A Norman shield 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) wide and 3 inches (7.62 cm) high, of five alternating vertical red and white stripes; on a blue chief 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) deep a twelve-pointed Chinese sun and a five-pointed star within imaginary circles of I inch (2.54 cm) diameter, both white.
The twelve-pointed "White Sun" is representative of China, the five-pointed white star is representative of the "Star of India," while the red and white stripes and the blue upper portion of the shield represent the colors of the Flag of the United States.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 24 October 1944. Wear was extended to the personnel of the China Theater on 12 February 1945. The insignia was cancelled effective 31 May 1946.