554th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group, 8th/9th Air Force Jacket Patch with Paperwork, 9 Photos
ARTIFACT: This is a United States 554th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group, 8th and 9th Air Force jacket patch, which comes with paperwork and nine photographs. The grouping once belonged to Sgt. Samuel Robert Prock. The 554th was a part of the D-Day offensive and flew B-26 and A-26 aircraft. One photo is of Prock, and the other photos are aerial shots of places he flew, such as Brest, Frankfort and Nurnberg (these latter photos are marked "e;restricted personal use only"e; on reverse). The patch shows a snarling panther on some red rocks.
VINTAGE: Circa World War II.
SIZE: Patch: about 6-1/8"e; wide by 5-3/4"e; high.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Paint on canvas, photographs, paper.
ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto clothing.
MARKINGS: RESTRICTED PERSONAL USE ONLY on reverse of aerial photos; handwriting on back of Sgt. Prock's photo.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a large collection of wings, which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEJX05
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The patch shows very minor wear and slight soiling.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.