Older, pre-1948 Aero Squadron hat with
Founded in 1926, Sheriff Traeger bestowed "Deputy Air Sheriff's"
status on five volunteer pilots, forming the first Aero Squadron in the
In 1933, the Sheriff's Aero Squadron was officially authorized by the
Board of Supervisors. It had grown to twenty-five planes and one blimp.
Pre-1948 cap piece.
Aero Squadron, started
in 1933, became the
Aero Bureau in the
1960's. Aero Bureau
members, now, do not
have a special badge.
Two above pictures are of the last three Bell helicopters in
service, just before they were decommissioned.
Pictures taken by me at Wayside APR about 30 years ago
in early 1980's.
Early badge worn on leather flying jacket.
Aero Squadron retired flat
Aero Bureau wings.
Aero Squadron Base Long Beach
Later version of badge worn.
Usually pilots will wear the cloth
badge on a jumpsuit.
Aero Squadron License Plate Topper