Rare, Well-Used Circa 1946 US Air Force 58th Wing, 509th Bomb Group Bikini Tests Patch
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Rare, Well-Used Circa 1946 US Air Force 58th Wing, 509th Bomb Group Bikini Tests Patch

Code: afsq91509bga


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a rare and well-used circa 1946 jacket patch for the United States Army Air Forces 58th Wing, 509th Bomb Group. Successor of the famous 509th Composite Group which dropped the two atomic bombs on Japan, the 509th Bomb Group carried out the "Operation Crossroads" atomic test at the Bikini Atoll. The patch has a mushroom cloud at its center.

VINTAGE: Circa 1946.

SIZE: Approximately 4-5/8" in height and 4-3/4" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Twill embroidered in silk/cotton threads, mesh backing.

ATTACHMENT: None.

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. CON-JES-20-VEJJX12 LEGEX7/12 SEJJX3/13 TRVAIJX TRDJX14 SLEGEX11/14

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The patch shows some moderate wear.

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