THIRD AIR FORCE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On and over a blue disc 1 13/16 inches (4.60 cm) in diameter with a 7/16 inch (1.11 cm) golden orange border an Arabic number 3 in white 1 11/16 inches (4.29 cm) in height members 1/4 inch (.64 cm) in width in bend sinister shaded in red perspective with a white star 9/16 inch (1.43 cm) in diameter charged with a red disc in lower loop.

Symbolism
The winged star is symbolic of the Army Air Forces and the Arabic numeral “3” indicates the unit’s numerical designation.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 1 September 1943.





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