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