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Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field, Stylized Globe, 2002. [Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.

(Floyd Bennett Field Task Force)

Photo 4: VRF-1 Squadron Insignia, 1943. [Photo 4] with link to larger version of photo.

(Courtesy of VRF-1 Association)

Questions for Photos 3 and 4

1. Why do you think the administration building for Floyd Bennett Field featured a globe in 1931? Why do you think the VRF-1 Squadron Insignia featured a globe in 1943?

2. How are the two emblems different? Why do you think the insignia has a close-up view of North America?

3. What does the stork traditionally represent? Why is it shown carrying an airplane rather than a baby?

4. Why do you think a ferry squadron would have used this emblem? Why do you think the stork is flying from East to West (rather than the reverse)?

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