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Federally recognized on Nov. 9, 1946, the 196th Fighter Squadron – now the 196th Attack Squadron – turns 70 on Nov. 9, 2016.
The following is the description of the 196th “Shooting Star” insignia as recorded in official records: “Over and through an ultramarine blue disc, marked at each extremity of the vertical and horizontal axes with a small, white, five-pointed star border yellow, a large, white shooting star with exhaust trail graduated from yellow to red toward sinister base, in flight over a small, dark green and light blue replica of the world and a small, white decrescent moon in dexter base; star equipped with light blue bubble canopy, jet units, and wing tanks, emitting light blue vapor toward rear.
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163d Attack Wing shield
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