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A mint condition Allied Airborne patch, English made, embroidered silk thread on light blue wool. Slightly different size at Measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/16" From the time of its creation until the end of World War II, the formation commanded the Allied airborne forces that participated in the Allied advance through North-West Europe, including Operation Market-Garden in September 1944, repelling the German counter-offensive launched during the Battle of the Bulge between December 1944 and January 1945, and Operation Varsity in March 1945
Harrier Aircraft Patch - VSTOL A Harrier Aircraft patch. Vertical and/or short take-off and landing. Patch looks a local made embroidered on twill material. Measures 2 5/8" X 4 3/4"
U.S. Flag Sleeve ID Patch Current Issue Sleeve patch measures 4" x 2 7/8" Silk embroidered. I have several of these in stock
Unusual RAF Observer Half Wing An early original RAF Observer half wing, the "O" is embroidered in an usual brown colour with a white wing on a dark blue background. Removed from uniform.
USAAF Basic Missile Operator Badge A Basic Missile Operator Badge, clutch back fittings in sterling silver, marked Krew GI. Measures 2 1/2"
WWII Marine Air Corps Headquarters Pacific Patch Mint unissued
101st Airborne "D" Day Dance Ticket - 18th July 1944 RARE an original "Airborne Eagle Division" Dance ticket, almost in mint condition. Measures 4 1/2" x 3" I understand that this ticket was kept by a Mrs Ellin Fawcett who worked as a hostess at the American Red Cross in Newbury, England.
101st Airborne Division Pathfinder Patch Here is a post war cotton embroidered one piece 101st pathfinder white tongue patch with a tan border. Well made. Have 2 in stock
101st Airmobile 3/506 Shock Force Patch A rare hand made 3/506 Shock Force Patch. Long Range Recon Patrol. Removed from a uniform, some wear on a cheese cloth backing. 3/506 arrived in country 23 October 1967 departed 15 May 1971. Located in Phan Rang, PhanThiet, Bong Son, Cheo Reo and Hue. The 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry was detached from the 101st Airborne Division from January 17, 1968 to August 26, 1970, during which period it was known as Task Force 3-506.
119th Assault Helicopter Company Pocket Patch Here is an almost mint pocket patch for the 119th AHC, hand embroidered in country super workmanship. Measures 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" During the Vietnam War, one unit assigned to the 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion, 17th Combat Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade was the 119th Assault Helicopter Company. The company operated throughout the Central Highlands of Vietnam during the war, from arrival in September 1962 until deactivation in November 1970. Also known as the 119th Aviation Company (Assault Helicopter), the company's area of operations included the entire Central Highlands of Vietnam, plus large portions of Laos and Cambodia.
11th (East African) Division Patch Served with 14th Army in Burma - Sewn on cloth, removed from album
11th Airborne Division Jacket Patch WWII 4" Jacket patch to the 11th Airborne, un-issued almost mint, cheese cloth backing.
11th Airborne Jacket Patch A 4" jacket patch, un-issued embroidered on twill with cheese cloth backing. The 11th Airborne Division ("Angels" was a United States Army airborne formation, first activated on 25 February 1943, during World War II. Consisting of one parachute and two glider infantry regiments, with supporting troops, the division underwent rigorous training throughout 1943. Held in reserve in the United States for the first half of 1944, in June the division was transferred to the Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon arrival it entered a period of intense training and acclimatization, and by November was judged combat-ready. The 11th Airborne saw its first action on the island of Leyte in the Philippines, but in a traditional infantry role. In January 1945 the division took part in the invasion of Luzon. The two glider infantry regiments again operated as conventional infantry, securing a beachhead before fighting their way inland.
14th Aviation Battalion - Combat Vietnam An in country Hand Machine made patch, good condition some light staining on the back. A well made example. Measures 3 3/4" 14th Aviation Battalion was responsible for aviation support in the northern coastal region. Based at Nha Trang.
18th Airborne Corps Patch A post war example with separate tab. XVIII Corps deployed to Europe on 17 August 1944 and became the XVIII Airborne Corps on 25 August 1944 at Osbourne, St. George, England, assuming command of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions, as part of the preparation for Operation Market Garden. Prior to this time the 101st Airborne and 82nd Airborne were assigned to VII Corps and participated in Operation Overlord as part of VII Corps.[1] Major General Matthew B. Ridgway commanded the corps, which then consisted of the 82nd Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division and was part of the First Allied Airborne Army. Following the Battle of the Bulge, all airborne units in the U.S. Army fell under the command of the corps. XVIII Airborne Corps planned and executed Operation Varsity, the crossing of the Rhine river into Germany. It was one of the largest airborne operations in World War II, including the 17th Airborne Division and the British 6th Airborne Division.
1922 Silver Wrist Watch Here is a Military "Style" Trench watch, Hall marked for London, .925 sterling silver, dates for 1922, imported by George Stockwell (import agent) and is working. Please note the face has a fracture line from the 8 to the 2 hours and some other small areas to the centre (see images) Measures 1" Please Note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
1940's American Ohio State Trooper Police Badge This one came in a trade has a screw back. Measures 2 9/16" x 2 5/8"
1945 Dated Airborne Troops Dennison Smock A used, worn and been there Dennison Para Smock label dated 1945 by John Gordon and Co. Has wear, repairs and has been modified in places. It is not in mint condition. So here is the description (as best I can) :- Overall it is faded with some field repairs Front left lower right breast pocket has a repair about 1" square Front right breast lower left pocket has a small repair about 1/2" A hole to the bottom of the outer zip flap about 1" square Zip has the pull clip missing, zip works Left lower waist pocket flap is missing the popper all other Newey snaps are in place. Tail has been removed Collar is worn on the centre top edge measuring 3 1/2" Sleeve has the buttoned tab and have been lengthen them with correct material. The back has been taken in or a rip has been repaired on the right side. The inside of the smock has the two extra pockets on each side of the front zip in Dennison material. All front pockets are reinforced using Dennison material. Please see all images.
1950's 8th Air Force Jacket Patch Large size at 4 1/4" tall x 3 7/82" wide fully embroidered some glue residue to the back (see images)
1950's U.S. Infantry Division with Korea Tab A mint un-issued period patch with separate Korea tab.
19th Alexandra PWO Hussars Cap Badge A good 19th Hussars cap badge, long slider, number stamped 354.
1st Battalion Special Air Service Title A printed version 1st Battalion SAS Regiment, removed from album some light glue stains to the back, see images.
1st Corps A silk bevo version removed from uniform
1st Infantry Division Officer's Insignia A matching pair of GI issue insignia, clutch back, maker marked Meyer NY. When that campaign was over, the division returned to England 5 November 1943. The First Infantry Division and one regimental combat team from the 29th Infantry Division comprised the first wave of troops that assaulted German Army defenses on Omaha Beach on D-Day with some of the division's units suffering 30 percent casualties in the first hour of the assault and secured Formigny and Caumont in the beachhead by the end of the day. The division followed up the Saint-Lô break-through with an attack on Marigny, 27 July 1944, and then drove across France in a continuous offensive, reaching the German border at Aachen in September. The division laid siege to Aachen, taking the city after a direct assault on 21 October 1944. The First then attacked east of Aachen through the Hurtgen Forest, driving to the Rur, and was moved to a rear area 7 December 1944 for refitting and rest following 6 months of combat. When the German Wacht Am Rhein offensive (commonly called the Battle of the Bulge) was launched on 16 December 1944 the division was quickly moved to the Ardennes front. Fighting continuously from 17 December 1944 to 28 January 1945, the division helped to blunt and reverse the German offensive. Thereupon, the division attacked and again breached the Siegfried Line, fought across the Ruhr, 23 February 1945, and drove on to the Rhine, crossing at the Remagen bridgehead, 15–16 March. The division broke out of the bridgehead, took part in the encirclement of the Ruhr Pocket, captured Paderborn, pushed through the Harz Mountains, and was in Czechoslovakia, fighting at Kinsperk, Sangerberg, and Mnichov when the war in Europe ended. Sixteen members of the division were awarded the Medal of Honor. The division lost 3,616 killed in action, 15,208 wounded in action, and 664 died of wounds.
1st Infantry Division Patch Lots in stock of these, post war examples, all removed from uniforms but all in good condition, measures 3 5/8"
1st Marine Experimental Squadron Helicopters
202 CA Arm Band Felt made arm band
220th Aviation Company Vietam Made Patch An original and well made, hand machine made in Vietnam 220th Cat Killers, made up in layered sections and embroidered, has a cheese cloth back. 220th a surveillance and were part of the 17th Aviation Group. It was originally activated at Nha Trang, Vietnam, as the 17th Aviation Group (Combat) on 15 December 1965 under the 1st Aviation Brigade. 220th Aviation Company (Surveillance Light Aircraft), December 1965 – August 1966; transferred to I Corps Aviation Battalion (Provisional) The 220th have a good website.
26th Aggressors Patch 4\" - 26th Aggressors Squadron
325th Infantry 1st Airborne Battle Group Patch Removed from uniform, some service wear, measures 1 7/8" x 3 7/8" Part of 82nd Airborne Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 325th Infantry, and remained assigned to the 82d Airborne Division (organic elements constituted and activated) Reorganized and redesignated 25 May 1964 as the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment Relieved 16 June 2006 from assignment to the 82d Airborne Division and assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division
366 Weapons Systems Security Danang Pocket Patch An original period hand made pocket patch, removed from uniform, some wear but a great and scarce patch. 366th Security Police Squadron, Weapons Systems Security a U.S> Coastguard unit based at DaNang,
39th Division Patch None currently available
3rd Battlion 504th Para Infantry 82nd Airborne Oval A good 3rd Battalion 504th Para Infantry Oval, embroidered on twill with a cheese cloth backing. As part of the 82nd Airborne the 504th fought in North Africa, Sicily 1943, Italy, Holland and Germany.
3rd Marine Division 1940-48 Pattern Removed from album some black paper on back
3rd Marine Division Far East
3rd Marine Divison Rare Scamp Missile Detachment - Okinawa, early made in Japan patch
42nd ECS Patch 3.5\" Electonic Combat Squadron - EF-111A out of Upper Heyford England -
49th National Guard Armored Tank Battalion Patch A good condition, used removed from uniform. 49th were part of the Texas National Guard from 1947 until 1968
4th Indian Division Patch Matching Pair of printed 4th Indian Division Patches. removed from uniform
502 Tac Ops Sqdn Patch Aggressors 502 Tactical Operations Squadron
504th Para Infantry Regt Oval - 82nd Airborne Division A 504 Para Oval HQ company, embroidered on twill with a cheese cloth backing, un-issued and in near mint condition. Have 2 in stock As part of the 82nd Airborne the 504th fought in Sicily 1943, Italy, Holland and Germany.
505th Parachute Infantry Patch An embroidered patch on wool. Not a WWII patch hence the price please view the images. Activated in 1942, the regiment participated in the campaigns of Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, the Netherlands and the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. During the 1960s, the 505th one of the units who played a role in Operation Power Pack in the Dominican Republic and later assisted local authorities during the civil disturbances which occurred within the United States. The regiment was sent to the Republic of Vietnam in 1968 during the Vietnam War. After the Vietnam War the 505th participated in various military operations. Among them were Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Restore Hope, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The regiment's most recent engagement has been in OEF in Afghanistan.
508 Airborne Para Infantry Regiment Patch A good one piece fully embroidered sleeve patch, mint un-issued example. The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (508th PIR, "Red Devils" or "Fury from the Sky") is an airborne infantry regiment in the United States Army, first formed in 1942. A parent regiment under the U.S. Army Regimental System, two battalions from the regiment, 1st Battalion (1-508 PIR) and 2nd Battalion (2-508 PIR), are currently active. The 1-508 PIR, is assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, while 2-508 is assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
5th Battalion TA South Staffford Title A good original post war South Stafford shoulder title, removed from uniform with some service wear. Measues 4 5/16" x 9/16" A scarce 5th TA post war, who were not entitled to the glider symbol which is considered a battle honour. New up dated description, my thanks to Andrew Clyro for the information provided.
5th Battalion TA South Staffford Title A good original post war South Stafford shoulder title, removed from uniform with some service wear. Measures 4 1/4" x 7/8" Differs slightly from item 52500 A scarce 5th TA post war, who were not entitled to the glider symbol which was considered a battle honour. New up dated description, my thanks to Andrew Clyro for the information provided.
611th Transport Company Patch - Vietnam Made A good hand machine made patch for the 611th Transport Company. Deployed to Vietnam Oct 67 until March 73 and were based in Vinh Long. Measures 3 5/8" x 3 18"
62nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron Patch 3.5\" Patch in Subdued Colours
64th Aggressors Russian 4\" - 64th Aggressors Squadron Patch
64th Aggressors Squadron 4\" - Aggressors Squadron Patch
65th Aggressors FTR WPNS SQ Patch 4" 65th Aggressors FTR WPNS SQ Patch Subdued Version
65th Aggressors Squadron 4\" - 65th aggressors Squadron Patch
71st Aviation Company Vietnam Pocket Patch Here is a good used removed from uniform 71st Fire Birds pocket patch, some service wear. This is a hand made patch multi layered and measures 3 1/2" The 71st Assault Helicopter Company arrived in Vietnam in September 1964 and based at Bien Hoa (near Saigon). The 71st AHC were assigned to the 145th Combat Aviation Battalion of the 1st Aviation Brigade. In April 1967, the company moved from Bien Hoa to Chu Lai in I Corps and participated as a element of Task Force Oregon supporting the 196th Light Infantry Brigade and remained in Chu Lai until 1971. The 71st AHC continued to provide support for the 196th Light Infantry Brigade to provide aviation support in the form of airlift of personnel, and gunship counter insurgency operations in the Republic of Vietnam - in general support of Task Force Oregon who later in January of 1968 became the Americal Division. In March 1971, the unit moved temporarily to Quang Tri. At their initial briefing in Quang Tri, the 71st AHC along with several other companies, the 161st AHC, 174th AHC and the 176th AHC from their battalion and the 101st Airborne Division to support the largest operation in Vietnam - participating in Operation Dewey Canyon II and Lam Son 719.
74th Fighter Squadron 23rd Fighter Group Patch A well made emdroidered patch circa 1970 - 80's Currently flying A10's Slightly faded.
79th Regiment Cameron Highlanders Glengarry Cap Badge A good pre 1881 Highlanders Glengarry, loop fittings.
82nd Airborne Division - Post War Version An 82nd patch from the 1950's flat edge one piece.
84th Fighter Interceptor Squadron Patch 4.5\" Patch on orange twill
8th Air Force in Bullion - Modern Manufacture A 8th Air Force bullion patch as new reproduction piece fine for a new A2 jacket. Measures 2 7/8"
8th Air Force Patch - 1970's Flight jacket patch from the 70's fully embroidered, plastic sealed on the back, un-issued example. Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" This item is from my granddaughters stock Grace Beet Militaria
94th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Subdued Patch 4\" Patch subdued colour patch \"Top Hatters\"
94th U.S.Infantry Division Patch - A pre war design patch but of recent manufacture. Mint condition.
A pair of current issue U.S. Captain's Rank Bars A pair of rank insignia, snowflake pattern to the rear, pin back with safety clasp. Not sterling and not maker marked.
A Quantity of WWII Military Currency A lot of 26 various notes and values including notes from France, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Germany some duplicates. Sold as a lot only.
A U.S.Army Air Corps Bangle by Pherow's An usual sweetheart bangle maker marked Pherow's size is 2 7/8" some wear see images.
A USAAF Technical Observer Wing Here is a good one piece strike Technical Observer wing, pin back with safety catch. Marked G.I. Technical Observer Badge, an Aviator Badge with a T and O motif in the center. The Technical Observer Badge was primarily awarded to flight engineering personnel assigned to assist the flight engineer. Measures 3 1/8"
Aggressors Jacket Patch 4\" - Flight Coverall Patch
Aggressors Patch 4\" Aggressors Nellis Air Force Base Nevada
Aggressors Patch 4\" - 527 CKDH Russian Aggressors Patch
Aide to President of the United States Grouping This is another grouping of insigna came out of a collection included is the rare "Aide to President Badge" Full size 2" quality made and numbered 16684 to the back. It is the insignia of a Major in the 352st Infantry, served in Korea and as an Aide to the President. 12 items in this lot all clutch back fitting I have no other information on this Officer. The Presidential Service Badge is an identification badge of the United States Armed Forces which is awarded to members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard as well as other members of the Uniformed Services, such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who serve as full-time military staff to the President of the United States. Typical recipients include: Military aides to the President appointed from each of the services (pay-grade O-4 or higher) who, among other duties, rotate being the so-called "Emergency War Officer" with "The Football", a briefcase containing nuclear decision-making tools kept within ready access of the president at all times.
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron four
Air Transport Auxilary Pilot Wing - Reproduction Embroidered ATA Pilot Wing, full size at 4" Please note these are copies I have several picked them up about 15 years ago.
Allied Airborne Patch WWII 1st Allied Airborne Patch British made orginal.
Allied Armies - Liberation of Kuwait Medal A Good condition full size medal. Not one in Saddams collection! This award was authorized by the Saudi Arabia government to coalition forces members who participated in Operation Desert Storm and the Liberation of Kuwait. On Oct. 7, 1991, the deputy secretary of defense authorized the acceptance and wear of the Kuwait Liberation Medal by members of the armed forces of the United States. A nation of seafarers and ship builders, Kuwait chose as their coat of arms, the traditional dhow. Falconry is the sport of Kings in the Persian Gulf, and the falcon in the arms is seen as a symbol of Kuwaiti prowess. The official symbolism of the colors is that black symbolizes battlefields, white is for deeds, green is for the meadows, and red is for the blood of Kuwait's enemies.
Almeric Paget Military Massage Corps - Badge Rare WWI APMMC enamel badge, pin back. Measures 2 1/8" On the outbreak of the First World War, Almeric Paget and his first wife, the American socialite Pauline Payne Whitney, offered the services of 50 trained masseuses to the British War Office. The offer was accepted and by November 1914, 50 women had been placed in military hospitals. At this time the demand for physiotherapy (or Massage and Electrical Treatment as it was known) increased and the Pagets were asked to open a day centre in London to relieve pressure on the military hospitals in London. Lady Alexander Paget offered her house at 55 Portland Place and soon over 200 men were being seen at the clinic seen every day. By now the number of women employed in the corps was over 200 and soon they became attached to the staff of most military hospitals with a further 120 masseuses employed. More detailed information on the web.
American 1870s-1880s (Indian Wars Period) 7th US Cavalry Helmet Plate This one is a scarce U.S. Cavalry Helmet Plate, bearing the number 7 which is attached via two screw fitting, the fitting lug on the left back is missing but retains the right and the lower lugs. General Custer's 7th Cavalry Large size measures 5" x 4 1/4" Wide
American China Service Medal A good full size medal. The China Service Medal was a service medal awarded to U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel. The medal was instituted by Navy Department General Order No. 176 on 1 July 1942.[3] The medal recognized service in and around China before and after World War II.
American Cuba Service Medal A good full size medal. The Army of Cuban Occupation Medal was established by War Department General Order 40, in June 1915.To be awarded the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal, a service member must have served within the geographical borders of Cuba between the dates of 18 July 1898 and 20 May 1902.
American Joint Chief of Staff Badge This is the Joint Chief of Staff breast badge, maker marked by NS Meyer NY, three clutch back fittings. Full size at 2 1/4" x 2 " The Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge is a United States military badge presented to the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff upon appointment to position as either a Service Head, Vice Chairman, or Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The decoration is also authorized to staff and support personnel assigned to the Office of the Joint Chiefs.
American Mexican Border Service Medal A good full size medal for Border service The Mexican Border Service Medal was a decoration of the United States military which was established by an act of the United States Congress on July 9, 1918. The decoration recognizes those military service members who performed military service on the U.S.-Mexico border between the dates of January 1, 1916 and April 6, 1917, a period of time where the United States was on the verge of all-out war with Mexico.The United States was then engaged in the Pancho Villa Expedition, a military operation conducted by the United States Army against the paramilitary forces of Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa from March 14, 1916, to February 7, 1917, during the Mexican Revolution 1910–1920. Donald wants to bring this one back!!
American National Service Defence Medal Full Service example. The National Defense Service Medal is a service medal of the United States Armed Forces established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. The medal was first intended to be a "blanket campaign medal" awarded to service members who served honorably during a designated time period of which a "national emergency" had been declared during a time of war or conflict.
American Senior Paratrooper Wing An Early 1950's original Senior Paratrooper Wing, one piece, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver maker marked SB. To qualify the trooper must have participated in a minimum of 30 jumps including fifteen jumps with combat equipment to consist of normal TOE equipment including individual weapon carried in combat whether the jump was in actual or simulated combat. In cases of simulated combat the equipment will include water, rations (actual or dummy), ammunition (actual or dummy), and other essential items necessary to sustain an individual in combat. Two night jumps must also be made during the hours of darkness (regardless of time of day with respect to sunset) one of which will be as jumpmaster of a stick. In addition, two mass tactical jumps which culminate in an airborne assault problem with either a unit equivalent to a battalion or larger; a separate company battery; or an organic staff of regimental size or larger.
American Third Armored Veterans Wrist Watch A very unusual 3rd Armored Vets watch just as the images show. 17 jewels, good condition with some wear to the case which measures 1 5/16" and the face is 1 1/16" comes with a used military style strap. Not maker marked. It is working although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
American Third Army Air Force D.I. A 3rd Air Force D.I. some light surface wear, enamel is good, pin back with safety catch. Measures 1"
American WWI Enlisted Medical Corps and US Collar Badges Set of enlisted collars, solid quality strike both are screw back. measures 1"
American Yangtze Navy Service Medal A good full size medal The Yangtze Service Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created in 1930 for presentation to members of the U.S. Navy and United States Marine Corps (and to a lesser extent, members of the United States Army). The Yangtze Service Medal is awarded for service in the Yangtze River Valley between the dates of September 3, 1926 and December 31, 1932. The decoration may also be awarded for those military service members who served on permanent duty in Shanghai, China, provided such service was in direct support of landing operations in the Yangtze River Valley (e.g. Nanjing incident). The Yangtze Service Medal was declared obsolete in 1940 when it was replaced by the China Service Medal.
Army Air Coprs Pilot WIngs Queens Crown early Army issue wings, removed from uniform, size is 4"
ARVN 11th Ranger Battalion Silk Patch Vietnam war period silk made patch, Army of the Republic of Vietnam measures 2 1/2"
ARVN Army 1st Battalion Para Airborne A Vietnam made silk patch maker marked original in green.
ARVN Army 1st Battalion Para Airborne A Vietnam made silk patch maker marked original in purple
ARVN Army 1st Lt. "Trung-Uy" Embroidered lotus blossom rank insignia in white removed from uniform. ARVN rank was worn by U.S. officers in the field
ARVN Army 2nd Lt. Embroidered rank insignia in black subdued removed from uniform. ARVN rank was worn by U.S. officers in the field
ARVN Army 2nd Lt. "Thieu-Uy" Embroidered rank insignia in white removed from uniform. ARVN rank was worn by U.S. officers in the field
ARVN Army 6th Battalion Para A Vietnam made silk patch maker marked original in green.
ARVN Army 6th Battalion Para Airborne A Vietnam made 6th Para Batt in silk maker marked original in purple.
ARVN Army 8th Battalion Para Airborne A Vietnam made silk patch maker marked original in red.
ARVN Army 8th Para Airborne A Vietnam made silk patch maker marked original in orange.
ARVN Army Captain Embroidered lotus blossom rank insignia in black subdued removed from uniform. ARVN rank was worn by U.S. officers in the field
ARVN Army Major Embroidered lotus blossom rank insignia in white removed from uniform. ARVN rank was worn by U.S. officers in the field Have 5 instock.
ARVN Army Major "Thieu-Ta" Rank Embroidered lotus blossom rank insignia in gold removed from uniform. ARVN rank was worn by U.S. officers in the field
ARVN Army Para Airborne Signals A Vietnam made silk patch maker marked original in green.
ARVN Colonel in Gold Embroidered rank insignia this example is for the collars on uniform, local made in Vietnam, I have 2 in stock.
ARVN Colonel in White Embroidered rank insignia this example is for the collars on uniform, local made in Vietnam, I have 3 in stock.
ARVN Colonel Rank Local embroided Colonel "Dai-Ta" rank, this example is for use on headgear.
ARVN Colonel Rank Local embroided Colonel "Dai-Ta" rank, this example is for use on headgear. Have 2 in stock
ARVN Lt Colonel Rank Embroidered lotus blossom rank insignia in black subdued removed from uniform. ARVN rank was worn by U.S. officers in the field I have 2 in stock
Australain Para Wing Mess Dress in Bullion A good full size Mess dress Para wing in bullion, un-issued Measures 3 1/2" x 1 5/8"
Australia Paratrooper Wings in Bullion Here we have two padded paratrooper wings in bullion, one dress whites and the other on grey wool, good quality pieces. Sold as a lot of two. Small size at 1 1/2" x 1 1/8"
Australian 33 Squadron RAAF 5" - Australian 33 Squadron RAAF Patch
Australian Battalion Champion Team Marksman Patch An early embroidered cotton on wool sleeve patch, Champion Battalion Team, almost mint condition. Kings Crown over crossed rifles. Measures 2 3/4" x 3"
Australian Brigade Champion Team Marksman Patch An early Australian Brigade Champion Team in silver bullion thread on wool, un-issued condition. Measures 2 3/4"
Australian Commando Title A good scarce Aussie Commando title embroidered on wool with a cotton backing sewn on to the reverse. Nice early piece.
Australian Division Champion Team Marksman Patch This is an early patch in gold bullion thread with the makers label still on the rear. Kings Crown over crossed rifles. Measures 2 15/16"
Australian Made WWII United States Navy Officer's Garrison Cap Badge Scarce maker marked USN garrision cap badge by K.G.Luke of Melbourne. Pin back fitting, measures 1 1/16" tall x 1 1/16" across the wings.
Australian RAAF Patch 4\" - Australian RAAF Fleet Support Patch
Australian SAS Mess Dress wings in Bullion A good set of Aussie Special Air Service "Droop" pattern wings in bullion, un-issued. Measures 2 9/16" x 1 3/16"
Australian SAS Officer's Wing in Bullion Thread An early SAS wing in bullion, padded version, slight tarnishing to the wings. Tape to the rear. Measures 2 1/2"
Australian SAS Wing in Bullion Thread A good dress wing Special Air Service in bullion, un-issued, padded, an older example with some aging and patina to the gold wings. Measures 3 1/2" x 1 5/8"
Australian SAS Wing in Bullion Thread A good set of early SAS wings "Straight" pattern in bullion, summer issue. Full size at 3 1/2" x 1 9/16"
Australian SAS Wing in Bullion Thread Fine set of Aussie SAS wings, summer dress, un-issued , quality piece. Measures 2 7/8" x 1 1/4"
Australian Service Dress Parachute Qualified in Bullion Australian Para wings in bullion thread, some minor age and tarnishing on the wings, un-issued and removed from an album but no damage to the back. Measures 3 5/8" x 1 1/2"
Australian Special Air Service Regiment Insignia in Bullion A good early scarce set of wings in un-issued condition, some tarnishing to the wings. These are a small size at 2 7/8" x 1 5/16"
Australian Special Air Service Regiment Title A good Australian SAS Regiment title.
Australian Special Air Service Regiment Title A good Australian SAS Regiment title from the 1980's
Australian Squadron Crew Patch 4\" - Aussie Crew Patch 10 Squadron
Australian Summer Dress Para Wing in Bullion Full size wing in bullion thread, un-issued near mint condition. Measures 3 5/8" x 1 7/16"
B-MI-GA - Silk Patch Civilian Irregular Defence Force EBW Special Forces Camp Silk Patch, CIDG Darlac province II CTZ opened in 1962 and closed in April 1965. Removed from album four glue and paper spots on the back see photos. Very Rare.
Beds and Herts Title
Board of Trade Pilot\'s Wings 1953-1970 Scarce example in bullion, Queens crown BT to centre removed from uniform.
Bombardier Wing Multi-piece Bombardier wing machine sewn in leather. Not sure on the age or period of this one. Measures 3 1/2".
Branch of Service 5 Star Generals Aide A good enamel Officers Insignia, clutch back fitting maker marked G23.
Brand New Oxygen DVR Watch - Military Styled Oxygen DVR Atlantic 40 - Divers Watch good for 100 metres Date Display Stainless Steel Case Blue Face and Bezel - Measures 1 1/2" Across Nato G10 Strap - Clear Solid Timing Bezel - 2 years Guarantee. Comes in a styled presentation box Recommended price is £129.00 Post free
British 16th Airborne Territorial Army Shoulder Patch A 16th TA patch yellow Bellerophon on a mid blue background. Good period patch fully embroidered in mint condition. Measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" The battalion was formed in the United Kingdom as part of the Territorial Army. Renamed the 16th (Welsh) Parachute Battalion (TA), it was assigned to the TA 5th Parachute Brigade of the 16th Airborne Division. It was re-designated 16 (Welsh) PARA (TA) in 1948 and resulting from defence cuts disbanded in October 1956.
British 70's 80's SAS Wings An early SAS Dress wing. Fully embroidered on dark green wool, padded version, mint un-issued condition, removed from a collectors album some tape to the rear (could be removed) Please note not Rhodesian as originally listed
British Airborne Pegasus Formation Patches A pair of early post war patches, removed from uniform, paper backed.
British Armband A good condition armband (un-known by me) it has a an embroidered wagon wheel patch attached, two popper fixing with two postion adjustment. Up dated information The armband appears to be RAF Air Movements used in the late 60`s, early 70`s.It was worn on the upper left arm when on duty in the passenger handling sections of those airfields handling transport aircraft such as Lyneham,Brize Norton etc.Hope this helps. Thanks for the information from:- Colin Simpson (ex RAF Air Movements) PS Still only £8.00
British Army Air Despatcher Wing A near mint condition Army Air Dispatcher wing, Queens crown, embroidered on canvas backing.
British Army Air Despatcher Wing Another variation of the Army Air Dispatcher Wing, Queens crown, embroidered on wool.
British Army Aircraft Technicians Wings REME Badge Qualification A Royal Engineers and Electrical Engineers, Aircraft Technicians Wings REME embroidered on canvas. Mint condition.
British Army Cloth Warrant Officer Rank Badges A pair of Warrant Officer Ranks. Fully embroidered and removed from uniforms One is Kings Crown (pre-1953) and one Queens Crown (post-1953) Both measure 3 1/4" x 3 "
British Assistant Parachute Jump Instructor in Bullion An early quality padded embroidered in bullion thread APJI wing, some tarnihing and age to the wing. Measures 3"
British Durham Light Infantry Cap Badge A good original, quality strike and a fine example on slider.
British Field Officer Gorgets A Pair of WWII Brigadier & Substantiative Colonel Gorgets comes with one large and one small button. Some age amd some glue spots to the back of one of the gorgets. Measure 3 5/8" x 1 5/16" wide
British Frontier Service Title The British Frontier Service was a British government organisation that was responsible for border monitoring duties in West Germany between 1946 and 1991 Mint early un-issued embroidered title.
British Imperial Service Medal - Full Size An Imperial Service Medal named to "Arthur George Blackwell Lake" No further information
British Mess Dress Paratroop Wings in Bullion A good quality set of mess dress paratrooper wings in bullion on maroon wool in perfect condition. Measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/8"
British Military CWC Watch A CWC British Military issue watch, quartz movement, well marked on the back dated 1999, on a used G10 strap, glass has some light grazing. Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
British Military Issue Pulsar Wrist Watch Here we have a mint British un-issued Pulsar watch, dated 2009 well marked on the back with a black G10 strap. Keeps good time.
British Parachute Regiment Badge British Para patch embroidered. Measures 4 1/4" wide x 3 7/8" Tall
British Parachute Regiment Badge British Para patch embroidered on wool. Measures 4" wide x 3 3/4" Tall...
British Parachute Regiment Badge British Para patch Bevo thread. Measures 4" wide x 3 1/8" Tall...
British Parachute Regiment Title Here is a period Para title in mint un-issued condition. Measures 6" x 1 1/8"
British Paratrooper Wing Un-issued para wing on wool from 1950's era.
