16th Fighter Group, USAAF

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16TH FIGHTER GROUP, USAAF

Coat of arms (crest) of the 16th Fighter Group, USAAF

Official blazon

Shield: Azure four lightning flashes bendwise or.
Crest: on a wreath of the colors (or and azure) a portcullis or.
Motto: Purgamus coelum = We clear the skies.


Origin/meaning

Approved 4 December 1934


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Literature: Air Force Combat Units of World War II.