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10th Mountain Ike jacket

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Got this today at my favorite flea market. Too bad it isn't named.

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Excellent, I love the Italian made insignia.


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Lovely jacket!! How do you know the insignia was made in Italy?

I guess the unit history would be helpful. Are you basing your opinion

on where the unit served or how the patches are made?

 

Thanks,

Nate


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In Memoriam:

Willard Whitehead

15th Air Force, 455th Bomb Group

Top Gunner - B-24

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Hello Nate, I'm basing my opinion on the materials and construction method. The same patterns can be observed on a variety of other insigne from units known to have served in Italy.

 

In fact, I believe the 10th Mtn. patch above was from a very popular manufacturer based in Florence. I am assuming this from what I was told by vets who purchased their theatre made patches in that city.

 

Florence had a thriving industry of patches, bracelets and marble souvenirs that were sold to Allied soldiers. Similar industries existed in Naples and Rome, but by far the best souvenirs I've seen the "made in Firenze".

 

Regards

Cesar.

 

 

Lovely jacket!! How do you know the insignia was made in Italy?

I guess the unit history would be helpful. Are you basing your opinion

on where the unit served or how the patches are made?

 

Thanks,

Nate


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Say is that little sweetie for sale I like it.

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