Great WWII USAAF CBI-Made 374th BS, 308th BG, 14th AF Multi-Piece Leather Patch Removed From

Great WWII USAAF CBI-Made 374th BS, 308th BG, 14th AF Multi-Piece Leather Patch Removed From

Code: afsq20308cbi

SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description


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ARTIFACT: Great, WWII USAAF CBI-made 374th Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group, 14th Air Force multi-piece leather jacket patch. This patch was removed from an A-2, but is in excellent condition. The 308th BG was established in 1942 and in September was designated an Operational Training Unit at Wendover Field in Utah. The 308th was transferred to China in 1943 and flew B24D Liberators while supporting Chinese ground forces and securing/destroying key locations in French Indochina, and bombed relevant docks at Rangoon, Burma. General Chennault wrote of the 308th in his memoirs, it reads: "They took the heaviest combat losses of any Group in China and often broke my heart by burning thousands of gallons of gas only to dump their bombs in rice paddy mud far from the target. However, their bombing of Vinh railroad shops in Indo-China, the Kowloon and Kai Tak docks at Hong Kong, and the shipping off Saigon were superb jobs unmatched anywhere. When the Army Air Force Headquarters in Washington tallied the bombing accuracy of every bomb group in combat, I was astonished to find that the 308th led them all."e; Constituted as 374th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on January 28, 1942. Activated on April 15, 1942. Inactivated on January 6, 1946. The patch depicts the 374th BS, 308th BG squadron insignia during operations in CBI, it shows a wombat clutching two bombs with painted details and nice multi-piece leather construction.

VINTAGE: Circa late WWII

SIZE: Approximately 6-1/16" x 5-9/16"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Hand-painted, multi-piece leather construction

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn on.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEJX15 LHGEX9/15 SFHEX01/17

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The patch shows minor to moderate wear, was removed from an A-2, but the leather is supple and the patch remains in excellent condition.

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