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Bill Scott

Can any one tell me which squadron this one might be. Thanks for looking and your thoughts. Scotty

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Salvage Sailor

408th Bomb Squadron | 22nd Bomb Group | "The Red Raiders" | 5th AAF

 

EMBLEM. On a yellow equilateral triangle, one point down, with a silver border, a winged eye above a sphere, both blue; coming from the eye and spreading fanwise over the sphere nine silver rays, spaced one and eight, terminating in the border. (Approved 9 Feb 1937.)

 

Type I | Embroidered on wool. Circa 1936-1937, when unit was designated 18th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron; Mitchel Field.

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Bill Scott

Thanks Salvage Sailor for your help it is very much appreciated. Stay Well

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Thanks Bill,  Just to muddy up the identification, a similar insignia shows up in the Switzer USAAC card set (yes, unofficial and minus the eye &  the globe) as a different photo outfit

 

Card No. 82

20th Photo Section

Randolph Field, San Antonio Texas (1938)

 

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The 20th Photo Section was based at Brooks in 1929; at Randolph Field in 1934. See their insignia, upper left. The insignia is part of a set of trading cards depicting U.S. Army Air Corps organization insignias offered by the Switzer's Licorice Company during the late 1930s. These 2" x 3" cards came on packages of Switzer's licorice cigarettes. See this link to view other interesting insignia from the era on Switzer's cards.


BROOKS FIELD, DUNCAN FIELD, KELLY FIELD & RANDOLPH FIELDSAN ANTONIO, TX

 

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Question:  Has anyone ever collected up and verified all of the USAAC Interwar 'Photo Section' insignias?  Other than the Switzer cards, I have never been able to find any depictions of these photo sections.

 

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