Ext Rare, 1942 USMC VMSB-142 Jacket Patch Variant and 2 Vintage Cactus Air Force Photos
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Ext Rare, 1942 USMC VMSB-142 Jacket Patch Variant and 2 Vintage Cactus Air Force Photos

Code: mcsq20142vmsb

$2,275.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Extremely Rare, 1942 USMC VMSB-142 Jacket Patch Variant and 2 Vintage Cactus Air Force Photos. Cactus was the US Navy code for the Guadalcanal operation. The combination of a handful of US Army, Navy and Marines, who called themselves The Cactus Air Force, flew from Henderson Field and saved Guadalcanal. They operated in horrible conditions with inferior equipment, inadequate supplies and yet they held on. Their story is recorded in "The Cactus Air Force" by Thomas G. Miller, Jr., Harper & Row, 1969. This is an opportunity to own a true piece of WW2 history.

VINTAGE: Circa 1942's.

SIZE: Approximately Patch 5-35/8" in diameter. Photos: 3-5/8" x2-1/2"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cotton embroidered in silk/cotton threads,

ATTACHMENT: None

MARKINGS: N/A

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USMC collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRVAEEJX TRHEJX18

CONDITION:

7- (Very Fine-): The patch shows moderate wear and photo is fading and yellowing, overall "great been-there" look.

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