WWII USAAF 1st Air Force Patch

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Original World War Two US Army Air Forces 1st Air Force shoulder sleeve insignia patch.

A white star charged with a red disc in the center and with golden orange stylized wings below the Arabic number "I" in white, all on a blue disc. (Approved 18 Jan 1944.)

Constituted as Northeast Air District on 19 Oct 1940. Activated on 18 Dec 1940. Redesignated First AF early in 1941. Trained new organizations and, later, replacements for combat units. Also provided air defense for the eastern US until 1943. Assigned to Air Defense Command in Mar 1946 and to Continental Air Command in Dec 1948, being concerned primarily with air defense until 1949 and with reserve and national guard activities thereafter. 

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