1 December 1943 - January 1958.
This unit participated in the invasion of Algeria and French
Morocco and then operated in the Mediterranean theater until
the end of the war. The arabic number twelve, the unit's designation,
is superimposed on the winged star, the symbol of the army air forces.
The background is ultra- marine blue representing the sky.
Activated 20 August 1942 at Bolling Field, Washington D.C.
World War II (Air Combat, European-Africa-Middle East theater;
Algeria-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio;
Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Po Valley).