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Hello,

 

I am interested in finding good publications that depict WWII Squadron Insignia in both color and or black and white. I am interested in seeing them in photographs and as drawings. I have Maurer and Maurer's book "Combat Squadrons of WWII", but some of the drawings they show are Post WWII designs. I also have over 40 years of ASMIC's Trading Post, so I am sure to find tons of images and drawings if I ever have the time to go through them all. I also have a book about Marine Corps Squadrons lying around somewhere, but I don't remember the author and title.

 

Can anyone recommend any other really good sources?

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Yes...the 1944 "National Geographic" insignia issue. Hundreds of them in colour. A member was selling a copy on here very cheaply quite recently. I can't recall who it was...it was part of a lot of several items he'd listed. If you check out the appropriate "For Sale" forum, you might find the thread it's listed in?

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I have been collecting images of WW2 era USAAF/USN/USMC flying units for about 30 years , I have a lot of them that are "UNofficial" and rarely seen types , if you need help with ID's I'll be very happy to lend a hand/eye in this case on them if you want to shoot scans to my PM etc !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

One good source is Robert Watkins volume series WW 2 Battlecolors , Schiffer Books puts them out, I had a hand in helping him with emblems in a few of the volumes , they're great as he puts colored renderings in them and they're chock full of the details of what/where/when etc of each of the various Groups !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Johnny

 

You may also want to see HHBooker's posting on this site of the patches he has posted , contact him and I'm sure he'll tell you where it is on the site, I sent him a couple discs he loaded onto the forum that has many US Navy flying unit emblems of WW2 that are rarely seen too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have that issue of National Geographic. Thanks for reminding me about it. I will dig that out tonight and take a look at it. I was looking at Watkins' books but had not seen any reviews of them. It sounds like they are good sources.

 

I will look for HH Booker's posting.

 

Thank you both for your help.

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I agree with Steindaddy I wouldn't sell my Air Heraldy for 500.00 But my squadron bible is " World War II Combat Squadrons of the United States Air Force" by USAF Historical Division Air University Department of The Air Force

ISNB # is 0-8317-1801-4

contains histories and emblems of 1,226 combat squadrons that saw action in WW 2

Another good series is by Robert A Watkins "Battle Colors" Volume 1 to 4. He is also doing a CBI book that should be out in August or September.

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