BRITISH ROYAL NAVY WWII CHILEAN VOLUNTEER NATIONALITY TITLE. A rare badge, British nationals who lived abroad volunteered rapidly to defend Britain and its Commonwealth and returned to the U.K. and volunteered.
British SAS Wing +1945 Post War Version An early post war wing in mint un-issued condition, padded and hessian backing. Removed from collectors album tape marks on the rear which can be removed.
British Special Air Service Dress Wings 1950's era SAS Mess Dress Wings in bullion thread on red wool. Mint un-issued. Slight tarnish to the bullion see images. Measures 3 5/8" x 1 3/4"
British Warrant Officer Rank in Bullion Warrant Officer Rank in quality bullion. Measures 2 7/8" x 2 1/2"
British WWII Tank Crew and Master Gunner Badges Here is a group of three WWII badges. All removed from uniforms. 1 x Tank crew in embroidered cloth 1 x Tank crew in mess dress padded bullion 1 x Master Gunner in mess dress bullion Sold as a group of three.
BSP EBW Special Forces Silk Civilian Irregular Defence Force BSP "Buon Sar Pa" Mobile guerilla Force Special Forces pocket patch in silk.
Canada Title Not cleaned as it came in. Have two in stock.
Canadian Dental Corps Title Removed from uniform
Canadian Guards Removed from uniform
Canadian Intelligence Corps Title Removed from uniform all good condition
Canadian Provost Corps Title Removed from uniform all good
Canadian Royal 22 Regiment Title Removed from uniform
Classic 1940's Aviator Sunglasses A pair aviator sunglasses. Lenses are fine, frames are ok but have some damage to the bar above the bridge it is broken in two still ok to wear or good to display. Please see image 2 top bar to the right.
CMA Corps of Military Accountants
CMP Title - Corp of Military Police 1 3/4"tall x 3/4"wide
Combined Cadet Force Titles Removed from uniform. Have 2 in stock sold as each
Comdoc Photo - APCS Patch Hand made embroidered Comdoc Photo - APCS Patch. Removed from uniform has some age and fading to the front of the patch. A good period piece. Vietnam Command Documentation Photographer with the Air Photographic Charting Service Vietnam. Air Force unit tasked with aerial mapping.
Command Pilot - Shirt Size Original shirt size Command Pilot Wing 2", sterling silver, clutch back fixing, maker marked NS Meyer New York
Commonwealth Forces Patches Queens Crown A group of four badges, Queens crown, all used and removed from uniforms and all silk woven.
Current SAS Lieutenant Rank Shoulder Slip Ons Slip on rank together with SAS tape
DCLI Title
Devon Title
Dutch Army Cap Badge by Gaunt of London A period English made cap badge maker marked Gaunt London on a slider fitting. Measures 1 3/8" x 1 3/16"
Early 1918 Pattern RAF Officer's Cap Badge An early RAF Officers cap badge in wire bullion thread with a gilt eagle, padded and removed from cap.
Early 1920's Royal Air Force Pilot Wings Early scarce pattern padded example of the RAF pilot's wings with a small crown and green/brown wreath, removed from uniform, paper backing.
Early 1920's Royal Air Force Pilot Wings, Dog Tags and Button Tie Pin Here is a small interesting lot consisting of an early 1920's Pilot Wings, removed from uniform, together with a set of RAF issue Dog Tags named to Squadron Leader Oswald Freeman a former RFC pilot and finally an RAF/RNAS Button made into a tie pin. Good research available at nationalarchives.gov.uk Oswald Denzil Freeman was originally commissioned into the Machine Gun Corps and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and later became the Royal Air Force he remained in the RAF until 1929 and was recalled to duty in the RAFVR during WWII.
Early Queens Crown Royal Air Force Pilot Wing An early 50's padded example of the RAF Pilot Wing in almost mint condition.
Early Royal Flying Corps Type Fur Gauntlets by Dents This is a pair of gauntlet gloves in leather and fur made by Dents. They are in good condition with service wear. All poppers are marked Dents and on retains the Dents label inside one of the gloves.
Early Vietnam U.S. Navy uniform name tape Early scarce woven U.S.N tape, gold on black. Have two available. Measures 4 5/16" x 1"
Early WWII Parachute Qualification Wings A fine scarce example of an early Para wing, removed from uniform with some service wear.
EBW Special Forces Silk Civilian Irregular Defence Force EWB - "E Pul Blar Wang Mobile" Guerrilla Force Darlac Province Silk Pocket Patch
English Made U.S. Army Officer Quartermaster Branch of Service Insignia A good quality Quartermaster branch of service insignia on an English pin fixing. Measures 3/4" x 13/16"
F14 Tomcat Bullion Patch Un-official Patch - Got these from flight crew 20 years ago may have more. Measures 4"
F14 Tomcat Bullion Patch Un-official Patch - Got these from F14 flight crew 20 years ago may have more Measures 4"
Five British Army Warrant Officer Mess Dress Ranks in Bullion Here we have a group of five Queen's crown rank. Three Warrant Officer rank in bullion thread and two Warrant Officer 2nd Class. All padded versions and all have been removed from uniforms. Sold as a group of five items.
French Forces of the Interior (FFI) Medal Group An Original period FF! Patch for Vosges together with 1940-45 Resistance Medal and 1939-45 Commorative Medal. The French Resistance (French; La Résistance française) is the name used to denote the collection of French resistance movements that fought against the Nazi German occupation of France and against the collaborationist Vichy régime during World War II. Résistance cells were small groups of armed men and women (called the Maquis in rural areas),[2][3] who, in addition to their guerrilla warfare activities, were also publishers of underground newspapers, providers of first-hand intelligence information, and maintainers of escape networks that helped Allied soldiers and airmen trapped behind enemy lines. The men and women of the Résistance came from all economic levels and political leanings of French society, including émigrés; conservative Roman Catholics, including priests; members of the Jewish community; and citizens from the ranks of liberals, anarchists, and communists.
French Navy Pilot Badge A good Naval pilot badge maker marked Drago Paris, loop fitting.
Generals Aide Insignia A single two star Generals Aide, clutch back fitting.
German Army Issue Sunlight Soap Hard to believe but British made Sunlight soap as issued to German Army, fully printed in German and over stamped Wehrmache on pack of packet, picked up on a recent visit to Armhem in Holland operation Market Garden area. I have 5 of these in stock. (I will add a photo of the bar of soap asap)
German Kreigsmarine Dog Tag Coastal Artillery A Kreigsmarine Dog Tag for 1944. The condition is as shown in the images and looks like it has been on a fire of some sort.
German Kreigsmarine Dog Tag Coastal Artillery A Kreigsmarine Dog Tag for 1944. The condition is as shown in the images and looks like it has been on a fire of some sort. Measures 2" x 1 1/4"
German Spannish Wound Badge in an LDO Box A Spannish Wound Badge in an LDO Box, some service wear and age to the badge and box.
Ghana Army Parachute Jump Instructor Wing Quality example of this wing, Two-colour embroidery on a black wool base, padded.
Gloster Title
Group of British ISAF Patches Here we have 9 patches, ISAF, Commando and Armoured. Sold as one lot
Group of Four Para Wings All new, 2 x mess dress bullion and 2 x embroidered. Sold as a set of 4 pieces.
Group of Four Para Wings All new Pakistan Army Para badges in bullion. Sold as a set of 4 pieces.
Group of US Army Beret Insignia A group of Beret insignia consisting of:- 7th Special Forces Group 12th Special Forces Group Special Warfare Centre Special Forces Oval 17th Cavalry, First Squadron 501st Infantry, 1st battalion 508th Infantry, 2nd Battalion 82nd Airborne, 2nd Battalion 8 pieces in total
Grouping of 8 Post War RAF Half Wings A good group of 8 wings consisting of the following: 1. QM - Quarter Master padded removed from uniform. 2. AE - Air Electronics Officer (or Operator) worn by aircrew on V-Bombers as well as possibly Shackletons and then Nimrods. Flat type removed from uniform. 3. AE - Padded type and removed from uniform. 4. N - Navigator flat type removed from uniform. 5. LM - Load master flat type removed from uniform. 6. LM - Load Master padded type removed from uniform. 7. E - Flight Engineer flat type removed from uniform. 8. E - Flight Engineer flat type removed from uniform.
H.Q. British Army of the Rhine - 21st Army Group Bevo Silk version removed from uniform.
Hamilton U.S.Army Issue Watch A fully marked rear case dated 1988, good order on a non-issue leather strap. Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
Hampshire Title
Hitler Youth Arm Band An original period and used example of the Hitler youth Hitlerjund HJ armband. Has been sewn on at some point. The Swastika symbol is made by layering two pieces of material.
HMS Beaver Ships Patch HMS Beaver (F93) Type 22 Frigate decommisoned 2001
HMS Brilliant Ships Patch HMS Brilliant (F90) Type 22 Frigate - Falklands War Veteran, sold to Brazil 1996.
HMS Sirius Ships Patch HMS Sirius (F40) Leander Class Frigate decommissioned 1994 Motto \"Hevens Light, Our Guide\"
In Country Machine Made River Patrol 16 Local made River Division 16 patch, applied river boat, well made quality piece, measures 4". Prolibertate translates as "punishment has been achieved" The 16th River Division provided harbour security in and around Chu Lai
In Country Made 345 General Medical Dispensary Patch Hand made patch worn by chemists at the MACV compound in Saigon as part of the 345 Medical Detachment. Removed from uniforn the front has some light wear.
Italian Carabiniere Paratrooper Badge A pin back example which measures 3" x 1 3/8"
King's African Rifles Cap Badge in Silver A Queen's Crown King's African Rifles Badge in silver, hallmarked Birmingham 1959 by Gaunt. Solid strike, lug fitting. Measures 1 1/4" tall x 1" wide
King's Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge - Victorian Crown A good original Victorian KOSB Glengarry Cap Badge, loop fittings.
Korea Presidential Unit Citation in Bullion Period piece in bullion mint condition The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units. The last major issuance of the decoration was during the Korean War when the unit decoration was bestowed to several American, British, and Commonwealth military units. By order of the South Korean government, the award was also retroactively authorized to every unit of the United States Army which had deployed to Korean Peninsula between 1950 and 1954.
Korea Presidential Unit Citation in Bullion An un-cut example on qool, tan summer issue material.
Korean Medal Group Five Medals United States Army Nursing Corps Korea medal group consisting of the Army Commendation Medal for Military Merit Medal named to a nurse Olive M Mann, National Defence, Korean Defence, Korean Service, UN Korean and the Korean War Service Medals. Good group original period ribbons comes with box for the Military Merit Medal.
Korean Presidential Unit Citation Award A period 1950's PUC award, clutch back fitting.
Large Jacket Patch Rare Japaneese made Range Company Patch Camp Fuji Japan
Late WWII SHAFE Patch - Headquarters Part bullion on hilt of sword, blue background (HQ in Europe) after D Day landings, the blue represents new hope. Probably Frech or German made, good example.
Late WWII SHAFE Patch - Headquarters Bullion sword, blue background (HQ in Europe) after D Day landings, the dark blue represents new hope. Probably Frech or German made, good example paper backing. A variation on 50626.
Locally Made 18th Military Police Brigade Shoulder Patch Hand made patch good quaility embroidery, removed from uniform, removed from album some paper and residue on the back (see images) unsual colour backgroun of dark green. Measures 3" x 2 1/4" Members of the Brigade performed a wide variety of missions including evacuation of prisoners of war, security of vessels and ports, convoy escort, security of vital installations and VIPs, maintenance of discipline, law and order, and direct support to combat operations.During the Tet Offensive, the 716th MP Battalion fought off a resolute Viet Cong unit determined to take over the US Embassy, while other 18th Brigade units performed similar duties in the Mekong Delta, Bien Hoa, the Central Highlands, and throughout the RVN.The Brigade completed its service in Vietnam and was deactivated on 20 March 1973.
Locally Made 3rd Ordnance Battalion (Ammunition) Patch Hand made pocket patch good example, removed from uniform slight wear to front. Arrived incountry 4 November 1965 departed 29 April 1972, Their mission was toprovide tactical, command and supervision over operations at Long Binh, Ton Son Nhut and Vung Tau ammunition supply depots.
Locally Made 77th Aerial Rocket Artillery Helicopters Hand made patch for C Battery ARA 4/77 part of 101st Airborne support. Removed from uniform some light wear, cheese cloth back. The 4/77 Griffin carried the 101st Airborne patch. "C" Battery were Griffins. ("B" were Toros and "A" were Dragons). The Griffin part Lion part Eagle a Historical Myth called up by the 377th Arty in WWII and again by the 2/20 ARA of the 1st Cav. The 2/20 ARA Griffin carried the 1st CAV patch. In 68' The Cav guys changed there name to Blue Max. In 68' "C" Btry 4/77 ARA was formed at Fort Bragg N.C. and became "Griffins." They joined the 101st in 69' and were based at Camp Evans, 15 miles north west of the city of Hue. They left country for Fort Campbell KY in 72'. Apache and Cobra Helicopters.
Lord Strathcona's Horse Royal Canadians - Title Removed from uniform
Lot of 6 British Badges 2 in bullion Medical in mint un-issued condition, B removed from uniform and 4 in embroidered cotton mint un-issued condition
Lot of Rank Insignia (Armoured) 6 Officers rank pips matching removed from uniform yellow backing. 2 Officers rank pips removed not matching 1 bright yellow small and one larger on a faded background. 1 x Major rank removed from uniform. Sold as a lot.
Luftwaffe Model 295 WWII Flying Goggles Cased Completed with all Components Super scarce and in excellent condition Flying goggles Model 295 Windschutzbrille issued up until 1940. Originally designed for open cockpits but later preferred by gunners of JU52 and Heinkel 111 in exposed top gunner positions the googles have good peripheral vision this set has the chin strap designed to secure the googles. Very complete with the following items:- 1. Issue aluminum case with metal manufactures plate on the outside dated 1.11.1934 and contents plate in the inside. 2. A good condition pair of 295 goggles, clear lenses, some light wear to the frames, good elasticated headband. 3. Spare headband and chin strap both in good condition. 4. Cloth lense cleaner. 5. Four pairs of extra lenses with different graded tints all in their cloth pouches and in perfect condition. Please note a small dent in the back left side of the case.
Luftwaffe Model 306 Fliegerschutzbrille Goggle German Luftwaffe flying goggles model 306 maker marked on the nose bridge MW, oval lenses with green painted alloy frames some service wear but in good condition. Please note the hairline cracks to the right lens see image 3
MAG-12 Motor Transport Rare and well made patch.
Major General St.Clair Streett Commander 13th Air Force in WWII - Original Overseas Cap and signed Photograph Original WWII Side Cap with Major Generals pin back rank stars and signed photograph of Major General St.Clair Streett, together with various newspaper cuttings, photos, articles, a letter from his wife to a collector dated January 1963 and another dated December 1966. St. Clair Streett (October 6, 1893 – September 28, 1970), known as "Bill", was a United States Air Force (USAF) major general and writer who first organized and led the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Streett served as aide to air power advocate General Billy Mitchell, and was viewed by General of the Air Force Henry H. Arnold as his own personal "troubleshooter". Earlier in his career, Streett served in France during the last stages of World War I. In 1920, he was awarded the Mackay Trophy and the Distinguished Flying Cross for leading a squadron of U.S. airmen on a pioneering air voyage from New York City to Nome, Alaska and back. Streett wrote of his squadron's difficulties in an article for National Geographic. Streett assisted Mitchell during the famous bombing demonstration against battleships. After participating in several air races, he made an exploratory flight to extreme altitude during which he experienced frozen flight controls, and then wrote a story about the adventure for Popular Science. During World War II, Streett commanded various training units in Hawaii, Florida and Colorado, solving logistical, training, and personnel problems. In Washington, D.C., he led the Theater Group of the Operations Division in the Office of the Chief of Staff where he expressed grave misgivings about the role of General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific War—some two years later Streett was sent to the South West Pacific Area to work under MacArthur commanding the Thirteenth Air Force during its first offensive drive
Manchester Title
Marina Attack Squadron 231
Marine Air Control Squadron 9 Small size flight suite patch, early well made, unusual lettering on the scroll.
Marine Air Group 26 Helicopters Well made and scarce patch
Marine Air Group 41 On twill material
Marine Air Refuling Transport Squadron 252
Marine Air Reserve Training Unit - Naval Air Station South Weymouth
Marine Air Support Squadron Early cheese cloth backing , some paper and glue to rear removed from album
Marine Attack Squadron 322 Large Jacket Patch
Marine Attack Squadron 522 (All Weather) Older patch
Marine Attack Training (All Weather) Squadron 202 Early patch on twill
Marine Attack Training Squadron 203
Marine Composit Recon Squadron Smaller 4\" Flight suit patch
Marine Corps Air Station Helicopters Rare Japaneese made patch, Futema Okinawa.
Marine corps Air Station Iwakuni Japan Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, rare early made patch.
Marine Corps Composit Recon Squadron large 5\" Jacket Patch
Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal Japan based unit
Marine Corps Quantico Base Skydiving Team Original Patch well made
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 192 Training
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 Early Black Knights Patch, slight pulled threads on front right
Marine Fighter Attak Squadron 112
Marine Fighter Squadron 111 Early patch
Marine Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 32
Marine Helicopter (Light) Squadron 771 Early patch large size
Marine Helicopter (Medium) Squadron 263 Small version early patch
Marine observation Squadron 2 4.5\" Patch Early unissued
Marine Raider Tab
Marine Tactical Recon Squadron Excellent old manufactured patch
Marines Raider Tab
Matching Pair of American Captain Rank Insignia A good pair of Captain rank bars, pin back by Meyer NY.
Medal pair Long Service and Good Conduct and Khedive's Star New Price - To James Geddes, born 1845 at Cullen, Banffshire. Enlisted 3rd The Kings Own Hussars 1863, made Corporal 1871, Sgt 1873. Re-engaged to complete 21 years 1874 and transferred to 10th Hussars 1880. Comes with eight pages of redcords. He is mis-described as number 1852 of the 3rd Hussars when his number with 716. Named on both medals. Ribbons not period light contact marks
MkII First Aid Pack Parachute U.S.Army Air Force A very good reproduction First Aid Pack, came in with a collection of air corps items. Four ties also was worn by Airborne troops on the M1 Helmet.
Modern Re-enactor 82nd Airborne Patch A modern 82nd Division patch, two piece with separate tab.
More images and documents for item 51278
More images of SOE Agent Richard Riddle. For more information search on goole Major Richard Riddell SOE
More Images of the Lt. Gurin Grouping
N.S.F. Deutsche Kinder Schar Membership Badge Nazi National Sozialistsche Frauenschaft WWII original Women's League (girls) enamel pin back badge, maker marked. Some wear see images Meaures 3/4"
Nazi Veterans Patch This Veteran's Association Sleeve Shield is a BeVo weave on a white silk background. A little grubby, colours remain bright.
New Bulova Watch WWII Style - Special offer £80.00 post paid to UK Bulova WWII Military Style Watch, Quartz analogue, steel case, WWII military style strap, three year warranty to original purchaser, water resistant to 30 metres and comes in official Bulova packaged presentation box. Keeps perfect time and is luminous and clear at night. You will not be disappointed with this watch.
New Zealand - SAS Temperate Service Dress Wing Here is a scarce version of a New Zealand SAS 1980's wing for the Dacron or Temperate service dress. Mint condition, flat type. Embroidered on a hessian type of material in dark green.
New Zealand - Special Air Service Qualification Wing A variation of a Singapore 1980's made NZ SAS wing. Fully embroidered for wear on Dacron or temperate climates. Measures 2 7/8" x 1 1/2" as folded.
New Zealand - Special Air Service Qualification Wing Here is a 1980's locally made in Singapore NZ SAS wing. Fully embroidered for Dacron or temperate service dress, backing is a cotton strip. Measures 3 1/2" x 1 3/4"
New Zealand - Special Air Service Qualification Wing in Bullion An issur NZ saS wing in bullion, quality manufacture velvet backing.
New Zealand SAS Officers Dress Wing In Bullion A good NZ SAS wing in bullion, some light aging to the bullion, removed from collectors album. Mint condition. Measures 3"
New Zealand SAS Officers Dress Wing In Bullion This is the small collar insignia in bullion. Mint condition. Measures 1 3/4"
New Zealand Special Air Service Wing Here is a 1970's New Zealand SAS wing in mint condition.
Norfolk Title
Officer of the Parachute Regiment Insignia in Bullion A good quality Queens Crown Paras badge in silver bullion thread. Small size at 1 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" tall
Old Original Phantom Phixer Patch
Original 2 Piece 135th Airborne Ghost Division Patch A good original two piece 135th Ghost Division patch. The United States Army created a large number of notional deception formations that were used in a number of World War II deception operations. The most notable fictional US formation was the First U.S. Army Group (FUSAG); this field army was originally intended as the main invasion force for the Invasion of Normandy, however that was renamed to the 12th Army Group. FUSAG remained in existence on paper and was used during Operation Fortitude South to divert Axis attention to the Pas de Calais area. The imaginary formations ranged in size from battalion to field army and were faked using documents, photographs, double agents, news reportage and physical subterfuge. Some of the units were either based on existing decommissioned formations (usually World War I formations) or created afresh.
Oxygen Boston 38 Watch Brand New with presentation box Water resistant to 100 metres Stainless steel case NATO G10 Strap Dark Blue strap and face which measures 1 1/2" 2 year guarantee Post free
Oxygen Campo 40 Divers Watch - Brand New Oxygen DVR Campo 40 - Divers Watch Dark Green Face and Bezel - Measures 1 1/2" Across Good for 100 metres Date Display Stainless Steel Case Nato G10 Strap Clear Solid Timing Bezel 2 years Guarantee. Comes in a styled presentation box Recommended price is £129.00 Post free
Oxygen Forest 44 Divers Watch Brand New Oxygen DVR Forest 44- Divers Watch Dark Green Face with Dark Green Bezel - Measures 1 3/4" Day and Date Display Good for 100 metres Stainless Steel Case Nato G10 Strap Clear Solid Timing Bezel 2 years Guarantee. Comes in a styled presentation box Recommended price is £129.00 Post free
Oxygen Moby Dick 40 Divers Watch Brand New Oxygen Moby Dick DVR 40 - Divers Watch Black Face and Bezel - Measures 1 1/2" Across Good for 100 metres Date Display Stainless Steel Case Nato G10 Strap Clear Solid Timing Bezel 2 years Guarantee. Comes in a styled presentation box Recommended price is £129.00 Post free
Oxygen Moby Dick 44 Divers Watch Brand New Oxygen DVR Moby Dick 44- Divers Watch Black Face with Black Bezel - Measures 1 3/4" Day and Date Display Good for 100 metres Stainless Steel Case Nato G10 Strap Clear Solid Timing Bezel 2 years Guarantee. Comes in a styled presentation box Recommended price is £129.00 Post free Note photo has protective plastic the face is clear when removed
Oxygen Sealion 44 Divers Watch - Brand New Oxygen DVR Sealion 44- Divers Watch Black Face with Red and Black Bezel Measures 1 3/4" Across Day and Date Display Good for 100 metres Stainless Steel Case Nato G10 Strap Clear Solid Timing Bezel 2 years Guarantee. Comes in a styled presentation box Recommended price is £129.00 Post free
Oxygen Washington 38 Watch Brand New with presentation box Water resistant to 100 metres Stainless steel case NATO G10 Strap Black strap and face which measures 1 1/2" 2 year guarantee Post free
Pair of 53rd (Welsh) Division Insignia Territoria Army Division served in France landing on 'D' Day part of 21st Army Group. One removed from uniform, the other un-issued mint condition.
Pair of British Airborne Formation Signs Here we have a matching pair of formation signs, post war, embroidered light blue on maroon wool in un-issued condition.
Pair of LF Collar Badges
Pair of Printed 4th Division Formation Signs
Palestine Shoulder Title A fully embroidered Palestine Title Measures 3 1/4" x 3/4"
Parachute Insignia in Bullion An early pattern padded Para Wing in bullion, ageing and tarnished wings with paper backing to the rear. Measures 2 7/16"
Parachute Light Bulb Insignia in Bullion A Light Bulb in Bullion thread, quality item. Measures 1 7/16"
Parachute Qualification Wings in Bullion A good quality padded wing in bullion thread, some age and tarnish to the wings. Measures 3 3/8"
Parachute Regiment Army Cadet Force Title A Parachute regiment A.C.F. title light blue on maroon wool. Measures 3" x 1"
Parachute Regiment Insignia in Bullion An early post war Queens Crown Parachute Regiment Badge in bullion thread. Quality piece with some minor wear and tear. Large size at 4 5/8" x 3 7/16"
Parachute Regiment Insignia in Bullion Here we have an para insignia with unusual shaped wings with Queens Crown in silver and gold bullion, good early piece, quality work, it has some age and wear. Measures 3 7/8" x 2 1/4"
Parachute Regiment Junior's Jump Wings Another variation of Junior's Parachute Jump Wings, thinner shape wings, embroidered on maroon wool in mint un-issued condition. Measures 4 1/8" x 1 3/4"
Parachute Regiment Junior's Jump Wings Yet another variation of the Junior's Paras Jump Wings, embroidered on maroon wool, removed from album retains some glue to the rear (see images) Measures 3 7/8"
Parachute Regiment Light Machine Gun Insignia An early original 1950's mint Paras Light Machine Gun Skill at Arms Insignia, embroidered light blue on maroon wool on a fine hessian backing. I have 2 available
Parachute Regiment Mess Fork Just when you think that's a rare one along comes another. This one is a mess fork and has the Pegasus insignia on the handle.
Parachute Regiment Mess Knife And yes here's another this one is a mess fish knife, marked with the airborne Pegasus emblem (this is faint please see image) I wonder if there is any mess cutlery left?
Parachute Regiment Motor Transport Insignia An early original 1950's mint Paras Motor Transport Skill at Arms Insignia, embroidered light blue on maroon wool on a fine hessian backing.
Parachute Regiment Officer's Jump Insignia in Bullion A good mint and a quality piece, gold and silver bullion on wool, mess dress jump wing. Removed from album slight tape marks to the back. Measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Parachute Regiment Physical Training Instructor Insignia An early original 1950's mint Paras PTI Skill at Arms Insignia, embroidered light blue on maroon wool on a fine hessian backing. I have 2 available
Parachute Wings in Bullion on Khaki A set of Para Wings in bullion on Khaki wool, padded and an early example with a gauze backing.
Paras Assistant Parachute Jump Instructor Wing A good scarce early APJI wing in bullion on maroon, removed from album some tape marks to the back with paper backing. Fill size at 3 3/8"
Paras Assistant Parachute Jump Instructor Wing Mess Dress A good near mint condition APJI wing in gold and silver bullion, slightly padded and removed from an album a trace of tape on the back. Smaller size at 2 7/8" x 1 3/8"
Pathfinder wing
Period Hitler Cartoon - À chacun son métier A printed paper cartoon of Heir Hitler, folded in four with a tear middle right crease of about 3" and some damage to the bottom edge, just a bit grubby from storage. Measures 10" x 13 3/4" À chacun son métier - translates as "Each to his own trade"
Pilot Training Group 3305 Patch An embroidered patch, cheese cloth backing. Measures 2" The pilot training program at Malden Air Base would be operated by Anderson Air Activities of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This civilian contractor would oversee pilot training at nine bases throughout the country. AAA opened it's civilian personnel office at the base June 24, 1951. The 3305th Training Squadron was officially designated as assigned to the base on July 11, 1951.
Pin on Marbel Gladstone Compass Rare period, pin on Marbel Gladstone of Mich USA Compass. Sometimes worn by U.S. Paratroopers on their jump jackets. In good order and working. Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted Measures 1 1/8" across dial and 1 5/8" overall
Polish Eighth Army Printed Insignia Pair of un-cut insignia - I have two sets in stock priced per pair.. Western Desert Tobruk
Post war "N" Half Wing in Bullion A mess dress Navigator brevet in bullion thread, padded, un-issued, small size measures 2" x 3/4"
Post war 36th Infantry Division - Texas A post war merrow edge patch. The division entered European Theatre deployed to North Africa, fought in Italy, Serlerno, Cassino, Rome, Southern France and on through Germany. 400 combat days 19466 KIA or wounded.
Post war 82nd Airborne Infantry Patch - All American A current issue patch with separate tab, mint un-issued Famous 82nd Airborne in 1943 fought in North Africa, dropped into Sicily, Salerno onto Naples, beach landings at Anzio. Then dropped into Normandy on 6th June D Day, St Mere Eglise, Carantan. Holland Market Garden Nijmegen Bridge. Back to Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge at Werbomont. StVith, across the Ruhr into Koln, taking the city of Ludwigst and Berlin. The division fought in seven campaignsare were credited with 422 days of combat taking 6993 KIA or wounded.
Post War 89th Infantry Division Patch - Rolling W A mint un-issued patch post war. Entered European Theatre in January 1945, cross France and into Germany, action along the Moselle river, Frriedrichrode on through cental Germanyholding a defensive linr on the Czech border. 57 days of combat 1029 KIA or wounded.
Post War RAF Pilot Wing Early Queens crown padded pilot wing, press studs sewn on rear, good used example.
Post war U.S. 7th Infantry Division - The Hour Glass Division Post war merrow edge version un-issued The division were deployed to the frozen Aleutian Islands, Kiska, Marshall Islands, Mandate, later deployed to the Philippines fighting on Leyte, Okinawa
Post War U.S. Infantry Division Patch - Wild Cat A good un-issued post WWII example mint condition. Fought in the Pacific Theatre
Post WWII 5th Infantry Division Merrow edge patch, post war eram un-issued example. 4th Landed in Normandy 9th July 1944, St Lo, Ardennes and Germany. Part of Patton's Third Army.
Queens Crown Post War Parachute Regiment Cap Badge In silver, lug fittings used example.
Queens Title
R.A.S.C. Title Royal Army Service Corps - removed from uniform Priced as each I have 3 in stock
RAF "H" Type Oxygen Mask R.A.F Oxygen mask H type cold war period in good used condition. The oxygen mask has its harness strapping in place with the microphone plug which is marked type 3800 Ref 10HA/12022 issue number on the wiring.The mask does have some age related wear. Marked with Broad arrow medium size.
RAF 100 Squadron Patch
RAF 229 Squadron
RAF 230 Squadron Patch
RAF American Fund Raiser Badge WWII Fund raiser pin marked "Official bundles for Britain by Monet" pin back measures 1 5/8" Bundles for Britain was started in 1940 by Mrs. Latham as a knitting circle in a store front in New York City. Knitted goods—socks, gloves, hats, sweaters, and scarves—were made and shipped to Britain. Within Sixteen months, Latham expanded Bundles into an organization with 975 branches and almost a million contributors, and by the spring of 1941, it had delivered 40,000 sleeveless sweaters, 10,000 sweaters with sleeves, 30,000 scarves, 18,000 pairs of seaboot stockings, 50,000 pairs of socks, and 8,000 caps. By 1941, moreover, Bundles had also shipped ambulances, surgical instruments, medicines, cots, blankets, field-kitchen units, and operating tables, along with used clothing of all sorts. The total value of goods shipped reached $1,500,000; another $1,000,000 was raised in cash.[5][6] Mrs. Latham was highly recognized for this wartime effort, being invested by the Queen of England as an honorary Commander, Order of the British Empire,[7][8] the first non-British subject to receive this honor
Raf Cranwell Patch
RAF Helmet Wiring Loom R.A.F. Connector Type 10113/2. Stores ref. 10HA/14841. Wiring loom enables a modern NATO headset/helmet to be used in a vintage aircraft with the larger avionics socket. Comprises a length of rubber covered wiring with large bell type jack plug (10H/10091) at one end and a NATO socket at the other end. Measures 60" in length
RAF Helmet Wiring Loom Jack Plug A wiring loom fitted with Jack plug 10H/10991 and socket Type 359. Measures 21"
RAF LXV Squadron Patch
RAF Malcombe Club Forage Cap An RAF "Malcolm Clubs" with a bullion cap badge attached. There are some moth damage to the cap (three small holes on the back and two to the sides. London makers label inside. The Malcolm Clubs were introduced in North Africa in 1943 as a sort of exclusive NAAF for the RAF. Lots of information on the web.
