416th Bombardment Group (L)
Aircraft Marking for the
668th Bombardment Squadron (L)
Transcription from USAF Archives (Declassified IAW EO 12958)
AAF 421 (668th Bomb. Sqdn.) June 3, 1943. SUBJECT: Aircraft Marking for the 668th Bombardment Squadron (L). TO : Commanding Officer, 416th Bombardment Group (L), Army Air Base, Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. By authority delegated to the Commanding General, Army Air Forces, by AG letter 400.161 (12-7-42) OB-S-A, dated December 19, 1942, the following insignia for the marking of aircraft of the 668th Bombard- ment Squadron (L), Army Air Forces, is approved: AIRCRAFT MARKING: On a red disc, border white, edged black, a caricatured white goat, out- lined black, running at top speed, emitting white speed lines, and butting disc to form large impact marks in shape of irregular star yellow and white, all in front of and over a large aerial bomb yellow falling to sinister base, between two yellow lightning bolts, points to sinister base, as per record drawing. The insignia will face toward the front of the aircraft. SIGNIFICANCE: The red background represents the squad- ron color, while the bomb and lightning bolt symbolize swift, light bombardment aviation. The shattered star portrays a march of power being crushed by the speed and striking force of righteous- ness, which is the goal the squadron desires to attain. HISTORY: The 668th Bombardment Squadron (L) was constituted January 25, 1943, by AG 320.2 (1-24-43) OB-I-AF-M, dated January 25, 1943, and made active February 5, 1943. This unit has no other history and is not entitled to battle honors. By command of General ARNOLD: /s/ C. R. Frederick /t/ C. R. FREDERICK, Lieut. Colonel, Air Corps, Actg. Chief, Special Service Division, Office of Asst. Chief of Air Staff, Personnel.