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ARTIFACT: This is a United States Army Air Forces 58th Bomb wing jacket patch, used around the time of the Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests. The famous 509th Composite Group (later 509th Bomb Group) was part of this Bomb Wing. There is a mushroom cloud at the center of the patch.
VINTAGE: Circa 1946-1947.
SIZE: About 4-3/4"e; in diameter.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cotton embroidery thread on cotton.
ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto garment.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces jacket patch collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. LAAJV97 LEIEX
CONDITION: 6- (Fine): The patch shows minor wear and some moderate soiling.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.