RAF Master Aircrew RAF Non Commisioned Master Aircrew Sleeve Rank Badge, worn on lower left sleeve.
RAF Mixed Lot of Badges Lot includes seven cloth badges, two different pairs of senior aircraftsman, one pair of junior aircraftsman and a single leading aircraftsman.
RAF Parachute Wings A period wing on dark blue wool for Regiment Parachute and Parachute trained Airmen. Some light staining to the front of the wing (see images) Measures 3 7/8" x 1 9/16"
RAF Physical Training Instructor An early PT Instructor cloth badge with Kings Crown, a good used example. Measures 2 1/2" x 2"
RAF Queens Crown Pilot Wing An early mess dress minature pilot's wing in bullion, removed from uniform, measures 2 1/2"
RAF Socket Type 359 An RAF Socket Type 359, also included is a plug pin and connectors without the Bell section.
RAF Staff Officer in Bullion Queens crown officer side cap badge 1.5" across in good condition
RAF Tornado Wing 3.5\" - RAF Tornado Wing Bruggen Patch
RAF XXII Squadron Patch
RAF XXV Squadron Patch
Rare Press Arm Band Korea Arm Band worn by press attatched to 1st Marine Division in Korea,Felt construction, no straps just a rectangle patch.
Rare U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot Wing An early 1920's example, unusual strike and detailed pattern, very thin delicate strike, pin back with safety catch in sterling silver. Measure 2 3/4"
Rare Uniforms of a Special Operation Executive Officer Albanian Section The images display here and on item 51161 are the uniforms of WWII SOE agent Major Richard E. Riddell. Educated at Ampleforth, graduated Woolwich RHA and attached to SOE 1943-44. Parachuted into Debar Albania 23 September 1943 with Capt Antony Simcox. Commisioned into the RA in 1937 until 1950's His is mentioned in a book "The Wildest Province" by Roderick Bailey I believe still in print. This items are:- 1. BD Jacket 1949 pattern 1952 dated with WWII para wings, medal ribbons and Royal Artillery titles, majors rank, no moth. 2. Service Dress Tunic 1944, label named and dated with WWII Para Wings, metal Major rank, RA collar badges and medal ribbons. No moth, inside arm lining on both sleeves partly un-stiched. 3. No1 Patrol Jacket 1937 dated with WWII Para wings in bullion thread, metal Major rank and medal ribbons. No moth. 4. Mess Dress Tunic and Trousers, with Para wings in bullion Not sewn on but pinned, both items labelled and dated 1937. No moth. 5. Officers Service Cap with bronze Artillery cap badge good condition 4 small moth holes two atr the left side and two back left. Some information is available on the internet search Major Richard Riddell SOE
RASC Title
RASC Title Have 2 in stock priced each, large 1 3/4"long x 3/4"wide
RAVC Title Priced as each I have 2 in stock
RDF Title
Republic of Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Service medal and service ribbon in box of issue dated 1969. The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces established on 8 July 1965 by order of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The medal is awarded to recognize service during the Vietnam War by all members of the United States Armed Forces provided they meet the award requirements.
Rhodesian Army Air Despatcher Wing Nice Original Rhodesian Army AD wing, flat type, removed from uniform, some service wear and fading. Embroidered on twill.
Rhodesian Army Insignia Cloth A pair of Rhodesian Army sleeve insignia, removed from uniform, 1970/80s, embroidered on twill.
Rhodesian Army Paratrooper Insignia Here is a pair of Paratrooper insignia on for dress greens and one for camo uniform. mint un-issued. Sold as 2 items Measure 1 11/16" Tall
Rhodesian Army Paratrooper Insignia Another original variation of the Paratrooper wing, this is the padded version and is un-issued mint condition. Dates from 1965-80
Rhodesian Army Paratrooper Insignia Original Rhodesian Army Paratrooper, embroidered on green wool for the greens dress uniform. Un-issued mint condition, dates from 1965-80.
Rhodesian Army Paratrooper Insignia Another variation of the paratrooper wing for the Greens Dress, mint un-isssued, embroidered on green wool. Dates from 1965-80.
Rhodesian Assistant Parachute Jump Instructor A good early original APJI wing, embroidered on twill, un-issued example.
Rhodesian Jump Instructor Patch Printed on Tan Cloth A printed Jump Instructor, printed on tan cloth for jump suit. Measures 2 7/8" x 3" tall
Rhodesian Special Air Service Wings A variation of the RSAS wing, un-issued embroidered on green wool.
Rhodesian Special Air Service Wings 1965-1980 A good original set of padded RSAS wings, used and removed from uniform with some wear and fading.
RM Brass Title 3/4" tall x 1 1/8" wide
Royal Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge and Buttons An RAF cap badge and buttons (Only 2 buttons shown but I will send 6)
Royal Air Force Enlisted Cap Badges - Queens Crown Two badges here for the one price:- Both loop fittings 1. RAF enlisted in gilt finish. 2. RAF enlisted in anodised finish
Royal Air Force Sweetheart Powder Compact in Silver A good quality engineer tooled case with RAF Pilot wings to the front, hallmarked silver Birmingham, dated 1938, two small dings one on the front and one on the back. Measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
Royal Army Chaplain Department Shoulder Title A good original British R.A.Ch.D. title. Un-issued condition. Fully embroidered on a black woven backing. Measures 3 1/2" x 1"
Royal Army Chaplain Department Shoulder Title A good original British R.A.Ch.D. title. Un-issued condition. Fully embroidered on a black woven backing. Measures 3 3/8" x 15/16"
Royal Canadian Air Force - Navigator/Radio Operator Wing A Queens Crown Navigator/Radio Operator Wing. Un-issued mint condition. Measures 4 1/2" x 1 7/8" Several in stock.
Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Removed from uniform
Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps Title Removed from uniform
Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Removed from uniform all good - priced each have 2 in stock
Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Removed from uniform (variation on previous item 50576)
Royal Canadian Artillery Title Removed from uniform
Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers Title Removed from uniform
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps Title Removed from uniform
Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps A good used title
Royal Canadian Postal Corps Title Removed from uniform
Royal Canadian Signals Title Removed from uniform
Royal Ceylon Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge A good strike with loop fittings. Queens crown.
Royal Flying Corps Medals, photos and various badges This is a lot comprising of Victory and War Medals to 1st Class Airman 26913 F.Rose R.F.C. and 1902 Coronation medal, note the RFC Sweetheart has the pin missing. Please see images. Also there are two framed photographs, the single photo is in a glazed frams and the series of three has no glass.
Royal Masonic Institute for Girls 1927 Not something I usually deal in a Vintage Girls Steward Medal Silver & Enamel RMIG 1927 Beautiful ornate and finely crafted Vintage Royal Masonic Institute for Girls 1927 Stewards brooch/jewel/medal. Hallmarked Birmingham and made by Spencer of London. This jewel is heavy and finely detailed with the three feathers, crown and lion, in very good original unpolished condition pin back fixing. Measures 2" x 1 3/4"
Royal Naval Air Squadron 702 - Patch Royal naval Air Squadron 702 motto \"Beware the Cat\'s Claws\" based in Yeovilton.
Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Original WWII Observer's Wing in Bullion. Period condition, removed from uniform, good original wing.
Royal Signals Title
Russian 65th Aggressors Squadron Patch 4\" - Russian 65th Aggressors Squadron
RWF Title
Salisbury Plain District / Southern Command Insignia A qualitiy embroidered example, removed from uniform, paper backed.
SAS Beret Insignia Late WWII embroidered high wing version, removed from album glue residue on about 80% of back please see images. Otherwise a good example.
SAS Bullion Cap Badge A good early Officer's SAS cap badge in bullion thread, silk backing has slight double sided tape residue to reverse.
SAS Bullion Cap Badge - Australian Early SAS Bullion Officer's cap badge in "Gold" thread and yellow backed scroll, silk backing, slight glue residue from double sided tape on back.
SAS Dress Wing in Bullion Another variation, fully padded example, wings are silver bullion with a gold bullion parachute. Hessian backing to the rear. Slight tarnishing and age to the bullion. Measures 2 7/8"
SAS Dress Wings in Bullion SAS wing in bullion, flat example, paper to the back, un-worn condition,all gold bullion thread. Measures 2 9/16" across
SAS Dress Wings in Bullion SAS wing in bullion, fully padded example, black back ground, gauze backing to the rear, removed from collectors album some tape remains on the rear, un-worn condition, gold bullion thread to the edge of the wing with silver thread to the inner wing and the parachute..
SAS Dress Wings in Bullion Another variation to the patterns, this one is a flat example, slight droop to the wings, gold bullion wings and silver bullion parachute. Two threads to the top of the chute have been added after the back was sealed (see images) Measures 3 1/4"
SAS Formation Sign Late/post war version, un-issued, black paper backing.
SAS Officer's dress Wing in Bullion Thread A good period example possibly Australian 1960's, padded and in un-issued condition. Some age and tarnishing to the bullion thread. Retains some tape to the rear where it was fixed into an album. Large size. Measures 4" long x 1 13/16" deep.
SAS Wing 1970's Issue Another good variation of the SAS wing. A 1970's mint lightly padded, removed from collectors album, slight tape mark to the rear, hessian backed.
SAS Wing Flat Version 1970's An scarce variation, flat embroidered on wool and through the hessian backing. Again removed from collectors album with minor tape marks to the rear.
SAS Wing Late War Issue A good padded, straight wing version, late war issue, mint removed from collectors album with two small pieces of tape to the rear which can be removed.
SAS Wing Officer of Guards Regiment An early original in bullion thread, padded type, removed from collectors album tape on the back can be removed, mint un-issued. Light tarnish to the bullion. Large size 2 7/8"
SAS Wing Officer of Guards Regiment - Small version An early scarce original in bullion thread, padded, removed from collectors album tape on the back can be removed, mint un-issued. Light tarnish to the bullion. Measures 2 1/4"
SAS Wing Officer of Household Cavalry Regiment - Large Version An early original padded in bullion thread, removed from collectors, mint un-issued. Light tarnish to the bullion, hessian backed. Measures 2 3/4"
SAS Wing Officer of Household Cavalry Regiment - Small version An early original padded in bullion thread, removed from collectors album tape on the back can be removed, mint un-issued. Light tarnish to the bullion, paper backed. Measures 2 7/16"
SAS Wing Territorial Army (TA) Droop wing Pattern A 1960's SAS wing padded drop wing version, un-issued, removed from collector album some tape to the rear. Measures 2 7/8"
Selection of RAF Badges Comprising of nine different RAF badges including Queens Crown Warrant Officers insignia, All in good condition.
Selection of U.S. Air Force (Womens) Insignia A lot of items consisting of the following:- 1 x Pair Dress Rank Shoulders Boards Colonel 1 x Pair Dress Rank Shoulders Boards Major 1 x Pair Dress Rank Shoulders Boards Captain 1 x Women's Officer's Cap Insignia 2 x U.S. Letters for the collars 1 x Chief Flight Nurse Wing in sterling silver Clutch backs 1 x Chief Flight Surgeon Wing in sterling silver clutch backs 1 x Senior Dental Officer insignia clutch backs 1 x Senior Nursing Officer insignia clutch backs 1 x Pair 2nd Lieutenant rank insignia clutch backs.
Set of 10 RAF Queens Crown Buttons Full size Maker Marked Firmin London
Set of Aides to General Branch of Service Insignia A set of four Aide to Generals, one, two, three and four star General. All clutch back fitting and various makers. Sold as a set.
Set of Insignia - USA - Aide to Vice President This is a set of insignia that came out of a collection. It is for a Major in the U.S.Army and includes the scarce badge for "Aide to the Vice President" full size 2" pocket badge. A very well made and solid item. All items the badges are clutch back. 11 items in total. The Vice Presidential Service Badge is an identification badge of the United States Armed Forces which is awarded to members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard as well as other members of the Uniformed Services, such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who serve as full-time uniformed service aides to the Vice President. It was established under Executive Order 11544 by President Richard Nixon on July 8, 1970.
Set of U.S. Army Female Medical Officer's Insignia A set of five pieces, with clutch back fittings, the officer's cap badge is the smaller women's issue.
Set of U.S.Marine Corps Buttons by J R Gaunt New York Set of buttons as per images all marked J R Gaunt New York.
SHAEF American Made Patch A good example of the patch, mint un-issued condition, embroidered on twill pattern. Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force SHAEF, was the headquarters of the Commander of Allied forces in north west Europe, from late 1943 until the end of World War II. U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was in command of SHAEF throughout its existence. The position itself shares a common lineage with Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Atlantic, but they are different titles.
SHAPE Command Patch A silk embroidered patch, plastic backed. Measures 3" x 2" Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is the Headquarters of Allied Command Operations (ACO), one of NATO's two strategic military commands. It is located at Casteau, north of the Belgian city of Mons.
Silver Spoon - Airborne Insignia Unusual spoon with the Pegasus Airborne insignia in the original box. This appears to be a chrisening gift in silver. The spoon measures 4 1/2" and the box 6 1/2" x 2 1/4" when closed.
Single WWII RAF Eagle Good period piece, eagle faces left, scarce bevo woven type, removed from album minor glue residue to rear.
Single WWII RAF Issue Eagle Embroidered piece, removed from uniform. eagle facing right.
Somerset Title
South African Air Force Cap Badge Scarce item in bullion thread some aging and tarnish to the bullion, two small moth holes at the bottom of the eagle wings, measures 3" x 1 1/2"
South African Air Force Pilot Grouping Here is a South African Air Force grouping. It consists of the following items:- 1. Embroidered Pilot wing. 2. South African Air Force Cap Badge. 3. Shoulder Rank Squadron Leader. 4. Pair of Sunglasses and case Tinted Nos 2 or 3 Case MkII.
South African Air Force Pilot Sweetheart Brooch A scarce SAAF pilot sweetheart, pin back with safety catch, some wear. Measures 2"
South East Asia Command Title A good S.E.A.C. title mint un-issued condition.
South Staffordshire Title An embroidered title in good condition. Measures 5 3/16" x 15/16"
South Staffordshire Title South Staffordshire Title. An embroidered title in good condition Measures 5"
South Wales Borderers Cap Badge A good original Bi-metal SWB cap badge with a slider fixing, made by and maker marked Firmin London.
Special Air Service Cap Badge An scarce embroidered SAS cap badge, removed from beret part of which is attached. Some service wear. The badge Measures 2 1/4" x 1 3/8"
Special Air Service Shoulder Titles A pair of SAS shoulder titles, clutch back fittings.
Special Air Service Wings An unidentified SAS wing, flat example embroidered on green wool well made.
Special Air Service Wings An un-identified SAS, padded and fully embroidered on a green wool, wings are slightly angled upwards with the wing colours in dark blue and turquoise. The back is silk type material. Unusual wing to say the least but came in with the Rhodesian collection, if anyone can identify this one I'd be glad to here from you. Measures 3" x 1 3/16"
Suffolk Title
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Texas Ranger Badge Here is a Texas ranger Badge made from a Mexican Peso coin with old type pin back fitting. The Texas Ranger Division, commonly called the Texas Rangers, is a law enforcement agency with statewide jurisdiction in Texas, based in the capital city of Austin. Over the years, the Texas Rangers have investigated crimes ranging from murder to political corruption, acted in riot control and as detectives, protected the Governor of Texas, tracked down fugitives, and functioned as a paramilitary force at the service of both the Republic (1836–45) and the state of Texas.
The Black Watch R.H.R. of Canada Title Removed from uniform
The Parachute Regimental Assoication Blazer Badge A good early Para Association blazer badge, early quality piece in silver and gold bullion thread. Measures 4" x 3 5/8"
The Royal Canadian Regiment Title Removed from uniform
Tropical Issue USA Shoulder Patch Rare issue patch for Americans serving in the RAF prior to 1943.Good condition removed from album some paper glue spots to back.
Two Parachute Qualification Wings in Bullion Here are two variations of padded Dress Para Wings in bullion, some age to the threads. Quality work. Small size at 2 1/2" sold as a lot of 2
U.A. Army Jungle Expert Patch A one piece embroidered patch. 33rd Infantry Cadre at Jungle School. America was embroiled in the Cold War and the beginning of the Korean Conflict in April of 1951 when the Commanding General of the U.S. Army, Caribbean was given the mission "to keep the art of jungle warfare alive in the Army". Recent worldwide events demonstrated a need for proficiency in jungle operations.
U.S Air Force Astronaut Command Navigator Wing Air Force Astronaut Command Navigator Wing, full size 3", clutch back fitting. marked K21 to the back
U.S Air Force Astronaut Senior Navigator Wing Air Force Astronaut Senior Navigator Wing, full size 3", clutch back fitting. marked Krew to the back.
U.S. 14th Infantry Officers Insignia A matching pair of insignia, clutch back fittings, maker marked Meyer NY.
U.S. 1932d Squadron Patch - Goose Bay Canada Army Airways Communication Squadron patch. Fully embroidered measures 4 3/4", removed from album some glued paper spots to the back (see images)
U.S. 21st Airborne "Ghost" Division A 21st Ghost Division patch. Not a WWII era but manufactured in 1960/70's. Good mint condition. Measures 2 1/2" I have 2 variations in stock. The division was initially depicted as being under the direct command of US 14th Army with its headquarters located in Fulbeck, Lincolnshire in June 1944. In the Pas de Calais landings it and the 9th Airborne Division were to be dropped behind the XXXVII Corps beachheads. In August 1944 it was notionally transferred to the direct command of First United States Army Group, where it assisted in the training of the US 48th Infantry Division in air landing techniques. In the aftermath of Fortitude South, the 21st Airborne Division, the notional United States 9th and British 2nd Airborne Divisions and the real United States 17th Airborne Division were used to depict an airborne threat to the Kiel-Bremen area in support of Operation Market Garden.[3] Finally, in November 1944 it was announced that the division had been merged with the 9th Airborne Division to form the 13th Airborne Division, a real unit that was about to be deployed to France.
U.S. 22nd Armored Tank Battalion Patch A near mint 22nd Armored Patch. 22nd Armored Division, a unit not activated until 1947 and which then disappeared in 1952.
U.S. 25th Division Patch with Korea Tab A good 25th patch, merrow edge and Korea tab. Mint un-issued condition.
U.S. 5th Infantry Division Officers Insignia A matching pair of insignia, clutch back fittings, maker marked Meyer NY. The 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) nicknamed the "Red Diamond", the "Red Devils", or "die Roten Teufel"—was an infantry division of the United States Army that served in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War, and with NATO and the U.S. Army III Corps. It was disbanded and deactivated on 24 November 1992.
U.S. Adjuntant Corps Branch of Service Insignia Matching pair of insignia clutch back fixing.
U.S. Adjutant Corps Branch of Service Insignia A matching pair, clutch back fitting.
U.S. Air Force 2nd Air Refueling Squadron Grouping - KC10 Here is an interesting group from a Refueling Pilot Capt Jim Fowler consisting of the following original items:- 1. 2nd Refueling Sq flight suite patch on velcro "Second to None" 4 1/2" 2. 2nd Bomb Wing flight suite patch on velcro "Libertatem Defendimus" 4 1/4" 3. Flight suite name tag on velcro "32" 4. Flight suite name tag on velcro "2" 5. KC10 Instructor flight suite patch on velcro 3" 6. KC10 Wing staff patch - plain backing 3" 7. Senior pilot wing in cloth 8. Captain's rank boards 9. USAF Officer's cap badge marked LI GI The 2d Air Refueling Squadron (2 ARS) is a unit of the United States Air Force. It is part of the 305th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 2d ARS is the second-oldest squadron in the Air Force, having over 95 years of service to the nation. It was formed as an air refueling squadron by Strategic Air Command in 1949. Today, it operates the KC-10 Extender aircraft, conducting aerial refueling missions. Note I will re-photograph the reverse images.
U.S. Air Force Brest Badge NORAD A scarce Norad Officer's Brest, clutch back fitting, maker marked Meyer New York large size measures 2 3/16" North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) known until March 1981 as the North American Air Defense Command, is a combined organization of the United States and Canada that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and defense for Northern America
U.S. Air Force Command Flight Surgeon Astronaut Wing Command Flight Surgeon Astronaut Wing, full size 3", clutch back fitting, maker marker on the back K21
U.S. Air Force Command Pilot Wing A Government issue Command Pilot Wing maker marked NS Meyer New York 1.20th silver filled, clutch back fittings. Full size at 3"
U.S. Air Force Dress Rank Shoulder Boards A lot of six rank boards consisting of the following :- 1 x Pair 2nd Lieutenant 1 x Pair 1st Lieutenant 1 x Pair Captain
U.S. Air Force Enlisted Honour Guard Cap Insignia An Rhodium plated Enlisted cap badge, screw back fitting.
U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeon Astronaut Wing Flight Surgeon Astronaut Wing, full size at 3" with clutch back fittings maker marker Krew
U.S. Air Force Generals Shoulder Board Ranks Set of four USAF shoulder ranks, one star to four star generals.
U.S. Air Force Generals' Aid Insignia Here are four General's aid insignia one star to four star General's, all clutch back fittings maker marked by Meyer New York. Sold as a set of four.
U.S. Air Force Master Navigator Made by Vanguard, Clutch Back fitting, good order.
U.S. Air Force Medical Technicians Two badges one Senior Tech and the other Master Tech. Clutch back fittings both marked L-22.
U.S. Air Force Officer's Cap Badge A good example of the Air Force Officer's cap badge maker marked Meyer New York.
U.S. Air Force Officer's Cap Badge and US Letters A Good current issue Officer's Cap insignia screw back and two U.S. collar insignia with clutch back fittings. Sold as a set
U.S. Air Force Officer's Cap Badge Luxenburg A scarce Luxenburg Officer's cap badge stamped " Luxenberg Made in England" fixing screw missing. Fine detailing and quality work on this wing pattern..
U.S. Air Force Pilot Wing An issue pilot wing with clutch back fittings. Marked L-22 to the back. Full size 3"
U.S. Air Force Pilot Wing Air Force Pilot wing, clutch back fitting. Full size at 3"
U.S. Air Force Senior Flight Surgeon Astronaut Wing Senior Flight Surgeon Astronaut Wing, full size at 3" clutch back fittings.
U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Badge - Command Rated Here is the old design badge, maker marked L-22 clutch back fittings The Air Force Space and Missile Badge (AFSMB) was a military badge of the United States Air Force which was awarded to those personnel who completed training in space warning, satellite command and control, missile operations, space surveillance, or space lift. It initially replaced the Missile Badge when the space and missile operations fields were merged. However, the Missile Badge was reinstated in 2009
U.S. Air Forces Europe Patch A American made embroidered patch, removed from album some paper on the back (see images)
U.S. Amepnka - Mission to Moscow Patch Here is a good post war patch for the U.S. Army Embassy based in Moscow. Fully embroidered in mint condition. Measures 4" x 3 1/4"
U.S. Army Enlisted Cap and Collar Badges A set of cap and collar badges for the 187th Infantry, trimmed with blue infantry plastic discs, clutch back collars and screw back cap badge.
U.S. Army 10th Armored Tank Battalion Patch Good example of the 10th Armored patch. Have several of thses in stock all good condition. Nick name The Tiger Division. The 10th Armored Division entered France through the port of Cherbourg, 23 September 1944, and put in a month of training at Teurtheville, France, before entering combat, as part of the Third Army under General George S. Patton. Leaving Teurtheville, 25 October, the Division moved to Mars-la-Tour, where it entered combat, 2 November, in support of the XX Corps, containing enemy troops in the area. Later that month, the 10th participated in the capture of Metz. It was the first time in 1500 years that the ancient fortress at Metz fell. After fierce fighting, the 10th moved to the Siegfried Line and led the Third Army into Germany on 19 November 1944. Combat Command-B’s lead Sherman tanks, tank destroyers and half-tracks entered Bastogne 18 December 1944 then into Germany.
U.S. Army 12th Armored Tank Battalion Patch Good clean example of the 12th Armored patch. I have two of these both are good. Nick name The Hellcat Division. The 12th Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army in World War II. It fought in the European Theater of Operations in France, Germany and Austria, between November 1944 and May 1945. The German Army called the 12th Armored Division the "Suicide Division" for its fierce defensive actions during Operation Nordwind in France, and they were nicknamed the "The Mystery Division" when they were temporarily transferred to the command of the Third Army under General George S. Patton, Jr., to cross the Rhine River. The 12th Armored Division was one of only ten U.S. Divisions (and only one of two U.S. armored Divisions) during World War II that had African-American combat companies integrated into the Division. One of the African American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Edward A. Carter, Jr. was awarded The Distinguished Service Cross for Gallantry in Combat during World War II, and was later awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously
U.S. Army 12th New York Infantry D Company An early original collar badge cira 1899 -1905, heavy strike, fixing is by four lugs fixing pins not present.
U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division Patch One piece patch modern manufacture, good well made example with flat edge.
U.S. Army 18th Armored Tank Battalion Patch A good 18th Armored Patch in near mint condition. 18th Armored Division was placed on rolls for World War II but the 18th Armored Division was never organized
U.S. Army 19th Armored Tank Battalion Patch Good used 19th Armored Patch
U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division Patch Post war merrow edge example. Clean to the front and to the back (not the image shown) Several in stock. 1st Division saw action in North Africa, Sicily and D Day and throughout Europe.
U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Rank Insignia A pair of 1st Lt. rank insignia, clutch back fitting.
U.S. Army 21st Armored Tank Battalion Patch An un-issued example of the 21st Armored patch
U.S. Army 272nd Officers Insignia A matching pair if insignia, clutch backs, maker marked Meyer of New York. Although plans had been laid for the activation of the 69th Infantry Division during the First World War, the actual formation of the unit did not take place until World War II. The 272nd Infantry as a part of the Division was formally activated on 15 May 1943, at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
U.S. Army 343rd Field Artillery Cap badge in brass circa 1907, pin back fitting, measures 1 3/4" across.
U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division A current issue patch, un-issued. The 3rd Infantry Division (nicknamed the "Rock of the Marne" is a United States Army infantry division based at Fort Stewart, Georgia. It is a direct subordinate unit of the XVIII Airborne Corps and U.S. Army Forces Command. Its current organization includes three brigade combat teams, one aviation brigade, a division artillery and support elements.
U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division A 3rd current issue subdued patch, un-issued
U.S. Army 3rd Infantry L Company Brass badge cira 1896-1905 screw back fitting (nut missing) measures 2 3/8" across.
U.S. Army 40th Armored Tank Battalion Patch A good used example removed from uniform. The 40th Armored Division was a division of the United States Army Californian National Guard from July 1954 until 1967
U.S. Army 48th Armored Tank Battalion Patch A good near mint example of the 48th Armored Tank Battalion patch. The 48th Infantry Division was "created" in 1944 as an 'phantom division'. It formed part of Operation Quicksilver and Fortitude South II to replace the real 6th Armored Division when it moved to Normandy. The division was presented to the Germans as a well trained unit that had been formed at Camp Clatsop, Oregon in 1942. Following training at the Desert Training Center and maneuvers in the Olympic Peninsula the division had guarded the ALCAN Highway before being shipped to England in June 1944
U.S. Army 516th Infantry Regiment Officers Insignia A matching pair of Officers insignia, clutch back fittings, maker marked Meyer NY.
U.S. Army 56th Cavalry Machine Gun Cap Badge Circa 1924 Scarce cap badge in brass, screw fitting (missing nut and left side positioning prong) measures 2" across.
U.S. Army 63rd Armored Tank Battalion Patch A good mint condition 63rd Armored Patch
U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion Shoulder title A mint post war Ranger title, un-issued. The Battalion was deployed to New Guinea, arriving at Port Moresby on 17 February 1943. The Battalion spent the next 12 months in training, but saw no combat. In February 1943,
U.S. Army 85th Artillery Cap Badge Circa 1907 A good solid badge with pin fitting, measures 1 7/8" across.
U.S. Army 8th Armored Tank Battalion Patch A good near mint 8th Armored patch. Division nick name The Iron Snake. From the period of April through October 1944, the division conducted post-maneuver training, losing a number of trained personnel to other units and absorbing and training their replacements. At the end of October the 8th received movement orders to Camp Kilmer, New York in preparation for shipment overseas. On 6 November 1944 the division left Camp Kilmer and boarded ships in New Jersey for the United Kingdom. The ships arrived in Southampton on 18 November and the division moved to Tidworth Camp, joining the newly formed US Fifteenth Army. They deployed to France, Belgium and Germany.
U.S. Army Aide to 5 Star General Insignia An early matching pair of Aide to 5 Star General insignia, marked LI GI on the back, clutch back fittings, measuring 1".
U.S. Army Air Corps Flight Engineer A pin back Flight Engineer by NS Meyer New York, solid piece not sterling silver.
U.S. Army Air Force - Air Transport Command D.I. Insignia A pair of ATC insignia, clutch back fittings, enamel is good, some surface wear. They measure 1 1/4"
U.S. Army Air Force - Aviation Banch of Service Insignia Here is a pair of Aviation Branch insignis (not matching), early clutch back fittings.
U.S. Army Aviation Officer's Branch of Service Insignia A pair of Aviation Branch insignia, clutch backs, modern manufacure
U.S. Army Belt Buckle An unusual item U.S.Army belt buckle, measures 6" long x 2 3/4" and I don't know anything else about this item.
U.S. Army Cap Badge 71st Artillery A good heavy strike badge, pin back fitting, circa 1902-1905.
U.S. Army Chemical Corps - Officers Branch of Service A pair of insignia, clutch back fittings, GI issue.
U.S. Army Chief Warrant 4 Officer Rank Insignia A single CWO4 Warrant Officer rank insignia, clutch back fitting. Meyer NY
U.S. Army Combat Infantrymam 3rd Award A good full size GI issue badge, 1/20th silver filled maker marked Simco GI, clutch back fittings.
U.S. Army Constabulary Patch A used German made Patch embroidered on wool, some service wear, detailed back. Measures 2 3/8" The United States Constabulary was a United States Army military Constabulary force. From 1946 to 1952, in the aftermath of World War II, it acted as an occupation and security force in the U.S. Occupation Zone of West Germany and Austria.
U.S. Army Enlisted Cap Badge A between to wars 1920's solid brass enlisted cap badge, screw back fitting, great early example.
U.S. Army Enlisted Special Services Branch of Service Collar Badge A two piece construction with clutch back fittings.
U.S. Army Enlisted Visor Cap A good period Enlisted cap made by Society Brand Hat Co of St Louis and is the Airflow design. It is made in a wool felt material and sized at 6 5/8" In good condition no moth, some fading under the leather chin strap band see images under the cap insignia.
U.S. Army Europe Headquarters Patch An American made patch, removed from uniform with service wear, removed from album All blue background was authorised for wear on 2nd August 1945. The blue background represents a free Europe after the SHAEF black background which represented the oppression in Europe of the Nazi's.
U.S. Army Honour Guard Badge A scarce quality heavy, struck badge, clutch back fitting, measures 2" x 2" Marked on the back L1.G.I. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Identification Badge is a military badge of the United States Army which honors those soldiers who have been chosen to serve as members of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is the second-least awarded badge in the US Army, after the Astronaut Badge. As of August 2014, 625 soldiers have been awarded this badge.
U.S. Army Inspector General Officer's Branch of Service A pair of Officers insignia, clutch back fitting, maker marked Meyer NY
U.S. Army Intellegence and Security Branch of Service Insignia A pair of insignia, clutch back fittings, maker marked Krew.
U.S. Army Jewish Chaplain Branch of Service Insignia A pair of insignia, clutch back fittings.
U.S. Army Marksman Badge with Grenade and Rifle Bars A good G.I. issue badge 1/20th silver filled maker marked V-21, clutch back fittings
U.S. Army Medical Administration Officer Insignia A matching pair of insignia, clutch back fittings.
U.S. Army Medical Physiotherapy Officer Insignia A PT insignia, clutch back fitting.
U.S. Army Military Police Collar Discs A set of MP Collars, clutch back fittings.
U.S. Army National Guard - Officer Branch of Service A pair of National Guard insignia, clutch back fittings, G.I. marked on the back.
