Circa 1946 USAAF 58th Wing, 509th Bomb Group Bikini Tests Patch
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ARTIFACT: This is a jacket patch for the United States Army Air Forces 58th Wing, 509th Bomb Group. The group conducted the "e;Operation Crossroads"e; atomic bomb tests at the Bikini Atoll. There is a mushroom cloud at the center of the patch.
VINTAGE: Circa 1946.
SIZE: About 4-3/4" in diameter.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cotton embroidery thread on cotton twill.
ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto garment.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. LAEJR06 LFGEX SEGEX01/19
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The patch shows minor wear, mostly to edges.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.