Ext. Rare WWII 1st Air Transport Squadron (Mobile) CBI-Made DI or Squadron Badge
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Ext. Rare WWII 1st Air Transport Squadron (Mobile) CBI-Made DI or Squadron Badge

Code: afib30007ams

$1,275.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

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ARTIFACT: Extremely rare WWII 1st Air Transport Squadron (Modbile) CBI-made enameled silver distinctive insignia or squadron badge. The badge and bracelet originally belonged to Richard Storts. During WWII, the unit was part of United States Army Air Forces India – China Wing, Air Transport Command, and also attached to XX Bomber Command and the 22nd Air Depot Group. The DI shows the front (face) outline of a C – 46 Commando aircraft, each window has a letter in it –"A" and "M" with the divider in the center of the windshield forming the “T" and just below in the center of the DI is the letter 'S' of 'Air Transport Mobile Squadron'. The squadron flew the C – 46 Commando 1944 – 1946. The sterling bracelet came along with the DI and reads: "RICHARD STORTS ASN 08111972" and the reverse is engraved to "Judy".

Assignments during period of wear of DI/Squadron Badge:India-China Wing (later, India-China Division), Air Transport Command, c. 2 May 1944Attached to XX Bomber Command, 17 May-20 Nov 1944XX Bomber Command, 21 Nov 1944Attached to 22 Air Depot Group, Nov-Dec 1944

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately DI: 1" in diameter; Bracelet: 5" chain – center: 1 5/8" x ¾"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling, enamel

ATTACHMENT: DI: Vertical British kick pin with 'C' catch; Bracelet: Round sister hook clasp

MARKINGS: "STERLING" on the reverse of the bracelet

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJJX14 LABGEX6/15

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine- Overall): The bracelet is missing one side of its chain, DI is extremely hard to find without enamel damage.

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