OHIO WING

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HISTORY/HERALDRY

Description: On an azure disc bordered argent, a Wright Flyer in argent at the fess point is superimposed over a map of the state of Ohio. The map in gules at the nombril point is trimmed in argent. An or-yellow depth is on the southern and eastern sides of the state’s trim. The undercarriage, wire bracing, struts, and edges of the forward horizontal elevator are silver-gray.The struts and supporting wire braces extend from the top or leading edge of the upper wing to the top or leading edge of the lower wing. At the middle chief are the arabic “51” in silver-gray.

Significance: The map of Ohio signifies the home for the wing. The Wright Flyer pays homage to Orville and Wilbur Wright, natives of Dayton, Ohio who invented and constructed the world’s first successful airplane in 1903. The Flyer depicted is this airplane. The colors of azure, gules, and argent are representative of the colors of the Ohio state flag, as well as the colors of the Civil Air Patrol. Centered above the map of the state are the numerals “51” in silver-gray, for the Ohio Wing was the first state in the Army’s Fifth Service Corps area during World War II, as designated by Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters in Operations Directive No. 1, 12 February 1942.

Designer: Unknown, approved 20 October 1950