U.S. Army National Guard 50th Armored Tank Battalion A good post war patch, used and removed from uniform. The 50th Armored Division was a division of the Army National Guard from July 1946 until 1993
U.S. Army Occupation of Germany Medal - WWI Full size example The Army of Occupation of Germany Medal is a service medal of the United States military which was created by the act of the United States Congress on November 21, 1941. The medal recognizes those members of the United States military who served in the European occupation force following the close of World War I
U.S. Army Officer Judge Advocate - Branch of Service Insignia A pair of Officers insignia, clutch back fitting, GI isuue.
U.S. Army Officer Medical Branch of Service Insignia A good original Officer Nurse lapel insignia. English made and maker marked by Gaunt of London, pin back with black enamel N to the front.
U.S. Army Officer Medical Branch of Service Insignia A good original Officer Nurse lapel insignia. English made and maker marked by Gaunt of London, pin back with black enamel N to the front. Some age would clean and polish if desired. I will load clearer images asap. This item look same as 53033
U.S. Army Officer's Cap Badge and Insignia Here is a super quality strike of an Officer's cap badge with screw fixing, large size at 3" x 2 5/8" comes together with a pair of U.S. insignia and a pair of Major's rank clutch back fittings.
U.S. Army Officer's United States Insignia A pair of U.S. Officer's uniform letters, clutch back fitting.
U.S. Army Pair Captains Rank A matched pair of Captains rank, pin back in sterling silver.
U.S. Army Para Infantry Collar Discs Scarce 1950's Parachute Infantry Collar Discs, issued at Fort Benning, with para insignia on both collars, clutch back fittings.
U.S. Army Pathfinders Brest Badge A maker marked Pathfinder badge by Denmark of NY, clutch back fittings. Good solid piece.
U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Branch of Service Insignia A pair of SF insignia, clutch back fittings.
U.S. Army Technician 5th Grade Corporal Rank Pair of Technician rank insignia, mint un-issued. Sold as pairs - several pairs in stock
U.S. Army Third Armoured Division Veterans Ring in 10K Gold Scarce Veterans Ring for Patton's Third Armoured Division "Spearhead" in 10K Gold near mint condition. Listing actions in France Belgium and Germany. Size is Z
U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Officer's Branch of Service Insignia A matching pair, clutch back made by Meyer New York.
U.S. Army Warrant Officer's Rank A matching pair of WWII Warrant Officer rank, enameled and pin back fittings with safety catches, no maker marks.
U.S. Army Warrant Officers Cap Badge Full size Warrant Officer's cap badge, screw back with clutch fittings. Measures 2" x 1 1/2"
U.S. Army WWII Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal Full size in good condition The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal is a military award of the Second World War. It was awarded to any member of the United States Military who served in the Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945
U.S. Bird Colonel Rank Insignia A pair of Colonel rank, clutch back fitting, GI issue.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Officers Cap Device A good cap device, screw back fitting, made by Krew.
U.S. Enlisted Intelligence Branch of Service Collar Badge A scarce WWII enlisted collar badge, two piece construction with clutch back fittings.
U.S. Enlisted Intelligence Security Branch of Service Collar Badge Post war badge, one piece pressing with clutch back fittings.
U.S. European Headquarters Badge A European H.Q. badge, clutch back fitting, measures 2" x 2" The United States European Command (EUCOM) is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands of the United States military, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Its area of focus covers 21,000,000 square miles (54,000,000 km2) and 51 countries and territories, including Europe, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, and Israel.
U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badges in Basic - Senior - Master Here is the set of three badges for Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Rated Basic, Senior and Master. All clutch back fittings Master is marked Krew 1/20th silver G.I. Senior is marked S21 and the basic Krew G.I. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces which recognizes those service members, qualified as explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians, who are specially trained to deal with the construction, deployment, disarmament, and disposal of high explosive munitions and may include other types of ordnance such as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons along with improvised explosive devices and improvised nuclear devices . Also known as the “EOD Badge” or "Crab", the decoration is issued by the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The EOD Badge is the only occupational badge awarded to all four services under the United States Department of Defense. First created in the 1950s, the EOD Badge is issued in three levels and is identical for all branches of service. Although each service has its own requirements the basic EOD badge is issued upon completion of explosive handling training and between 18–24 months of on-the-job field training. The Senior EOD Badge is issued after 3–5 years as an explosive ordnance specialist and the Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge is issued after 7–15 years of service in a senior supervisory position.
U.S. Fifth Air Force Bullion Patch A 5th Air Force patch in Bullion on wool. Probably Korean war era, some light tarnishing to the bullion. Measures 2 1/2" During World War II, Fifth Air Force units first engaged the Japanese during the Philippines Campaign (1941–1942), then afterward withdrawing to Australia after the Japanese conquest of the islands. Rearmed, it engaged the Japanese in New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies and then as part of the liberating forces in the Philippines Campaign (1944–45). In the postwar era, Fifth Air Force was the primary USAF occupation force in Japan. During the Korean War, Fifth Air Force was the primary command and control organization for USAF forces engaged in combat operations over Korea.
U.S. Flag Sleeve ID Patch Fully embroidered measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/4"
U.S. Forces Far East Patch A good period fully embroidered patch measures 2"
U.S. Forscom Officer's Breast badge General Staff A good badge, enameled, clutch back fittings, measures 2" United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) is the largest United States Army command and provider of expeditionary, regionally engaged, campaign-capable land forces to combatant commanders. Headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, FORSCOM consists of more than 750,000 Active Army,
U.S. Full Bird Colonel Rank Insignia An early Colonel rank snow flake pattern back with pin back and safety clasp.
U.S. General Staff Badge A good enameled example, clutch back fittings, Maker marked by Meyer of New York. Measures 2" The Army Staff Identification Badge is a badge of the United States Army worn by personnel who serve at the Office of the Secretary of the Army and the Army Staff at Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) and its agencies. Neither an award nor a decoration, the badge is a distinguishing emblem of service. Initially issued as a temporary badge, officers and enlisted personnel demonstrating outstanding performance of duty and meeting all eligibility requirements can be processed after one complete year.
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Badge This is the full size badge.good stike, clurch back fittings, maker marked by Meyer New York. Measures 2 1/4" x 2". The Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge is a United States military badge presented to the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff upon appointment to position as either a Service Head, Vice Chairman, or Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The decoration is also authorized to staff and support personnel assigned to the Office of the Joint Chiefs. Individuals may qualify for permanent wear of this badge after being assigned to the staff for one year on active duty or two years as a reservist.
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mini Version Badge This is the smaller version of the Joint Chiefs badge. Clutch back fitting, measures 1 1/2 X 1 1/8" Marked on the back L1 GI The Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge is a United States military badge presented to the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff upon appointment to position as either a Service Head, Vice Chairman, or Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The decoration is also authorized to staff and support personnel assigned to the Office of the Joint Chiefs. Individuals may qualify for permanent wear of this badge after being assigned to the staff for one year on active duty or two years as a reservist.
U.S. Lieutenant General Rank A pair of full size, Three Star General rank insignia, clutch back fittings.
U.S. Miniature medals A group of six American miniature medals, including Air Medal, Meritorious Service, Military Merit, American Defence, National Defence and Army of Occupation 1945 Japan. All mint condition.
U.S. Naval Coast Guard Officer's Cap Badge A good modern cap badge, screw back.
U.S. Navy Air Warfare Wings - Enlisted A full size wing at 2 3/4" clutch back fittings,
U.S. Navy Aircrew Wings A set of four wings, modern period Navy Pilot, Observer, Navigator and Air Crew. All clutch back fittings good solid strikes. Sold as a set of four.
U.S. Navy Coast Guard Aviator U.S. Navy Coast Guard Auxiliary Aviator Wing, clutch back fitting. Measures 2 3/4"
U.S. Navy Coast Guard Command at Sea Officers Breast Badge A scarce Command at Sea Breast Badge in 1/20th Gold Filled, maker marked V-21-CG, clutch back fittings, Good heavy strike. The Command at Sea insignia is a military badge of the United States Navy, designating senior officers below that of a flag rank, specifically, Captain and below, who are in command of, or have previously commanded, either a ship, submarine, an operational/deployable fleet air unit in naval aviation, or a special warfare (SEAL) unit. It is worn centered over the right pocket while the wearer is holding an active command at sea billet as an incumbent, and is worn centered on the upper portion of the left pocket flap, under the warfare insignia and ribbons, after completion of the command tour.
U.S. Navy Coast Guard Coxswain Breast Badge This is a set of two Coxswain badges, clutch back fittings, maker marked V-21-CG full size measures 2" and the mini 1 1/4" The Coxswain Insignia is a qualification device of the United States Coast Guard which is issued to enlisted personnel who qualify as a coxswain. The Coxswain on a Coast Guard Small Boat is in charge of the vessel and all personnel on board.[1] Coxswains, while underway, operate without regard to rank or seniority.[1] A Coxswain in the Coast Guard has a responsibility that is normally only undertaken by officers in other branches of the military.
U.S. Navy Coast Guard E6 Grade Petty Officers Collar Rank Badges A pair of Coast Guard E6 Petty Officers Rank Collar Badges, clutch back fittings they each measure 1" deep by 7/8" wide. E-6 are considered to be non-commissioned officers (NCOs), and are specifically called petty officers in the Coast Guard. Their sleeve insignia is a perched eagle with spread wings (also referred to as a "crow") atop a rating mark (a rating mark, or "rate" is a symbol denoting their job category, similar to U.S. Army and U.S. Marines' MOS), with red chevron(s) denoting their relative rank below.
U.S. Navy Coast Guard Enlisted Advisor Breast Badge A Coast Guard Enlisted Advisor Badge, clutch back fittings, made by Krew. The Coast Guard command enlisted identification badge is a temporary decoration which is awarded to those Coast Guard petty officers who serve as the senior enlisted advisor to a Coast Guard command when there are no chief petty officers present. Upon completion of duties as the senior enlisted advisor, the command enlisted identification badge is surrendered and is not considered a permanent award. The command enlisted identification badge is worn on the lower left uniform pocket and is very similar to the CPO command identification badge, upon which the decoration is based.
U.S. Navy Coast Guard Enlisted Cap Device A good enlisted cap badge, screw back fixing, made by Krew.
U.S. Navy Coast Guard Enlisted Cutterman Badge Here is a set of two Enlisted Cutterman badges, a full size 2 1/2" in silver 1/20th silver filled, maker marked H-24-CG, issue example together with the shirt size 1 1/2" version also clutch back fittings. The Cutterman Insignia is a device awarded by the United States Coast Guard to represent service aboard a Coast Guard Cutter. The pin is awarded on a temporary basis after six months of sea time, qualification in required watch stations, successful completion of an oral or written board, and receiving a recommendation from their units commanding officer. The award becomes permanent after 5 years of cumulative time afloat.[1]
U.S. Navy Coast Guard Musician Cap Badge A good musician cap badge, screw back fixing, measures 2" x 1 3/4"marked on the back V-21-CG
U.S. Navy Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Rank Insignia Here are three 2nd Class Petty Officer rank insignia with clutch back fittings Measures 7/8" Sold as a set of three.
U.S. Navy Coast Guard Senior Petty Officer Cap and Collars Badges Cap and collar badges clutch back fittings on collars, screw back and clutch on cap device which measures 2 3/4" tall x 1 1/4" wide. Sold as a set of three.
U.S. Navy Commander Rank in Bullion Here are two pairs of Commander Rank in bullion thread, sold in pairs.
U.S. Navy Craft Master Craft Master insignia, clutch back fitting measures 1 1/4" across. The Craftmaster insignia is awarded mainly to senior enlisted commanding small non-combatant vessels, such as tugboats, dredges, and scows. It is also awarded to certain staff officers and a few select midshipmen.
U.S. Navy Deep Submarine Officer and Enlisted Badges Here we have the Deep Sub Officer in gold finish marked to the back V-21-N and an enlisted example in silver finish, marked Krew, both are clutch back fittings Sold as a set of two. They measure 1 3/8" The Deep Submergence insignia is worn by Navy personnel who are qualified in submarines and have completed one year of regular assignment to a manned or unmanned deep submersible.
U.S. Navy Desert Storm Group of Five Medals Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defence Medal, South West Asia Service Medal and Navy Expert Rifleman Medal.
U.S. Navy Enlisted Small Raiding Craft Breast and Shirt Badges Issue badges large breast badge together with the smaller shirt size badge, sold as a set.
U.S. Navy Enlisted Surface Warfare - Breast Badge An issue badge with clutch back fittings
U.S. Navy Intergarated Undersea Surveillace Officer - An Officer's breast badge with clutch back fittings, full size 2"
U.S. Navy Nuclear Enlisted Submariner Breast Badge A current example clutch back fitting.
U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer's Brest Badge A current issue example clutch back fittings
U.S. Navy Officer Small Craft Command Badges Here is a set of two Officer's Small Craft Command badges full size 1 1/2" and the shirt small size 3/4" both are marked 1/20th gold filled H-24-N and have clutch back fittings. Both are well made quality pieces. Sold as a set of two. The Small Craft insignia is awarded to officers and petty officers commanding small combatant vessels that patrol brown-water and riverine environments.
U.S. Navy Officers Underwater Surveillance Officer - Shirt Badge A small shirt size badge, clutch back fittings, measures 1 1/2"
U.S. Navy Pilot Wings in Bullion A Navy Pilot wing in bullion thread in un-issued condition. Full size at 3 1/4"
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Rank in Bullion I have two if these in stock in bullion, sold as each, measures 2" x 2"
U.S. Navy Scuba Diver A Navy Scuba diver qualification badge, clutch back fittings, several pieces in stock.
U.S. Navy Seabees Combat Officer Breast Badge A Seabees Officer set, one full size 2 3/4" and a shirt size 1 1/2" both in gold with clutch back fittings. Sold as a set of two On March 5 1942, all Navy Construction Battalion personnel were officially named Seabees by the Navy Department. Admiral Moreell personally furnished them with their motto Construmus Batumius, or We Build, We Fight. A logo, the Fighting Bee, was created by a Rhode Islander at Davisville.
U.S. Navy Special Operations Officer - Breast Badge A scarce issue Officers badge with clutch back fittings.
U.S. Navy Submarine Officer's Brest Badge A current issue example with clutch back fittings.
U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Supply Officer - Breast Badge An officers badge in gold finish clutch back fittings. Very good quailty strike.
U.S. Navy Undersea Warfare - Enlisted A set, one full size 2" and one shirt size 1 3/8" insignia, clutch back fittings. Sold as a set of two.
U.S. Navy Womans Enlisted Cap Badge A 1/20th silver filled G.I. issue, screw back fitting. Measures 1 1/2" x 1 3/8"
U.S. New York National Guard 27th Tank Battalion Patch A good example and near mint condition. In February, 1955 a reorganization of the Army National Guard included reorganizing the 27th Infantry Division as the 27th Armored Division. This included exchanging the black and red "NYD" (New York Division) shoulder patch for the triangle-shaped patch of the Army's armor divisions. The 27th Armored Division was called the "Empire Division," after New York's nickname, the Empire State
U.S. Parachutist Badges set of six Here we have 5 x Para badges and an Air Assault badge. Full size with clutch back fittings. 2 x Command, 2 x senior, 1 x basic with combat star and 1 x air assault. Sold as a lot of 6.
U.S. Paratrooper Sweetheart Styled as a paratrooper wing pin back in sterling silver missing some stones on the wings.
U.S. Quartermaster Officer Insignia A Pair of Officer of the Quartermaster branch of service, clutch back fittings, marked D22 on the rear. Quality strike.
U.S. Special Forces Patches Sold as a set of 2, these patches are mint un-issued examples with Airborne tabs John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School patch, (black with the crossed arrows) and 1st Special Operations Command (green back ground horses head and lightening bolt)
U.S. Tennessee National Guard 30th Tank Battalion Patch A good near mint example. In 1954 the 30th Infantry Division was reorganized, with units in North Carolina and South Carolina constituting the 30th Infantry Division, and units in Tennessee forming the nucleus of the new 30th Armored Division
U.S. Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam War Service Medal pin back. The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces established in 1965 by order of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The medal is awarded to recognize service during the Vietnam War and is authorized to service members of each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, provided they meet the award requirements.
U.S.Air Force 1360th Installation Squadron A fully embroidered 1950's jacket patch, mint un-issued condition. Fully embroidered on twill with cheesecloth backing. Measures 5" motto is "We must build and keep"
U.S.Air Force Command Astronaut Wings A Command Astronaut Pilot Wing, clutch back fittings, full size at 3 "
U.S.Air Force Material Command Patch American made patch, removed from album some paper on the back see images.
U.S.Air Force Officer's Cap Badge A 1st Issue 1949 USAF Officer's cap badge, no maker marks but with the early type screw back fixing nut, good detailing.
U.S.Air Force Senior Astronaut Wings A Senior Astronaut Pilot Wing, clutch back fittings, full size at 3 "
U.S.Air Force Senior Pilot Wing A Senior Pilot wing, clutch back fitting in sterling silver. Full size at 3"
U.S.Air Force Senior Pilot Wing A current issue Senior Pilot wing, clutch back fittings, marked S-21 Full size 3"
U.S.Army - Colonel Rank Insignia A matching pair of pin back rank insignia in a gilt finish.
U.S.Army 102nd Infantry Division Patch - Subdued A 1980's patch, merrow edge and subdued colour. Un-issued The 102nd was deactivated after WWII but the Patch was used in 1986 for the Military Police unit stationed at Richards Gebaur AFB near Belton Missouri.
U.S.Army 11th Armored Tank Division Patch A good near mint example of the 11th Armored patch I have a number of these all good condition. Nick name The Thunderbolt Division. The 11th logged 1600 combat miles 96 combat days with 2877 KIA or wounded. The division was activated on 15 August 1942. It arrived in England 11 October 1944 and prepared for combat with two months' training on the Salisbury Plain. The division landed in Normandy on 16 December 1944, assigned to contain the enemy in the Lorient Pocket, but the Von Rundstedt offensive resulted in a forced march to the Meuse and the defense of a 30-mile sector from Givet to Sedan, 23 December. Launching an attack from Neufchâteau, Belgium, 30 December, the 11th defended the highway to Bastogne against fierce assault. The division acted as spearhead of a wedge into the enemy line, and its junction with the First Army at Houffalize, 16 January 1945, created a huge trap. After the liquidation of the Bulge, the Siegfried Line was pierced, Lützkampen falling 7 February, Grosskampenberg on the 17th, and the key point, Roscheid, 20 February.
U.S.Army 13th Armored Tank Battalion Patch A good 13th Armored patch in near mint condition. The 13th Armored, known as the Black Cats, landed at Le Havre, France, 29 January 1945. After performing occupation duties, the Division moved to Homberg near Kassel to prepare for combat under the Third Army, 5 April. At Altenkirchen, it was attached to the XVIII Corps and prepared for the Ruhr Pocket operation. The attack jumped off at Honnef, 10 April. After crossing the river Sieg at Siegburg, the 13th pushed north to Bergisch Gladbach, then toward Duisburg and Mettmann by 18 April.
U.S.Army 14th Armored Tank Battalion Patch A good un-issued example of the 14th Armored patch. I have three in stock all in good condition. Known as The Liberator Division. The 14th Armored Division landed at Marseille in southern France, on 29 October 1944. Within two weeks some of its elements were in combat, maintaining defensive positions along the Franco-Italian frontier. The division was assigned to US 6th Army Group on 1 November. On 10 November, the division was assigned to US Seventh Army. On 15 November, Combat Command A moved north from the area of Marseille to Epinal to take part in the VI Corps drive through the Vosges Mountains, and was followed by Combat Command B five days later. Hard fighting at Gertwiller, Benfeld, and Barr helped VI Corps to crack the German defenses, the division was on the Alsatian Plain in early December. On 17 December the division attacked across the Lauter River into Germany itself, it fought its way into a heavily defended portion of the German Westwall. Due to the growing crisis in the Ardennes, General Eisenhower, ordered the Seventh Army to stop its attack and withdraw from the Westwall, where its units assumed positions south of the Lauter River. The order was poorly timed as elements of the 14th Armored Division had penetrated deep into the German defenses, and were poised to break out into the enemy's rear.
U.S.Army 15th Tank Battalion Patch A near mint condition patch. The 15th was not activated although the patch was made in WWII by manufacturers anticipating that the unit would be activated.
U.S.Army 161st Aviation Company Vietnam Patch "Scorpions" This is an original in country hand made patch for the 161st Armed Helicopter Company. Good workmanship embroidered on a tan twill material. Measures 3 1/8" The 161st AHC arrived in Vietnam in December, 1965. They went operational in January 1966 and set up operations in Pleiku, in II Corps. They supported the Korean "Capital" Division. In April 1967 they moved to Chu Lai in I Corps to begin support of combat elements that would become the AMERICAL Division. The 161st was deactivated in January 1968 and reorganized into the 123rd Aviation Battalion
U.S.Army 16th Tank Battalion Patch A good clean un-issued patch. Have two of these in stock each slightly different. The 16th Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army in World War II. In its one and only combat operation, the 16th Armored Division liberated the city of Pilsen in western Czechoslovakia (modern Bohemia in the Czech Republic.
U.S.Army 17th Armored Engineers Patch A near mint 17th Armored patch As part of the North African Campaign, and Operation Torch the 17th took part in landing French North Africa's Algeria and Morocco. The major task in North Africa was landing clear and mine removal. American and British troops landrd near Gela, Sicily, 10 July 1943 As part of Operation Husky order of battle in the Sicily Campaign, the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion with the 2nd Armor Division landed in Gela, Sicily in south-central Sicily, on 11 July 1943. Before the landing the 17th used M4 Sherman tanks with Scorpion Mine flail exploder to clear the way. After Sicily the 17th moved to England to train and prepare for D-Day. On 9 June 1944, D-day plus 3, along with other battalions, the 17th battalion landed on Utah Beach in Normandy as a part of the Normandy landings and Operation Overlord. They cleared lanes for landing craft by destroying the mine-bearing steel structures that the Germans had implanted in the intertidal zone. They bulldozed roads up the narrow draws through the cliffs lining the beaches. 17th Armored Engineer Battalion were issued new camouflage uniforms for D-Day. These uniforms are the same one used by US Marine Corps in the Pacific. To clear barricades, mine fields, fill in caters and break through thick hedgerows the 17th used M4 Sherman Tanks mounting with M1 bulldozer. Also used was Caterpillar D7 with armor plates added to the engine and cab. The tank bulldozer broke through the hedgerows in France. From Omaha Beach the battalion pushed through the Cherbourg peninsula and built bridge across the Seine river in France. Albert Canal bridge
U.S.Army 187th Regimental Combat Team Patch An early original one piece patch from the Korean war. Used and removed from uniform, fully embroidered, some stains on the front (see images) Measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/8" The 187th was selected as an airborne regimental combat team responding to the crisis in Korea. On 1 August 1950 the regiment became the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team (ARCT) when supporting units were added and deployed to Japan, arriving on 20 September 1950. The advance party of the Third Battalion of the Rakkasans was the first to arrive in Korea, arriving at Kimpo Airfield on 23 September. On 24 September, it was placed under the operational control of the First Marine Division, relieving the 2d Battalion of the 7th Marine Regiment, arriving almost a week after Douglas MacArthur's surprise landing at Inchon on 17 September 1950. One month later, on 20 October 1950, the regiment made successful combat parachute assaults near the towns of Sukchon and Sunchon, North Korea as part of the Battle of Yongju. The published purpose of that drop was to capture members of the North Korean Government fleeing Pyongyang and also to free American POWs being moved from Pyongyang toward the Manchurian border. Neither objective was realized but were followed by battles at Suan, Wonju, Kaesong, Munsan-ni, and Inje.
U.S.Army 197th Armed Helicopter Company Vietnam Patch An original and scarce 197th hand made in country patch, used and removed from uniform, used condition. Measures 3 7/8" x 3" The UTT Pegasus was a part of the Aviation Company of the 334th Aerial Weapons Compamy who operated under had Four different names during their deployment to Viet Nam. The unit was activated at Okinawa on 25 July 1962 as the Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter Company. The UTT was the U.S. Army's First Armed Helicopter Company. In August 1964 the UTT under went a name change and became the 68th Aviation Company. On 1 March 1965 the 68th Aviation Company was deactivated and was reactivated and the 197th Armed Helicopter Company was born. The 197th Armed Helicopter Company was the first Armed Helicopter Company to deployed to the Republic of South Viet Nam. On 26 April 1965 the 197th was the first unit in Viet Nam to be awarded the Presidential Unit Citation by the President of the United States.
U.S.Army 1st Tank Battalion Patch A good example of the 1st Armored patch, I have several in stock all good pieces. Nick name The Old Iron Sides. The 1st Armored arrived in Northern Ireland on 16 May 1942, and trained on the moors until they moved on to England on 29 October 1942. The unit's first contact with an enemy was as part of the Allied invasion of Northwest Africa, Operation Torch. They fought in Sicily through Italy and Germany.
U.S.Army 20th Armored Tank Battalion Patch A good 20th Tank Battalion patch The 20th Armored Division departed Boston on 5 February and arrived at Le Havre, France, 18 February 1945. On arrival it was sent to Buchy for a month's assembly, preparation, and additional training. It then moved through Belgium to Langendernbach, Germany, 10 April. After considering breaking up the new division to provide replacements for the veteran armored divisions under his 12th U.S. Army Group, General Omar N. Bradley, sent the unit to Marktbreit, where the division was attached to the III Corps; 20 April. Three days later, it was detached and reassigned to the XV Corps, Seventh Army, at Würzburg, Germany.
U.S.Army 2nd Tank Battalion Patch A good 2nd Armored patch in un-issued condition. The 2nd Armored Division Hell on Wheels" was an armored division of the United States Army. The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany commanded by General George S. Patton.
U.S.Army 3rd Armored Pocket Hanger A mint condition 3rd Armoured pocket hanger with Ranger tab all with clutch back fittings. The 3rd Armored Division ("Spearhead"[1]) was an armored division of the United States Army. Unofficially nicknamed the "Third Herd", the division was first activated in 1941, and was active in the European Theater of World War II. The division was stationed in West Germany for much of the Cold War, and participated in the Persian Gulf War. On 17 January 1992 in Germany, the division ceased operations; in October 1992 it was formally deactivated as part of a general drawing down of forces at the end of the Cold War.
U.S.Army 3rd Tank Battalion Patch A good 3rd Armored patch in near mint condition. The first elements of the 3rd Armored in France saw combat on 29 June, with the division as a whole beginning combat operations on 9 July 1944. During this time, it was under the command of VII Corps and XVIII Airborne Corps for some time, and assigned to the First Army and the 12th Army Group for the duration of its career. They went on to fight across France, Belgium (Battle of the Bulge) Holland and Germany.
U.S.Army 43rd Infantry Division Patch - Pre WWII A fine scarce example of the 43rd Division patch, pre WWII, with the 43 in light blue, mint un-issued condition.
U.S.Army 4th Tank Battalion Patch A good 4th Armored patch in used issued condition. Have three in stock they all differ slightly. The 4th Armored Division of the United States Army was an Armored Division that earned distinction while spearheading for General Patton's Third Army in the European theater of World War II. Battle of the Bulge Two days after the Germans launched their Ardennes Offensive, the 4th AD entered the fight (18 December 1944), racing northwest into Belgium, covering 150 miles in 19 hours.[3] The 4th AD, spearheading for General Patton's Third Army, attacked the Germans at Bastogne and on 26 December, the 4th AD was the first unit (Company C, 37th Armored Battalion[5]) to breakthrough at Bastogne and relieve the besieged 101st Airborne Division. The 4th Armored, unlike most other U.S. armored divisions during World War II, didn't officially adopt a nickname for the division during the war. However, their unofficial nickname "Name Enough" came to be years after the war due to the 4th Armored Division commander who trained them during the war having stated back then, that, "Fourth Armored Division was name enough"; "They shall be known by their deeds alone".
U.S.Army 5th Tank Battalion Patch A good 6th Armored patch in near mint condition, have serveral in stock. The 5th Armored "Victory" Division was activated on 10 October 1941, and reached the United Kingdom in February 1944. The division landed at Utah Beach on 24 July 1944 and moved into combat on 2 August, driving south through Coutances, Avranches, Vitré, and across the Mayenne River to seize the city of Le Mans, 8 August. Turning north, the division surrounded the Germans in Normandy by advancing, through Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe liberated on 11 August, to the edge of the city of Argentan on 12 August—8 days before the Argentan-Falaise Gap was closed. Fought across France and Germany.
U.S.Army 6th infantry Division Patch - Green back A good WWII 6th green back patch, removed from uniform, used but not abused. 6th Division "Red Star" Fought in the Pacific Theatre New Guinea, Philippines, Luzon and are credited with 306 combat days with 2370 losses.
U.S.Army 6th Tank Battalion Patch A good example of the 6th Armored patch, un-issued near mint. Have several in stock. Nick name for the 6th was The Super Six. Trivia, In the film Kelly's Heroes, Oddball the tank commander was from the 6th Armored. After continuing its training in England, 6th AD landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on 19 July 1944 as a follow-on unit, and went on the offensive as separate combat commands in the Cotentin Peninsula in support of the Normandy Campaign. From there across France and Germany.
U.S.Army 7th Tank Battalion Patch A 7th Armored Patch in near mint condition. The nick name was Lucky Seventh. The division landed on Omaha and Utah Beaches, 13–14 August 1944, and was assigned to U.S. Third Army, commanded by General George S. Patton. The division drove through Nogent-le-Rotrou in an attack on Chartres. The city fell on 18 August. From Chartres, the Division advanced to liberate Dreux and then Melun, where they crossed the Seine River, 24 August. The division then pushed on to bypass Reims and liberate Château-Thierry and then Verdun, 31 August. Elements of the division assisted the 5th Infantry Division in expanding a bridgehead east of Arnaville, south of Metz, and on 15 September, the main part of the division crossed the Moselle there. The division was repulsed in its attacks across the Seille River at and near Sillegny, part of an attack in conjunction with the 5th Infantry division that was also repulsed further north. On 25 September 1944, the 7th was transferred to U.S. Ninth Army and began the march to the Netherlands where they were needed to protect the right (east) flank of the corridor opened by Operation Market Garden. They were to operate in the southeast Netherlands, so that British and Canadian forces and the 104th Infantry Division could clear the Germans from the Scheldt Estuary in the southwest Netherlands and open the shipping lanes to the critical port of Antwerp, to allow Allied ships to bring supplies from Britain.
U.S.Army 94th Infantry Division Patch A removed from uniform example. Campaigns: Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe
U.S.Army 96th Infantry Division Patch A good 96th patch. I have 2 of these both good (you may not get the one in the image) The 96th Infantry Division trained in Hawaiian Islands, July to September 1944, before entering combat in an assault landing in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands, between Tanauan and Dulag, 20 October 1944. Enemy resistance in the beachhead area was quickly broken and the Division had advanced to and secured the Tanauan-Dagami-Tabontabon sector by 9 November after heavy fighting.
U.S.Army 9th Amored Tank Battalion Patch A good example of the 9th Armored patch, near mint. The divisions nick name was Phantom Division. 91 days of combat with 3845 KIA or wounded. he 9th Armored Division landed in Normandy late in September 1944, and first went into line, 23 October 1944, on patrol duty in a quiet sector along the Luxembourg-German frontier. When the Germans launched their winter offensive on 16 December 1944, the 9th, with no real combat experience, suddenly found itself engaged in heavy fighting. The Division saw its severest action at St. Vith, Echternach, and Bastogne, its units fighting in widely separated areas. Its stand at Bastogne held off the Germans long enough to enable the 101st Airborne to dig in for a defense of the city. After a rest period in January 1945, the Division prepared to drive across the Roer River. The offensive was launched on 28 February 1945 and the 9th crossed the Roer to Rheinbach, sending patrols into Remagen. On 7 March 1945, elements of the 9th found that the Ludendorff Bridge was still standing. When German demolition charges failed to bring the bridge down, they crossed it, disarming and removing the remaining charges, which could have exploded at any time. The Division exploited the bridgehead, moving south and east across the Lahn River toward Limburg, where thousands of Allied prisoners were liberated from Stalag XIIA. The Division drove on to Frankfurt and then turned to assist in the closing of the Ruhr Pocket. In April it continued east, encircling Leipzig and securing a line along the Mulde River. The Division was shifting south to Czechoslovakia when the war in Europe ended on 9 May 1945.
