The patch depicts a flying pelican carrying troops facing right.

The 9th Military Airlift Squadron (MAS) was a unit assigned to the 436th Military Airlift Wing (MAW) at Dover AFB, Delaware, from January 1966 to September 1968. The squadron flew C-141 Starlifter aircraft. In 1971 the squadron was redesignated the 9th Airlift Squadron (AS) and today flies the C-5 Galaxy aircraft. The squadron uses the same emblem as its predecessor, but the pelican faces left.

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

1 Comment

  • Dennis Burnsides

    I was in the 9th MAS between mid-1972 and Jan 1976. During that entire time, it flew C-5A’s and the patch did not have the C-5 Galaxy notation. I can probably find a patch if anyone is interested.

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