WW2 era Manchukuo Enamel Star Badge

While the Imperial Japanese Army had a plain 5-pointed star as its emblem, the Manchukuo Army had a 5-pointed star with each point being a different color. This colored star was used on the Army caps and on a variety of badges, some unofficial. Here is a good example:

This badge, though, does not seem to be related entirely to the Army because of the anchor. Most likely this was a military relief organization or more probably a veteran/reservist group badge. The reverse looks like this:

A simple pin back with a stamped number. It doesn’t look to be an award of any sort, so my guess is that it’s a member badge for a Manchukuo military-related organization.


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