The embroidered felt patch depicts the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) winged star emblem with a glider and parachute. Airborne Troop Carrier is embroidered at the top.
In WWII, the mission of the IX Troop Carrier Command (TCC) was to provide air transport for Allied airborne divisions in the European Theater. The command was composed of three troop carrier wings, 14 troop carrier groups, and one pathfinder group. TCC primarily flew C-47 Skytrain aircraft and CG-4 and CG-13 Waco gliders.