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#1 R. Watkins

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:05 AM

Does anyone recognize this emblem?

 

I came across this on eBay today but there was information on it other then the squadron designation and that

it was WWII.

 

In my experience, if this had been a USAAF outfit it have been designated as 104thBombSqdn. The way the

squadron designation apperas on this patch strikes me as being more RAF/RAAF, et al.

 

Does this design ring any bells for anyone?

 

 

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#2 Colonel Sanders

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:25 AM

Ive seen some similar patches that were sold as navy patrol bombing squadrons.

Edit: Found this
http://www.usmilitar...unit-id-needed/

Edited by Colonel Sanders, 11 August 2019 - 10:27 AM.


#3 R. Watkins

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 02:55 PM

Ive seen some similar patches that were sold as navy patrol bombing squadrons.

Edit: Found this
http://www.usmilitar...unit-id-needed/

 

Thanks for the link. This sure seems to narrow down the possibilties.

What was throwing me off though was the USN generally designated its squadron with a combination of letters and numerals e.g. VA, VF, VB, etc.

This is the first time I've seen this type of usage on a WWII era Navy patch, but then again this a bit out of my specific area of research.

 

Thank again for the help.
 



#4 Johnny Signor

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:04 PM

VPB-104  here's a variation of the same unit ...... possibly for a second, etc cruise , some navy units did that .....

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Edited by Johnny Signor, 11 August 2019 - 11:05 PM.


#5 R. Watkins

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:03 PM

Interesting variation! Thanks for posting this Johnny.




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