U.S.Army Air Corps - 1 Troop Carrier Command Patch Here is a period WWII Troop Carrier Command patch, fully embroidered on twill in mint un-issued condition. "VINCIT QUIPRIMUM GERIT" Latin He Conquers Who Gets There First Measures 3 1/16" x 2 1/2" The command's mission was specialized training of combat crews for the air assault/air resupply mission tasked to the Army Air Forces. It was responsible directly to AAF Headquarters for the majority of the war, later coming under the umbrella of the Continental Air Forces in the spring of 1945
U.S.Army Armoured Infantry Officer Branch of Service Insignia A pair of insignia, clutch back fittings.
U.S.Army Captain Rank Insignia in Sterling Silver A matching pair of Captain's rank, pin back fixing, one has the roller safety catch with the other missing the catch, maker marked "Shold-R- form" Meyer New York in sterling silver.
U.S.Army Cavalry Officer Branch of Service Insignia A pair of Officer's insignia, clutch back fittings.
U.S.Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rank Insignia A pair of Warrant Officer Rank insignia, clutch back, maker Meyer NY
U.S.Army Coastal Artillery - Officers Branch of Service A pair of insignia, clutch back fittings.
U.S.Army Combat Infantry Badge - 2nd Award - Mini Version A CBI 2nd award badge in sterling silver, maker marked G22, clutch back fittings. Measures 1 1/2". Medal ribbon demonstrates size only not included. The Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) is a United States Army military award. The badge is awarded to infantrymen and Special Forces soldiers in the rank of Colonel and below, who personally fought in active ground combat while assigned as members of either an infantry, Ranger or Special Forces unit, of brigade size or smaller, any time after 6 December 1941.
U.S.Army Combat Infantry Badge - Small Version A first award Combat Infantry Award, shirt size at 2", pin back with safety clasp, no maker marks. Medal ribbon demonstrates size only not included. The Combat Infantryman Badge CIB is the United States Army military awarded to infantrymen and Special Forces soldiers in the rank of Colonel and below, who personally fought in active ground combat while assigned as members of either an infantry, Ranger or Special Forces unit, of brigade size or smaller, any time after 6 December 1941.
U.S.Army Dental Corps Officer's Branch of Service Insignia A pair of insignia, clutch back fittings
U.S.Army Europe Headquarters Patch A made in Germany quality Bevo weaved example made post war, very high quaility front and back. Removed from uniform, a good period example. Removed from album slight sticky square on the back. All blue background was authorised for wear on 2nd August 1945. The blue background represents a free Europe after the SHAEF black background which represented the oppression in Europe of the Nazi's.
U.S.Army Expert Infantry Badge An Expert Infantry badge, clutch back fittings, marked I.I.C. GI and 1/20th silver filled. Measures 3" x 1/2"
U.S.Army Fixed Wing Aviation School A 1960's 70's era Patch mint condition, embroidered on blue twill with cheese cloth backing. Measures 3" x 2 1/2" Army Aviation Center and School, is the United States Army Aviation Branch's training and development centre, located at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
U.S.Army Issue Hamilton "Khaki" Watch A well marked 17 Jewel Hamilton with contract dates for Sept '77 on a used military strap. Measures 1 1/4" and 1 1/8" across the face.
U.S.Army Lt. Colonel Rank Insignia A pair of rank insignia, pin back, maker marked Meyer NY
U.S.Army Military Police Shield - 2001 President's Inauguration A scarce MP shield, pin back, measures 2 3/4" Tall x 1 7/82 wide.
U.S.Army Nursing Officers Branch of Service Insignia A matching pair of insignia, clutch back fittings.
U.S.Army of Occupation Medal Japan A good full size medal. Awarded to US Army personnel with at least thirty days consecutive service on assignments in Japan between September 3rd, 1945 and April 27th, 1952 (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushi including Ryuku Islands and Bonin-Volcanic Islands.
U.S.Army Parachute Glider Infantry Enlisted Cap Patch A good used Enlisted Para Glider Infantry badge. Some wear and fading. Measures 2 1/8"
U.S.Army Rations B-unit Crackers Cookie Un-opened rations Vietnam era by Carr Consolidated, almost perfect condition just a few scratches to the can. Have two of these both good.
U.S.Army Signals Officer - Branch of Service Insignia A good pair of insignia, enameled, with clutch back fittings.
U.S.Army Transport Officer - Branch of Service Insignia A pair of Officers insignia, clutch back fittings, G.I. issue.
U.S.Army Un-assigned Airborne Trooper Oval An mint condition paratrooper oval for a trooper not yet assigned to an airborne unit.
U.S.Army Vietmam 145th Pathfinder Patch Here is a machine embroidered on cotton and is an in country made original patch. It measures 4" x 3 1/2" The 145th Combat Aviation Battalion Forward Command Post at Tay Ninh Airfield became operational at 30th November 1966. The mission of the 145th Combat Aviation Battalion was to provide command and control, troop carriers, armed helicopters, pathfinders and rapid refueling support to the 25th Infantry Division.
U.S.Army Vietnam - 128th Assault Helicopter Company Pocket Patch An original pocket patch machine embroidered in country on two pieces of white twill. See back images, this one started life as some other patch penciled in is a medical cross. Nice piece. Measures 4 1/8" "Witch Doctor" was the maintenance and recovery helicopter. 128th were part of the 11th Aviation Battalion Combat flying out of Phu Loi, supporting 1st Infantry Division and II Field Force units from Nov 65 - Jan 72.
U.S.Army Vietnam - 4th Aviation Battalion Airmobile He is an original Vietnam hand made embroidered period pocket patch for the 4th Aviation Battalion "Red Legs" The 4th Aviation Battalion and as part of the 4th Infantry Division, also served with the 1st Cavalry in 1966. Arrived April 1966 Departed December 1970.
U.S.Army Women's Insignia Set A set of four items, pair of WAC Officer's branch of service insignia, clutch back fitting. Officer's Garrison cap badge (measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/8") Screw back. Officer's cap badge (measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/4") Clutch back fittings.
U.S.Enlisted Intelligence Branch of Service Collar Badge A scarce variation in chrome finish, two piece construction with clutch back fittings.
U.S.Marine Corps Cap and Collar badges A good set of Marine dress insignia, all screw back fittings.
U.S.Marine Corps Officer's Cap Badge A U.S.M.C. Officer's Marine Corps Service Dress cap badge. Current issue.
U.S.Navy - Expeditions Medal A good full size Medal The Navy Expeditionary Medal is a military award of the United States Navy which was first created in August 1936 by General Orders of the Department of the Navy. "The medal will be awarded," reads the Orders, "to the officers and enlisted men of the Navy who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition and for which service no campaign medal has been awarded.
U.S.Navy - Occupational Service Medal A good full size medal The Navy Occupation Service Medal is a military award of the United States Navy which was "Awarded to commemorate the services of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel in the occupation of certain territories of the enemies of the U.S. during World War II and recognized those personnel who participated in the European and Asian occupation forces during, and following World War II. The medal was also bestowed to personnel who performed duty in West Berlin between 1945 and 1990.
U.S.Navy Coast Guard Marine Safety Insignia A good piece, cltuch back fitting, measures 2 3/4" long. Maker marked V-21-CG The Marine Safety Insignia is awarded to enlisted members (grade E-4 and above) and officers of the United States Coast Guard and United States Coast Guard Reserve, to Coast Guard Civilians, and to members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to recognize professional accomplishment in the Marine Safety program.
U.S.Navy Command at Sea - Officers Breast Badge An Officers breast badge with clutch back fittings.
U.S.Navy Enlisted Small Craft Command Badge Scarce Enlisted Small Craft Badge in silver finish, clutch back, measures 1 1/2" good solid strike. The Small Craft insignia is awarded to officers and petty officers commanding small combatant vessels that patrol brown-water and riverine environments.
U.S.Navy Enlisted Submariner Breast Badge A current issue example clutch back fitting
U.S.Navy Officer's Cap Badge A current issue Officer of the United States Navy cap badge. Two piece construction screw back.
U.S.Navy Officers Command Ashore - Breast Badge An Officers breast badge, clutch back fittings.
U.S.Navy Surface Warfare Officer - Breast Badge Issue badge with clutch back fittings - photographed with plastic fitting but I will supply metal type.
Un-identified SAS Camo Wings This is a Rare find an un-identified SAS wing variation Fully embroidered on green wool, some minor wear to the green wool on the left edge above the chute (see images) Flat not padded Stop press - 1. This wing I listed as Rhodesian - an authority in Australia (Thanks to PG) has advised me it is not but couldn't tell me where it is from...... can anyone else out there assist with identification? 2. Suggested it may be a Marine SAS qualified. Thanks to GG 3. SAS wings on light green felt are 1980's manufacture - private purchase wing for former members of SAS who have returned to their parent regiment, being in this instance Light Infantry. Not a common wing... There were a number of these private purchase wings - usually at the insistence of the prevailing RSM, who insisted that all qualification patches worn be that of the regimental colour and pattern. Thanks to RM Measures 2 15/16" across
Un-known Patch Can anyone help to identify this patch? It measures 3" across and is embroidered on twill material.
United Nations Korea Medal Full size medal
United Nations Korean Service Medal A good full size medal, missing fixing pin. The United Nations Service Medal for Korea (UNKM) is an international military decoration which was established by the United Nations on December 12, 1950. The decoration was the first international award ever created by the United Nations and recognized the multi-national defense forces which participated in the Korean War.
United States - Air Force Distinguished Servive Medal USA - Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, full size, issue example. The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal was created by an act of the United States Congress on July 6, 1960. The medal was intended as a new decoration of the United States Air Force to replace the policy of awarding the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Air Force personnel. The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to any member of the United States Air Force who has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States Government in a duty of great responsibility. The interpretation of the phrase "great responsibility" means that this medal is generally awarded only to officers who hold at least the rank of Major General.
United States - Air Force Excellence in Operational Support Medal USA Air Force Excellence in Operational Support Medal, full size, issue example. The Air and Space Campaign Medal (ASCM) is an award of the United States Air Force which was first created on April 24, 2002 by order of Secretary of the Air Force James G. Roche. The ASCM may be awarded to members of the USAF who, after March 24, 1999, supported a significant U.S. military operation designated by the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force as qualifying for the ASCM.
United States - Air Force Meritorious Achievement Medal USA Air Force Meritorious Achievement Medal, full size, issue example. The Air Force Achievement Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. The Achievement Medal was first proposed as a means to recognize the contributions of junior officers and enlisted personnel who were not eligible to receive the higher Commendation Medal or the Meritorious Service Medal.
United States - Medal for Humane Action - Berlin Airlift USA Medal for Humane Action - Berlin Airlift. Full size good example. The Medal for Humane Action is a military award of the United States armed forces which was created by an act (63 Stat. 477) of the United States Congress on July 20, 1949. The medal recognizes those military service members who performed extended duty in support of the Berlin Airlift. The medal is based on the design of the Berlin Airlift Device. This medal was created for the single purpose of recognizing service during a single action the Berlin Airlift. To be awarded the Medal for Humane Action a service member was required to have performed over 120 days of duty, within the geographical boundary of Berlin, with such duty being in support of the Berlin Airlift between the dates of June 26, 1948 and September 30, 1949.
United States Air Force - Senior Aircrew Wings A full size 3" Senior Aircrew wingsin sterling silver, clutch back fittings. Also Senior Aircrew wings shirt size at 2"marked Krew G.I. clutch back fittings.
United States Air Force Astronaut Wing A scarce U.S.A.A.F. Astronaut wing, made by MS Meyer of New York in sterling silver, well stamped br Meyers, clutch back fittings, a quality heavy wing. Full size at 3" The U.S. Air Force Astronaut Badge consists of a standard USAF aeronautical badge upon which is centered the Astronaut Device. The Air Force does not consider Astronaut to be a separate rating from its six established rating badges, but as a "qualifier" to them, and may only be awarded by the Air Force Chief of Staff after written application upon completion of an operational space mission. The rating of Observer is used for USAF Mission Specialists who have completed training but not a mission and are not otherwise aeronautically rated as a USAF pilot or USAF navigator.
United States Air Force Collar Rank Insignia Three pairsof USAF Sergeant rank insignia, Master, Senior and Chief. Clutch backs, marked G23. Sold as a lot of six pieces
United States Air Forces Europe Patch A Theatre made hand embroidered USAFE patch, good detail and quality workmanship. Measures 2 3/8" Shortly after VE-Day, the United States Army Air Forces in Europe began to demobilize. In May 1945, USSTAF consisted of about 17,000 aircraft and about 500,000 personnel. In Europe the aim was to maintain a small USAAF organization, exclusively for communication and transport purposes. On 7 August 1945, the United States Strategic and Tactical Air Forces (USSTAF) was redesignated as the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). Headquarters USAFE was relocated to Wiesbaden, Germany, on 28 September 1945. By the end of 1946, the American Air Force in Europe was reduced drastically, to around 75,000 personnel and less than 2,000 aircraft.
United States Army Air Corps - Aircrew Wing Here is a period Aircrew Member in sterling silver with very detailed feathering to the wings. Pin back with safety clasp and marked sterling. Good weight to this wing. The U.S. seal has some wear with polishing (see images). Full size at 3"
United States Army Air Corps - Theatre Made Aircrew Wing A Theatre made smaller size Aircrew Member wing (probably China-Burma-India) A very unusual wing pattern with "beading style" around the US seal. Pin back with safety clasp and marked sterling. Measures 2 7/8" wide by 11/16"
United States Army Air Corps - Command Pilot Wing A scarce Command Pilot wing, a one piece solid strike, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. Full size at 3" COMMAND PILOT Rating established 23 March 1940 Awarded to Pilots with various combinations of 10, 15 or 20 years service and 2,000 to 3,000 hours of logged flying time according to War Department records. Credited at 100% was time flown in heavier-than-air military aircraft as Pilot or CoPilot, or when not at the controls but acting in the capacity of a Command Pilot in unit operations of two or more aircraft. All other flying time in military heavier-than-air aircraft was credited at 50%; Lighter-than-air pilot time was credited at 25%; Flying time in non-military aircraft of 400 or more horsepower was credited at 100%. Rarely seen on any officer below the rank of Colonel during WWII.
United States Army Air Corps - Senior Pilot Wing Here is a Senior Pilot wing, maker marked by Meyer of New York, pin back with safety clasp and is a one piece strike. Full size at 3" Senoir Pilot - Required not less than 5 years service as a rated Pilot with aviation components of the military or naval services and not less than 1,500 hours logged flight time according to War Department records. Only seen on fairly senior (some Majors and higher ranks) fliers during WWII.
United States Army Air Corps - Senior Pilot Wing Here we have a good example of the Senior Pilot wing, maker marked by Meyer of New York, pin back with safety clasp and is a one piece strike. Full size at 3" Senior Pilot - Required not less than 5 years service as a rated Pilot with aviation components of the military or naval services and not less than 1,500 hours logged flight time according to War Department records. Only seen on fairly senior (some Majors and higher ranks) fliers during WWII.
United States Army Airship Pilot Wing A between the wars Airship Pilot Wing, pin back, maker marked, super fine detail on the feathering and airship. The actual Maker of the wing with the Hallmark on the Hallmark Encyclopedia 925-1000 website. The G inside the Star Hallmark is AT Gunner & Co. of Attleboro MA who started manufacture in 1920, with the Airship Wing Specs coming out in 1921 under Spec Reg 42 update that year.
United States Army Astronaut The scarce U.S.Army Astronaut Wing by Vanguard of New York, pin back with safety clasp, a well struck wing. Full size at 2 1/2" Astronaut Device is issued by the U.S. Army to Army aviators, flight surgeons, and aircrew members that qualify as astronauts. The Astronaut Device is a shooting star and elliptical orbit which is affixed over the shield of previously awarded Army aviation badges. Army Astronauts that have yet to fly a mission and have not previously been awarded any aviation badge are awarded the Army Aviation Badge. Once they have flown a mission, they are awarded the Astronaut Device which is affixed to the shield of their Army Aviation Badge. The shooting star and orbit representation is meant to imply the astronaut's theater of operations, space. The Army Astronaut Device was approved on May 17, 1983.
United States Army General - Four Star Rank Pair of Four Star General Shoulder Rank insignia, clutch back fittings. Measures 3 1/8"
United States Army Japan Occupation Medal Army of occupation Japan Medal period example. The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946.[2] The medal was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to recognize those who had performed occupation service in either Germany, Italy, Austria, or Japan
United States Army Major-General - Two Star Rank A pair of Major-General Shoulder Rank, clutch back fittings.
United States Army Vietnam Pocket Hanger A period original pocket hanger metal worked "Beercan" with leather button hole attachment. Measures 4 1/2" tall (including leather button hole) Beer can is 3 7/8" x 1 7/8" wide
United States Coast Guard Four Star Admiral Group Here we have a Four Star USCG Admiral's grouping which consists of the following items:- 1. Pair of USCG Four Star Fleet Admiral shoulder rank boards in bullion. 2. USCG Officer's cap badge screw back fitting. 3. Navy Pilot Wing clutch back fittings.
United States General of the Army Rank Insignia A pair of five star General of the Army Rank, clutch back fittings. Measure 1 1/8"
United States Instructor Pilot Wing and Cap Badge Here is a two item set of:- 1. Instructor Pilot Wing pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. Some age and tarnish to the front. Full size at 3 3/4" 2. Instructor Pilot cap badge pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver, heavy strike and measures 2 5/16" wide by 2 3/16" tall. Prior to 1940, the United States Army had approximately 4,500 pilots, including just over 2,000 who were active-duty officers, just over 2,100 reserve officers and a little over 300 who were national guard officers. As war seemed more likely, the number of needed pilots grew rapidly from 982 in 1939, to approximately 8,000 in 1940, to over 27,000 in 1941. Still, with these record numbers, more pilots were still needed. At the time, the United States Army could not sufficiently handle the training of the large number of flying cadets required. The U.S. Army Air Forces relied on additional pilots from the CPTP (Civilian Pilot Training Program) and a large network of civilian flight schools under contract to the US Air Corps, as well as conducting training in its own schools.
United States Korean Campaign Medal A good full size medal. The Korean Service Medal (KSM) is a military award for service in the United States Armed Forces and was created in November 1950 by executive order of President Harry Truman. The Korean Service Medal is the primary United States military award for participation in the Korean War and is awarded to any U.S. service member, who performed duty in the Republic of Korea, between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954
United States Leather Navy G1 Flying Jacket G1 Navy Flying Jacket by Irvin B Foster Sportswear. Vietnam era contract dated 1962. In used but good condition some service wear with Vietnam made HML-367 Hover Cover patch. Waist band is good the cuffs have some wear. Very wearable jacket in a size 42. Also has a Vietnam made jacket patch for In March 1968, VMO-3 was re-designated HML-367 and it immediately began operations in direct support of ground combat units. Based at Hue and Phu Bai, the squadron flew the Bell UH1E Huey throughout I Corps in support of the 1st and 3rd Marine Divisions, the United States Army, and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. In addition to the countless other missions flown they most notably supported Operations Medina, Fortress Ridge, Prairie Fire, Project Delta, Sparrow Hawk, Dewey Canyon, Apache Snow, Swift Saber and Lam Son 719. In December 1969, HML-367 began flying the AH-1G Cobra, thus becoming the first operational "Cobra" Squadron in the Marine Corps. Soon after, all the squadron's Hueys were transferred to another squadron (HML-167) and replaced with the Bell AH-1G Cobra.
United States Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal Single medal slot brooch Good Conduct Medal. The Good Conduct Medal is one of the oldest military awards of the United States Armed Forces. The U.S. Navy's variant of the Good Conduct Medal was established in 1869, the Marine Corps version in 1896, the Coast Guard version in 1923, the Army version in 1941, and the Air Force version in 1963; the Air Force Good Conduct Medal was discontinued from February 2006 to February 2009.
United States Marine Corps Occupational Service Medal A Marine Corps Occupational Service Medal in good condition, full size. The Marine Corps Occupation Service Medal is a military award of the United States which was "Awarded to commemorate the services of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel in the occupation of certain territories of the enemies of the U.S. during World War II"
United States Marine Corps Ring A good scarce period Marine Corps ring in marked sterling silver and 1/20th gold filled (eagle and globe). Some light wear. Good size at Y
United States Navy Officers cap badge, two piece, no maker, good strike, full size.
United States Navy Pilot's Survial Knife - Type 4 A Vietnam era Jet Pilots survival knife, maker marked by Camillas New York and dated 1967 on the pommel (or butt cap) Used condition all complete example. Overall length of knife is 9 1/2" Blade is 5"
United States Navy - Commander Group This on is a USN Commander consisting of the following:- 1. USN Commander Rank Shoulder Boards. 2. USN Officer's Cap Badge Insignia marked G23N to the back. 3. Astronaut Pilot wing (metal), clutch back not maker marked. 4. Astronaut Pilot wing cloth embroidered gold on blue. Sold as a set
United States Navy - Five Piece Medal Grouping Here is a five medal bar group of medals for the U.S.Navy. From WWI though to WWII on a clutch back medal bar. All original period. The medals are from left to right:- 1. WWI Victory Medal with "Transport" bar 2. WWII American Defence with bar "Fleet" 3. WWII Victory 4. China Service 5. Occupation Service with "Asia" bar 4.
United States Navy - Lieutenant Junior Grade - Aircraft Carrier Saratoga This one is an Aviation Supply Branch Lieutenant Junior Grade Officer Grouping consisting of:- 1. U.S.Navy Lt Junior Grade rank shoulder boards. 2. USN Officer's Garrison Cap insignia marked V21N, clutch back. 3. Aviation Supply Wing marked V21N, clutch back fittings. 4. Eight peace medal ribbon bar, clutch back fitting. 5. Cloth embroidered gold on blue Aviation Supply wing. 6. A 1980'd dated U.S.N. CV-60 Aircraft Carrier Saratoga Patch. Here's the history of the carrier. USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60), was one of four Forrestal-class supercarriers built for the United States Navy in the 1950s. Saratoga was the sixth U.S. Navy ship, and the second aircraft carrier, to be named for the Battles of Saratoga in the American Revolutionary War. Commissioned in 1956, she spent most of her career in the Mediterranean, but also participated during the Vietnam War, receiving one battle star for her service. One of her last operational duties was to participate in Operation Desert Storm. Saratoga was decommissioned in 1994, and had been stored at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. Multiple unsuccessful attempts were made to preserve her as a museum ship. The Navy is paying ESCO Marine of Brownsville, Texas, one cent to take the ship for dismantling and recycling. On 15 September 2014, ex-Saratoga arrived in Brownsville, Texas, to be scrapped.
United States Navy Boxed Pilot Wings A boxed USN gilt pilot wing in sterling silver + 1/20 gold filled by Amcraft. A super quaility example with clutch back fittings also in sterling. Full size 2 3/4"
United States Navy China Service Medal An original China service medal, slot brooch example. The China Service Medal was a service medal awarded to U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel. The medal was instituted by Navy Department General Order No. 176 on 1 July 1942. The medal recognized service in and around China before and after World War II. Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in China between 7 July 1937, and 7 September 1939
United States Navy Cross Medal Here is a US Navy Cross Medal, a good example of this gallantry medal. Crimped brooch with G.I. issue stamp, also comes with ribbon and lapel bar. The Navy Cross is the United States military's second-highest decoration awarded for valor in combat. The Navy Cross is awarded primarily to a member of the United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard (when operating under the Department of the Navy) for extraordinary heroism.[2] The medal is equivalent to the Army's Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Force's Air Force Cross and the Coast Guard's Coast Guard Cross.
United States Navy Enlisted Submariner Badge A Vietnam era Enlisted Submariners Badge, made by Vanguard in sterling silver with clutch back fittings.
United States Navy Pilot's Survial Knife - Type 4 An early Vietnam era Jet Pilots survival knife, maker marked blade by Camillas New York. Date of manufacture is 1963-1966. Used condition missing the stone sharpener. Overall length of knife is 9 1/2" Blade is 5"
United States Navy Ring in Sterling Silver A good period USN ring marked sterling and a pat number some light wear. Sizes at X 13/16"
United States Navy SEAL Badge Here we have the Gold issue miniature size. Measures 1 1/2" with clutch back fittings.
United States Navy SEAL Enlisted Badge - Now Obsolite This is a SEAL enlisted badge in silver, full size measures 2 3/4", makers mark V-21-N with clutch back fittings. The Special Warfare insignia was initially issued in two grades, being a gold badge for officers and silver for enlisted. In the 1970s, the Silver SEAL badge was abolished and the Special Warfare Badge was issued thereafter in a single grade. The SEAL badge is therefore unusual in the Navy in that it is one of the few badges issued in a single grade for both officers and enlisted personnel. This is partly due to the combined training that both officers and enlisted receive, side by side, when involved in BUD/S training.
United States Navy SEAL Trident Insignia - All Ranks This is the U.S. Navy's Special Warfare insignia, also known as a "SEAL Trident" in gold for Officer or Enlisted personnel, full size at 2 3/4", maker marked V-21-N with clutch back fittings. The Special Warfare insignia, also known as the “SEAL Trident” or its more popular nickname, "The Budweiser" is earned after completion of BUD/S and SQT, is one of the most recognizable military badges of the United States Navy. Originally issued in Gold for Officer's and in Silver (now obsolete) for Enlisted. Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy's principal special operations force and a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command and United States Special Operations Command. The SEALs' duty is to conduct small-unit maritime military operations which originate from, and return to a river, ocean, swamp, delta, or coastline. SEALs can negotiate shallow water areas such as the Persian Gulf coastline, where large ships and submarines are limited due to depth.
United States Navy SEAL's - Un-authorised "Punisher" Patch This is an un-official Punisher Patch in green cammo with a velco backing and measures 3" Marvel Comics character The Punisher first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (cover-dated February 1974). The Punisher was initially an antagonist to Spider-Man; as a vigilante, The Punisher is relentless in killing criminals, which puts him at odds with Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes. However, over the years, the character evolved into a sympathetic antihero that remains popular with many comics fans. It appears that some of those fans are in the United States Armed Forces.
United States Navy Warrant Officer Cap badge screw back and rank insignia clutch back.
United States Readiness Command Pocket Badge A good enamel badge, clutch back fittings, issued to members of the command. United States Readiness Command is established to respond to global crisis.
United States Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps A scare set of insignia for the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps consisting of:- 1. Pair of Summer Issue Sgt Major of Marine Corps sleeve Rank. 2. Pair of subdued collar rank insignia clutch back fittings. 3. U.S.M.C. cap and collar insignia screw backs. 4. Rifle Expert badge in metal with 2nd award bar clutch back fitting. Sols as a set
United States Strategic Command Breast Badges Here are two USSC badges, one full size at 2" with three clutch fittings and maker marked Meyer NY and the other the small size at 1 1/2" with two clutch fittings. both in mint condition and sold as a set of 2. United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). It is charged with space operations (such as military satellites), information operations (such as information warfare), missile defense, global command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR), global strike and strategic deterrence (the United States nuclear arsenal), and combating weapons of mass destruction. (if there ever was any)
United States Womens Army Service Collar A pair of 1950's enlisted collar insignia woth clutch back fittings, some service wear please see images.
United States WWII Lt Colonel Rank Insignia A matching pair of Lt. Colonel rank, pin back with safety catch. One piece is marked acid test. Full size 1 1/16"
University of Florida Reserve Officers Training Corps Insignia A pair of UF Officers insignia, clutch back, maker marked Meyer NY
US Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge A Rhodium plated cap badge clutch back fittings. Good solid piece.
US Army 4th Infantry Division Patch Current issue patch - un-issued condition
US Army Air Corps - Olive Drab Serge Issue Garrison Cap Enlisted OD garrison cap piped with Air Corps ultramarine and orange. Small size about a 6 7/8" Used but in good condition.
US Army Compass with Waterproof Carrying Case A period compass made by W&L.E Gurley of Troy New York in it's waterproof canvas carrying case which hooks to the combat belt. Compass in good order
US Civil War Grand Army of the Repubic Veterans medal original ribbon numbered V8497
US Civil War Union Army of the Potomac A solid heavy quality stike 9th Army Corps badge with an early pin back fitting.
US Ladies Grand Army of the Republic F.L.C. Medal Good condition original ribbon
US Marine Corps Class A Uniform - New lower price includes post United States Marine Corps Uniform - Pre -owned but it very good condition. On Consignment and consists of the following items:- 1. Jacket : 42 L Collar to hem 31 ins Sleeve length 26.5 ins Belt with buckle 37 ins Rank : E 8 , First Sergeant Overseas service stripes 2. Trousers : 32L, 32 leg Belt with buckle 54ins 3. Shirt . Long sleeve 27 ins collar 15 & 1/2 4. Garrison cap with Eagle ,Globe & Anchor insignia 7 & 1/8 NB Military tailoring is less generous than civilian sizes
US Marine Corps Enlisted Rank Insignia 10 x Rank insignis all clutch back fittings in black subdued finish. Priced as a set.
US Spanish American Veterans Medal Original condition numbered on rear C2072
US Spannish War Veterans Medal A good original medal numbered B22549 pin back
US WWI Collar Badge MO 203 screw post (nut missing)
US WWII Victory Medal Prinal ribbon with "Meuse-Argonne Bar" and wound Star
USA - Army Good Conduct Medal Good condition and full size. The Good Conduct Medal is one of the oldest military awards of the United States Armed Forces. The U.S. Navy's variant of the Good Conduct Medal was established in 1869, the Marine Corps version in 1896, the Coast Guard version in 1923, the Army version in 1941, and the Air Force version in 1963; the Air Force Good Conduct Medal was discontinued from February 2006 to February 2009.
USA WWI Victory Medal Original ribbon scarce with "England" bar
USA WWI Victory Medal Original ribbon with "Adlantic Fleet" Bar
USA WWI Victory Medal Original ribbon with Two bars "Meuse Argonne" and "Defensive Sector"
USA WWI Victory Medal Original robbon with !Defensive Sector" Bar
USAAF - 79th TAC Figher Squadron 5" - USAAF 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron - F111 out of Upper HeyFord England
USAAF - RAF Lakenheath Patch USAAF - RAF Lakenheath F111F Coverall Patch
USAAF 86 TFW Patch 4.5\" - 86th Tacticial Fighter Wing Ramstein AB Germany F16
USAAF Air ROTC - Patch Air branch of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, removed from uniform. This patch was authorised 1947.
USAAF Balloon Pilot Wing - English Made Firmin London One of the rarest wings an original English made maker marked Firmin London. Pin back high quality strike. Measures 3 1/8" The Balloon Pilot Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces which was issued during the First and Second World Wars. The badge was issued by both the United States Army and the U.S. Air Force, with the Navy equivalent known as the Dirigible Pilot Badge. Originally known as the Aeronaut Badge, the Balloon Pilot Badge was created in 1918 and awarded to pilots of military observation balloons. The badge consisted of a balloon centered on a standard Pilot’s Badge and was issued in two degrees. The senior degree of the Aeronaut Badge was denoted by a star centered above the winged balloon. The Aeronaut Badge was awarded under the authority of the United States Army Air Service and the United States Army Air Corps until the mid-1930s. The badge was then redesignated the Balloon Pilot Badge and, during the Second World War, was issued by the Army Air Forces. Like its predecessor, the Balloon Pilot Badge was issued in junior and senior degrees.
USAAF Bullion Far East Air Force Patch An officer's quality patch in bullion thread, aged and patina with a cheese cloth backing in almost mint condition. The creation of FEAF consolidated the command and control authority over United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) units widely deployed throughout the southwest Pacific in World War II. On 15 June 1945, Fifth Air Force, Clark Field, Luzon, Philippines; Seventh Air Force, Hickam Field, Hawaii, USA; and Thirteenth Air Force, Clark Field, Luzon, Philippines were assigned to FEAF to support combat operations in the Pacific.
USAAF Command Missile Operator A Command Missile Operator Badge, clutch back fittings in 1/20th sterling silver, marked Krew GI. Measures 3 1/8" Following its creation in the 1960s, the badge came in only one style with basic, senior and master versions. Although primarily issued to Atlas, Titan I/Titan II, Minuteman I/II/III and Peacekeeper missile crews of the Strategic Air Command (SAC), it was also issued to Tactical Air Command (TAC) Matador and Mace missile crews of the 1960s and Gryphon Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) crews of the 1980s and early 1990s. In the late 1980s.
