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Help with patches for Gunner in the 713 BS / 448 BG in WWII

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Hi! I am starting to work on making a small display for a friend of mine. Her Uncle was a gunner in WWII and was KIA in the ETO.

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56373195/archie-b-indorf

 

 

He was inducted into the Army on 28 Dec 1942, received his wings as an aerial gunner at Harlingen, Texas in 1943.

 

I would like a patch for the display, and was wondering what patches he would have worn? Would love to try and get one or some. So, are there patches I could get for the BS or BG or the number AF he was in? What did they look like?

 

Thanks for any help!

Elizabeth


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Elizabeth, The 448th Bomb Group was part of the 8th Air Force so he would have worn the 8th AF SSI. He was a Staff Sergeant which is 3 chevrons and 1 rocker. He was probably overseas one year or less, so I would have one or two overseas bars.

 

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Sadly, the last letter his parents got was that he had arrived in England around 15 Dec 1943. He was killed on 31 Dec. So, I would think that didn't entitle him to an overseas bar? I also doubt he got an Air Medal?

 

Thanks for the patch! I didn't know what AF it was. Would he have worn only the 8th AF patch or would there have been a BS or BG patch he would have worn?

 

I'll see if I have that SGT patch. I think I have the plain Sgt. rank, but I'm not sure about the one with a rocker. I appreciate that help, too!


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Looking for Old-Style US Coast Guard Commendation Medal (w/ or w/o ribbon)!

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Yet, if no answer come; Pray on and wait: God's time is always best; Never too late.

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For his class A uniform (four pocket jacket) he would have worn the 8th AF SSI. For his flight jacket he would have worn his squadron or group patch. Here is a link to some information on his squadron that includes the patch. http://www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/1379


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Thanks so much! That is quite a cute patch design that the 713th had! I really appreciate the help!


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If you ever want a custom hand-embroidered (no machine) patch, I'm open to commissions! Pay or trade!
***********************
For an idea of my military collecting interests and wish list, see my profile page!
Looking for Old-Style US Coast Guard Commendation Medal (w/ or w/o ribbon)!

Oh, tarry and be strong; Tell God in prayer. What is thy hidden grief; Thy secret care.

Yet, if no answer come; Pray on and wait: God's time is always best; Never too late.

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