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USAAF 37th Photo-Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Photo-Recon Group, 12/15th AF Patch
ARTIFACT: This is a World War II United States Army Air Forces 37th Photo-Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Photo-Reconnaissance Group patch. The 37th was attached to both the 12th and 15th Air Force patch. In Italy, they flew P-38, A-20, P-39 and B-25 aircraft, supported the 5th and 8th UK Army Surveillance of Balkans Luftwaffe base and flew Recon for 15th Air Force Bombers out of Italy. Also, they were in Sicily for the invasion of Sicily and in northwest France for the D-Day invasion. The patch features a rooster.
VINTAGE: Circa World War II.
SIZE: About 4-1/2"e; in diameter.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Decal on canvas.
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. LAEJV93 LDGEX
CONDITION: 6+ (Fine-Very Fine): Minor wear and cracking of decal; coloring on decal worn.