Ext Rare WWII USAAF 52nd Bomb Sq 29th Bomb Gp 314th Bomb Wg XXI Bomber Cmnd 20th AF Jacket Patch

Ext Rare WWII USAAF 52nd Bomb Sq 29th Bomb Gp 314th Bomb Wg XXI Bomber Cmnd 20th AF Jacket Patch

Code: 0t61afp20003maj

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Product Description


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As of today, SUNDAY JUNE 4TH, Kanae & I are BOTH IN THE OFFICE, busily packing the MANY Orders we received over the past few days,


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ARTIFACT: This is a rare WWII USAAF 52nd Bomb Squadron, 29th Bomb Group, 314th Bomb Wing, XXI Bomber Command, 20th Air Force decal on leather jacket patch. The group was formed in Florida, so it was only fitting that the design that was chosen for the insignia was of a ferocious alligator holding a bomb with its tail. This is from the unit that flew World War II's most destructive Incendiary Raid, which devastated a quarter of Tokyo, Japan in 1945.

The patch is biographical, identified on back, in his own hand, by then-Major Clifford L. Werly. Eventual Lt. Colonel Werly had a long career in aviation both civil and military, starting in 1924 as a barnstormer, ending in the 1970's, with a high point being the Captain of a B-29 Bomber.

A great article can be found on Lt. Col. Werly (which also shows his hand writing on the cover of his B-29 manual) in the Fall 2013 Air Power History magazine starting on page 14:


SIZE: About 3-7/8" in diameter.


ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto Flight Clothing.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF Patch collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRVFEJX TRBEJX17 LHGEX4/17 STRVHGEX07/10/22

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine +): There is light some wear and crazing to the decal.

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