WWII CBI-Made 493rd Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Group, 10th Air Force "Vanguards" Jacket Patch
ARTIFACT: This is a CBI theatre-made United States Army Air Forces 493rd Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Group, 10th Air Force jacket patch. The patch shows an armored fist crushing a missile and reads VANGUARDS.
VINTAGE: Circa World War II.
SIZE: About 6-3/8"e; wide by 6-3/4"e; high.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Painted leather.
ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto clothing.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEJX06 LFGEX
CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): Minor wear; slight soiling; some cracking on image;leather is soft and supple.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.