USAAF Military Air Transport Command Patch A good fully embroidered patch.
USAAF Senior Missile Operator - Mini Size A Senior Missile Operator Badge, mini version, clutch back fittings, marked Krew GI. Measures 2 3/16"
USAAF Tac Fighter Squadron Patch 4\" - 495 Tac Fighter Squadron Patch F111 Aircraft out of England
USAF 81st Security Police Squadron Patch This scarce patch is 27 years old traded it with a squadron NCO at Bentwaters Air Show. In near mint condition. Measures 3 5/8" x 4" 10 Jul 1994 Members of the 81st Security Police Squadron went to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Sea Signal, the resettlement of Haitian refugees. 1 Jul 1997 Mirroring an Air Force-wide change, the 81st Security Police Squadron was redesignated as the 81st Security Forces Squadron. LINEAGE Activated 1 May 1948 81st Air Police Squadron 81st Security Police Squadron 81st Security Forces Squadron STATIONS Kirtland AFB, NM, 5 Jun 1949-1 May 1950 Bentwaters RAF Station (later RAF Bentwaters), England, 5 Sep 1951 Keesler AFB, MS
USAF 82nd Student Squadron Patch Fully embroidered patch, measures 4" Squadron was located at Williams Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force (USAF) base, located in Mesa, Arizona
USAF 88th Flying Training Squadron Patch Fully embroidered patch, measures 4 1/2" The 88th Flying Training Squadron (88 FTS) is part of the 80th Flying Training Wing based at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. It operates T-38 Talon aircraft conducting flight training.
USAF Aircrew Class Patch - Willie 85/02 Go Ahead Make My Day A fullu embroidered class patch measures 4" "Wild Weasel" describes the specialized USAF crews, aircraft and missions that suppress enemy air defenses with direct attacks. It originates with the name of the USAF's first anti-SAM program in 1965
USAF B52 Patch "Peace Hell Bomb Hanoi" USAF Patch hand embroidered on twill with paper back. Peace Hell Bomb Hanoi B-52 Patch, B-52 Buffs 1971 Vietnam.
USAF BOYSAN FLIGHT 82nd FLY TNG WG 97th FLY TNG SQ 1973 PATCH BOYSAN patch period piece, fully embroidered measures 5"
USAF Euro - Nato Pilot Instructor Training Patch A fully embroidered patch, measures 4"
USAF Patch Aircrew Class Patch - Willie 84-04 "Mors AB Alto" A fully embroidered class patch measures 4" Motto "Death from above"
USAF Patch Aircrew Class Patch - Willie 85-02 Fully embroidered class patch measures 4 3/4" C'estun Fait Accompli - Willie is the nickname for "Wild Weasel" describes the specialized USAF crews, aircraft and missions that suppress enemy air defenses with direct attacks. It originates with the name of the USAF's first anti-SAM program in 1965
USAF Pilot Class Patch - 83-07 "Make 'em Squeal" Class patch fully embroidered measures 3 1/2"
USAF Pilot Class Patch - 84-04 Bene Agimus A fully embroidered patch, measures 4 1/4". Pilot training at Shepard AFB
USAF Pilot Class Patch 84/03 Desert Thunder Fully embroidered patch, measures 4"
USAF Pilot Class Patch 84/03 Vance AFB Fully embroidered patch, measures 5"
USAF Pilot Class Patch 85-03 Reach for the Sky Varment Period fully embroidered patch, measures 4" Reese AFB
USAF Pilot Class Patch 85-04 Go Ahead Make My Day Fully embroidered patch, measures 3 1/2" maybe Clint's old unit!!
USAF Pilot Class Patch 85-04 Shoot for the Stars A fully embroidered patch, measures 5 1/2" and another great motto.
USAF Pilot Class Patch 85-08 Call to Glory A fully embroidered class patch measures 5 1/2" Reese AFB
USAF Pilot Class Patch 86-01 Fully embroidered Class patch, measures 3 1/2"
USAF Pilot Instructor - Skitter Fully embroidered patch, measures 3 1/2". USAF Fighter Pilot patch Skitter Instructor flight training squadron T-38
USAF Pilot Training Class Patch "Hot Sticks 84-06" A fully embroidered class patch dating from 1984, measures 4 1/2"
USAF Pilot Training Class Patch - 87-07 A fully embroidered patch measures, 3 1/4" Vance AFB and a great slogan to match.
USAF Pilot Training Patch - Student Branch Volamus Ducemus Fully embroidered patch, measures 4" Vance AFB "We Fly to Lead"
USAF Piot Training Patch - Back Seat to No One Fully embroidered class patch USAF/Malay Air Force, measures 4"
USAF/Iran Pilot Class Patch Sage Burners 84-03 A 1984 original F4 Phamtom class patch, fully embriodered, measures 4 3/4".
USArmy Air Force - Gunner Gloves Type A-9A A pair of Type A-9A Gunner Gloves. Tan colour, small size, with labels in both gloves made by Crocetta. In used condition with wear, the right glove has some of the fleece missing on the cuff (please see images)
USMC Unofficial Camp Fuji Patch Rare matched pair large and small Japaneese made patches sold as a pair.
Vaious U.S. Enlisted Rank 10 various enlisted rank sold as one lot
Vietman Marine Warrant Pilot
Vietnam "Cowboy" Hat Here is an original Vietnam war "Cowboy" Hat. In country made example with Vietnam Arc to the side. It is in used and abused condition, faded, worn in places and no doubt sat on but a great period piece. Missing chin strap.
Vietnam - Duc Lap CIDG Silk Patch Special Forces Silk Pocket Patch Duc Lap Special Forces CIDG camp was established in October 1966 (5th SF Detachment 38, A-239). The camp was one of seven camps designed to monitor and interdict NVA infiltration from Cambodia and Laos.
Vietnam 5th Special Forces Beret Flash Mint un-issued from a batch I picked up 20+ years ago in New York I have 4 left when they are gone that's it.
Vietnam 5th Special Forces Beret Flash and Officer's Special Forces Insiginia A good used and removed from beret 5th SF Vietnam flash together with a single SF officer's cloth insignia removed from Jungle Jacket in good condition.
Vietnam Army officer I.D. Department of Defence Scarce I.D. card for a To-Van-Ba rank Theiu Uy or 1st Lieutenant dated 1972 encased in plastic.
Vietnam ARVN Army Captain "Dai-Uy" Rank Insignia Original metal Lotus Blossom "Dai-Uy" rank complete with Nam plastic clutch backs. ARVN rank insignia was worn by U.S. officers. Have 2 pieces in stock
Vietnam ARVN Army Colonel Rank Insignia Original metal Lotus Blossom "Dai-Ta" rank complete with Nam plastic clutch backs. ARVN rank insignia was worn by U.S. officers
Vietnam ARVN Army Colonel Rank Insignia Original metal Lotus Blossom "Dai-Ta" rank complete with Nam plastic clutch backs. ARVN rank insignia was worn by U.S. officers
Vietnam ARVN Army Lt Colonel Rank Insignia Original metal Lotus Blossom "Dai-Ta" rank complete with Nam plastic clutch backs. ARVN rank insignia was worn by U.S. officers I have 2 pieces in stock
Vietnam ARVN Army Major Original metal Lotus Blossom "Thieui-Ta" rank complete with Nam plastic clutch backs. ARVN rank insignia was worn by U.S. officers I have 5 pieces in stock
Vietnam Australian Bushman Scout Patch A very rare hand made patch, some wear to front, good embroidered work. The Australian Army in Vietnam devised a training scheme called the Bushman's Scouts program In this programme, former Vietcong worked with forward elements of Australian infantry units during operations after they had received basic training.
Vietnam Era Camel Cigarettes Dated 1965 Here is a rare complete sealed un-opened carton of 100 Camel cigarettes. 25 packets of 4 to a packet. dated 1965. Sold as a complete carton. I would advise that this item is a collectable and should not be smoked. Well out of date at 52 years old.
Vietnam Jungle Hat A near mint condition Jungle Hat, dated '67 sized at 6 3/4" No Mosquito net with this hat. The 2nd pattern OG-107 boonie hat was made of Quarpel (Quartermaster developed repellent) treated rip-stop cotton poplin
Vietnam Locally Made 1st Infantry Patch Hand/machine made patch, applied red 1 on green, sewn on a ripstop type of material. Measures 4 1.2" x 2 1/4". Division is known as "Big Red One" The division fought in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1970. Arriving in July 1965, the division began combat operations within two weeks. By the end of 1965 the division had participated in three major operations: Hump, Bushmaster 1 and Bushmaster II. During its involvement in the Vietnam war, the division lost 6,146 killed in action, with a further 16,019 wounded. Twenty of its number were taken as prisoners-of-war.
Vietnam MACV SOG Skull Paratrooper Wings Scull paratrooper wing, clutch back fittings. Have 2 of these
Vietnam Made 1st Mobile Strike Force Patch Rare hand made Recon Co, Mobile Stike Force Patch. Hand made example. Reads "Kill the Communists" "I Shoot The Communists" Measures 5 1/4" x 4". US Special Forces in Vietnam created and trained the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, a large paramilitary organization designed to operate out of fortified camps in remote areas and protect the local population from Viet Cong incursions, whilst conducting border surveillance, raids and combat patrols in the local area. Their fortified camps were often overrun by the Viet Cong and, having no spare manpower, the US Special Forces created dedicated reaction units for quick and local actions. Mobile Strike (MIKE) Forces.
Vietnam Made 3rd Battalion 21st Infantry Patch In country original hand made piece, part hand machined and applied black material on backed woven cloth. Measures 3" x 4" The 3rd Battalion arrived vietnam 26th August 1966 until 23rd August 1973 and was the last combat unit to leave Nam. Based in Chu Lai and Da Nang.
Vietnam Made Beo-gam Bush/Cowboy Hat An original scarce Vietnam locally made, Duck Hunter / Beo-Gam Camouflage Bush Hat with Saigon tailor label, Special Forces old style badge attached to the front. Size is 7 1/4" and is in worn condition. Linded in pink cotton, plastic inner head band.
Vietnam Made PRU Recon Insignia Scarce Hand machine made PRU insignia on twill, measures 3 1/4" x 2" Provincial Reconnaissance Units Created in 1966, the PRUs were small teams of tough paramilitaries used to seek out and eliminate the Viet Cong Infrastructure as part of the Phoenix Program. Under the control of the province chief but armed and paid by the CIA, they were successors to the short lived Counter Terror Teams (CTT) that had been formed in the early 60's to hunt down VC leaders. Often comprised of former VC (Hoi Canh) or men looking for revenge, PRU teams were frequently accused of atrocities. The Provincial Reconnaissance Units were integrated into the National Police in 1972.
Vietnam Made U.S. 5th Infantry Devision LRRP Patch A good machine woven by hand 5th Infantry Long Range Recon Patrol. An original piece, Measure 2 3.4" x 2 1/2". 5th arrived incountry 25th July 1968 until 27th August 1971 and posted to the 1 Corps Tactical Zone. South of the DMZ to Quang Tri area for search and clear, cordon and sweep operations.
Vietnam Peoples Self Defence Force I.D. Scarce I.D. for PSDF warrant officer dated 1969, cased in plastic for protection. Measures 5" x 3 3/4" Doubt the smile lasted long when Charlie turned up! Peoples Self Defence Force in the rural areas was an effective organisation for fighting the Viet Cong insurgency war, because no one could know the terrain, village, and local residents better than the PSDF's members themselves. And on the last days of Vietnam war, when all the "eagles," and "hawks" had flew away, those brave folk stood up, fought some of the last unknown battles against the advancing Communist army, especially at some Catholic and Hoa Hao sectors and in and around Saigon.
Vietnam Period Original Patch Machine made embroidered a 1965 early war novelty patch, has been removed from album and has some glue/paper to the back. Un-worn mint condition example.
Vietnam Ranger Jump Status Designator Badge Full size, clutch back fittings. The Vietnamese Rangers, properly known in Vietnamese as the Biệt Động Quân, more commonly known as the ARVN Rangers, were the Rangers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. Trained and assisted by American Special Forces and Ranger advisers, the Vietnamese Rangers infiltrated beyond enemy lines in daring search and destroy missions
Vietnam Silk Made 339th Transport Company Patch This is a rare, circa 1962 Vietnamese-made pocket patch for the US Army 339th Transportation Company Direct Support from Nha Trang. Made in silk, removed from uniform some light wear to the front. Measures 2 3/4"
Vietnam Special Forces Parachute Club Patch A hand made SF Para Club Nhay DU (Airborne Paratrooper) patch. Measures 4 1/2" x 3 3/4" unofficial
Vietnamese Special Forces LLDB Silk Patch Vietnamese Special Forces Silk Patch, removed from uniform, appears to have been glued on uniform or in a patch book, Heavy glue residue on back see photos. Still a good patch.
Vietnamese Special Forces Silk Patch Very Rare Vietnamese Special Forces Silk Patch used only from 1959-1963. Removed from uniform. Slightly aged but still excellent condition.
Walter Reed Army Medical Centre D.I. A pair of D.I. enameled pin back D.I.'s pin back fitting maker marked Gemsco. The Walter Reed Army Medical Center — known as Walter Reed General Hospital until 1951 — was the U.S. Army's flagship medical center from 1909 to 2011
War Office Insignia
War Office Insignia Good example in bullion, I have 4 in stock priced each
West Africa Zaire Commando Patches Here we have three original items from the Zaire war period. Two commando shoulder patches with shoulder loops, locally made examples with plastic sewn to the front the large one measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" and the smaller one is 3 3/4" x 2 2/4" Also included is a printed commando patch which measures 3 3/4" x 3"
WiII Aviation Rank - Corporal U.S.Army Air Corps. An early WWII aviation rank, removed from album, glue spots/paper to rear, see images,
Wingates "Chindits" 3rd Indian Infantry Division Patch WW II embroidered example of the yellow Chinthern on a blue circular background. Near mint example with paper back, measures 2 1/2" Also included at no cost is a copy Chindit title (two items came in together) The 3rd. Indian Infantry Division were better know by the name "Chindits" and as part of 14th.Army under the leadership of Major-General Orde Wingate became famous for their long-range jungle penetration expeditions behind enemy lines.
Winston Churchill Pin A period WWII lapel pin of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The head measures 3/4" overall pin included is 1 1/4"
Womens Air Force Service Pilot Wing 319th W1 An embroidered WASP wing in bullion This is an odd piece, clearly has age but I cannot pin down a date and I have no reference on it. Measures 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Womens Air Service Pilot - Reproduction W.A.S.P. Womens Auxilliary Service Pilots Fifinella removed from a jacket. Made as Chenille as produced during WWII. Measures approximately 6 1/2 inches in diameter.
WW1 1918 Royal Air Force Officer's Cap Badge by Gaunt Here is a rare Officer's cap badge, maker marked by J.R.Gaunt & Son to the back with a paper label stating:- "Sterling Silver Gold plated Cap Badge Approved by the Air Ministryorder no 83 April 17/18 for Officer's of the Royal Air Force" It is a three piece construction, the crown, eagle and the laurel leaves riveted onto a metal back plate with a backing of dark blue cloth.
WW1 American 143rd Infantry National Guard Texas Collar Insignia A good welll struck collar for an enlisted in the Texas N.G. Screw back fitting. measures 1"
WW1 American Army Officer of Engineers Collar Insignia A set of Officer's collar insignia, comprising of the Engineers Castle badge in pin back and the U.S. letters also pin back. These are English made pieces although not maker marked, good quality strikes. Castle measures 1 1/4" across x 7/8" tall with the U.S. letters 1 1/4" x 5/8"
WW1 Army Cyclists Corps Cap Badge A Cyclist cap badge with slider fittings, slight wear to the top of the crown (see images)
WW1 Prussian 5 Piece Medal "Spange" Here we have a Prussian vererans medal group consisting of :- 1. Iron Cross 2nd Class medal. 2. Prussian commemorative medal for combatants (aka Hindenburgkreuz) medal. 3. Commemorative medal for the Central Powers, Austria with swords denoting combatant medal. 4.Hungary combatant medal. 5.Bulgaria combatant medal
WW1 U.S. Army Enlisted Collar Quartermaster Badge An enlisted Quartermaster collar badge, screw back measures 1"
WW1 United States Army Miltary Transport Corps Collar Insignia Two American Officer Transport Corp collar insignias, pin backs, quality made pieces. Small size measures 3/4" across. Large measures 1" across
WW1 United States Veterans Medal - Oregon State An Oregon WW1 State Medal awarded to returning veterans. In worn condition with original ribbon.
WW2 Airborne Divisions formation sign - Un-cut pair Printed un-issued examples in mint condition.
WWI Air Training Command Arc Un-issued example
WWI American Captains Rank Matching pair of French made WWI rank bars, pin back.
WWI American National Guard Officer Collar Insignia A good U.S. National Guard collar badge, pin back. Measures 1" x 5/8"
WWI American Officers Insignia Small lot consisting of Officers cap badge with screw fitting, Engineers branch of service pin back fitting, U.S.Collar insignia with lug fitting and four various buttons .
WWI British Compass British compass not dated with leather case dated 1918 and broad arrow marked in good condition. Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
WWI British Machine Gun Corps Cap Badge in Silver A good Machine Gun Corps Officer's Cap Badge in Silver, three spade fittings. Measures 1 7/8" x 1 5/8"
WWI British Military Medal Group A WWI group of four to 26294 Charles Pitts RFA B189 A.F.A. Bde RFA. Military Medal Gazette 9th July 1917, 1914 Star with bar, War Medal and Victory Medal. Also included is an highly embroidered belt as per photos.
WWI British Officer's Binoculars and Leather Case A pair of 1916 dated binoculars, fully marked MK2 made by Sherwood & Co London, x 6 magnification, good lenses in well made leather case again marked No2 made by Cripps and dated 1916 straps on case and binoculars all good and intact. Excellent period dated set.
WWI Dutch Navy Flight Radio Observer Wing Example in metal, pin back.
WWI Edith Cavell Silk Postcard A good WWI silk postcard featuring the famous Edith Cavell. Some minor aging to the border but silk remains good. 100 years old. Measures 3 1/2" x 5 3/8" Edith Louisa Cavell 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915 was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.
WWI Glider Pilot Wings Original WWII Glider Pilot Wing, well used and removed from para smock. Some wear on left side see images. This is a 4 1/2" flat version.
WWI Issue Lee Enfield Rifle Barrel Periscope WWI-British-Military-Army-SMLE-Lee-Enfield-Brass-Rifle-Barrel-Periscope stamped with broad arrow.
WWI Military Medal Pair A rare Great War pair to Pioneer P.C.Haywood No.4 special Company (Gas) Royal Engineers. Military Medal GRV engraved 225030 Pnr,P.C.Haywood No4 Spec Coy R.E. British War Medal engraved 225030 2 Cpl P.C. Haywood R.E. Comes with related copy of Gazette 12th June 1918.
WWI Period British Compass Compass in good condition, the case has the rivet fastener missing. Dial is mother of pearl, well made and clear. Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
WWI Royal Flying Corps Cap Badge A RFC cap badge with blade fixings.
WWI Royal Flying Corps or Royal Naval Air Service Wrist Compass A scarce and original RFC or RNAS Aviator Wrist Compass by Dent & Co and Johnson Ltd blackened brass body, the 360o dial is readable given the age but not crystal clear (could be fully restored) No strap but very good condition. Measures 3 1/4" across by 2 3/4" wide
WWI Royal Flying Corps Pilot Wing A good RFC wing removed from uniform, padded type, some service wear.
WWI Royal Flying Corps Shoulder Title An original embroidered RFC shoulder title, good clean example no moth or damage.
WWI Silk Postcard A good condition 1917 silk postcard, with an envelope flap on the 1917 part with a small card inside which reads " Birthday Wishes from Walter to the next and I don't remember who's next" Measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
WWI Silk Postcard A silk postcard in good condition, lift up envelope flap but no card inside. Note on the back reads " To dear Lauie with love and xx from uncle Tom" Measures 3 1/22 x 5 1/2"
WWI Silk Postcard A WW1 silk postcard with an envelope flap with a card inside (as per images) back of the card reads "Wishing you many happy returns of the day yours A Wadelongh" Some staining and age to the front. Measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
WWI Silk Postcard A silk postcard depicting the allied nations flags, some light aging and stains to the silk Measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
WWI Silk Postcard A good WWI silk postcard featuring a blue bird carrying a USA heart. Good condition with note on the back which reads "Please send on your photo as I would like to see that old face, to my dearest xxxx" Measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
WWI Silk Postcard A WW1 silk postcard, nice clean condition. Measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
WWI Silk Postcard A 1918 silk postcard in near mint condition. An envelope flap on the 1918 part. Measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
WWI Silk Postcard A WW1 silk postcard in near mint condition, lift up envelope flat on the front, penciled the back "A mer trei chere petite amie amour" Measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
WWI Trench Watch Sterling Silver Dated 1917 Here is a Military Trench watch, Hall marked for London, .925 sterling silver, dates for 1917, imported by George Stockwell (import agent) and is working. Clean face good markings with leather strap. Swiss movement. Measures 1 1/8" Please Note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
WWI U.S. Enlisted Cap Badge An early World War 1 American Enlisted cap badge, heavy solid strike,screw back. Some wear and polishing to the front. measures 1 1/2"
WWI U.S. Officers Cap Badge Good gilt strike marked acid test no maker, all complete screw backed. Measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
WWI U.S.Army Officer's Medical Branch Insignia A good pin back early version.
WWI Victory Medal Royal Navy Single British Victory Medal named on rim to J85678 R.R.D.Parker ORD R.N.
WWII British Pegasus Airborne Forces Formation Sleeve Insignia A matching pair of original early war Airborne Formation Signs in good condition, removed from uniform some light service wear. Rare backing embroidered through cloth.
WWII Enlisted Ike Jacket - U.S. Air Corps Troop Carrier A near mint Enlisted Ike Jacket, badged with a superb Bullion Troop Carrier patch also a bullion Aircrew member on the right above medal ribbons and a radio operator patch on the right sleeve also in bullion. No moth, tailors label dated 1944 sized at 38R. This guy liked to look sharp.
WWII U.S.Army Air Corps Senior Pilot Wing Full Size 3\", Sterling silver, made by A&E Co New York, pin back fitting with safety catch, one piece solid strike.
WWII - 11th Airborne Division Patch Fully embroidered one piece on twill. Removed from uniform some paper and glue on the back.. Measures 3 1/2" x 2 3/8" wide. 11th fought in the Pacific. The division is credited with three campaigns, 204 days of combat and 2431 wounded or KIA
WWII - 11th Airborne Division Patch "The Angels" Fully embroidered one piece on twill. Mint un-ussued example. Measures 3 7/8" x 2 3/8" wide. 11th fought in the Pacific. The division is credited with three campaigns, 204 days of combat and 2431 wounded or KIA
WWII 1 Medical Commando Titles Good mint and scarce 1 Commando Titles in mint un-issused condition. Note - I have three of these and are sold as Each. Measures 4 1/4" x 3/4" The 1 Medical Commando was established in June 1945 from the 1 Light AMG. This small unit never saw action and was disbanded in October 1946.
WWII 1 Troop Carrier Command - USAAF A mint un-issued late war version Troop Carrier Command patch, removed from album, slight trace of glue on the back. Colours are bright, fully embroidered on a dark tan twill material. ( 2 in stock.) The task performed by I Troop Carrier Command, while quantitatively smaller than that of other domestic air forces, was nevertheless substantial. From December 1942 until August 1945 it produced more than 4,500 troop carrier crews; most of these were trained on the Douglas C-47 Skytrain although in the last year of war a considerable number flew the larger Curtiss C-46 Commando. In addition to the transport crews, which normally consisted of pilot, co-pilot, navigator, radio operator, and aerial engineer, some 5,000 Waco CG-4 glider pilots were prepared for their special function.
WWII 101st Airborne Infantry Shoulder Patch A good period 101st Division Patch with separate Airborne tab. Mint un-issued example. The 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles" is a modular light infantry division of the United States Army trained for air assault operations. During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord D-Day landings and airborne landings on June 6, 1944, in Normandy, France, Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and, perhaps most famously, its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium.
WWII 101st Airborne Patch American made patch, one piece, fully embroidered on tan cloth, un-issued example.
WWII 103rd Infantry Division Patch - Cactus A good period patch, removed from uniform, retains good strong colours. 103rd entered the ETO in October 1944, Entered the linr at Chevry then onto St Die, Vosges, Alsace, Greisburg, Sarreguemines area, Sauer River, Moder, Muhlhausen. 147 days of combat with 4558 KIA or wounded.
WWII 104th Infantry Division Patch - Timberwolf A scarce early version of the 104th patch, mint un-issued condition. Entered the ETO in August 1944. Went into action near Wuestwezel Belgium, onto Zundert, Vaart Canal, Maas River, Aachen, Stolburg, into Germany crossing the Rhine at Honnet, Paderborn, Halle, finally meeting up with the Russian Army at Pretzsch. 200 Combat days with 4961 KIA or wounded.
WWII 10th Air Force Patch Were operational in the Burma-India Theatre in 1942. Removed from album some glue/paper to the back. Please note Several in stock all clean examples
WWII 10th Mountain Division Patch and Tab A good example of the Division's patch, embroidered patch with separate "mountain" Tab. Originally activated as the 10th Light Division (Alpine) in 1943, the division was redesignated the 10th Mountain Division in 1944 and fought in the mountains of Italy in some of the roughest terrain in the country. On 5 May 1945 the Division reached Nauders, Austria, beyond the Resia Pass, where it made contact with German forces being pushed south by the U.S. Seventh Army. A status quo was maintained until the enemy headquarters involved had completed their surrender to the Seventh. On the 6th 10th Mountain troops met the 44th Infantry Division of Seventh Army
WWII 11th Air Force Patch Good period example Several in stock 11th Air Force was based in Alaska in 1942. Then moved and island hopped along the Aleutians towards Japan later in the war
WWII 12th Air Force Patch Good clean period piece embroidered cotton construction Several in stock Based in North Africa, Tunisian Campaign, Kasserine Pass and Italy. They flew P38's, B17's, Liberators, B26 Mauraders, B25 Mitchells, P47 Thunderbolts and P51 Mustangs. A good patch removed from album some glue/paper to the back.
WWII 13th Air Force Patch Good period example, several in stock Based at Noumea, New Caledonia, fought throughout the Pacific, Central Solomons and on to Guadalcanal, New Guinea and Borneo. Pushing the Japanese back North.
WWII 13th Marine Defence Battalion
WWII 14th Air Force Patch A good period fully embroidered cotton construction. Several in stock good clean examples Based at Kunming, China in 1943 and replaced the China Air Task Force with Major General Claire Chennault from the American Volunteer Group (AVG) the famous "Flying Tigers" operation in the main were against the Japanese ground forces in China. Scarce patch all good slightly skicky on the back.
WWII 14th US Army Air Force "Flying Tigers" Patch Here is an enlisted 14th Air Force Patch, used and removed from uniform some wear, grime and slightly out of shape. Measures 2 3/8"
WWII 15th Air Force Patch A good clean period cotton embroidered will be supplied, several in stock. The 15th was based in the Mediterrnean primary objective was to bomb targets in Italy, Germany, Poland, Czechoslavakia, Hungary and the Balkans.
WWII 18th Marine Defence Battalion
WWII 1941 Dated British Marching Compass MkIII An early war standard issue British Army marching compass maker marked on the rear T.G.Co Ltd London, with broad arrow stamp and dated 1941. The compass works and points North but is dry and the mother of pearl is no longer present on the dial. This is how it came and can be restored. Lots of info on the web.
WWII 1st Allied Airborne Patch An original Allied Airborne, overall good condition but some staining to the front. This one measures 2 1/4" x 5/16"
WWII 1st Allied Airborne Patch A variation on the 1st Allied Airborne patch, an early light blue background, English machine made example, removed from uniform some fading and light wear. Measures 3 3/8" tall x 2 3/8" wide
WWII 1st Allied Airborne Patch Another variation on the 1st Allied Airborne patch, this is the small size, light blue background, machine made example, aged but in near mint condition. Measures 3 3/8" tall x 2 1/16" wide
WWII 1st Allied Airborne Patch A wartime original English made 1st patch removed from uniform, wear and faded on the front, a little rough around the edges with typical English detail to the back. From the time of its creation until the end of World War II, the formation commanded the Allied airborne forces that participated in the Allied advance through North-West Europe, including Operation Market-Garden in September 1944, repelling the German counter-offensive launched during the Battle of the Bulge between December 1944 and January 1945, and Operation Varsity in March 1945
WWII 1st Allied Airborne Patch An original 1st Allied Airborne patch, fully embroidered. removed from uniform, some wear.
WWII 1st Allied Airborne Patch - English made An early 1st Allied Airborne patch. Fully embroidered but made with a two piece construction the Allied Airborne tab has been sewn onto the winged 1 part. Never seen this before. Measures 2 1/16" x 3 1/4"
WWII 1st Army Air Force Shoulder Sleeve Patch A good clean period example will be supplied, have serveral in stock. Based in the USA responsible for the Eastern Defence and in 1943 assigned chiefly the training duties of the Air Corps.
WWII 1st Division Royal Artillery Printed version
WWII 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Mint unissued
WWII 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Mint unissued
WWII 1st Sergeant Rank Insignia Summer Issue - USA Mint un-issed rank
WWII 1st Special Service Force Rare variation in Bullion, Italian made on red silk and paper backed, has some staining top part of the patch, bullion is tarnished and has age to front. Please note this is note in mint condition. 1st SSF was formed in 1942 made up of US and Canadian commando trained volunteers, nick named "Black Devils" Fought in Italy disbanded in November 1944.
WWII 20th Air Force Patch A good cotton construction period patch. Raised in April 1944 and equipped with B29 Superfortesses in order to attack the Japanese mainland from forward bases in China. Several in stock all clean
WWII 2nd Air Force Patch A good clean cotton period example will be supplied. The 2nd Air Force was assigned the task for the defence of mid America and the Western Defence Command, in 1942 the second's mission was defined as training mainly for the 8th and 15th Air Forces in Europe.
WWII 2nd Battlion Special Air Service Shoulder Title Here is a printed 2nd SAS title, removed from album, some light glue stains to the rear. See images.
WWII 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Mint unissued
WWII 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Pacific Mint unissued
WWII 3rd Air Force Patch Good clean period example will be supplied cotton embroidered. Responsible for the defence of the Southern States and the Gulf Coast with anti-submarine patrols. later in the war the 3rd assisted in traing air crew.
WWII 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Mint Unissued
WWII 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Pacific Mint unissued
WWII 41st Infanrty Division - Jungeer Good un-issued Patch. Deployed to Australia the division fought in New Guinea,Hollandia, Wakde Island, Mindanao,
WWII 42nd Infantry Patch - Rainbow A good example un-issued patch. Deployed to France in December 1944, fought up to Belgium combat in the Battle of the Buge, Ardennes, Haguenau, then into Germany, Schweinfurt, Dachau, Munich, Austria,
WWII 43rd Indian Lorried Brigade - served in Italy Patch sewn on cloth, removed from album five glue spots to rear.
WWII 44th India Paratrooper Sleeve Patches A rare matching pair of original WW II printed examples of the 44th Indian Airborne Division sleeve patches on tropical uniform material.
WWII 44th India Paratrooper Sleeve Patches A rare matching pair of original WW II printed examples of the 44th Indian Airborne Division sleeve patches on tropical uniform material.
WWII 44th India Paratrooper Wing A good locally made quality example of the 44th Indian Division Para Wing.
WWII 4th Air Force Patch A good clean fully embroidered cotton example will be supplied (Not as per the rear image) Several in stock. Assigned the task of Western Defence of the USA and patroling the Pacific. Later assigned to training role of air crews.
WWII 4th Marine Aircraft Wing Pacific Mint unissued
WWII 4th Marine Division Unissued condition
WWII 51st Marine Defence Battalion
WWII 52nd Marine Defence Battalion
WWII 5th Air Force Patch Good clean period examples have several in stock (not as per the rear image) Originally activated as the "Phiippine Department Air Force" almost lost most of it's men and aircraft in the defence of the Philippines. Later with HQ in Brisbane Australia in it's mission in the Pacific War.
