World

Military

Encyclopedia

Take part in the creation of encyclopedia WorldMilitary.

Become a co-author and You can:

  • add information
  • edit sections
  • publish articles
  • participate in contests
  • receive news
  • disable ads

Sing in to WorldMilitary

Forgot password?

Registration of the new user

A password will be e-mailed to you

Army Air Forces Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

To change information
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On an ultramarine disk (2 5/8 inches diameter) is imposed in the lower segment a white star , 1 1/8 inch point to point, with a red disk superimposed and covering the entire center of the star. Surmounting the star are two gold stylized wings extending upward and outward at 45 degrees.

Symbolism
The ultramarine disk represents the sky and air, the medium in which the Air Force operates. The white star with red disk has been the identifying symbol of the U.S. Army airplane since its inception. The golden wings surmounting the star are an indication of victorious operations.

Background
The insignia was authorized for wear by AAF Regulation 35-11 dated March 21, 1942. The use of the insignia was discontinued after the Air Force was established as a separate Service under the National Security Act of 1947.

Another category of: Alpha Units

US Transportation Command (USA Element) Patch. Alpha Units.US Army USA European Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army Recruiting Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army Forces Command Patch. Alpha Unit. US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (Fort Benning, Georgia) Patch. Alpha Units. US Army
Ads by Google: