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WW2 US AIR FORCE MARINE CORPS FIGHTER SQUADRON PATCHA fine woven theatre made US patch. Some glue residue to reverse.
Code: 53821Price: 250.00 GBP
WW2 USAAF 90th BOMB GROUP [JOLLY ROGER] 320th BOMBARDMENT [MOBY DICK] SQUADRON PATCHA fine scarce 1942 - 44 English made WW2 US patch. A large 6 inches dia, some glue residue to reverse.
Colonel Arthur H. Rogers, Commander of the 90th Bombardment Group, also known as “THE JOLLY ROGERS” (named after him), which turned out by recorded facts to be "the Best Heavy Bombardment Group" during WW2.
Late in 1942, this B-24 was modified at Hickham Field, Hawaii, adding a Consair A-6 twin 50 caliber tail turret to the nose, the first bomber with this addition, making it one of the key B-24's of the war. The “Special” project was conceived by Col. A. H. Rogers himself.
The squadron moved to Willow Run Airport, Michigan for conversion training on newly manufactured Ford Liberators. Assigned to VII Bomber Command with B-24Ds, the unit moved to Hickam Field, Hawaii in September. The squadron arrived in northern Queensland, Australia in November 1942 and began bombardment missions under V Bomber Command almost immediately.
The squadron attacked enemy airfields, troop concentrations, ground installations and shipping in New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, Palau and the southern Philippines. The 3209th was awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation for its operations in Papua through January 1943. The unit participated in the Battle of Bismarck Sea in March 1943, and earned another citation for strikes on enemy airfields at Wewak, New Guinea in September 1943 despite heavy flak and fighter opposition.
During 1944, the 320th supported the New Guinea Campaign through the end of June, then made long-range raids on oil refineries at Balikpapan, Borneo, in September and October. In January 1945, the squadron moved to the Philippines and supported ground forces on Luzon, attacked industrial targets on Formosa, and bombed railways, airfields, and harbor facilities on the Asiatic mainland. Shortly before the end of the war in the Pacific, the 90th moved to Okinawa, from which it would be able to strike the Japanese home islands
Code: 53811Price: On Request
WW2 US AIR FORCE PATCH - 44th BOMBARDMENT GROUP USAAF PATCHA woven English made patch, 95 mm dia.
Reference one sold on ebay.
Code: 53810Price: 350.00 GBP
US NAVY / ALLIED FORCES MEDITERRANEAN BADGEA fine enamel sheild badge, with booch fixing and maker to reverse.
Code: 53702Price: 22.00 GBP
WW2 USA ARMY AIR FORCE PILOT WINGA fine silver wing badge, with brooch fixing to reverse and maker LGB Sterling aprox 3 inches in width.
Code: 53627Price: 70.00 GBP
WW2 USA 5th ARMY FORMATION PATCHA fine 5th Army woven formation patch.
The United States Fifth Army was one of the principal formations of the U.S. Army in the Mediterranean during World War II, and was the first American field army ever to be activated outside of the United States. It was officially activated on 5 January 1943 at Oujda, French Morocco and made responsible for the defence of Algeria and Morocco. It was also given the responsibility for planning the American part of the invasion of mainland Italy, and therefore was not involved in the Allied invasion of Sicily (codenamed Operation Husky), where it was instead assigned the role of training combat troops destined for Sicily.
Code: 53519Price: 20.00 GBP
US 4TH ARMY WW2 era FORMATION PATCHA good WW2 era formation patch.
The Fourth United States Army has no combat record. It remained in the Continental United States during World War II, largely responsible for the defense of the West Coast while training tactical units to operate efficiently in combat when allocated to the various battlefront field armies of the United States.
Code: 53449Price: 15.00 GBP
US ARMY 23rd SPECIAL TROOPS "GHOST ARMY" WW2 PATCHAn extremely scarce formation patch
The Ghost Army was an Allied Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops (Operation Quicksilver). The 1,100-man unit was given a unique mission within the Allied Army: to impersonate other Allied Army units to deceive the enemy. From a few weeks after D-Day, when they landed in France, until the end of the war, they put on a "traveling road show" utilizing inflatable tanks, sound trucks, fake radio transmissions, scripts and pretence. They staged more than 20 battlefield deceptions, often operating very close to the front lines. Their story was kept secret for more than 40 years after the war, and elements of it remain classified. The unit was the subject of a PBS documentary The Ghost Army in 2013
WW2 U.S ARMY GLIDER-BORNE CAP BADGEA rare short lived WW2 U.S Army Glider-Borne cap badge. Cast possibly bronze / brass. With brooch fixing and maker Spencer London to reverse. March 1944, this badge was worn by Airborne troops trained in Glider combat. Prior to 1944, glider troops wore a parachute badge superimposed with a glider. This winged glider badge measures approximately 40 mm x 18mm.
Code: 53385Price: 160.00 GBP
WW2 US SECOND ARMY TRAINING UNIT SHOULDER PATCHA fine WW2 woven US Army Patch, of the Second Army.
Earned distinction as a training army during World War II, preparing nearly one million men to fight. The U.S. Army activated a new Second Army in October 1933, with headquarters at Chicago, Illinois, as one of four field armies that would help mobilize forces in event of a national emergency. In December 1940, the Army moved Second Army’s headquarters to Memphis, Tennessee, and designated it as a training army, which conducted training in 24 states. In June 1944, the Army reconstituted the World War I Second Army, AEF, and consolidated it with the existing Second Army in order to perpetuate the lineage and honors of the World War I unit. During World War II, Second Army trained 11 corps, 55 divisions, and 2,000 smaller units of all arms and services, composed of almost a million men, for employment in all theaters of operation.
Code: 53276Price: 50.00 GBP
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