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Thanks in advance. Spent a good 1.15 hours looking in reverse image, WW2 AF squadron patches, several other websites. 

 

Observation? Is the green thing a camera?

 

Is it a coyote? Kangaroo? Dog? Dingo?

 

 

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While I do not know the squadron's ID, I would hazard a guess that it is navy, and that the device under his arm is a depth bomb. A twin tail juts out his stern - this could signify a PV Ventura or Harpoon squadron, but it could also be a PBM Mariner outfit. (The galoshes worn might add to that - operating in water)

It bears a slight resemblance to VP-212 ->

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Great idea. Could be a Mark 38 aerial depth bomb and they are green. Will look Navy now!

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Steindaddie’s got it. VPB-212. The yellow version above was actually the rejected original design submitted for approval in 1944 according to The Dictionary of United States Naval Aviation Squadrons Vol.2. It was apparently rejected for being too cartoonish. Coincidentally, here is a piece of squadron letterhead posted on EBay. 
 

 

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22 hours ago, easterneagle87 said:

If Navy, Twin tail, Ventura or Martin? 

Martin PBM Mariner

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Thank you one and all! I picked up that letter head to go with the patch.

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