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Airborne cap patch of a different color

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Its hard to tell from the image if it has been bleached or faded. If it has not, then the color is "close" to the QM corps. but the real color "buff" is more of a tan than the patch suggests.


I am seeing some sort of "stain" on the lower right touching the risers, or it might be a shadow. Without looking at it first hand its hard to tell. Camera flashes and scanner bulbs tend to change the true color.




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Perhaps a patch for a non US unit?

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941




" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning



Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell



Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw



" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Yes the Keller Brothers Kurt and Bill put out a great book on Airborne insignia.The book is called Emblems Of Honor Airborne Insignia of U.S. Airborne Forces WW-2 to the Cold War.Its a must buy if you want to see what real Airborne insignia is suppose to look like.Scotty



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