Ext. Rare WWII USMC VMB 613 Jacket Patch. Silk Screen Printed in Theater. 1 of Only 8 Known!

Ext. Rare WWII USMC VMB 613 Jacket Patch. Silk Screen Printed in Theater. 1 of Only 8 Known!

Code: mcsq20001vmb


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ARTIFACT: Extremely rare WWII United States Marine Corps VMB 613 Jacket Patch depicting a yellow winged, 'aviator' monkey riding a missile while firing a machine gun. Silk screen printed in theater, one of only 8 known. All come from the estate of Tech. Sgt. Charles F. Coers a Navigator/Bombadier 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. [1]
Information from: www.vmb613.com


SIZE: Approximately 8" x 6"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Silk screen on heavy canvas.



ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Marine Corps collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MDJJX07 LBBEJX12/14

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): Patch shows age and storage wear.

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