393D BOMB SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Argent, a circle Vert fimbriated Or in fess point charged with a mushroom shaped atomic cloud issuant from a blast in base Argent, detailed Sable, charged with an arrow in base pointing to dexter Or surmounted by a tiger's head Proper, eyed of the first, armed of the second and langued Gules, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "393D BOMB SQ" in Black letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The snarling tiger indicates that the Squadron fulfills its mission with determination and fearlessness. The blast and atomic cloud signify the Squadron's history as a member of the 509th Composite Group, the first US Air Force unit with atomic capability. The arrow is symbolic of insignia used by the unit during World War II. It means "Follow Me."






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