The venerable North American B-25 Mitchell was the chosen chariot of combat for the 650th Bombardment Squadron. They would open their Bombay doors, and let fly payloads of high explosives exactly on cue. Then scoot out of the objectives fast as both propeller engines could take them. Hear that? It’s the celebratory victory rumble of American firepower, after completion of on-the-spot bullseye booms. Now it’s time to swing a 180-degree return course, fly home, land safely intact, and make ready for the next satisfying sortie.
What first must be honored of the history of the 650th is the struggles, the heartbreaks, and the achievements of becoming a pilot and earning wings. Anyone can fight for their country. But to qualify for a special kind of fight, one which, upon the battlefields at altitude, where humans cannot normally go, takes a special man, is a rare victory in itself. Not everyone has the aptitude at altitude. Just keeping the aircraft aloft safely is an enormous undertaking. Thus we salute these soldiers for their accomplishments, because they truly earned it.
This is a rather dramatic patch. Nothing but a clear illustration of combative intentions. The 650th did a superb job drawing a simple, sinister symbol. Let’s start with the physically fit, dog-faced demon completely blacked out. You’ve got the evil red eyes glaring downwards, the requisite oversized fangs protruding from a nasty beast’s mouth, and widely spread wings to strike fear into our foes. The heaving hellhound is grasping with both claws, a red bomb with shrouded guidance fins, aimed directly downwards.
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