World War II Insignia - 56th Pursuit Squadron - 8x8 Print

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A remastered illustration of the insignia for the 56th Pursuit Squadron from World War 2

The squadron was activated at Hamilton Field, California as the 56th Pursuit Squadron on 15 January 1941, It trained with Curtiss P-36 Hawks and Curtiss P-40 Warhawks, then moved to Everett Army Air Field, where it served as a part of the air defense force for the northwest Pacific coast during the first few months of World War II. The squadron was redesignated as a fighter unit in May 1942.

On 20 June 1942, the air echelon of the 56th took its newly assigned Bell P-39 Airacobras to Nome, Alaska, where it served in combat against the Japanese forces that invaded the Aleutian Islands during the summer of 1942. For operations against the Japanese in November 1942 the squadron received a Distinguished Unit Citation.

Printed on 80lb matte cover stock and sent in a flat mailer.