ID'd!!! 1930's - Ext Rare WWII USAAF 316th Service Group WWII Painted Leather Jacket Patch

ID'd!!! 1930's - Ext Rare WWII USAAF 316th Service Group WWII Painted Leather Jacket Patch

Code: afsq20316sg


Product Description


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ARTIFACT: IDENTIFIED!! This long unidentified patch has finally been ID'd! It is for the 316th Service Group of the United States Army Air Forces. It shows a hand gloved in armor clutching a golden wing and reads AUXILIUM FERIMUS ILLIS. This translates from the Latin to: "We Help Them" or "We Give Them a Lift". The patch is beautifully hand painted in multiple shades of blue and gold, along with black, on a leather shield shape, with nicely cut out scroll work at bottom. We do not know currently where the 316th SG was stationed priori to, or during, WWII. 


SIZE: 3-1/4" wide by 4-1/2" high.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Leather with painted details.

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn to a flight jacket or flight suit.


ITEM NOTES: This is from an accumulation of unidentified items: item will not be sold until identified. VCEJX07 LJJJX05/10 SLGEJX04/19

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent - Very fine): Very minor wear; slight cracking on image.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.