Photos of F-84 aircraft by, or from the collection of, Steve Grivno, who worked at Naval Air Facility China Lake, California during the mid-sixties. These photos were taken at China Lake. Used by permission.
USAAF's service acceptance tag from P-84C 47-1505. The tag reads from top to bottom:
U. S. ARMY
Note that the serial number does not include the usual dash after the year of manufacture -- it would normally be 47-1505 -- and that although the tag is a "USAAF" tag, the acceptance date is well after the USAAF became the USAF. Also, it appears the block number has been changed to 6, most likely from a 5, as the Republic serial number tag indicates block 5. Clearly, there is a question about this change that remains to be answered.