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A mystery patch on jump jackets? Or something else?

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So I watched a documentary on James Megellas the other day and noticed a couple of stills that piqued my interest.

 

What is being worn on the upper left side of their jump jackets?

 

It looks like a patch but given the quality of the pics maybe it’s a piece of equipment, or some sort of temporary unit marking. Or is it something very simple I’m overlooking?

 

I showed the pics to Allan and we couldn’t figure it out.

 

Megellas was a replacement with H/504. I can’t see an 82nd patch anywhere so I’m not sure if these pics were taken stateside or in Italy. 

 

Any ideas?

 

Stills taken from “Maggie’s War,” 2012.

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Very interesting, my first thought was something similar to the bazooka patch, like a bazooka with a lightning bolt behind it forming an X but im not sur what it is, any chance that you know the source of the photos?..maybe you could then track down a high resolution photo to look at under magnification.....mike


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The pics may have come from his book “All the way to Berlin,” but I’m not sure and I don’t own it. 
 

I looked everywhere for a similar looking patch on jump jackets but found nothing. 


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Primary interests:

The United States Army in WWII

The United States Army in Vietnam
 

WANTED:

WWII:

551st PIB pocket and shoulder patches

504th PIR real deal pocket patch 

Vietnam:

LDNN (RVN Navy SEAL) pocket patches

 

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According to "Burning Bridges" Vol. 1 officers of H/504 wore the American Red Cross Clubmobile patch for Holland.


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Well, bam. Thanks for the info. I have that book so I’ll have a look.

 

And Allan was right from the get go. He said it looked like a Red Cross patch of some sort. I said he was wrong.


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Primary interests:

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The United States Army in Vietnam
 

WANTED:

WWII:

551st PIB pocket and shoulder patches

504th PIR real deal pocket patch 

Vietnam:

LDNN (RVN Navy SEAL) pocket patches

 

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8 hours ago, Longhorn92 said:

Well, bam. Thanks for the info. I have that book so I’ll have a look.

 

And Allan was right from the get go. He said it looked like a Red Cross patch of some sort. I said he was wrong.

HOW DARE YOU DOUBT ME JOE?!?!?!  :lol:

 

Leif,

Thanks for the confirmation!

 

Allan


Never under-estimate the power of prayer.

 

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Wow!...mystery solved, great job figuring that out 👍🏻....why would they wear those patches is now my question?!....mike


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I had an 82nd officers jacket with Red Cross buttons and arc over the blue airborne arc.

 

He also had a small Red Cross painted on the front of his helmet.

 

He was a volunteer.

 

 


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Hendrikx, P., De Trez, M. (2017),  Burning Bridges, Volume 1. D-Day Publishing.


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Wow thats awesome!!!....👍🏻....mike


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