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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
A white star 1 1/8 inches (3.86 cm) in diameter charged with a red disc in the center and with golden orange stylized wings below the Arabic number “1” in white 15/16 inch (2.38 cm) in height, all on a blue disc 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in diameter.

Symbolism
The winged star is symbolic of the Army Air Forces and the Arabic numeral “1” indicates the unit’s numerical designation. The colors used are those of the Army Air Forces.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 18 January 1944.





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