D-DAY!! Rare WWII USAAF 79th Troop Carrier Sq 436th TC Group 9th AF Jacket Patch 101st Airborne
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D-DAY!! Rare WWII USAAF 79th Troop Carrier Sq 436th TC Group 9th AF Jacket Patch 101st Airborne

Code: afsq20079tcs

$1,275.00




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ARTIFACT: This is a WWII United States Army Air Forces 79th Troop Carrier Squadron, 79th TCS, 436th Troop Carrier Group, 436th TCG, 9th Air Force fully embroidered Jacket Patch. 

The patch is oval and shows two Waco Gliders being pulled by a snorting Horse with wings sprouting out of his Tack.

From Wikipedia: 

Formed in April 1943 by I Troop Carrier Command, trained and equipped at various bases in the United States for the balance of the year. Deployed to England, being assigned to IX Troop Carrier Command in early January 1944, during the Allied buildup prior to the invasion of France.

The squadron participated in the D-Day operation, dropping 101st Airborne Division paratroops near Cherbourg Naval Base, then carried out re-supply and glider delivery missions the following day.

The squadron's aircraft flew supplies into Normandy as soon as suitable landing strips were available and evacuated casualties to England. On 17 July the air echelon flew to Grosseto airbase in Italy to prepare for operations connected with the invasion of southern France returning to England on 24 August.

Squadron moved to France in July 1944 and for the balance of the Northern France Campaign and the Western Allied invasion of Germany was engaged in combat resupply of ground forces, operating from Advanced Landing Grounds in northern France. Delivered supplies to rough Resupply and Evacuation airfields near the front lines, returning combat casualties to field hospitals in rear areas. Dropped airborne forces during Operation Market-Garden in September 1944 into the Netherlands; later participated in the airborne invasion of Germany in March 1945. After V-E Day, the squadron evacuated prisoners of war. Returned to the United States in August 1945, became a transport squadron for Continental Air Command, Inactivated on 15 November 1945.

VINTAGE: Circa mid - World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 3-1/2" in height and 5-3/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Fully-embroidered in cotton/silk threads.

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn on.

MARKINGS: N/A

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRAICX22 LABGEX07/10/22

CONDITION:  7 (Very Fine): The patch shows some moderate wear.

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