Originally posted by DoomsdayRex
The first patch, reading Gustatus Similis Pullus translates to, "Tastes Like Chicken" (Notice the fork and knife). The alien insignia may be a reference to the fact the 509th was once stationed in Roswell, New Mexico. Dennis Balzathar contacted the Air Force and found this is not an official patch. 509th Bomb Wing Insignia
Just because it says, 'Tastes like chicken' does it translate into an Olympic leap of logic, as you find it amusing? Never mind! I found it amusing too, until....
While researching (The 509th Bomb Wing's history), I came across a curious thing, a Classified Flight Test shoulder patch from the 509th Bomb Group, with an alien pictured on it, along with the strange phrase in Latin, "Gustatus Similis Pullus" which translates into "Tastes like Chicken”
From: The 509th Bomb Wing's History - From Flying Disks To Flying Wings
By Jim Hickman
Director-Aerial Phenomena Research Group
So what's a joke doing in an official history of the unit? As you must be aware, a Unit's history is a serious matter!
The Tencap patch may just be an in-joke referencing the almost sci-fi nature of AF Tencap's work. (The Latin translates to "Let them hate us as long as they fear us.")
May be a joke? Not sure? Well, it May not be! On the Livingmoon web page where the Tencap patch has been shown, it says:
All images and Text on this page are courtesy of the USAF, Space Command and related agencies mentioned on this page.
Are you implying that the USAF, Space Command etc is a big joke? High time they get down to serious business instead of joking around and wasting tax payers money!
The five-stars with the three clustered stars on the STS-126 patch is very easy to explain Orion[/url].
You haven't explained, why Orion in particular? And why some of the patches have the SAME 5 + 1 config of stars? Why not 3, 4, 8, 10? Does the '5 + 1' imply Area 51?
The Desert Prowler patch, both the entity (called the Wraith) and the six stars are a reference to an Insane Clown Posse album, of all things.
Agreed! But has it struck you why the 5 + 1 star config is shown in many patches? And the significance of IX and XI? You seem to be just reproducing what's opined in some articles without applying you mind!!
[edit on 23-5-2009 by mikesingh]