RARE 493rd Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force French or Belgian
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RARE 493rd Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force French or Belgian

Code: afsq20493fb


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

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.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a RARE patch for the United States Army Air Forces 493rd Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, aka the Grim Reapers. The patch is either French or Belgian-made, and shows a skull at the center with lightning bolts penetrating its eye sockets. It reads MORS INIMICIS (Death to the enemy).

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: About 5-1/8"e; in diameter.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Chenille on silk/cotton/poly.

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto garment.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MCJJV06 LABJJX SABJJX3/08

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): Minor wear and soiling.

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