501st Aviation Regiment, US Army
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501ST AVIATION REGIMENT, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure within an annulet argent enveloped by wings inverted or, an eagle's head erased of the second
emitting from its eye a flash overall to base in pale tenné fimbriated of the second
Crest: None approved
Motto: The Warding Eye
Teal blue is the colour foremerly used for Aviation Units, The Annulet symbolises a Lens and refers to reconnaissance, aerial observation and surveillance.
It also represent a Link of Chainmail, indicating subordination to the 1st Armored Division. The Wings symbolises Aviation, Aerial Transport and combined with the Annulet - Aerial Photography.
The Flash symbolises the Commuincation Function. The Eagle's Head alludes to keen vision and high standards of the Unit.
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Literature: Dzwonchyk: Army Lineage Series - Aviation