Worn: 20 May 1943 - June 1955.
This unit was constituted as VIII Bomber Command on 19 January 1942. The command conducted the heavy bombardment operations of Eighth Air Force Bomber Command unitl redesignated Eighth Air Force 22 February 1944. Afterward, it engaged primarily in the bombardment of strategic targets in Europe, becoming the Allied air offensive's daylight precision bombing force. After returning to the United States on 7 June 1946, it bacame part of the Strategic Air Command. The winged star represents the army air forces. The arabic numeral eight indicates the unit's designation.
Campaigns: World War II.
Our U.S. 8th Air Force patch is a full color, embroidered reproduction of the WWII military patch. This is the same patch available at Retail Specialty Stores and sold in Air Force Post Exchanges. This patch would be a great gift idea and a wonderful addition to your patch collection.