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#1 firefighter

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:14 AM

Has anyone ever seen ones with other units? If you have any please post them

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#2 USAFnav

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 02:16 PM

I have some of those you picture here, but not any other ones. I like these, they must have been popular during the war and immediately thereafter. I wonder if many vets wore them?

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 04:01 PM

I have some of those you picture here, but not any other ones. I like these, they must have been popular during the war and immediately thereafter. I wonder if many vets wore them?

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Pete I was wondering that too. I think they were.



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

Here is a photo of four of these lapel pins from my collection.  Since I specialize in WWII Airborne, that's what you see here. I find it interesting that there would be a lapel pin for a Ghost Division as well as the odd variation of the 82nd Airborne Division pieces. Obviously, the blue 82nd patch with a red background is an oddity. I know for a fact that many other unit insignias are out there. About 35 years ago, I gave one of these with a 10th Mountain Division insignia to Senator Bob Dole. I have seen them with Airborne Troop Carrier, and with Airborne Command and the 13th and 17th Airborne Divisions.

 

These can be addicting. Good luck finding more.

 

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 09:47 AM

Allan those are cool. I like them all, especially the Ghost.



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:59 PM

Since there's a ghost division, I wonder if some manufacturer got ahold of some insignia or insignia charts and just made up a bunch of lapel buttons for sale to the public, immediately after the war?

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