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DEVELOPMENT OF USAF INSIGNIA

Posted 8/11/2009 Printable Fact Sheet

Various national insignia have been displayed on USAF aircraft and its predecessor organizations since 1916. Since then, nearly all aircraft have been marked to permit identification as aircraft of the United States.

Changes in the design, size, color and location of the national insignia have been the result of technical advances, mission changes and combat experiences during several wars.

Click on the links below to view additional information about USAF insignia.

1916
1916 Variation
1917
1918
1919
1940
1942
1942 Variation
1943
1943
1947

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