WWII 5th Marine Brigade Scare Mint unissued
WWII 5th Marine Division Unissued mint condition
WWII 63rd Gurkha Infantry Sewn on cloth, removed from album, glue and paper spots to back of cloth.
WWII 65th Infantry Division Patch - Battle Axe A good 65th Patch, removed from uniform. A late entrant into the European Theatre arriving in March 1945, fought through France, Germany and Austria ending up making contact with the Russian Army in May 45. 1230 KIA or wounded during 55 days of combat.
WWII 66th Infantry Division Patch - Black Panther A good patch, mint un-issued, 2nd pattern. 66th entered the European Theatre in December 1944, crossing the channel on Christmas day a German torpedo struck one of the transports 764 men were lost they were assigned the mission of containing 53,000 German troops bottled up in the Lorient and St Naziere pockets. 1452 KIA or wounded in 91 days of combat.
WWII 6th Air Force Patch Assigned the Panama Air Force and then Caribbean Air Force in 1941 and later training for air crew in other theatres. Several example in stock all good clean types. (not as per the rear image)
WWII 6th Marine Division Good condition
WWII 6th Marine Division Far East Used condition, cheese cloth backing, some paper and glue, penned on back with 90 twice? Blue on patch is twill.
WWII 759 Armored Tank Battalion Patch A period 759th Armored Patch, removed from album retains glue and paper to the rear (will clean up) The 759th Tank Battalion was a tank battalion activated in June 1941 as a light tank battalion, equipped with M3 Stuart tanks, and sent to Iceland as part of the garrison force in mid-1942. After a year it moved to the United Kingdom, in mid-1943, and was landed in Normandy on D+10, 16 June 1944. It was attached to the 2nd Infantry Division and fought in the St-Lo area. When the 2nd Division moved westwards towards Brest in mid-August, the battalion was attached to the 4th Cavalry Group, with which it would serve for the remainder of the war.
WWII 7th Air Force Patch A good clean example cotton embroidered. Several in stock. Hawaiian Air Force almost wiped out in the attack on Pearl Harbour 7th Decemder 1942. The 7th participated in the destruction of the Japanese fleet at Midway and thoughout the Pacific campaign.
WWII 7th US Army Air Force Officer Patch in Bullion Here is a 7th Air Force patch which started out as a standard patch and has been overlaid with bullion thread in Theatre. Good workmanship, some aging and tarnishing. Measures 2 5/8" Established on 19 October 1940 as the Hawaiian Air Force at Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii, the 7 AF was a United States Army Air Forces combat unit in the Pacific Theater of World War II, providing air defense of the Hawaiian Islands and engaging in combat operations primarily in the Central Pacific. It was assigned units engaging enemy forces in the Gilbert Islands; Marshall Islands; Caroline Islands; Mariana Islands, and in the last major battle of the Pacific War, the Battle of Okinawa.
WWII 82nd Airborne Division Patch A rare un-cut green center patch, one piece, un-issued example. Measures 2 1/8" wide x 3 3/16" tall Famous 82nd Airborne in 1943 fought in North Africa, dropped into Sicily, Salerno onto Naples, beach landings at Anzio. Then dropped into Normandy on 6th June D Day, St Mere Eglise, Carantan. Holland Market Garden Nijmegen Bridge. Back to Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge at Werbomont. St Vith, across the Ruhr into Koln, taking the city of Ludwigst and Berlin. The division fought in seven campaigns and are credited with 422 days of combat taking 6993 KIA or wounded.
WWII 82nd Airborne Division Shoulder Sleeve Patch Agood original one piece attached tab in cotton, all colours bright and strong. 82nd "The All American Division" Landed Cassablanca North Afirca in April 1943, Jumped into Sciily in July 1943, then Salerno in a night drop in September 1943, then fought on to Naples, on June 6th 1944 jumped into Ste Mere Eglise remained in action for 33 days fighting in and around Carentan, Septemer 1944 saw the division jump into Holland for Operation Market Garden captured the bridge at Nijmegan, 18th December the were deployed in the Ardennes for the Battle of the Bulge, fought on to Berlin, The Division were credited with 422 days of combat, suffering 6993 casusalties.
WWII 86th Infantry Division Patch An un-issued condition Patch The 86th Infantry Division arrived in France, 4 March 1945, and moved to Köln, Germany, taking over defensive positions near Weiden, 24 March, in relief of the 8th Infantry Division. After a short period of patrolling on both sides of the Rhine, the division was relieved, and moved across the Rhine to Eibelshausen, Germany, 5 April. In a rapid offensive advance, the 86th moved across the Bigge River, cleared Attendorn, 11 April, and continued on to the Ruhr, taking part in the Ruhr pocket fighting. On 21 April, the division moved to Ansbach and continued to advance, taking Eichstätt on the 25th, crossing the Danube at Ingolstadt on the 27th, securing the bridge over the Amper Canal, 29 April, crossing the Isar and reaching Mittel Isar Canal by the end of the month. The division was ordered to take Wasserburg, 1 May, and leading elements had reached the outskirts of the city when they were ordered to withdraw, 2 May, and to move east to Salzburg. On 4 May, the Division captured Mattsee, Austria. At the end of the war, the division was securing the left flank of the XV Corps. After processing German prisoners of war, it was redeployed to the United States, arriving in New York 17 June 1945. The division trained briefly at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, 21 June-11 August 1945; and then left San Francisco, 24 August 1945, for the Philippines.
WWII 8th Air Force - Caterpillar Club Grouping to a 398th Bomb Group B17 Navigator A grouping to a 2nd Lt. Joseph DeNicola, 8th AF, 398th Bomb Group, 601 Squadron "Hell from Heaven" flying in a B17 out of Nuthamstead, Hertfordshire, Station 131. Lt Denicola trained as an Air Gunner and then went on to train as a Navigator. His aircraft was shot down on 20th January 1945 on a raid to Mannheim the only 398th aircraft lost on that date. The grouping consists of the following:- 1. Caterpillar Club badge, maker marked by Maco NY in sterling silver. 2. Caterpillar club original membership card named and dated 17th April 1945. 3. Another Caterpillar club membership re-issued card. 4. WWII boxed Air Medal complete with medal ribbon and lapel pin. 5. Air medal original citation dated 21 February 1945. 6. Caterpillar Club membership certificate, measures 11" x 8 1/2" 7. Copy of the application for membership of the Caterpillar Club detailing aircraft lost to enemy fire crashing in France also detailing he was in 601 Sq. 8. Four original photos one of the six members of the crew, one in uniform and one with I think his mother and finally an enlisted man don't know who he was. Measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". 9. Good conduct medal and ribbon, loop on medal missing. 10. WWII full size Gunner Wing, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. 11. Post war Navigator wing clutch back fitting. 12. Short snorter silver dollar bill signed by various persons also details "crossed Atlantic Dec 16th 1944. 13. Two newspaper cuttings one names Joseph DeNicola being awarded Air Gunners wings and the other completing the Navigators training. A scarce and interesting group.
WWII 8th Air Force Patch A good early war "Stubby Wing" patch silk thread on wool. Removed from album, almost mint condition. The American "Mighty Eighth" were based in England during WWII and were one of the main Air Forces carrying out day light missions
WWII 8th Air Force Patch Original English made patch, slight tear under right side of wing (see image) removed from uniform.
WWII 8th Air Force Patch Original English made patch, removed from uniform, excellent condition
WWII 8th Air Force Patch A good clean example (not as per the rear image) Several in stock "The Mighty Eighth" Activated in Savannah, Georgia on 28th January 1942. Deployed to England February 1942 HQ at Daws Hill and later to High Wycombe. Fought the European campaign
WWII 8th Air Force Patch A standard issue WWII U.S. made cotton embroidered patch. Almost mint but has been removed from uniform. Measures 2 1/2"
WWII 8th Air Force Patch A good example of an English made 8th patch, embroidered on wool, small moth hole at the tip of the right wing. (see images) Measures 2 1/2" The "Mighty Eighth" were based in England and tasked to carryout daylight bombing campaign against Germany.
WWII 8th Air Force Patch Another variation a good used English made patch, silk embroidered on wool. Some wear and damage to the bottom edge at 5 and 6 o'clock (see images) Measures 2 1/2" The "Mighty Eighth" were based in England and tasked to carryout daylight bombing campaign against Germany.
WWII 98th U.S. Infantry Division Patch- Iroquois A good used patch, heavy embroidered, scarce variation with the scar on cheek, removed from album, slight marks to back. Deployed to the Pacific Theatre in April 1944, spent the war in Hawaii and did not see combat.
WWII 9th Air Force American machine made in cotton, original un-issued. I have 2 in stock.
WWII 9th Air Force Patch - English Made Another variation of an English made 9th patch, silk thread on wool, good un-issued example. Measures 2 1/2" x 2 3/8" American 9th Air Force was based in North Africa, Western Desert and later some elements were based in England.
WWII 9th Air Force Patch - English Made Yet another good variation of an English made American 9th Air Force patch, embroidered with silk thread, removed from an album with some paper to the rear. Measures 2 3/4" x 2 1/2"
WWII 9th USAAF Patch Standard issue 9th Air Force patch, removed from album some paper to back (see images) Several in stock no paper to the back Based in England and North Africa during WWII
WWII Air Cadet Cap Badge - USAAF A full size cadet cap badge, screw back with two location prongs. some of the gold finnish has been polished otherwise all good see images.
WWII Air Corps - Aircrew Member Wing A good Aircrew Member wing in sterling silver, pin back, full size 3" with safety catch.
WWII Air Forces Ferry Command Garrison Cap Patch A scarce garrison cap patch, fully embroidered, measures 1 3/8" The British ferrying service was well under way when the Lend-Lease Act became law on 11 March 1941. With the North Atlantic sea lanes vulnerable to German U-boat attacks, General Henry H. Arnold established the Air Corps Ferrying Command on May 29, 1941, to deliver lend-lease aircraft overseas from the USA. Commanded and organized by Brig. Gen. Robert Olds, the mission of the new command was, first, "to move aircraft by air from factories to such terminals as may be designated by the Chief of the Air Corps," and second, "to maintain such special air ferry services [i.e., air transport services] as may be required to meet specific situations." These were broad powers, and working within them, the Ferrying Command eventually expanded far beyond the limits imagined by those responsible for its creation. The second assignment provided specific authority for the establishment of a military air transport service over the North Atlantic between the USA and the United Kingdom,
WWII Air Ministry Issue First Aid Outfit for Air Crews Original and rare, MkII Air Crew First Aid pack, complete and un-opened in mint condition, fully AM marked front and back. Prime use was for burns carried in flying suit or Battledress. See page 108 of Luftwaffe vs RAF Published Schiffer by Mick J Prodger for more details of contents. I have two in stock both same perfect condition.
WWII Air Raid Precaution lapel Badge An ARP badge in sterling silver hall marked for London 1938
WWII Air Raid Precaution Whistle A period Home Front A.R.P. Whistle By Hudson of Birmingham in good and used condition, still works.
WWII Air Training Command Arc Training Command Arc embroidered on blue wool.
WWII Air Transport Auxilary Engineer Half Wing - Brevet An original and rare WW2 Air Transport Auxiliary (A.T.A) Flight Engineers Half Wing, of gold bullion wire on black backing. Some age and tarnishing to the bullion. Check out the back. Padded period wing that has been removed from a uniform. The Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) was a British civilian organisation set up during the Second World War and headquartered at White Waltham Airfield that ferried new, repaired and damaged military aircraft between factories, assembly plants, transatlantic delivery points, Maintenance Units (MUs), scrap yards, and active service squadrons and airfields
WWII Airborne Wrist Compass by Taylor A WWII compass issued to U.S.Paratroops on a period strap, no fluid remaining, well marked piece.
WWII AIrborne/Glider Grouping This small group consists of Airborne Command patch with attached black airborne tab, Glider troopers badge pin back in sterling silver, Glider trooper wing fashioned into a wrist bracelet the wing has had the pin fixing removed and a chain attached the chain is brass with push in clasp and measures 7.5" inches when laid out. Also comes with a person near or dear to you in service pin on card, a corporal rank and finally a period studio photo of trooper measures 5"x 7" noted in bottom left "With love son Bill dated 11/10/44. Regret no other research or information available. Nice grouping I obtained from a militaria show in the USA.
WWII Alaskan Department Patch A good un-issued patch, removed from album, slightly sticky on back.
WWII Allied Airborne Distinctive Insignia - Dark Blue Background Here is a good clean single piece with no chips or damage to the enamel Allied Airborne D.I. getting hard to find. Pin back and measures 1 1/8" x 3/4"....
WWII Allied Airborne Distinctive Insignia - Light Blue Background Here is a good clean single piece with no chips or damage to the enamel Allied Airborne D.I. getting hard to find. Pin back and measures 1 1/8" x 3/4".
WWII Allied Airborne Shoulder Sleeve Patch A period used and removed from uniform, some wear nice original. From the time of its creation until the end of World War II, the formation commanded the Allied airborne forces that participated in the Allied advance through North-West Europe, including Operation Market-Garden in September 1944, repelling the German counter-offensive launched during the Battle of the Bulge between December 1944 and January 1945, and Operation Varsity in March 1945
WWII Allied Patriotic Bracelet An Allied bracelet in sterling silver with the flags of Russia, USA, Son in service, British and Republic of China. The flags are fully enameled with no damageand marked sterling on the backs. Overall it measures 7 1/2"
WWII American "Full Bird" Colonel Eagle Ranks by Luxenberg A rare perfect matching pair of Colonel rank insignia maker marker by the premier maker "Luxenburg" of New York, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. Measures 1 7/8" wide x 1/2" tall
WWII American 13th Airborne Division Insignia A 13th Airborne distinctive insignia (DI) all enamel is good with a pin back fitting and safety catch. Measures 1 1/16" x 3/4" The 13th Airborne Division was an airborne forces formation of division-size of the United States Army that was active during World War II. The division was commanded for most of its existence by Major General Elbridge G. Chapman. It was officially activated in the United States in August 1943 at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, remaining active until February 1946, but never saw combat.
WWII American 24th Infantry Division Patch A black back used 24th patch. Measures 2 1/4" PacificTheatre, Australia, New Guniea, Corregidor, Mindoro,
WWII American 2nd Ranger Bn Shoulder Title A scarce 2nd Ranger Title, embroidered on wool with a cheese cloth backing. Measures 3 7/8" x 1/14" On 1 April 1943 the 2nd Ranger Battalion was formed at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, along with the 5th Ranger Battalion. Both battalions were officially activated in September 1943 and shipped to Great Britain where they were prepared for Operation Overlord as part of six Ranger battalions of the Second World War. On 6 June 1944, Dog, Easy, and Fox Companies, commanded by Lt. Colonel James Rudder, landed at Pointe du Hoc from LCA landing craft and specially modified DUKW "Ducks" operated by the Royal Navy. The 225 Rangers had set off from Britain to launch an assault upon the cliffs overlooking the English Channel. In order to augment the strength of the 2nd Battalion, members of what was formerly the 29th Rangers were assigned as well
WWII American 5th Army Patch A good WWII patch, removed from uniform, removed from album slightly sticky on the back. Measures 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" tall Fought in Italy and Europe
WWII American 5th Army Patch An embroidered patch early war version, slightly smaller variation measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" removed from uniform and removed from album slightly sticky to back. Fought in Italy and Europe
WWII American Army Captain Rank Insignia A good original example Captain rank, pin back with safety catch in sterling silver by Balfour.
WWII American Army Officers Cap Badge Original British made by JR Gaunt London, high quality and fine detailed workmanship, screw back measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" back location prongs missing.
WWII American Army Waltham Watch A good original WWII watch by Waltham, wartime fully marked Ord Dept US. The face has slightly dis-coloured with age, measures 1 3/16" across. Fitted with a mint period strap. Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted.
WWII American Boxed Purple Heart Medal A good original example of the Purple Heart, not named, with some wear and with box of issue but does not have the medal ribbon bar or the lapel button. Case is in good condition. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members.
WWII American Captain Rank Insignia Captains rank, pin back (hinge pin has been replaced see images) retains safety catch. This one is Not sterling silver. Beveled edges, some service wear.
WWII American Captain Rank Insignia A period rank bar, pin back with C catch, beveled edges with some service wear. Not sterling.
WWII American Captain Rank Insignia A good period rank insignia, pin back C catch, not silver.
WWII American Colonel Rank A good Colonel rank insignia in sterling silver, pin back, maker Balfour. Quaility example.
WWII American Colonel Rank Insignia Scarce matching pair of Colonel rank small collar size, pin backs not maker marked.
WWII American Engineer Amphibious Forces Patch Unusual on blue background, Well embroidered American machine made. The 5th and 6th Brigades of Engineers landed in Normandy on "D" Day their task was to clear beach obstacles.
WWII American Glider Trooper Badge A good badge English made but not maker marked, pin back.
WWII American IX Engineering Command Distinctive Insignia A 9th Engineering Command D.I. quality manufacture with a screw back fitting. Measures 1 1/8" x 1 " The IX (9th) Engineer Command (Advance) Headquarters was organized in England as a component of the Ninth Air Force on March 30th, 1944, with an authorized strength of 289 officers and men. Additional organizations were added to the Command so that by D-Day in Normandy (June 6th, 1944), the Headquarters controlled four Engineer Aviation Regiments, 16 standard Aviation Engineer Battalions (four in each Regiment), and three Airborne and one Camouflage Aviation Engineer Battalions that were under direct operational control of the Headquarters. The initial mission of the Command was to construct new airfields on the Continent and to rehabilitate captured airfields.
WWII American Lt.Colonel Rank and US in Bullion A mint set in summer tan.
WWII American M3 Style Fighting Knife Here we have an unusual fighting knife in M3 style, it comes with an M8A1 scabbard in used condition. The Knife has a riveted Aluminum pommel with the hand grip leather washer construction and the cross guard is turned up (usual is turned down) not named or marked. The blade is not named or marked measures 6 5/8" long and overall length is 11 1/16" and is in used but good condition.
WWII American Merchant Marine Badges A group of three scarce U.S. Merchant Marine badges. 1 x Officers garrison Cao Badge made by Vanguard in 1/20th gold filled pin back, 1 x Officers lapel badge by A.E.Co Utica in sterling silver pinback. 1 x Peroid button pin back. Sold a s a set of three.
WWII American Ninth Air Force Patch - English Made An English made 9th Air Force patch in very good condition, removed from uniform. Fully embroidered in silk thread.
WWII American Paratrooper 48 Star Identification Sleeve Flag An un-issued 48 Star ID sleeve patch. Printed on woven mesh material. Measures 5 3/8" x 3 7/16" 2 pieces in stock
WWII American Special Service Officers Branch of Service Insignia An un-cut pair of Special Service Officers insignia in bullion. Some aging to the bullion arrows, rare item period piece. The U.S. Army’s premier proponent of unconventional warfare, SF traces its historical roots from the elite Army formations of World War II and the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS. The OSS was formed in World War II to gather strategic intelligence and conduct operations behind enemy lines in support of resistance groups in Europe and the Far East. After the war, individuals such as Colonel Aaron Bank, a former OSS operative, and Colonel Wendell Fertig and Lieutenant Colonel Russell Volckmann, both of whom fought as guerrillas in the Philippines, used their wartime experience to formulate the doctrine of unconventional warfare that became the cornerstone of SF. In the Army’s official lineage and honors, the SF groups are linked to the regiments of the First Special Service Force, an elite combined Canadian-American unit that fought in the Aleutians, Italy and southern France.
WWII American Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Grouping Here is a small WAC grouping to WAC Margaret l. Hoffman consists of the following items:- 1. Studio photo in uniform. 2. Ink sketch. 3. Medals WWII Victory, Wac Service Medal and Named Good Conduct and medal ribbons. 4. Three paper WAC figures. Sorry I have no further information on Margaret
WWII and Korea - Combat Observer and Liaison Pilot Grouping A grouping a a Captain Wilson Spahr. Documents, wings, insignia, dog tags, patches and named air medal. Wilson Spahr was from Harrisburg, PA and briefly served in the armed forces in the 1930's and then from 1943 until 1952 as an Artillery Officer Forward Air Controller and Liaison Pilot. He was awarded an Air Medal and ETO Medal when flying as a 1st Lt with the 341st Field Artillery Battalion in which he flew 35 missions as a Liaison Pilot and combat reconnaissance pilot supporting infantry units of the 89th Division in the crossing of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. He servived in the Korean War with the 235th Observation in support of 10th Corps and the Third Infantry Division flying 40+ combat recon missions. The grouping includes the following items:- 1. An original Liaison Pilot Wing, pin back in sterling silver, maker marked Amcraft. 2. Set of WWII dog tags named and numbered. 3. WWII Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, named and engraved privately. 4. 1st Lt and Captain rank insignia both pin back in sterling silver. 5. A 341st Field Artillery branch of service insignia, clutch back.by Meyer NY. 6. 235th Observation Artillery branch of service insignia, clutch back. 7. Original citation for the Air Medal covering the period 14th March to 11 April 1945, completing 35 combat missions. 8. Scarce 10th Corps citation for the award of a first oak leak while participating in flights in unarmed aircraft over enemy territory from 4 November until 27 December 1951. 9. Original citation for the award of the second oak leaf cluster from 2 March to 1 July 1952 flying 40 combat missions over enemy territory. 10. Copies of service record and various orders and promotions. 11. 2 x photos 10" x 8" of crashed observation aircraft. 12. 8 x photos 10" x 8" of aerial observation. 13. 2 x original photos of aircrew in front of aircraft. 14. 4 x cloth patches 3rd Infantry (1 x colour and 1 x subdued) 89th Infantry Division (1 x colour and 1 x subdued).
WWII Army Air Corp Private 1st Class Rank An un-issued rank in mint condition.
WWII Army Air Corps Cap Badge in Ecomomy Plastic Issue A good A.A.C. cap badge in wartime economy plastic made by and maker marked by A.Stanley and Sons of Walsall (England) two prong fittings.
WWII Army Air Corps Cap Badge in Plastic Good AAC cap badge in plastic, made by Stanley, not warped or out of shape.
WWII Army Air Corps Patch A good patch embroidered cotton on wool, on a linen backing
WWII Army Hostess Patch A good un-issued mint WWII patch
WWII ATA Pilot Wing A rare original Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot wing. Front has moth damage to the black backing and the yellow embroidery remains intact.
WWII ATS London District Original ATS London District patch, removed from album four glue/paper spots to rear of the patch.
WWII Australian Made U.S Army Lieutenant Colonel Rank Insignia A scarce matching pair of Lt. Colonel rank insignia, maker marked by K.G.Luke of Melbourne, Australia. Pin back fixings, fine detail and quality work with some age and patina. Note the fixing pin positions one hook at the top and one at the bottom of the oak leaf.
WWII Australian Made USAAF Liaison Pilot Wing Scarce high quality detail in this Australian made wing, maker marked by Angus & Coote of Sydney pin back, in sterling silver. Measures 3 1/16
WWII Australian Made USAAF Observer Wing Scarce good quality Australian made wing, maker marked by K.G.Luke of Melbourne, pin back, in sterling silver. Measures 3 1/8"
WWII Australian Made USAAF Pilot Wing Scarce high quality detail in this Australian made wing, maker marked by Angus & Coote of Sydney pin back, in sterling silver. Measures 3 1/16
WWII Australian Made USAAF Service Pilot Wing Scarce high quality detail in this Australian made wing, maker marked by Angus & Coote of Sydney pin back, in sterling silver. Measures 3 1/16"
WWII Avaiation Specialist USAAF Patches Group of seven specialist patches Photography, Armament, Engineering (one on tan and one standard) Weather and (two variations) of the Radio specialist. Removed from album some have paper/glue to rear. Sold as a set of seven.
WWII Avaition Rank - Sergeant An early WWII aviation rank, removed from album, glue spots/paper to rear, see images,
WWII Aviation Rank - Staff Sergeant An early WWII aviation rank, removed from album, glue spots/paper to rear, see images, small nip on left edge.
WWII Aviation Rank - Corporal An early WWII aviation rank, removed from album, glue spots/paper to rear, see images,
WWII Aviation Rank - Private U.S. Army Air Corps An early WWII aviation rank, removed from album, glue spots/paper to rear, see images,
WWII Barrage Balloon Battalions
WWII Belgium Commando Title English made title worn by No. 4 Troop 10 Commando -unissued Navy/Red.
WWII Bird Colonel Rank Pin Back, High Wing, Rank, smaller than usual at 1.25\" across wings. Not marked, right facing eagle.
WWII Brithish Army Air Corps Cap Badge A wartime economy AAC cap badge manufactured in plastic by Stanley and Sons of Walsall. No damage or bending an original period piece.
WWII British Civil Defence Badges Lot of three badges, CD breast badge removed from uniform and two printed Warden titles also removed from uniform. Slight cut in one of the titles about 1/4" from the end right hand side not in the letter N see images.
WWII British Cloth Marksman Sleeve Badge A good period badge. Almost mint condition, measures 3 1/4" x 2 7/16"
WWII British Fleet Air Arm Pilot Brooch - Carved from Bone An unusual and scarce theatre made pilot wing hand carved in bone and mounted on horn, pin back, detailed work. Measures 3 1/4" x 1".
WWII British Group A Tradesman - Guards Division A good example of this trade badge, removed from uniform.
WWII British Group B Tradesman - Guards Division A good cloth sleeve trades badge, removed from uniform.
WWII British Marching Compass Dated 1945 A good example in original used condition dated 1945 mother of pearl face part filled, well marked on back and complete. Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
WWII British Medals A pair of full size British medals, Defence and Victory medals together with a pair of miniatures.
WWII British Parachute Regiment Title Here is a WWII period Para title in mint un-issued condition. Differs from item 52504 Measues 5 5/8" x 1"
WWII British Paratrooper Collar Insignia An issue pair of Paratrooper collars insignia complete with brass backing plates and pins.
WWII British Paratrooper Helmet - BMB dated 1944 A great original Para Helmet by BMB in a large size 7 3/4". It is the third pattern with the webbing (not leather) chin straps. Secured by buckles left and right sides and one to the rear. Clearly marked BMB on the left side of the liner. Retains most of the the original finish.
WWII British Paratrooper Jump Wing - Padded A rare padded example, removed from uniform with light service wear, The stitching changes half way from vertical to horizontal, the para lines are also stitched, very high quality piece. The reverse is stock WWII manufacture on hessian material.
WWII British Paratrooper Jump Wing - Padded A rare padded example, used, worn and removed from uniform with "Heavy" service wear. The stitching on the front of the wing, the stitching changes half way from vertical to horizontal. The reverse is stock WWII manufacture on hessian material.
WWII British Paratrooper Jump Wing - Padded A scarce padded example in near mint condition. The stitching changes half way from vertical to horizontal, the para lines are also stitched, very high quality piece. The reverse is stock WWII manufacture on hessian material. One of the best examples I have owned.
WWII British Paratrooper Wing This is without doubt one of the best examples I have come across, an original WWII padded wing, high quality embroidery used and removed from a uniform. Please note slight edge missing on left side.
WWII British Paratrooper Wing A good mint un-issued example, embroidered on wool on a paste back. Measures 3 7/8" x 1 5/8"
WWII British Paratrooper Wing A rare example, check out the stitching on the front of the wing, the stitching changes half way from vertical to horizontal, the para lines are also stitched very high quality piece. The reverse is dead stock WWII manufacture. Un-issued perfect condition.
WWII British Paratrooper Wing Mint un-issued para wing, removed from album glue marks to rear see images.
WWII British Partrooper Sweetheart Badge A Parachute regiment sweetheart badge, pin back, not maker marker and not sterling. Measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/2"
WWII British Reconnaissance Title Original and rare un-issued Reconnaissance Corps titles in mint condition. I have four of these in stock. Sold as singles.
WWII British West Indies Shoulder Titles Scarce pair of titles, superb and in mint condition.
WWII British XXX (30) Corps Patch A XXX Corps cloth patch embroidered on white felt in near mint condition. Measures 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" I have 2 in stock XXX Corps (30 Corps) was a corps of the British Army during the Second World War. The corps saw extensive service in North Africa at El Alamein in late 1942 and in Tunisia and Sicily in 1943. It returned to the United Kingdom and later fought again in Normandy, Holland and Germany from June 1944 until May 1945.
WWII Bullion ATA Pilot Wing An original and rare WWII Air Transport Auxiliary pilot wing in bullion, full size 4\", unusual with pin fitting to the back, some tarnish and age to the \"ATA\" letters but otherwise excellent condition,
WWII Bullion China Burma India Patch Hand made in theatre CBI patch, slight tear between star and sun about 3/4"
WWII Canada Titles Pair of un-cut WWII Canada tiltles.
WWII Canadian Para Wing A mint un-issued type on a cheese cloth backing high deep swept wings
WWII Canadian Para Wing Un-Issued mint example on cheese cloth backing, different version sweep on wings to 50811, fully embroidered with a five point maple leaf.
WWII Canadian Para Wing An embroidered wing on green, mint un-issued late war manufacture.
WWII Capri Good Luck Bell A scarce Lucky Capri Bell. This one is engraved the same on both sides. Worn by aircrews on their A2's These were worn and coveted by aircrew members of the 12th and 15th AAF, flying out of the Med. area. Made and bought in Capri
WWII Capri Good Luck Bell A Lucky Capri Bell in 800 silver on a small chain and bar. Worn by Aircrews of the 12th and 15th US Army Air Forces.
WWII Captain's Sweetheart Broach A small sweetheart broach denoting US Captain rank, pin back. Measures 1 3/4" x 1"
WWII CBI Leather Jacket Patch - 48 Star Flag A good original 48 Star American flag in stiched leather. Removed from Jacket Period wear but no damage a great example. Written in ink on the back is "Lt.A.J.Wedvick CBI Jume 7th 44 to ?" Measures 10 1/4" wide x 8" tall The American flag was sewn onto A2 Flying Jacket to help identify U.S. flyers in the CBI Theatre.
WWII China Burma India Patch Original hand made in theatre CBI patch measures 3" x 2 1/4" Used condition, white edge thread on left side loose but not broken.
WWII China India Burma Shoulder Patch An original CBI patch. Three piece construction, red and white is silk printed with the star and sun fully embroidered and backing.
WWII China-Burma-India - Theatre Made Patch A good hand embroidered original CBI patch. Four piece construction (includes backing), patch on cotton material with three snap rivets sewn to the back. Some light service wear in good condition. Measures 2 7/8" x 2 3/16"
WWII China-Burma-India Patch An original theatre made embroidered CBI patch. This one is used and has light service wear and some fading to the colours, it has three poppers fixed on the back to allow easy removal from uniform. The star has a small stain on the front please see images. A great period piece.
WWII Chins-Burma-India Patch This is an original theater made CBI patch, a two piece cotton printed version, removed from uniform. measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/2"
WWII Civil Defence Arm Band Here is a scarce Bomb Reconnaissance Officer's Armband. Introduced in 1942. Printed on a yellow twill cotton, measures across the front 7 1/2" so 15" total. Please note some stains and grime from service wear.
WWII Civilian Conservation Corps Patch A rare patch, measures 2", un-issued and mint example. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families, ages 18–25 as part of Roosevelts New Deal. Robert Fechner was the head of the agency. A part of the New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments.
WWII Corporal Technician 5th Grade Rank Insignia - USA Rank insignia on wool, little sticky on rear (tape) other wise near mint and un-issued.
WWII Czechoslovakia Army Title Perfect un-worn condition original, have several.
WWII Desert Air Force Patch A period example DAF patch, embroidered on wool with a cheese cloth backing. Measures 3 7/8" tall x 2 9/16" wide The Desert Air Force (DAF), known as Air Headquarters Western Desert, Air Headquarters Libya, the Western Desert Air Force, and the First Tactical Air Force (1TAF), was an Allied tactical air force created from No. 204 Group under RAF Middle East Command in North Africa in 1941 to provide close air support to the British Eighth Army. Throughout World War II, the DAF was made up of squadrons from the Royal Air Force (RAF), the South African Air Force (SAAF), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and other Allied air forces.
