Crewmembers' Uniform Sleeve Insignia, 1947-1961

Photos and research courtesy of Capt. David. O. Hill
(except as noted)

Not to scale

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This shoulder patch was worn high on the left sleeve by cockpit crewmembers from 1947 to 1961, and by flight attendants from 1950 to 1961. It is 3" wide.


ro sleeve This insignia was worn by radio operators on their sleeves just above the cuffs.

It is about 1 5/8" high and 1 1/4" wide.

1947-1951

(Courtesy of Mike Wojciechowski)


nav sleeve This insignia was worn by navigators on their sleeves just above the cuffs.

It is 1 1/4" wide (from wingtip to wingtip).

1947-1961


fe sleeve This insignia was worn by flight engineers on their sleeves just above the cuffs.

It is 1 1/8" wide (from the tips of the propeller).

1947-1961


caduceus This insignia (medical caduceus) was worn on the sleeves just above the cuffs of flight attendants who were registered nurses.

It is about 7/8" wide (from wingtip to wingtip) and a little more than 1 1/4" high.

1950-1961

(Courtesy of Pat Parlette)

 

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