The patch depicts a cartoon C-5 Galaxy aircraft with the words “Albertus Maximus” below. Among other nicknames, the C-5 was sometimes called Fat Albert.

The patch was designed by donor, Lt. Col. Harry Heist, USAF Ret., and Lt. Col Bernie Hiskey while on crew rest in Kadena City, Okinawa. A local tailor made two patches which were then sewn onto their clothing hang-up bags.

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

  • Wow. My Christen name is Albertus. And I was in the 22 MAS for approximately 9 years at Travis AFB as a C-5A crewmember.

    I used Albertus, for the first eighteen years, until I joined the Military.

    My relatives still used Albertus.

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