509th Bombardment Wing, US Air Force

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509TH BOMBARDMENT WING, US AIR FORCE

Arms of 509th Bombardment Wing, US Air Force

(Historical - 509th Composite/Bombardment Group)
Arms of 509th Bombardment Wing, US Air Force

(Modern)

Official blazon

509th Composite/Bombardment Group - Or, in base a label of three points gules, surmounted by an atomic cloud proper, between a pair of wings conjonied in base azure.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, or and azure, an atomic cloud or, with broken pattern gules, between two lightning bolts gules.
Motto: Defensor vindex = Defender - avenger.

Origin/meaning

This was the Group that dropped the Atomic Bombs on Japan in 1945, which is symbolised by the Atomic Cloud.

Approved 10 July 1952.


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Literature: Air Force Combat Units of World War II and Wikimedia Commons.