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.


  • 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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