Published June 08, 2015
This is an insignia patch worn by aviation mechanics of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Aviation Section during World War I. On May 24, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson transferred the Aviation Section from the Signal Corps to the newly established U.S. Army Air Service. The U.S. Army Air Service was a forerunner of today's United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located at:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(near Dayton, Ohio)