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Small collection of 8th AAF Group & Squadron Patches


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Having posted my patch "Mah Aikin Back" these are the other 11 patches that I bought around the same time. This was over 30 years ago, I am sure I managed to Identify most of them, but should have put a label on each one. If I recall correctly, they were never issued and came out of a tailors shop in England. If anyone would like a larger image of any of them, please ask.

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O.K. ID's to your photos top row left to right 434th Fighter Sqd,100th Bombardment Sqd(variation),729th Bombardment Sqd,93rd Bombardment Group,787th Bombardment Sqd,492nd Bombardment Group

 

Bottom row left to right

436th Fighter Sqd,338th Bombardment Sqd, donkey?????,654th Bombardment Sqd(H)Recon Special,370th Fighter Sqd .

Now make sure you label them this time :D

Johnny

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Great patch collection, they look to be in near mint condition.

 

Philip

Actively Seeking:

WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

Contact me if you have something

 



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Much appreciate the Identification of these Patches Johnny, some I could recall, others not, I will get right onto a label for each of them. Out of the Grouping the only two I never could find out about were the 491st "Mah Aikin Back", now solved thanks to this Forum, and the "Donkey" Patch. So another mystery yet to uncover! I am sure it is an 8th AAF Patch, a Group based in East Anglia, the Donkey is wearing Headphones and some form of communication between a Fighter and a B-24 Bomber. I have pondered whether or not the colors of the Aircraft were relevant? I checked all my Patch Books and this one I could not find anywhere. Hopefully someone will have an answer. Regards, Clive.

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Sorry about that Johnny. A good suggestion Firefighter, just wonder how to go about trying to find out if they had a Patch or not? It could also have been a design that never was actually issued, bit of a mystery. Regards, Clive.

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Clive , I think your Donkey patch was an "actual " unit , as I have seen it somewhere else a long time ago ,and seeing as it cam ewith the others in the grouping too it is most likely one that was used , but again one of those "elusive" ones that takes a lot of 'searching' to finally nail down , I have some images in my files thattook me many years to finally nail down as to either or ID and colors .

 

So I hope some day this ones ID comes to light , I'm leaning towards the "Radio Counter Measures" type or at east some form of communications tpe for the Fighter/Bomber missions with the details the patch has .

Johnny

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Sorry about that Johnny. A good suggestion Firefighter, just wonder how to go about trying to find out if they had a Patch or not? It could also have been a design that never was actually issued, bit of a mystery. Regards, Clive.

 

 

I tried googling the unit and couldn't find a patch.I'll keep looking.

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