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Here is a large WWII USAAC Air Transport Command Patch. Fully embroidered removed from album with some paper residue to the back.
Measures 3 3/4"
A WWII MP arm band in good condition with some service wear.
Measures 20" laid out and is 4" tall.
An Australian made 5th Air Force patch, embroidered on wool and in near mint condition.
A IX Aviation Engineers Officer patch in bullion thread removed from uniform with age and patina to the bullion thread. High quality construction.
Measures 3" x 2 3/8"
At the outbreak of the European war General Arnold decided there was a need for a special engineer unit to work with the air forces. Thus the IX Aviation Engineers were tasked with the building and maintenance of airfields in all theaters of WWII.
Now this is a large English made Officers patch in bullion thread. Embroidered on a wool cloth. Some age and wear on the yellow and red 9 with staining on the top edge of the star. Please see images.
Measures 3 3/4" x 3 3/8" Possibly for an A2 flight jacket.
An English made Officers 9th Air Force patch in bullion thread. Embroidered on wool, removed from uniform remains in very good condition. With age and patina to the bullion.
Measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/8"
The IX Fighter Command was a United States Army Air Forces formation. Its last assignment was with the Ninth Air Force, based at Erlangen, Germany. It was inactivated on 16 November 1945.
IX Fighter Command was the primary tactical fighter air arm of Ninth Air Force in the Western Desert Campaign in North Africa during 1942-1943. Reassigned to England, it became the dominant tactical air force over the skies of Western Europe during the 1944 Battle of Normandy and the Western Allied invasion of Germany in 1945.
A rare 1st Troop Carrier Command Title in very good condition.
The command's mission was specialized training of combat crews for the air assault/air resupply mission tasked to the Army Air Forces. It was responsible directly to AAF Headquarters for the majority of the war, later coming under the umbrella of the Continental Air Forces in the spring of 1945
A fully embroidered on wool Flying Training Command Patch in mint un-issued condition.
Several in stock.
The US Army Air Forces in WWII had several subordinate Commands below the Air Staff level. These Commands were organized along functional missions. One such Command was the Flying Training Command.
Rare original W.A.S.P. shoulder sleeve patch. Embroidered on tan twill with a cheese cloth backing with age and some wear.
Measures 2 1/2"
Women's Airforce Service Pilots flew non-combat missions during World War II to free men for combat. Although the Air Force trained only about 1,200 WASP's, they had an enormous impact on World War II aviation.
Women pilots assigned to the Air Transport Command ferried forty-three types of aircraft, including small primary trainers, the fastest fighters, heavy transports, and huge bombers, from factories to bases throughout the United States and Canada. They towed targets, took meteorologists up for weather observations, transported equipment, broke in engines, and flew as couriers.
A rare 8th Air Force 305th Bomb Group "Can Do" English made group patch in near mint condition. Embroidered with silk thread on wool.
Measures 3 7/8" x 3"
305th BG (Heavy) consisted of 364/365/366/422 Squadrons flying B17's out of Cheleveston, Northamptonshire
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