416th Bombardment Group (L)
Aircraft Marking for the
671st Bombardment Squadron (L)
Transcription from USAF Archives (Declassified IAW EO 12958)
AAF 421 (671st Bomb. Sqdn.) May 13, 1943. SUBJECT: Aircraft Marking for the 671st 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 671st Bombard- ment Squadron (L), Army Air Forces, is approved: AIRCRAFT MARKING: On a blue disk, border yellow, a large red aerial bomb, falling to base, en- twined by a winged snake yellow, back of yellow and red diamonds, mouth and forked tongue red, fangs white, as per record drawing. The insignia will face toward the front of the aircraft. SIGNIFICANCE: The winged snake symbolizes the deadly striking ability of the squadron, while the yellow border and the yellow snake represent the squadron color. HISTORY: The 671st 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: ROBERT C. JONES, Colonel, Air Corps, Chief, Special Service Division, Office of Asst. Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Certified True Copy. October 27, 1943 JOHN M. FLUMMERFELT, 2nd Lt., Air Corps, Adjutant, 671st Bomb Sq (L).