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WWII CBI-Made USAAF 44th Bomb Squadron 40th Bomb Group 20th Air Force Patch Hand-Painted on Leather
ARTIFACT: This is a lovely leather World War II United States Army Air Forces 44th Bomb Squadron, 40th Bomb Group, 20th Air Force patch in a small size. After a stint in the Panama Canal Zone, the 44th was called upon to fly B-29 Superfortresses in the CBI theatre in 1943. It was hand-painted in the China-Burma-India theatre and shows a red, white and black bird carrying a bomb in its talons.
VINTAGE: Circa World War II.
SIZE: About 3"e; in width by 4-1/16"e; in height.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Painted leather.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army Air Forces squadron patch collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MDIL98 LDFJX
CONDITION: 6+ (Fine-Very Fine): The patch has some light to medium wear and soiling; leather is somewhat stiff.