GREETINGS from The FLYING TIGER Antiques & Vintage Historical Artifacts!!!
As of today, Thursday, 23 March, Kanae is IN THE OFFICE,
I will be joining her shortly, by Monday 27 March.
What does that mean? Well, there MAY be a delay in shipping,
especially of Military Artifacts, and some Police & Fire Badges
As many of those pieces on the site were with me on the trip to Louisville & Baltimore!
So, hang tight for a few more days, as there may be a delay until 3/27 to get your order shipped if the ordered artifact is with me on the road!!
Meanwhile, Kanae will be LISTING NEW ARTIFACTS DAILY,
And shipping what she can, through the foreseeable future!
Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here to add to your collection!!
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Happy Collecting, Ron & Kanae
This is a United States Army AIr Forces 455th Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, 9th Air Force patch. The patch belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Albert Satterwhite. It shows a hand giving the thumbs up signal. Although by 29 February 1944, then Lt. Colonel Satterwhite was the Commanding Officer of the 455th Bomb Squadron, early on in the war Lt. Satterwhite was just one of the many pilots in the 453rd Bomb Squadron. This patch was his at that early part of the war, and has a label on it recording his history from after he transferred to the 455th Bomb Squadron. An interesting piece of WWII aviation history.
Circa World War II.
About 5" in diameter.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
To be sewn onto garment.
Handwritten tag on back of patch reads: Al's Squadron Insignia. Lt Colonel Albert Satterwhite 455 Bomb Sqdn. England 9th Air Force.
This is from a United States Army Air Forces Squadron Patch collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MCJJR05 LFJJX SLFGEX6/16 SFFJX9/18
7- (Very Fine-): Paint vibrant but moderately cracked; leather is very soft.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.