837
Country: Peru
Condition: VF

Peru. Order of Captain Jose A. Quinones, breast star of the order. Silver and enamel, marked “925” on the reverse; no backplate.

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.