Rare WWII USAAF 55th BS (Light), 55th BS (Dive), 492nd F-BS, 492nd, FS, 48th FG, 9th AF Patch
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Rare WWII USAAF 55th BS (Light), 55th BS (Dive), 492nd F-BS, 492nd, FS, 48th FG, 9th AF Patch

Code: afsq20492ldp

$675.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Rare, WWII United States Army Air Forces 55th Bomb Squadron (Light), 55th BS (Dive), 492 Fighter – Bomber Squadron, 492 Fighter Squadron, 48th Bomb, Fighter-Bomb, Fighter Group, 9th Air Force embroidered jacket patch. The squadron flew many aircrafts: A-18 (1941), A-20 (1941-42), A-35 (1942-43), P-40 (1943), P-39 (1943-44), P-47 (1944-45) and they were stationed overseas in France, Germany, and England, the squadron was inactivated in November 1945. The patch depicts the profile of an eagle's head while the eagle glares through the scope with a bomb in its claw, ready to be dropped. The patch is fully embroidered in bright, vibrant colors and is in excellent condition.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 4-5/8" in diameter

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Fully embroidered silk/cotton/polyester thread

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn on.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEJX15 LFGEX9/15

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): The patch shows minor wear, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.