Very Rare ca 1924 USAS 25th Bomb Squadron Flight Jacket Patch - One of the First!
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Very Rare ca 1924 USAS 25th Bomb Squadron Flight Jacket Patch - One of the First!

Code: afsq10025bsp

$1,175.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is one of the first, very rare circa 1924 United States Air Service 25th Bomb Squadron, also known as the "e;The Headsman"e; during WWI, flight jacket patch. Initially formed as the 20th and then the 25th Aero Squadron in June 1917, this group merged with the 25th Squadron. In January 1924, the 25th Bomb Squadron evolved. The patch shows a cartoonish executioner wielding an axe with four notches that is dripping blood.

VINTAGE: Circa 1924.

SIZE: About 4-3/8"e; in width by 4-1/16"e; in height.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Painted canvas affixed to heavy leather backing.

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto flight clothing.

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. TRAJJ16 LAAGEX7/16

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): Paint cracked but vibrant and intact.

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