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I'll venture a guess.I've seen winged bombs for bomber squadrons.Perhaps a fighter squadron?

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

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Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

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The post above should read A-36 , not P-51B/C my goof ,I have a color image done by an artist of an A-36 with this emblem on the lower nose cowling , also saw photo of it and another in an issue of Air Classics some time ago , both had the same emblem , but have yet to nail down "specific" unit .............................

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Was on Facebook earlier and under the page "Civil Air Patrol History" and quite a ways into the pages there's a small booklet of matchbook cover , not sure what , but it has the "winged Bullet" emblem in top center of this posting , just like the image you posted , but in just a line drawing form , you may want to check it out, but I think this is where the emblem originated from .......................

Johnny

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Did anyone go to the Facebook page and check this one ??????/ It is there .....................................

I asked the man about it but he has no info as to what it is though, Drat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

But it does appear to be CAP related in some form .......................

 

Can anyone make out what the "Name" is on the patch , that may help if we can find a roster for CAP people during WW2 to narrow down the unit,area etc ..........................

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yeah , I've seen that one too, but it's odd that it would be a Bombardment Squadron seeing as I've seen It on two A-36 Apache Fighter/Bomber aircraft ,not saying it isn't this one , but have yet to find positive proof of it being the 709th ....................

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The drawing of the plane that Austin R posted has a tail number.Assuming it's real could'nt a unit be traced that way?

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Yeah , but so far I've come up blank, not knowing what the unit is makes if hard to trace , I'm hoping the "serial number" Gurus of the forum may be able to help with that and the info I found about the "emblem" being shown on the C.A.P. brochure .......................

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On some modeler type websites they list the info as:

 

“Dorothy Helen,” serial #42-83901, flown by John ‘Jeep’ Crowder of the 524th squadron, 27th FBG. The aircraft carries a red spinner and yellow ID bands, as well as a patch of what may be chromate yellow over the serial number on the port side.

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