Air Transport Command Distinctive Insignia, LeVelle & Co., above two photos.
This insignia has the ATC logo enameled over sterling silver. The reverse has vertical straight pin for attachment to the
uniform and is marked: LEVELLE & CO. WASHINGTON, D.C. PHILA, PA. STERLING
Air Transport Command Service Members with 1/4 Ton Truck, above photo.
This photo depicts an Army Captain wearing a Type A-2 Flying Jacket with an Air Transport Command (ATC)
patch on the left breast, above the pocket. The Enlisted service member on the right wears a Type  A-2
Flying Jacket without insignia, but has an ATC Distinctive Insignia (D.I.) attached to the left side of the
service hat. The Ford GPW 1/4 Ton Truck or "Jeep", produced during July or August 1942 has the factory
blue drab registration number 20137601 painted on the hood, but the "U.S.A." is painted in white. Also
noteworthy on this "Jeep" is the front spring has been replaced with a Willys MB style spring, but the rear
two springs are the Ford GPW style spring. The spare tire on the "Jeep" has been removed. The damage to
the right front fender, replaced spring and missing spare tire may indicate that this "Jeep" sustained critical  
damage on the passenger side.
AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND - ATC
MEMORABILIA
Air Transport Command Patch, unofficial theatre made leather variation, above two photos.
This ATC Patch was made in India for Lt August J Kieser. To see Lt Keiser's Type A-2 Flight Jacket
CLICK HERE
Air Transport Command Patch, leather, regulation type, above two photos.
The two ATC patches shown above are water applied decal on leather. The patch shown on the left has had the brown
border removed. The red and blue boxes around the edge of the patch symbolize the Morse Code for "ATC".
Air Transport Command Distinctive Insignia, Gemsco, above two photos.
This insignia has the ATC logo painted over silver plating. The reverse has a horizontal straight pin for attachment to the
uniform and is marked: SILVER PLATED GEMSCO N.Y.
The Air Transport Command or ATC was re-designated from the Army Air Forces Ferrying Command on July
1st 1942. The responsibility of the ATC was to meet the urgent demand for the speedy reinforcement of
personnel, supplies and equipment to United States military bases worldwide during World War II, using an
air supply system to supplement surface transport.
The Air Transport Command consisted of two main divisions, the Ferrying Division and the Air
Transportation Division. The Ferrying Division was responsible for the transfer of combat aircraft to
overseas bases. The Air Transportation Division routed personnel overseas and delivered fuel and supplies
to locations that could not be easily achieved by ground.
By the end of World War Two the ATC had developed into a huge military air carrier utilizing C-46, C-47 and
C-54 Cargo Aircraft, to deliver personnel and supplies, with the C-87 "Liberator Express" being able to
deliver fuel. By 1945, the presence of the ATC had spanned from North America through South America,
Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA (D.I.)
Air Transport Command Distinctive Insignia, LeVelle & Co., above two photos.
This insignia has the ATC logo enameled over sterling silver. The reverse has horizontal clutch-back pins for attachment to
the uniform and is marked: LEVELLE & CO. WASHINGTON, D.C. PHILA, PA. STERLING
Air Transport Command Distinctive Insignia, LeVelle & Co., above two photos.
This insignia has the ATC logo enameled over sterling silver. This insignia was originally designed to have a vertical straight
pin on the reverse (as indicated by the two boxes on the top and bottom) but this was changed at the factory to have
horizontal clutch-back pins for attachment to the uniform. The reverse is marked: LEVELLE & CO. WASHINGTON, D.C.
PHILA, PA. STERLING
Air Transport Command Distinctive Insignia, LeVelle & Co., above two photos.
This insignia has the ATC logo enameled over sterling silver. The reverse has vertical clutch-back pins for attachment to the
uniform and is marked: LEVELLE & CO. PHILA, PA. STERLING
Air Transport Command Distinctive Insignia, Gemsco, above two photos.
This insignia has the ATC logo painted over silver plating. The reverse has vertical clutch-back pins for attachment to the
uniform and is marked: GEMSCO N.Y.