WWII Italian Air Force Squadron Badge for 205th Bomb Squadron, “Sorce Verdi"
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WWII Italian Air Force Squadron Badge for 205th Bomb Squadron, “Sorce Verdi"

Code: omit20001


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ARTIFACT: This is a very rare example of a very famous and desirable Italian squadron badge for the 205th Squadriglia (Squadron), also known as the "Sorci Verde". The squadron's aircraft, some of which were used in competitive racing, were all emblazoned with three green mice. This bomb squadron was formed in October 1936 and flew the famous Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79 trimotor. They first became recognized for a series of public relations flights around the world in the late 1930s. One of its most well-known members was Bruno Mussolini, son of Il Duce. During World War II the 205th went on many bombing patrols in Europe.

VINTAGE: Circa early World War II.

SIZE: About 1" wide by 1/2" high.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Painted brass.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with C catch.

MARKINGS: Stamped on reverse: "RIPROD.VIETATA".

ITEM NOTES: This is from a collection of Italian militaria which we will be releasing over the next few months. ebay VAJJL03 LDIEX SDIEX12/14

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): Very minor wear and light tarnishing, truly a wonderful example of this wing.

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