How to appreciate the triumphs of our 61st Bombardment Squadron? Imagine this. With the professionally trained, deliberate twitch of one trigger finger, thousands of explosive poundage are unleashed upon the enemy below. And not just anywhere willy-nilly about the randomly chosen countryside. Nope, these are precisely controlled, carefully crafted, nearly artisanal trigger finger twitches that arrive at a precise point of release on the map. Flown along a perilous path fraught with greatest danger, through the flack of smack-you-out-of-the-air attacking ack-acks.
First it was the B-17 Flying Fortress, then as the war progressed, the 61st upgraded to the B-24 Liberator, and even later, ultimately operated the B-29 Superfortress Very Heavy bomber. These pilots flew aerial combat sorties from the very best military aerial fighting vehicles the American arsenal had to offer. Specially handcrafted, purpose-built for precision delivery, each flight was a historic, storied ride.
The 61st Bombardment Squadron’s patch showcases a mustang of a horse, roaming wild and free about the pasturelands of the skies. Galloping with a deadly saddle back chock full of bombalicious goodness – flavored just right for the adversaries. Both forehooves are gripping a long bomb, and Mr. Mustang is using his powerfully built hind legs to ram said bomb right up the enemy’s alley-hole. The gnashed teeth, tightly clenched jaw denote an air of quiet but dangerously determined confidence. See the three black lightning bolts as if in shadow below? Yep, those are streaks of pride on the pavement toward USA’s unmatched freedom.
- Men's T-Shirt
- Constructed from 100% ring spun combed cotton for super soft feel.
- 4.3-ounce, the perfect weight t-shirt. You'll want to wear this t-shirt everywhere.
- Machine wash cold, inside out, with like colors. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Do not iron decoration. Do not dry clean.