Show your support with this historic US Air Force Squadron decal!
Established in early 1942 as a IV Fighter Command squadron, and equipped with P-38 Lightnings. After training in California it was deployed overseas to the European Theater of Operations (ETO) in England. It was assigned to RAF Goxhill for European transition training with the Royal Air Force, and then assigned to its operational station at RAF Duxford. It was assigned to VIII Fighter Command for heavy bomber escort duties of B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberators, engaged in long-range strategic bombardment of military and industrial targets in Occupied Europe and Nazi Germany. It engaged in air-to-air combat with Luftwaffe interceptors over France and the Low Countries; the extended range of the P-38 could not extend over Germany. It replaced P-38s with P-47 Thunderbolts in mid-1943; later with P-51D Mustangs in 1944 which enabled the squadron to fly escort missions deep into Germany and also engage in fighter sweeps over enemy airfields, bridges, railroads, road transport and other targets of opportunity. It continued combat operations until the German capitulation in May 1945.
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Decals can be applied on windows, vehicles, boats, any metal, glass, plastic, painted, varnished or other hard surfaces.
Great on cars, motorcycles, laptops, helmets, coolers, insulated cups & ceramic or glass cups and mugs, suitcases, skateboards, ammo boxes, gun safes, and toolboxes.
This is an artist rendering of the original USAAF design by AirCorps Art (2019)