In WWII, Fifth Air Force was a U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) combat air force in the Pacific Theater. Today Fifth Air Force is a numbered air force of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) headquartered at Yokota AFB, Japan.

The WWII-era patch is embroidered in yellow, white, and red on a blue twill background.

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.


  • K Thorne

    My father served as an airplane mechanic during WWII for the 5th Air Force (Air Corps) in New Guinea and Clark Air Base in the Philippines. I’m thankful God spared him to be my father. He was a great man, teacher, and musician.

    • J Petrilli

      My father also was an airplane mechanic in The 5th Air Force during WW2. Great man from a great generation

    • Peggy Hanson

      My Uncle, Walter P. Tilke, was a navigator on B-29 aircraft in WWII and a member of the 5th Air Force, “Seahawks” Squadron. Looking for information on the squadron and anything else that may be pertinent to him.

  • Jennifer Schneider

    My Grandfather was also a radio operator in the 5th Army Air force. He was a strong and proud man.

  • Marty Monkiewicz

    My father was a radio operator on a transport in the 5th Army Airforce during WWII. I will visit the museum this summer. I also believe my Uncle may have been in the 5th as well. In his latter life he worked at Dover AFB.

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