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"GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS!" Here is a very odd looking Air Force chevrons which have two stripes and an arc in the center. w00t.gif Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California

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Herbert Booker

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....This is the drawing for the early issue USAF Chevrons. I always liked the fact that the straight chevrons were shown replacing the winged chevrons...

Great charts. The evolution of USAF chevrons and the aborted switch to "flat stripes" for Airmen in grades E-2 through E-4 is an interesting story. Air Force Historical Research Agency Website has a report entitled Enlisted Rank Chevron Chronology that gives context to the charts and tells exactly what happened and when (link here).


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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Craig,

I would love a copy or info on were I can find those drawings.

Thanks, -- Rick (Old B-1)


Always looking for Rare/Hard to find B-1, B-1A, and B-1B related patches.

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Craig,

I would love a copy or info on were I can find those drawings.

Thanks, -- Rick (Old B-1)

 

Rick,

 

You can find a lot of the information about these and other USAF stripes and how they evolved at this link. http://www.au.af.mil/au/afhra/

 

Scroll about half way down the page and there is a .PDF document called Enlisted Rank Chevron Chronology. Lot's of other interesting information on this page also.

 

The drawings posted above appear to be TIOH (The Institute of Heraldry) drawings....called the Cartoon actually.

 

Laury


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I have seen this before.

I was asking because I have never seen the "Horizontal" stripe drawings.

Thanks, -- Rick (Old B-1)


Always looking for Rare/Hard to find B-1, B-1A, and B-1B related patches.

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I have seen this before.

I was asking because I have never seen the "Horizontal" stripe drawings.

Thanks, -- Rick (Old B-1)

 

 

I am thinking I saw the drawings on-line somewhere, but can't remember where? think.gif I thought it was in the document I referred you too. It may possibly be on a page out of Maxwell AFB dealing with the USAF Enlisted Heritage? I haven't looked at that one in a while and don't remember the address though. It might give you a direction to look in.

 

Laury


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What I wish we could find are some drawings for the other designs that were submitted when they chose the then new Air Force chevrons. From what I've read, several different designs were submitted and I'd like to see what those looked like! (But then some turkey would make some to sell to collectors as "long lost and rare prototype USAF chevrons".) w00t.gif


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