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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

On a blue disc 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in diameter a golden orange number “7” enfiled in base by a white five-pointed star charged with a red disc in perspective all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) inch golden orange border.

The numeral seven represents the unit’s numerical designation. Golden orange has two meanings, first it is one of the Army Air Forces colors and second it indicates a sunny tropical climate. The star which recedes into the background and encircles the number shows the mobility and protection that the Seventh Air Force affords the Hawaiian Islands. The weight of the star (red in color) shows the strength of the unit.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 21 May 1943.

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