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USA Pacific Air Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
On a dark blue diamond-shaped background with rounded corners 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in width, a pair of golden orange wings attached to a white star 13/16 inch (2.06 cm) in diameter charged in the center with a red disc 1/4 inch (.64 cm) in diameter, the whole below a golden orange Philippine sun and above five white stars arranged in the form of the Southern Cross.

Symbolism
The wings and star with the red disc in the center indicates that the organization is an Army Air Forces unit, while the Philippine sun and the stars arranged in the form of the Southern Cross represent the location and origin of the organization.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Far East Air Forces on 30 April 1945. It was redesignated for the United States Army Pacific Air Command on 19 January 1946.

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