U.S. Aircraft Insignia

Title

U.S. Aircraft Insignia

Subject

The U.S. aircraft Insignia located under the wings of a P-47.

Description

This insignia was introduced in 1943. The blue and white gloss insignia was referred to as the "star and bar" and was standard on all planes in the U.S. military in WWII. It was painted under both wings to help ground troops avoid friendly fire. The insignia in this photo is located on a P-47 that has been decorated as "Five by Five", flown by Colonel Joseph Laughlin in World War II.

Creator

Republic Aviation Corporation

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

P47_Museum_under_wing.JPG

Citation

Republic Aviation Corporation, “U.S. Aircraft Insignia,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/94.