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WWII Patch, AAF, 51FS 26FC 6AF Fighting Billygoats Panama Canal Zone

WWII Patch, AAF, 51FS 26FC 6AF Fighting Billygoats Panama Canal Zone

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WWII US Army Air Force Squadron Patch
US AAF 
51st Fighter Squadron, XXVI Fighter Command, Sixth Air Force
USAAF   51st FS, 6AF     
51FS 26FC, 6th AAF

“Fighting Billygoats”
Canal Zone

4 7/8 inches

The 51st Fighter Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 6th Fighter Wing, based at Howard Field, Canal Zone. It was inactivated on 15 October 1946.  Fighter Fighting

History
Heraldry
Over and through a light blue violet disc, border yellow orange, the head and shoulders of a caricatured, butting, wild, white goat, outlined black, horns tan, wearing brown boxing gloves, having a pugnacious attitude, and brushing nose with thumb of right glove. (Approved 6 April 1944. )  Insignia inspired by a herd of frisky goats near the squadron's base.

Lineage
      Constituted 51st Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 22 November 1940
       Activated on 1 January 1941
       Redesignated 51st Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942
       Inactivated on 15 October 1946.

Assignments
    * 32d Pursuit (later Fighter) Group, 1 January 1941
    * XXVI Fighter Command, 1 November 1943
    * 6th Fighter Wing, 25 August 1945-15 October 1946.

Stations
    * Rio Hato AAB, Panama, 1 January 1941
    * Albrook Field, Canal Zone, 1 January 1941
    * Rio Hato AAB, Panama, c. 21 August 1941
    * Howard Field, Canal Zone, 10 December 1941
    * France Field, Canal Zone, 23 December 1941
       Detachment at Guatemala City AAB, Guatemala, January 1942 - 9 March 1943
    * Seymour Island Afld., Galápagos Islands, c. 9 December 1942
       Detachments at Salinas Afld, Ecuador, and Talora Afld, Peru, December 1942 - 9 March 1943
    * La Chorrera AAF, Panama, c. 4 March 1944
    * Howard Field, Canal Zone, c. 10 June 1944-15 October 1946

Aircraft
    * P-26 Peashooter, 1941
    * P-36 Hawk, 1941–1942
    * P-40 Warhawk, 1942–1944
    * P-39 Aircobra, 1943–1945
    * P-38 Lightning, 1944-1946.

Operational history

Air defense for the Panama Canal during World War II.

Price: $125.00


Product Code: PatchAAF.0051.51FS.3FG
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