ELEVENTH AIR FORCE LINEAGE, HONORS, AND EMBLEM|
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||Air Force Yellow
13 August 1943
Azure, in dexter chief the numeral "11" gules fimbriated agent above a mullet of the last pierced of the second winged or in bendwise sinister, all within a diminished bordure of the last.
Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The winged star-in-circle is adapted from the Air Force logo and is a stylized representation of the North Star, which suggests the 11th Air Force's home base in the Alaska and the scope of the organization's defense mission. The "11" refers to the numerical designation of the unit.
Constituted as Alaskan Air Force on 28 December 1941.
Activated on 15 January 1942.
Redesignated Eleventh Air Force in February 1942.
Service Streamers: None
Campaign Streamers: None
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers: None
Air Offensive, Japan
Elmendorf Field, AK, 15 January 1942
Adak, AK, 10 August 1943
Elmendorf AFB, AK, 1 October 1946-present