Ext Rare WWII USMC VMB-613 Jacket Patch Grouping of Navigator/Bombardier Chet A Brunner
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Ext Rare WWII USMC VMB-613 Jacket Patch Grouping of Navigator/Bombardier Chet A Brunner

Code: mcpg20613vmb

$3,375.00




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ARTIFACT:

This is an Extremely Rare World War II US Marine Corps VMB-613 Jacket Patch, ID Bracelet, 1st Marine Air Wing Patch, EGA, & DFC Ribbon of Navigator/Bombardier Staff Sergeant Chet A Brunner. It is a great half Riker Mount sized grouping including an extremely rare patch, with personal identification. 

The VMB-613 Jacket Patch is an Extremely rare World War II United States Marine Corps Jacket Patch depicting a yellow winged, 'aviator' monkey riding a Bomb while firing a machine gun. Silk screen printed in theater, one of only 9 known. All of the other 8 came from the estate of Tech. Sgt. Charles F. Coers another Navigator/Bombardier with the unit. In February 1943, the Marine Corps began to receive its first B-25 bombers, which were renamed PBJ's. Seven PBJ squadrons reached the Pacific before the war ended: VMB-413, -423, -433, -443, -611, -612 and -613. On 6 Feb. 1945, VMB-613 participated in a raid against Ponape Island. (Information from: www.vmb613.com).

VINTAGE: World War II.

SIZE: Approximately VMB-613 Patch: 4-7/8" in diameter. ID Bracelet: 6-3/4" in length, Center part: 3/4" in height x 1-3/4" in width. 1st MAW-Patch: 3-1/4" in height x 2-5/8" in width. EGA collar: 1" in height x 7/8" in width. DFC Ribbon: 1/2" in height x 1-7/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: VMB-613 Patch: Silk screen on canvas, ID Bracelet: sterling Silver, 1st MAW-Patch: Fully-embroidered patch in silk/cotton threads, EGA: Blackened brass, DFC Ribbon: Brass, silk/cotton/polyester ribbon, steel.

ATTACHMENT: Patches: To be sewn onto uniforms and/or flight clothing. Bracelet: missing Clasp. EGA Collar: Single screw post with disc backing and pin. DFC-Ribbon: Horizontal pin with C catch.

MARKINGS:

Bracelet: CHET A  BRUNNER on front.
                STERLING EGGERTSVILLE, N.Y. on back.
                  

ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Marine Corps Aviation collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MIJJV21 LCCGEX03/30/23

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The US Marine Corps VMB-613 Patch shows very light age and storage wear, but still in excellent condition. The 1st MAW Patch appears to have been removed from a uniform, but is in Very Fine to Excellent condition.  The DFC Ribbon is in excellent condition. The collar EGA is in fine condition with moderate wear. And the bracelet shows moderate wear and you can tell that it was along for the ride on all of Brunner's missions! Overall Excellent condition. 

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