Forever known as the World-Famous Thunderbirds, the 34th Bomb Squadron was one of the Doolittle Raiders. Sent to bomb Japan to boost moral after the demoralizing attacks on Pearl Harbor, the 34th rallied troop motivations, resulting in war efforts becoming more intense. But almost nothing beat the intensity of the bomb squadron’s edge-of-your-seat experiences. Imagine adrenaline-fueled flying in precision formations, frantically looking about for enemy fighters, from within the cockpit greenhouse area. And this was just on the way in, before having delivered the deadly explosive payloads.
Gallantry in motion. The crews of the 34th had a heavy task on their shoulders. Attack back. Attack back after Pearl Harbor. They knew they had to board their wartime chariots, sling the straps on tightly, and slam the enemy, to let them know we were coming for them. Imagine being hit hard, out of the blue, and now the giant in you has been awakened out of a peaceful slumber. That’s one bad dude in one bad mood. That’s the spirit the 34th brought on its missions into Japan!
For its squadron patch, the 34th Bomb Squadron handpicked an American Indian Thunderbird symbol. The mythical Thunderbird exuded superhuman toughness and in-flight ferocity. Here, in highest contrast upon a white background, the Thunderbird flies heavenward, dashing for altitude at a forty-five degree angle to the horizon, with two furiously red thunderbolts darting from its eye. As a final touch, note the red and white battle accent firmly fixed upon its chest.
- Men's T-Shirt
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