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Basic Rifleman

Not sure if this is a roadrunner or a woodpecker, but it came from a WWII USAAF estate, and I couldn't find any info on google images. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Semper Fi, 

Tom Lantz






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It looks like a winged shoe to me. Maybe some sort of track and field award?
+1 that's what I see!

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Pretty sure it's a high school "track" foot that you'd sew onto the letter of a letterman's jacket.  




I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.


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There was a winged foot patch in ww2 for escaping and making it back to your own lines or something to that effect, not sure if this is one of those or not but certainly worth looking into...mike

Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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The patch is almost certainly a track award most likely to be affixed to a Letterman's jacket or sweater.  The badge Sgt. Dorango is speaking about is the "Winged Boot", it was an unofficial escape and evasion award.  The photo below is of an original one in bullion.  They also came in a metal version.



Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.




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