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A US Army Air Force Officer's patch in bullion thread.
A near mint example with age. Embroidered on wool on a hessian backing. Has been removed from album with glue/paste to the 90% of the back.
Measures 3" x 2 1/2"
An English made 9th AF patch. Removed from uniform and on good condition. Fully embroidered in silk thread.
Another variation of an English made 8th Air Force patch, early "Stubby" wing construction with rare black back. Silk embroidered on wool.
Measures 2 1/2"
Here is a full wing 8th Air Force patch. English made with a paste back, silk embroidered on wool.
Measures 2 1/2"
Another variation of the US Army Air Force 8th Air Force Patch. early English made "Stubby" wing example, fully embroidered in silk thread.
Here is an early 1942/43 "Stubby" wing design patch. English made silk embroidered , paste back in good un-issued condition.
Measures 3 5/8"
A 9th Air Force patch. English made version embroidered on wool with some age and wear.
US 9th Army Air Force Patch, English made printed on canvas example colours are lightly faded and in good condition.
Here is a rare China Air Task Force 14th Air Force "Flying Tigers" patch. Locally made quality hand embroidered example in silk thread. Removed from uniform, it has a nice patina with light service wear.
Measures 2 5/8"
The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Republic of China Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under President Franklin Roosevelt's authority before Pearl Harbor and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. Their Curtis P-40B Warhawk aircraft, marked with Chinese colors, flew under American control. Their mission was to bomb Japan and defend the Republic of China, but many delays meant the AVG flew in combat after the US and Japan declared war.
A 10th Air Force Officer patch in bullion. Locally made, high quality detail hand made example, removed from uniform with light wear and patina.
Measures 2 7/8"
Tenth Air Force was constituted on 4 February 1942 and activated on 12 February, built up around a nucleus of air force personnel newly arrived from Java and the Philippines, under the command of Maj. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton. It had its headquarters at New Delhi. Components of the air force moved to India over a three-month period from March to May 1942. It was responsible for creating, operating and safeguarding the India-China Ferry, more commonly known as the Hump airlift, between 8 April and 1 December 1942, first with its Assam-Burma-China Command until 16 July, then the India-China Ferry Command until 1 December, when jurisdiction for the airlift passed to the Air Transport Command.
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