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#1 Torch03

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:20 AM

Hope everyone is enjoying there weekend! I thought I would start a thread on OSS Chinese Commandos Jump Wings and Insignia. I would love to see what other OSS Chinese Commandos Jump Wings and Insignia that are in your collections. 

 

 

This Chinese Commandos SSI and bullion Jump Wing are  named to OSS veteran Raymond Hartleroad who among other things was a Instructor at the OSS's Kunming Jump School. 

 

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC01472_zps9d7dbeeb.jpg.html

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC01473_zpsadea7590.jpg.html

 

 

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC01376_zpsf64b0e94.jpg.html

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC01377_zpsee878bb7.jpg.html

 

This OSS Chinese Commandos Jump Wing is from the 1st Parachute Regiment and is named to OSS veteran James Rose.

 

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC01823_zps132f4827.jpg.html

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC01825_zpsa1d76bea.jpg.html

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC01828_zps94fae68f.jpg.html

 

 

 

 

 

 



#2 Torch03

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

Here's a nice bullion Jump Wing on a uniform:

 

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC01504_zps139ce319.jpg.html

 

 

Award document for the Chinese Commando Jump Wings:

 

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/Scan44_zps5c7b2bb9.jpeg.html



#3 Torch03

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:35 AM

Would also like to see any pictures of the insignia being worn in theatre.

 

More to follow!



#4 KurtA

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 08:21 AM

Great insignia.  I wish I had something to post!

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:01 AM

Excellent grouping.I like the awards certificate for the Chinese wings.



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

Never seen their like before. Definitely in the "rare" category. Exquisitely made jumpwings!



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:14 AM

The wings on the uniform have a yellow back ground.Any significance to that or just a backing? 



#8 Torch03

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

Firefighter - No significance, it was just made that way. Original bullion wings always exhibit exceptional craftsmanship and were more than likely made in India during the War.



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:38 AM

WOW, very nice!

 

I wish I had some to post but unfortunately, I don't....  but they're on my "list"!



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:24 PM

That's some sweet stuff,hope to see more!



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:00 PM

Firefighter - No significance, it was just made that way. Original bullion wings always exhibit exceptional craftsmanship and were more than likely made in India during the War.

 

 

Thank you.I just don't remember seeing the yellow back ground before, not that I've seen a whole lot of them.thank you for sharing.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:29 AM

Nice collection of Chinese Commando paratrooper insignia.  I've been trying to collect Chinese Commando insignia for years now however even 30 years ago their prices were just too high for what I wanted to pay.  I have these two pieces in my collection which is a collar piece with a Chinese arrow piercing the Japanese sun and this paratrooper wing.  The wing I was lucky enough to find at a gun show in Northern California for 100 dollars and the collar piece I got in a trade.  This is the most common style Chinese Commando paratrooper wing that you will come across.  I don't know why but I've seen so many variations of their insignia over the years.  I've noticed the same thing with Merrill Marauder and Mars Task Force insignia with their abundance of shoulder sleeve patch variations.  I believe I read somewhere that the China Burma India shoulder patch has the most variations of any other US patch.  If this is true maybe this explains why there are so many variations of insignia that were made in this theater.  I don't know how large this group was but this is what I've seen over the years.  I've counted at least 8 different variations of their metal paratrooper wing, another 8 variations of their bullion paratrooper wing, two cloth variations of their paratrooper wing, two printed variations of their SSI,  four embroidered variations of their SSI, and another two bullion variations of their SSI.   I've only come across one other variation of their metal collar badge as well as one bullion variation.       

 

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:30 AM

Paratrooper Wing

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:28 PM

Great Thread.

 

Here's my set of Chinese Para Wings.

 

Regards

 

Paul

(Chasing WW2 Para Ovals to 504th, 507th, 508th and 513th)Chinese Wings.jpg



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:29 PM

  1. Here's the back

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:12 AM

Nice Collar insignia and Jump Wing Tonomachi! Great Jump Wing Paul! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:00 AM

Here's a link to the article that Les Hughes wrote on the Chinese Commandos back in 2003.

 

http://www.insigne.o...S-commandos.htm



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:23 AM

Great thread guys. There's some great stuff posted here!

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:47 PM

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC02152_zps72b5a094.jpg.html

 

 

SACO Pocket Patch

 

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC02154_zps3791c9cb.jpg.html



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC02152_zps72b5a094.jpg.html

 

 

SACO Pocket Patch

 

http://s289.photobucket.com/user/MForce_photo/media/DSC02154_zps3791c9cb.jpg.html

I could be wrong but your SACO patch looks like a copy of the SACO patch pictured below.  The Chinese characters on your patch doesn't look like they were sewn by someone who could read and write Chinese unlike the below pictured patch.  Your patch looks like it was sewn using cotton material while the below patch looks like it was made of silk which is what you find being used by some of the insignia made in the CBI.   Again I could be wrong as this may just be a variation but with the prices that SACO patches are going for now a days I've seen other stuff that I don't get a good feeling about.  

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