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HOW TO DECIPHER A T C ( AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND ) PATCHES


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GREETINGS ALL

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE  WHAT I FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT  A T C  PATCHES ( BOTH  SILVVER AND GOLD )

THEY CAME IN 3 SIZES  ABOUT 4 INCHES POCKET  PATCH, A   2  3/4  SHOULDER SIZE, AND A  1  1/2  INCH 

GARRISON CAP SIZE ( OVERSEAS HAT)

( IF ANYONE FINDS ERRORS IN MY INFO  PLEASE CORRECT  ME.)

THE  ATC  WAS ONE BIG UNIT DURING WW2 BUT TWO  DIVISIONS  

THE AIR FERRYING DIVISION  AND  THE AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND

THE FERRYING CMD HANDLED FRIEGHT, TRANSPORTED AIR CRAFT FROM FACTORIES TO POINTS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO LEND LEASEAND TO AIR CORP UNITS BUILDING UP THERE AIR CRAFT INVENTORY.

THE AIR TRANSPORT CMD DELIVERED PEOPLE TO THERE DESTINATIONS 

TROOPS AROUND THE WORLD, TO HIGH PRIORTY PEOPLE AND ITEMS  THAT MUST TO BE THERE LIKE YESTERDAY.

THE A T C WAS ACTIVE TILL 1948 WHEN INACTIVATED AND ASSETS USED TO CREAT THE  M A T S  

MILITARY  AIR  TRANSPORT  SERVICE ( THE NAVY VERSION CAME TO THE RESCUE OF BERLIN DURING THE B E R L I N  A I R  L I F T )

M A T S  WAS ACTIVE TILL 1966 WHEN ALL ASSETS  WERE COMBINED TO FORM THE PRESENT   M A C  MILITARY AIRLIFT CMD.

WHEN YOU SEE A  ATC  PATCH YOU'LL NOTICE A SERIES OF DOTS  AND  DASHES  IN TWO COLORS , RED  AND BLUE

THE DASH AN DOTS ARE MORSE  CODE THAT REPRESENT LETTERS IN DASHES AND DOTS 

EXAMPLE : SEE BELOW

                             A I R     C O R P    F E R R Y  C O M M A N D 

                             A = . -  C = - . - .  F = . . - .   C = - . - .

                             RED      BLUE        RED          BLUE

SCANNED IN ARE PIC'S OF MY  A T C  COLLECTION. 

NOTE THE TWO COLORS OF THE MATS PATCHES  1ST.  NAVY  2ND.  AIR FORCE.

THANKS FOR LOOKING AND WELCOME ANY COMMENTS  [email protected]

 

AHR

 

 

 

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