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ARTIFACT: Circa 1945 United States Air Force 539th Fighter – Interceptor Squadron jacket patch. The squadron flew the F-86 aircraft out of Stewart Air Field Base in New York. The patch depicts a winged arm thrust through a cloud and crushing an aircraft. The cloud has lightning bolts on both sides and the blue sky background features the arms of a clock and the Roman numerals: "III, VI, IX, and XII.
VINTAGE: Circa 1945
SIZE: Approximately 4-5/8" x 4-7/8"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Embroidered canvas, cotton/silk/polyester threads with gauze backing
ATTACHMENT: To be sewn on.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VGEX15 LBHEX9/15 SBEJX3/17
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The patch shows minor age/storage wear and soiling and a small area of fading, overall the colors remain bright.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.