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U.S. Air Force Roundel 1943 - 1947 Aluminum Sign

Product Code: US_1943_AIR_FORCE_ROUNDEL

U.S. Air Force Roundel 1943 - 1947 Aluminum Sign

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces. Originally created on August 1, 1907 as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947. The United States Air Force is the largest air force in the world. As of 2017, the service operates more than 5,369 military aircrafts and 406 ICBMs. The U.S. War Department created the first antecedent of the U.S. Air Force, as a part of the U.S. Army, in 1907, which through a succession of changes of organization, titles, and missions advanced toward eventual independence 40 years later. In World War II, almost 68,000 U.S. airmen died helping to win the war, with only the infantry suffering more casualties. In practice, the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) was virtually independent of the Army during World War II, and in virtually every way functioned as an independent service branch, but airmen still pressed for formal independence. The National Security Act of 1947 was signed by President Harry S. Truman, which established the Department of the Air Force, but it was not until 18 September 1947, when the first secretary of the Air Force, W. Stuart Symington, was sworn into office that the Air Force was officially formed as an independent service branch. During the years several roundels were designed around the star. Insignia 24102-K AN-1-9b
Dates in Service: August 14th, 1943 to January 14th, 1947
The Insignia Red outline was replaced with an Insignia Blue outline through the amendment of Army-Navy aeronautical specification AN-I-9 on 14 August 1943. This was followed by an amendment to Technical Order 07-1-1, issued on 24 September 1943, for units in the field. On some US Navy aircraft in the Pacific the blue outline was lighter than the insignia blue.

Perfect for all pilot, aviation enthusiasts or military personnel that want to show their passion for the U.S. Air Force, this Novelty Round Sign looks great on a wall at home, garage, office, workshop, Man cave, private roadways or anywhere you feel you deserve a special decoration spot. The colors contrast beautifully on this beautiful emblem or roundel as I should say. For any guy, this is the ideal gift to add style and show their pride.

Available in: one color only

Made of .042 Aluminum
11 3/4" (30 cm) diameter
1 hole for easy mounting
UV protected for outdoor use and durability
Made in USA