STRATEGIC AIR FORCES IN EUROPE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
Upon a shield 3 1/8 inches (7.94 cm) in width Argent charged with letters USSTAF Gules, a chief Azure charged with a pair of wings displayed Or between three mullets one and two of the first in fess point a large mullet of the field that portion on shield fimbriated of the third charged with a torteau.

Symbolism
The shield is an impressionistic shield of the United States which embodies the insignia of the Army Air Forces between three stars representing the three Air Forces above the letter “USSTAF” for U.S. Strategic Air Forces.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 21 December 1944.





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