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During WWII, with the war on and gasoline rationed nationwide, Shell Oil realized its gasoline dealers would need to differentiate themselves from other vendors. So, they launched an ad campaign based on providing full service, in co-ordination with the War Department as a wartime marketing program. This "Ground Crew Service" campaign compared the work of the service station attendant to that of an Army Air Corps crewman. As part of the effort, 8 squadron emblems were issued as part of a Ground Crew Service Promotion and were given away to customers and prospects. The emblems printed on a canvas like material were colorful and are now quite uncommon. Complete sets are rare since wartime materials scarcity limited production. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com