Rare WWII USAAF 55th BS Light / BS Dive / 492nd F-BS / FS, 48th B / F-B / FG, 9th AF Jacket Patch
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Rare WWII USAAF 55th BS Light / BS Dive / 492nd F-BS / FS, 48th B / F-B / FG, 9th AF Jacket Patch

Code: afsq20492ldp


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ARTIFACT: Rare, WWII United States Army Air Forces 55th Bomb Squadron (Light) / 55th Bomb Squadron (Dive) / 492nd Fighter - Bomber Squadron / 492nd Fighter Squadron, 48th Bomb Group / 48th Fighter - Bomber Group / 48th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force embroidered Jacket Patch.

The squadron flew many different aircraft through its career, activating on 15 January 1941: A-18 (1941), A-20 (1941-42), A-35 (1942 - 1943), P-40 (1943), P-39 (1943 - 1944), P-47 (1944 - 1945) 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 a bombsight 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 to flight clothing.

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 TRVCEJX05/11/19

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

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