U.S. ARMY SPECIALTY BADGES

 Second World War - Combat and Special Skill Badges



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Combat Infantryman Badge

Combat Medical Badge

Expert Infantryman Badge

Glider Badge

Parachutist Badge
Cloth Airborne Background Ovals to frame these smaller insignia and promote esprit de corps within the elite command.

11th Airborne Division HQ

82nd Airborne Division HQ
 

325th Glider Inf. Rgt.
 

501st Parachute Inf. Rgt.

502nd Parachute Inf. Rgt.

503rd Parachute Inf. Rgt.

504th Parachute Inf. Rgt.

505th Parachute Inf. Rgt.

506th Parachute Inf. Rgt.

507th Parachute Inf. Rgt.

508th Parachute Inf. Rgt.

511th Parachute Inf. Rgt.

513th Parachute Inf. Rgt.

515th Parachute Inf. Rgt.

517th Parachute Inf. Rgt.
 

541st Parachute Inf. Rgt.
 

Unassigned Infantry

Artillery

Engineers

Medical

 

Army and Army Air Force Wings

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Command Pilots
(10 yrs service and 2000 flt hrs)

Senior Pilots
(5 yrs service and 1500 flt hrs)
(Blue cloth flash denoting active combat aircrew)

Pilots
(Pilot School graduates)

Navigators
(Aerial Navigation School graduates,
always an officer)

Bombardiers
(Bombadier School graduates,
always an officer)

Gunners
(Aerial Gunner Course graduates)

Glider Pilots
(Infantry field tng, glider maint tng,
 flying powered aircraft & unpowered gliders;
2LTs, Flight Officers, sometimes Staff Sergeants)

Senior Balloon Pilots

Balloon Pilots

Liaison Pilots
(artillery spotting or transport
near front lines; often sergeants)

Senior Service Pilots
(5 yrs service and 1500 flt hrs)

Service Pilots
(noncombat flight jobs,
had civilian pilot experience)

Women Airforce Service Pilots
(early version)
(noncombat flight jobs)

Women Airforce Service Pilots
(later version)
(noncombat flight jobs)

Aircrew Member
(Blue cloth flash denoting active combat aircrew)

Aircraft Observer or
Combat Observer

Technical Observer

Balloon Observer

Flight Surgeon
(M.D., Aviation Medicine, 1 yr mil svc, 50 flt hrs;
wings changed from gold to silver Sept 1944)


Flying Instructor


Civil Air Patrol
Pilot

Flight Nurse
(R.N., Aviation Medicine, 6 mo AAF hosp svc,
wings changed from gold to silver Sept 1944)

Flight Engineers
(wore Aircrew Member wings before June 1945)

Civil Air Patrol
Observer

Air Transport Command
Supervisor Pilot

Air Transport Command
Pilot

Air Transport Command
Co-Pilot

Air Transport Command
Navigator

Air Transport Command
Flight Engineer

Air Transport Command
Radio Operator

 


Army Diver Badges

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Master Diver


1st Class Diver


Salvage Diver


2nd Class Diver


Arms and Technical Qualification Badges

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Expert Marksman


Sharpshooter or
1st Class Gunner


Marksman or
2nd Class Gunner

 

Marksmanship Qualification Bars

60 MM MORTAR CARBINE MACHINE RIFLE SMALL BORE PISTOL
81 MM MORTAR C.W.S. WEAPONS MINE GUNNER SMALL BORE RIFLE
AERIAL BOMBER COAST ARTILLERY
PISTOL SUBMACHINE GUN
AERIAL GUNNER FIELD ARTILLERY
PISTOL - D TD 3 INCH
ANTITANK GRENADE PISTOL - M TD 57 MM
AUTO RIFLE INFANTRY HOWITZER RIFLE TD 75 MM
BAYONET MACHINE GUN SMALL BORE M.G. TANK WEAPONS

 



Army Air Force
Technician Badge
  

Driver and
Mechanic Badge

 

AAF Technician Qualification Bars

AP ARMORER AP POWER PLNT SP PHOTOGRAPHER RC T MECH GUNNER
AP ELECTRICAL SP AP PROPELLOR SP PHOTO LAB TECH RC TURRET REP
AP HYDRAULIC SP AP WELDER RADIO MECHANIC TELETYPE MECH
AP INSTRUMENT SP A.C.S. RADIO SP RADIO OPERATOR TRET & SIGHT SP
AP MACHINIST BOMBSIGHT MECH RADIO V-I MECH WX FORECASTER
AP MECHANIC LINK TRAINER INST RADIO V-I OBS WX OBSERVER
AP METAL WORKER PARACHUTE RIGGER RC TURRET MECH  

 

Driver and Mechanic Qualification Bars

OPERATOR - S
DRIVER - A
DRIVER - T
Special Mechanical
Equipment Operator
Amphibious Vehicle
Driver
Tracked Vehicle
Driver
MECHANIC
DRIVER - M
DRIVER - W
Automotive/Allied
Vehicle Mechanic
Motorcycle
Driver
Wheeled Vehicle
Driver

 

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