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mortaydc60

Appreciate any help. Was told it was OSS related, Have no clue and need help. Thanks

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Tonomachi

I've never come across one before.  It looks like it has an early merrowed edge which had a flatter profile and no tail piece.  

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tredhed2

Mort (and everyone else) - not sure there were branch colors for "OSS".  These cap patches are found in branch colors. Looks more like a test run (AKA "rare and experimental" from NJ). 

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Mort (and everyone else) - not sure there were branch colors for "OSS".  These cap patches are found in branch colors. Looks more like a test run (AKA "rare and experimental" from NJ). 
Hahaha!, Good ole D&D collectibles.

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Old Marine

Years ago I saw an eBay listing for a pair of rare "Airborne Cavalry" spurs.  The spurs were marked US AB. The AB stamping was the maker mark for August Bergman.  The eBay seller interpreted the AB mark as Air Borne, and listed them that way.   Maybe your cap patch is for that rare Airborne Cavalry unit.  
 

I would love to see the horse's parachute harness.  

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You mean like this one, :)cd82d21615314c2a4335590904aefe7a.jpg

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Wake1941

I don’t see any OSS connection, also construction looks 60s vintage. I would guess something PX or maybe parachute club related 

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mortaydc60

This was acquired i was told earlier than the New Jersey test maker was in business. Actually thought to have come from Carl Robin. Story was something to do with OSS in Italy. Remember do not be fooled by merrow type border, they were used in WW2 and not just on the 506th.     This is not mine but non member friend asked me to post.            

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ocsfollowme

Could it be fashion? 3" patch is pretty large for a cap insignia. 

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mortaydc60

Maybe mistake on my part calling it a cap patch  because of design ,perhaps really a shoulder patch.

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In my experience,the tighter weave cheesecloth such as on the back of your patch, lends itself more to post WW2 period construction. The WW2 patches I have handled have a looser, more open weave cheesecloth. My .02 FWIW.

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