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The FMF -PAC unassigned Patch

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So naturally when you first start collecting patches and have no clue about ASMIC of the USMF and go off of a book(s) that includes images of patches without much of a historical context you wanted to add this patch to your collection. It is in a book so you have to add it. This thread is aimed at clearing up much of the myths of this patch. All posts are welcomed.

 

To date, I have found 5 variations of this "unassigned" patch with variation 1 being the only credible WW2 era one. The banner over the EGA was added around 1955 so variations 3-5 cannot be WW2 era.

 

Variation 1. Notice that the EGA has a purple tinge to the color.

 

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Variation 2. On felt material.

 

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Variation 3. Without banner. EGA is very primitive and cartoon looking.

 

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Variation 4. These 3x examples of Variation 4 include the banner. Maybe someone was making these later and accidentally included the banner without knowing that it was added post WW2 around 1955. The bobbing thread of the EGA is black and the reverse is typically messy.

 

Variation 4; Example 1:

 

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-Steve

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WWW.WW2PATCHQUILT.COM

ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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Variation 4; Example 2:

 

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-Steve

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WWW.WW2PATCHQUILT.COM

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Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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Variation 4; Example 3:

 

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-Steve

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WWW.WW2PATCHQUILT.COM

ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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Variation 5. This is a newer computerized variation. Note that this still has the banner

 

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ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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Does anyone else have any other variation? Please add the books and years that this insignia was listed in so that we can get to the bottom of this patch.

 

Is there photos of this being worn? Theatre made? Bullion? Is it a fantasy patch? I would say that Variation 1 & 2 would be the only plausible patch but I do not own them so I do not know if they glow.

 

All comments are welcomed.


-Steve

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-Steve

OEF 11-12 veteran

WWW.WW2PATCHQUILT.COM

ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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Variation 2 has the white border which is different than what it should be--yellow. I would trust Variation 1 as FE as the most plausible for being WW2 era.


-Steve

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WWW.WW2PATCHQUILT.COM

ASMIC #5169

Buying WW2 Home Front patches (mirror patches, anything with a V or Victory, war manufacturing patches, air depots, sub depots, training school squadrons, etc...)


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I noticed the lettering on 3-5 is wrong compare the letters p and f. , v4, 2 the color red is different from all the other FMF period manufactured patches . The Eagle head is also different.

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Whats the consensus on these??? Are they fantasy or period. The first 2 definitely have some age to them.


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