New discoveries show that American soldiers used the swastika as their
symbol early in World War I, and up to 1941, against Germany. The
symbol was used by Americans in the French Escadrille Lafayette, by
the 45th Infantry Divison, on Boeing P-12 planes.
The discoveries are in the growing body of work by the historian Dr.
Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets"). He has previously shown how
socialists in the USA originated the modern swastika as overlapping
"S" letters for "Socialists" joining together in a utopian "Socialist
There is also evidence that the U.S. flew Spad XIII Fighter planes
that bore swastikas in WWI. see
The photos show swastikas that are not in the S-direction, however, it
is possible that the actual fighters bore swastikas in the S-
direction, or in both directions, or that the modern plastic models
(1984 American Plastic Model Co. Ltd, made in Korea) were designed to
distance the U.S. military from the use of the classic S-direction
swastika that pre-dated used by the National Socialist German Workers
There is also evidence that the military still uses swastika symbolism
in the Navy's Coronado Seabees Barracks in California (as shown below
and/or in this photo).
During the time when American soldiers adopted the swastika, the
symbol was associated in the USA with the growing popularity of
"military socialism," a dogma touted by Edward Bellamy, the American
author of the international bestseller "Looking Backward," (1887)
known as the bible of National Socialism.
A postcard from that period and made in the USA bears a swastika and
the wording: "Lucky Star - May this emblem protect you well from every
bullet, every shell."
It is interesting to note that the swastika employed by the military
in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics also combined the swastika
with the star.
The symbol was also famous in the USA as alphabetical symbolism for
socialism in the Theosophical Society (TS), from 1875.
In 1888, the Theosophical Society teamed up with Bellamy's Nationalist
movement for military socialism. The "Bellamy swastika" spread.
By 1915, the symbol was also widely popular as an ornamental "Good
Luck" symbol, as in a 1915 postcard showing the American flag posed
favorably with a swastika.
For more information on the swastika as alphabetical symbolism see
By adopting the symbol, American soldiers influenced the swastika as
an alphabetic symbol of socialism around the world, where the symbol
had previously been a generic ancient symbol.
Graduates/victims of government schools may find it hard to believe:
Americans used the straight-arm gesture, wore swastika shoulder
patches and flew planes adorned with swastikas in war against Germany,
and they did it all decades before the same was done under the
National Socialist German Workers' Party. The USA was the origin of
that behavior under German National Socialism.
See the following pictures: American Swastika on Boeing P-12 circa
1928 to 1941
Swastika Guerre Aerienne Lafayette Escadrille
Top Ace Raul Lufberry swastika image
Escadrille Americaine Swastika picture
on Avro Anson Airplanes in 1936
- posted 13 years ago