ARMED FORCES: Something Borrowed

As a final mark of its hard-won independence, the Air Force last week proudly displayed the new uniform which all airmen will be wearing by September 1950. A natty slate blue (47 other shades of blue were rejected), with light blue shirt and dark blue tie, it is slightly darker than the R.A.F. model, sports new silver buttons and a black-visored cap instead of the traditional gold metal and tan leather. The other major change: inverted chevrons sprouting upwards from an Air Force star, the first upswept insigne for U.S. noncoms since the Spanish-American War.


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