Great Korean War Ca. 1952 USAF 21st Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) Jacket Patch
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Great Korean War Ca. 1952 USAF 21st Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) Jacket Patch

Code: afsq40004tcs


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Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
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ARTIFACT: Great Korean War circa 1952, 21st Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) jacket patch. This example is large, fully embroidered, and made in Japan. The center depicts a bumble bee wearing a flight helmet and goggles with the USAF emblem on its wings carrying items in its 'hands' in multicolored embroidered detail and surrounding it reads: "21st T. C. S. (H)" and along the bottom it reads: "BEE LINERS". The 21st was stationed at Tachikawa Air Base in Japan, there the squadron flew C-46 and C-47 aircraft and carried equipment, supplies, and personnel from to South Korea by way of Japan. The 21st participated in all combat engagements in Korea, perhaps most notable were the airdrops at Sunchon. In December of 1952, the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) was relieved of combat duties.

VINTAGE: Circa Korean War - 1952.

SIZE: Approximately 5-3/8" x 4-1/2".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Fully embroidered patch, cotton/silk/polyester thread.

ATTACHMENT: N/A.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Air Force collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MABEX16 LDEJX6/16 STRVBJJX05/11/19

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine—Excellent): The jacket patch shows minor to moderate wear, some light soiling, overall excellent condition.

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