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503 PIR on twill funny eagle strange gauze backing


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manayunkman

It was inexpensive so I bought it.

 

Its a no glow.

 

Any help is appreciated.

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Allan H.

US Made and original. I believe these to be slightly earlier than post war.

 

Allan

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manayunkman

Thank you gents.

 

I got it at the flea market for $8.

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manayunkman
38 minutes ago, Allan H. said:

US Made and original. I believe these to be slightly earlier than post war.

 

Allan


 

Allan,

 

Have you ever seen an 82nd patch done like this?

 

Came from a 508 vet.

 

Im going to post it in the uniform section 

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Tonomachi

Here is a 508th PIR pocket patch utilizing the same brownish tan gauze backing material.  I've also seen an oval utilizing this same backing material once but I can't seem to locate the photograph.  I'm having difficulties attaching photographs to this post.   

 

 

 

 

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manayunkman

Thank you for that example.

 

I see the gauze and it’s the same.

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Allan H.

I've never seen the rays added to the 82nd patch like that. It is undoubtedly unique. The Ike jacket appears to have had the parachute oval pinned on backwards. I think you did rather well.

 

Allan

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1 hour ago, Allan H. said:

I've never seen the rays added to the 82nd patch like that. It is undoubtedly unique. The Ike jacket appears to have had the parachute oval pinned on backwards. I think you did rather well.

 

Allan


Thanks Allan.

 

The oval is pinned on backwards, I did not notice that.

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manayunkman

Many thanks to the 3 forum members who helped me figure this out.

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Tonomachi

Here is a 513th P.I.R. oval which has a felt center and what looks like the same off brownish gauze like rear backing material that was used on the above 503rd P.I.R. and 508th P.I.R. patches.  The 513th P.I.R. was inactivated stateside (Camp Myles Standish, Mass.) on September 14, 1945 so this has to be a WW2 era oval.   So does this mean that these patches are actually WW2 era pieces as well?

 

 

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