WWII Desert Air Force Patch A mint example DAF patch, embroidered on wool with a cheese cloth backing. Measures 4" tall x 2 3/4" wide The Desert Air Force (DAF), known as Air Headquarters Western Desert, Air Headquarters Libya, the Western Desert Air Force, and the First Tactical Air Force (1TAF), was an Allied tactical air force created from No. 204 Group under RAF Middle East Command in North Africa in 1941 to provide close air support to the British Eighth Army. Throughout World War II, the DAF was made up of squadrons from the Royal Air Force (RAF), the South African Air Force (SAAF), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and other Allied air forces.
WWII Duke of Wellington's Printed Shoulder Title Mint un-issued
WWII Dutch Army Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge a good example in bullion
WWII Dutch Army Aviation Officer Good example in bullion
WWII Dutch Navy Aviation Officer Good example in bullion
WWII Dutch Navy Flight Gunner Wng Good example in metal, pin back.
WWII East Surrey Printed Shoulder Title Mint un-issued
WWII Eighth Air Force Sweet Heart Pins Here is Eighth Air Force sweetheart, English made pin back fixing. Measure 1 11/16" tall x 1 5/16" across the wings.
WWII Elgin Watch Case This case is in perfect condition with glass, winder and the back is marked with a 1945 contract date comes in the original cloth bag.
WWII Embroidered Air Corps, 9th Air Force and a faded 8th Air Force Leather Patch Three patches in one lot. Note the leather 8th is hand painted and very faded but an original piece. See images.
WWII Emergency Fishing Kit from the C-1 Vest Complete fishing kit from the C-1 survival vest, un-opened and in very good condition.
WWII Enamel Badge This is a WWII dated 1944 badge in silver and has the hallmarks on the back for Birmingham 1944. Not sure what the badge was for or what it represents any information would be appreciated. This one is numbered 22 Measures 1 1/8" wide x 1 1/4" tall.
WWII English Made 8th Air Force Chemical Squadron Flight Jacket Patch Here is a rare English made, but never issued patch for a Chemical Squadron of the 8th Air Force. Fully embroidered with wool and silk thread and measures 5" in diameter with black paper backing. The star represents the Air Force in white on a dark blue backing with a crowned deer in the centre, which represents the near by Royal Park of Sandringham. Surrounded by branch of service insignia for Communications, Chemical, Artillery, Air Force and an un-identified branch with a red scroll to the bottom of the patch. Attributed to the 446th Bomb Group based at Bungay with Detachment A 885th Chemical Warfare and Ordnance Depot at Barnham near to Liberators on the airfield. Mystery surrounds the covert nature of group and the patch made but never issued. It is thought that 'if' the D day invasion failed chemical weapons might be deployed as a plan 'B' ? The 446BG were part of Third Air Division commanded by Brigadier General Curtiss Le May, (Later to command 20th Air Force which attacked Japan) his HQ was based at Elvedon Hall. I have a small number made by a tailor shop in Norwich, which closed in the 1960's. I would also like to thank my customer and good friend of 25+ years Allan Hutchings for identifying the patch, the story behind it's existence and supplying various pages of local research and comment about the patch. Copies will be sent with any patch sold.
WWII English Made 8th Air Force Patch - Early "Stubby" Wing A scarce '43 early war 8th "Stubby Wing" AF patch, English made embroidered in silk thread on wool in un-issued near mint condition. Measures 2 1/2"
WWII English Made 9th Army Air Force Patch A good 9th patch in silk on wool. Based in England and North Africa throughout the European campaign.
WWII English Made Air Corps Branch of Service Insignia An early Gaunt made Officers badge with screw threaded posts complete with fixings.Maker marked.
WWII English Made Allied Airborne Patch A good mint condition Allied Airborne patch, English made, embroidered silk thread on light blue wool. Measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" From the time of its creation until the end of World War II, the formation commanded the Allied Airborne forces that participated in the Allied advance through North-West Europe, including Operation Market-Garden in September 1944, repelling the German counter-offensive launched during the Battle of the Bulge between December 1944 and January 1945, and Operation Varsity in March 1945
WWII English Made American 1st Lieutenant Rank Insignia A rare English made boxed pair of 1st Lieutenant rank insignia, pin back and maker marked by Green and Co. The box has one edge detached please see images.
WWII English Made Canadian Paratrooper Wing A rare original English made Paratrooper wing in near mint condition, removed from an album retaining some small glue marks on the back. Measures 4 1/4" x 13/16" Known as a type 5
WWII English Made IX (9th) Engineer Command Patch Here is an English made Engineer Command patch. Fully embroidered, some moth damage hole between wing and star with nips to the edges, please see image 3. Still a nice piece hence the low price. The IX (9th) Engineer Command (Advance) Headquarters was organized in England as a component of the Ninth Air Force on March 30th, 1944, with an authorized strength of 289 officers and men. Additional organizations were added to the Command so that by D-Day in Normandy (June 6th, 1944), the Headquarters controlled four Engineer Aviation Regiments, 16 standard Aviation Engineer Battalions (four in each Regiment), and three Airborne and one Camouflage Aviation Engineer Battalions that were under direct operational control of the Headquarters. The initial mission of the Command was to construct new airfields on the Continent and to rehabilitate captured airfields
WWII English Made Polish Battle Dress Jacket A Polish Officer's Battle Dress Jacket, custom tailored open collar with bullion Polish Titles, 2nd Polish Corps, 2nd Polish (Warsaw) Armoured Division and 8th Army badges. Embroidered armoured troops collar insignia. Good condition. One button missing on the front. Served in North Africa and Italy
WWII English Made SHAEF Patch - Eisenhower's HQ This one is a great English made patch, I have not seen this version it has a stitched back on a type of canvas. Removed from uniform almost mint.
WWII English Made U.S. 2nd Lt Officer Rank Bar An English made 2nd Lieutenant rank bar, pin back, maker marked Firmin London.
WWII English Made U.S. Army Armoured Force An English made Armoured forces officers branch of service insignia made by Firmin London, early scew post fixing (nuts missing)
WWII English Made U.S. Army Majors Rank Insignia An English made Majors rank insignia maker marked by Firmin London, pin back.
WWII English Made U.S. Army Officers Gilt Cap Badge An English made Officers cap Badge , maker marked to the back J.R. Gaunt London also Trade Mark stamp ( Different stamping to 51448) Super detailed workmanship favoured by American Officers, great genuine period piece.
WWII English Made U.S. Colonel Rank A scarce English made Colonel Rank insignia, made and marked on the back Firmin London with the typical English pin fixing. Very detailed work as favoured by Officers.
WWII English Made U.S. Colonel Rank by JR Gaunt London A scarce English made Colonel Rank insignia in sterling silver, made and marked on the back J.R.Gaunt London Sterling with the typical English pin fixing. Very detailed work as favoured by Officers.
WWII English Made U.S.Army Officer's Cap Badge A high quality piece, gilt finish maker marked "Firmin of London" Boy those Yanks liked to look smart and appreciated English quality. British Troops were known for the quip to Americans:- Overpaid - Over Sexed and Over Hear To which the Yanks replied to the Brits:- Under Paid - Under Sexed and Under Eisenhower.
WWII English Made U.S.Warrant Officer Rank Bar by Firmin An early war Warrant Officer rank bar by Firmin London, pin back with safety pin type fixing, maker marked Firmin London.
WWII English Made USAAF Flight Surgeon Wing Here is a rare original two piece 1st Pattern gold Surgeon wing, English made maker marked by JR Gaunt London. Pin back, very detailed gilt feathering to the front. Full size at 3" an excellent example. First pattern was establish on February 1943 was gold in colour but in September 1944 was changed to silver to conform to all other aircrew wings. Physicians could qualify as a Flight Surgeon after a year and 50 hours of flying time.
WWII Enlisted Artillery Para Glider Trooper Cap Patch A early twill on cheese cloth backing example, removed from album some paper attached to the back.
WWII Enlisted Glider Trooper - Artillery Cap Patch Overseas garrison cap badge light wear, red on front has faded to almost a pink while back is red. 2 1/4"
WWII Enlisted Para Glider Trooper Artillery Cap Patch A mint un-issued Glider Trooper Cap patch, fully embroidered.
WWII Enlisted Reserve Wing Civilian Pilot Trainee Enlisted Reserve Aviator wing Excellent condition full sized pinback with Danecraft Sterling raised hallmark The CPT Program was started in 1939 as a New Deal program to stimulate the growth aviation. The US government paid for ground school and flight instruction at civilian flight schools around the USA. After Pearl Harbor, the CPT Program became the War Training Service and provided flight training for aviation cadets.
WWII European Theatre Advanced Base Patch An quality embroidered patch, removed from uniform although near mint. Removed from album slight sticky on the back.
WWII European Theatre of Operations U.S. Army Patch Original English made patch, good clean example, strong colours
WWII European Theatre of Operations U.S. Army Patch Original English made patch, good clean example, strong colours, background to star is off white due to age,
WWII Far East Air Force Patch This is a good quaility silk embroidered on wool example but it has moth some minor damage between the sun and the right shoulder of the wing (see image 3) removed from album, some tape marks to rear. Hence to keen price.
WWII First Airborne Patch in Bullion A variation of the 1st Allied Airborne patch. This one is embroidered "Airborne" English made slight moth nips to front edges otherwise a great rare piece.
WWII First Allied Airborne Insignia A good Allied Airborne insignia, emamelled (not chipped or damaged) pin back with safety clasp. Measures 1 1/16"
WWII First Sergeant Rank Insignia - USA A 1st Sergeant Rank Insignia on wool, removed from album, glue to rear, see images.
WWII Fleet Marine Force Pacific Bomb Disposal companies - Unissued
WWII Fleet Marine Force Pacific Artillery Battalion - Unissued
WWII Fleet Marine Force Pacific Head Quarters - unissued
WWII Fleet Marine Force Pacific Scare Dog Platoons patch - Unissued
WWII Fleet Marine Force Pacific Scarce DUKW Company - unissued
WWII Fleet Marine Force Pacific Service and Supply - Unissued some glue spots on back removed from album
WWII French Air Force Observer Badge Observer badge which has had the pin fixing re-soldered and or replaced see images otherwise a good example
WWII French Resistance Silk Badge for the district of Quercy FFI silk excellent un-worn condition.
WWII French Troops in America Patch A good scarce original patch, un-issued, removed from album. Under the command of of the French Air Force in America, training given to air and ground support. On completion of training returned to European theatre for assignment to units.
WWII Full Bird Colonel Rank Left facing eagle, pin back original, not marked
WWII German 1st Class Iron Cross Here is an original 1st Class Iron Cross, maker marked 4 on the pin Steinhauser & Luck of Ludensched. Comes with WW1 Prussian veterans ribbon. The Cross is in good condition with original pin.
WWII German 1st Class Iron Cross in a Private Purchase Box A good period 1st Class Iron Cross in a private purchase box, some service wear to the cross and box, not maker marked, please see images.
WWII German 2nd Class Iron Cross Original Iron Cross, makers mark "65" on the ring for Klein & Quenzer. This example is one that rattles when shaken.
WWII German Army AfrikaKorps Cuff Title A near mint un-issued Afrikakorps title, slight crease between the AK where it has been folded.
WWII German Army Issue Krim Shield A German Army Krim Shield on green cloth backing good condition, paper backed to the rear. The Crimea Shield (German: Krimschild) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to military personnel under the command of Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein who fought against Soviet Russian forces and captured the Crimea region (Krim in German) between 21 September 1941 and 4 July 1942. It was instituted on 25 July 1942. It was the most widely distributed of the various German shields with approximately 250,000 being awarded.
WWII German Army Panzer Krim Shield A good Panzer Krim Shield on black backing near mint condition, paper backed to the rear.
WWII German Eastern Front Medal A good condition Eastern front Medal for the 1941/42 Russian campaign.
WWII German Faithfully Service Medal A good condition Faithful Service Medal, retains original ribbon and fixing pin.
WWII German Mountain Troops Edelweiss Cap Badge A German Mountain Troops Edelweiss cap badge, two piece construction, holes for sewing to the cap. Good quality piece.
WWII German Panzer Tank Assault Silver Award A good Tank Assault badge. Semi-hollow badge displays excellent silver finish on the obverse. The reverse shows a recessed catch along with the AWS 1942 dated maker's mark for Arno Wallpack of Salzburg. The Panzer Badge was introduced on 20 December, 1939, in order to recognize the achievements of Panzer personnel who took part in armoured assaults. It was designed by the Berlin firm of Wilhelm Ernst Peekhaus, and was instituted by order of Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch. On 6 June, 1940, a separate class of the badge, in Bronze, was added in order to recognize the crews of armoured vehicles other than tanks. The Panzer Badge was worn on the left tunic pocket.The bronze version of the Panzer Badge was authorized for armoured personnel and Panzer grenadier units equipped with armoured vehicles. It was also to be presented to members of armoured reconnaissance groups and rifle battalions of Panzer divisions
WWII German Private Purchase Watch by Siegerin A period private purchase military style watch on a used military strap. Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
WWII German War Merit Cross 1st Class A good War Merit Cross 1st Class by Steinhauer & Lück - In silvered zinc, marked 4 on the pin (for Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid),
WWII GHQ India Officer\'s Bullion Cap Badge Theatre Made Bullion Patch, Silk to rear, removed from album three glue/paper spots to rear.
WWII GHQ South Wast Pacific Patch An un-issued patch, removed from album, slightly sticky on the back. South West Pacific Area (SWPA) was the name given to the Allied supreme military command in the South West Pacific Theatre of World War II. It was one of four major Allied commands in the Pacific War. SWPA included the Philippines, Borneo, the Dutch East Indies (excluding Sumatra), East Timor, Australia, the Territories of Papua and New Guinea, and the western part of the Solomon Islands. It primarily consisted of United States and Australian forces, although Dutch, Filipino, British and other Allied forces also served in the SWPA. General Douglas MacArthur was appointed as the Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area, on its creation on 18 April 1942.
WWII Glider Pilot Sweetheart Broach Pin back in sterling silver, King's Crown good.
WWII Glider Pilot Wing A mini shirt size glider pilot wing in sterling silver, pin back, safety slider missing. Scarce wing in this size. Measures 2".
WWII Glider Trooper Wing - Unusual Variation A most unusual \"cut down\" wing, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. I don\'t know why it was cut, it is the only one I have had or seen in 30 years. Nice rare badge.
WWII Glider Troops Patch Original WWII patch, measures 4 1/4" embroidered on wool with cheese cloth backing, removed from album a glue mark to rear.
WWII Greek Royal Hellenic Air Force Cap Badge Good original in brass some wear.
WWII Group of five Medals to U.S.Navy Navy Good Conduct, China Service, American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign and Occupation Medal, mounted on bar for wearing.
WWII Grouping "Red Ball Express" A good grouping to Pvt Arthur Vesto consisting of:- Original Red Ball Express Patch,Theatre made example. 2 sets of dog tags, an early war set with address and a later name and number set. 1 x Enlisted I.D. card for the ETO dated 23 August 1944. 1 x Motor Permit to drive dated November 15 1945. All trucks. First Army Patch First Service Command Patch Victory Medal in original box dated 1946 Good Conduct Medal Overseas embroidered hash makers one for each six months served. Good conduct patch - Discharge patch and lapel badge one U.S. Collar insignia. The Red Ball Express was an enormous truck convoy system that supplied Allied forces moving quickly through Europe after breaking out from the D-Day beaches in Normandy in 1944. The route, marked with red balls, was closed to civilian traffic; the trucks were marked with the same red balls and also given priority on regular roads. The system, which originated in an urgent 36-hour meeting, began operating on August 25, 1944 It ran until November 16, when the port facilities at Antwerp, Belgium, were opened, some French rail lines were repaired, and portable gasoline pipelines were deployed. The Red Ball Express was primarily operated by African-American soldiers.
WWII Hawian Command Patch Good period examle, slight glue residue to the back, removed from album.
WWII Headquarters and Anti-Tank Battalions
WWII Indian Parachute Wing Here is a 44th Indian Para wing, a quality hand embroidered locally made. Removed from uniform has service wear, colours are faded. Measures 3 1/2" x 1 5/16"
WWII Indian Parachute Wing Here is another variation of a 44th Indian Para wing, a quality hand embroidered locally made. Removed from uniform has service wear, colours are faded. Measures 3 1/16" x 1 1/8"
WWII Instructor Army Air Forces Technical School Flying Instructor badge in mint condition. Measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"
WWII Instructor Pilot Embroidered Cloth Summer Tan Issue Mint condition hard to find. 2 3/4" x 1 1/4"
WWII Instructor Wing in Cloth A cloth embroidered flight instructor wing. Bright colours un-issued measures 2 1/4" Worn on the right cuff
WWII Irvin Caterpillar Pin in Gold with Ruby Eyes Rare Caterpillar Club badge in Gold, pin back with Ruby eyes, measures 3/4" Engraved on the back Flt.Sgt J.Redman. The four-engined Handley Page Halifax BMK2, registration HR 734, had taken off from its base at Lissett in Yorkshire, late in the evening of July 3, 1943. Fully loaded with bombs and carrying the code NP of RAF squadron 158, as well as the individual letter P (P for Peter, as the crews said) it set course for its target of Cologne. Halifax HR734 was detected by German radar on the Belgo-German border and engaged by the Messerschmitt Bf 110C piloted by Oberfeldwebel Reinhard Kollak. Despite being severely wounded, the Halifax pilot, young Canadian Flight Sergeant Charles Preston, flew the plane until the end in order to avoid the densely populated areas. He was killed in the crash, along with three of the other seven crew members: Sergeant Frederick Walton (machine gunner), Sergeant David Lock (machine gunner) and Sergeant Edward Macintosh (flight engineer). The remaining three crew members were able to parachute to safety: Sergeant John Redman (bomber), Sergeant Cecil Carey (navigator) and Sergeant Victor Moss (radio operator). The Caterpillar Club is an informal association of people who have successfully used a parachute to bail out of a disabled aircraft. After authentication by the parachute maker, applicants receive a membership certificate and a distinctive lapel pin. The nationality of the person saving his life by parachute and ownership of the aircraft are not factors in determining qualification for membership; anybody who has saved his life by using a parachute after bailing out of a disabled aircraft is eligible.
WWII Italian - Black Shirt Badge
WWII Italian - Bullion Sergeant Rank Size 2.5" across
WWII Italian - Bullion Sergeant Rank Size 2" across
WWII Italian - Corporal-Major 1st Class Airman Size 2" across
WWII Italian Air force - Bullion Colonel Rank
WWII Italian Prisoner of War I.D. Patch A scarce patch measures 2" across, embroidered on a twill material.
WWII IX (9th) Airborne Aviation Engineers Patch An original XI Airborne Engineers patch with scarce red airborne tab. This Airborne Battalion was activated in November 1942, and arrived overseas in July 1943. It was the first unit assigned to the IX Engineer Command. It was mainly engaged in France, Belgium and Germany. During the airborne invasion of Holland, the 876th carved out “hasty” airstrips for the airborne forces.
WWII IX (9th) Airborne Aviation Engineers Patch An original XI Airborne Engineers patch with scarce red airborne tab. This Airborne Battalion was activated in November 1942, and arrived overseas in July 1943. It was the first unit assigned to the IX Engineer Command. It was mainly engaged in France, Belgium and Germany. During the airborne invasion of Holland, the 876th carved out “hasty” airstrips for the airborne forces.
WWII IX (9th) Aviation Engineers Patch An original IX patch, fully embroidered, no airborne tab with this one.
WWII IX (9th) Aviation Engineers USAAF An American made IX Command Patch, small area of pulled threads on the left side at 8 o'clock on the front (see images) Probably German made. At the time of the outbreak of the European war General Arnold was negotiating with the Chief of Engineers for a special engineer unit to work with the air forces. The original conception was that small groups of skilled construction and engineering troops, trained intimately with air units, would be easily available to patch up airfields damaged by bombing, camouflage them, and, if necessary, defend them. They might also be prepared to accompany air task forces for light construction of airfields in forward areas. For OVERLORD (D Day) the IX Engineer Command had the pick of the aviation engineers stationed in England. Nearly all its troops had been in the theater for many months and were highly experienced in the construction of airdromes. But the task ahead called for different skills, such as removal of mines and booby traps, the rapid scraping-out of landing fields on virgin sites for fighters and transports, the laying of portable landing mats, and repair of captured airdromes.
WWII M1 Garrand Bayonet with M7 Sabbard M1 bayonet American Fork & Hoe made in Ashtabula Ohio dated 1942. Excellent condition blade scabbard has been repainted (not recently) good example. Blade measures 9 3/4" and 14 1/4" overall.
WWII MAAF Patch A good original used fully embroidered patch measures 3" x 1 5/8" The Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (MAAF) became the official Allied air force command organization in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) after the previous Mediterranean Air Command (MAC) was disbanded on December 10, 1943. Initially, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder who had commanded MAC, was retained as Air Commander-in-Chief of MAAF but in mid-January 1944, Lieutenant General Ira Eaker took over command of MAAF when Dwight D. Eisenhower chose Tedder as his Deputy Supreme Allied Commander to plan the air operations for the Normandy Landings.
WWII Marine Aviation Engineers
WWII Marine Corps Aviation 1940/45 - Rare Some [a[er and glue to back removed from album
WWII Marine Corps Buttons by Firmin of London Here is six Marine Corps buttons maker marked Firmin London
WWII Marine Defence Battalion
WWII Marine Detachment Londonderry (Ireland)
WWII Marine Paratroopers - Scarce
WWII Marine Ship Detachments
WWII Marines Service Supply
WWII Matching Pair of 44th Indian Airborne Para Sleeve Insignia Good pair of Indian para insignia, un-issued removed from album, paper backed some removed see images.
WWII Matching Pair of 44th Indian Airborne Para Sleeve Insignia Scarce pair of 44th India para sleeve insignia printed on silk, removed from album slight staining and glue marks to rear. see images.
WWII Medical Officer's Branch of Service Insignia A single scarce screw back gilt example.
WWII Mini Royal Air Force Pilot Wing A rare original small RAF Pilot Wing, used and removed from uniform, some service wear, measures 2 1/2". This is one of the miniature wings worn by foreign RAF trained personnel. These were worn mostly by Czechs and Poles when transferring back to their own air forces. The insignia of their own air force was then worn, but with these miniatures on the right breast. Members of the U.S.AAF also wore these miniatures.
WWII Modified RCAF Navigator Half Wing Here's an odd one, this one started life as a Canadian Navigator wing and has been altered to read RAF, I can offer no explanation for this alteration. Removed from uniform with service wear, flat version.
WWII Naffi Token A scarce dated 1944 half franc Naffi token, I have two available priced as each. Size is 1"
WWII Named Boxed First Class Iron Cross WWII Iron Cross, boxed and engraved on the back to a "Rolf Schipper Stab II u.Einh SS - Art.Rgt.Oslo 1944" In September 1939, the Germans re-instituted the Iron Cross, It was awarded to both officers and enlisted men in the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS or their service organizations.
WWII Navy Balloon Pilot Wing Scare half wing, Sterling silver, pin back with safety catch, made by Meyer New York.
WWII Nazi American Friendship Badge Here is a Nazi badge to promote good relationships between German and Americans in good condition some wear on the top edge on the "Ring Fur Deutsch" Measures 1 1/16"
WWII New Foundland Shoulder Title Good original 3.5\" I have several of these in stock all good.
WWII New Zealand Air Force Sleeve Title Good original example, I have four in stock all with eagle facing right
WWII No 6 Commando Title A mint un-issued title, great example on a cheese cloth back.
WWII No 6 Commando Title An original title removed from uniform.
WWII North Africa Theatre of Operations A good used patch, removed from uniform, removed from album (slight sticky to back), a smaller early variation. Measures 2 3/4" tall x 2 3/8" wide.
WWII North Africa Theatre Patch An embroidered patch, measures 3" tall x 2 1/2" wide, removed from album, paper and lots of clear glue to back of the patch.
WWII Nuremburg War Crimes Trial Patch An rare original 6850th Internal Security Detachment patch in near mint condition, fully embroidered which is slightly raised. Measures 3 7/8" tall x 2 1/2" wide On 20 May 1945, Prisoner of War Enclosure #32 in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg. The camp, code named “Ashcan”, was an interrogation center for the most senior Nazi war criminals. On 12 August 1945, the prisoners were moved to a new prison in Nuremberg, Germany. The Nuremberg prison was adjacent to the courts where the Nuremberg Trials were held. The security detachment at the prison, with COL Andrus as commandant, was established as the 6850th Internal Security Detachment (ISD), under the International Military Tribunal, United States Forces, European Theater
WWII Officer's Bullion China-Burma-India Theatre Made Patch A locally made hand embroidered CBI patch in bullion Bullion on wool with red silk stripes. Removed from uniform with some service wear and age. Measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
WWII Officer's Mediterranean Air Force Patch in Bullion A stunning period example, padded wings and quality work. Measures 3" x 1 5/8" The Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (MAAF) became the official Allied air force command organization in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) after the previous Mediterranean Air Command (MAC) was disbanded on December 10, 1943. Initially, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder who had commanded MAC was the Commanding Officer.
WWII Officers Glider Infantry - Overseas Garrision Cap Badge A good worn used example, embroidered on twill, service wear faded to front blue almost washed out and retains paper to back
WWII Officers Glider Infantry - Overseas Garrison Cap Badge A scarce used example, embroidered on twill, some fading and a bit grubby to the front, back of patch perfect. Measures 2"
WWII Original Parachute Regiment Title A good used title removed from uniform , some service wear with the lettering and the maroon background faded with wear. Measures 5" x 13/16"
WWII Original SHEAF H.Q. Shoulder Sleeve Patch A good quality English made patch, used and removed from uniform, the patch is embroidered on a hessian type backing. Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force SHAEF, was the headquarters of the Commander of Allied forces in north west Europe, from late 1943 until the end of World War II. U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was in command of SHAEF throughout its existence. The position itself shares a common lineage with Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Atlantic, but they are different titles.
WWII Oxf and Bucks Title An scarce Oxf. & Bucks. title used condition with some moth please see images. Paste/starch back.
WWII Pair of American Colonel Rank Insignia Matching pair in sterling silver, pin back (one safety clip missing)
WWII Pair of Glider Pilot Regiment Titles A pair of Glider Pilot Regt titles good originals but with some moth damage (see images) paste back.
WWII Para Jump Wing in Bullion A good patch known as "light bulb" for para qualified non airborne role. Note left para line has come loose see image, this is the only fault on this piece
WWII Para Qualified A good cut patch known as "light bulb" for para qualified non airborne role.
WWII Para Qualified Sleeve Patch A good un-cut un-issued example.
WWII Para Wing WWII British Para Wing, early original type, taken off uniform, some wear to front of the wing (maybe moth) see photo.
WWII Parachute Qualification Wing Excellent period wing, made in theatre, Indian 44th Para, embroidered on a loose weave looks like sack material, really good detail and an unusual variation.
WWII Parachute Qualification Wing A scarce period wing on RAF blue, excellent condition, one small snag on the left front of the wing.
WWII Parachute Regiment Badge Neckless Have we have an original quality strike Parachute Regiment badge maker marked on the back "Firmin London" made into a neckless by a jeweler, chain measures 26" which is also a wartime period quality piece.
WWII Parachute Regiment Title Scarce un-issued quality example.
WWII Paratrooper Sweetheart Styled as a paratrooper wing pin back in sterling silver missing some stones on the wings.
WWII Perian Gulf Command Patch A mint un-issued patch, removed from album, light sticky on the back. The Persian Gulf Command was a United States Army service command established in December 1943 to assure the supply of U.S. lend-lease war material to the Soviet Union. Its history originated in September 1941, when the U.S. Military Iranian Mission led by Engineer officer COL Raymond A. Wheeler (later CG) was established to facilitate lend-lease supply to the U.S.S.R.[1] At this same time, the Iranian District of the North Atlantic Division was set up to provide construction support. In August 1942 the mission was re-designated as the Persian Gulf Service Command, and in December 1943 became the Persian Gulf Command. It subsequently came under the command of a succession of engineer generals. Following the War Department’s full militarization of construction, the Iranian District ceased to exist in May 1943.
WWII Poland Title Embroidered title un-issued perfect condition. I have 2 in stock.
WWII Poland Title Scarce embroidered title on grey, Polish Officer serving with RAF removed from album glue spots to rear see images
WWII Polish Army "Maid of Warsaw" Formation Badge An English made cloth original mint condition, paste back. I have a small number of these. Sirena or Polish mermaid armed with a sword. General Anders 2nd.Polish Corps was part of the Allied Armies in the Middle East and Italy a tough battle harden Army
WWII Polish Army Cap Badge in Metal Solid strike screw post fixing no nut with this one. English made not maker marked.
WWII Polish Forces Sweet Heart Brooch A really scarce English made Polish Forces sweet heart pin in sterling silver, two piece construction, measures 1 1/4"
WWII Polish Medal Group of Seven Polish Carpathian Brigade Gallantry Group of seven for actions in North Africa, seige of Tobruk. Consists of pin mounted for wear Cross of Valor, undated WWII medal, WWII Action Cross with clasp Tobrok, 1939/45 Star (GB), Africa Star (GB)Defence Meadal (GB), War Medal (GB), Cross of Valor is equialent to Military Cross.
WWII Presidential Unit Citation Award - Three Oak Leaves A period PUC, clutch back fitting, quality piece. The Army citation was established by Executive Order No. 9075 on 26 February 1942, superseded by Executive Order 9396 on Dec. 2, 1943, which authorized the Distinguished Unit Citation.As with other Army unit citations, the PUC is in a larger frame than other ribons, and is worn above the right pocket. All members of the unit may wear the decoration, whether or not they personally participated in the acts for which the unit was cited. Only those assigned to the unit at the time of the action cited may wear the decoration as a permanent award. For both the Army and Air Force, the emblem is a solid blue ribbon enclosed in a gold frame.
WWII Presidential Unit Citation Award - Two Oak Leaves WWII Presidential Unit Citation Award with two Oak Leave Clusters A period PUC, clutch back fitting, quality piece.
WWII Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster A scarce original American made unit citation with Oak Leaf cluster, probably Air Force. Early clutch back fittings.
WWII Printed Airborne Formation Sign Here is a good printed example, slightly brittle with age, in un-issued condition.
WWII Printed China-Burma-India Theatre Patch A CBI printed, two piece construction, patch on cotton material. Removed from uniform. Measures 3 1/8" x 2 5/16"
WWII Printed China-Burma-India Theatre Patch A CBI patch, three piece construction (includes backing), printed stripes on silk with embroidered Sun and Star in cotton material. Mint condition un-issued example. Measures 3" x 2 1/4"
WWII Printed China-Burma-India Theatre Patch A CBI printed, three piece construction (includes backing), patch on cotton material with three snap rivets sewn to the back. Issued and worn but in good condition. Measures 3 3/16" x 2 3/8"
WWII Printed Indian Para Un-issued and mint condition.
WWII Printed Polish Titles Pair of un-cut titles, have 4 pairs in stock, priced per pair.
WWII Printed Title Scarce embroidered title on grey, Polish Officer serving with RAF, removed from album glue spots to rear see images.
WWII Private 1st Class Rank - Summer Tan Uniform - USA A good Aviation branch Private 1st Class rank insignia, with Harry Wosk San Diego label.
WWII Purple Heart Next of Kin Pin This is a scarce next of kin pin, official GI issue, engraved O.E.M. pin back, measures 1/2". It was issued to next of kin for those KIA in WWII.
WWII R.A.F. Pilot Sweetheart Brooch A good quality piece, Kings Crown, pin back with a safety chain, measures 2 1/4"
WWII R.A.F. Pilot Sweetheart Brooch An enamel sweet heart brooch, pin back fitting, measures 2 1/4"
WWII R.A.F. Pilot Wing An original flat pattern RAF pilot wing, removed from uniform, sight nip on the blue cloth on the right hand of the wing. (See images) other wise all good.
WWII RAAF Title Good condition removed from album some paper on back
WWII Radio Commentator Patch Civilians attached to the American Forces. They were worn as pocket patches and cap patches. A very scarce patch on a cheese cloth backing, removed fron album two tape marks to rear see images.
WWII RAF "AG" Half Wing - Air Gunner A period Air Gunner Brevet, flat version, removed from uniform in good used condition.
WWII RAF "S" Half Wing Radio Operator A good period RAF Signaller (Radio Operator) brevet, padded type, removed fom uniform, small nick under the bottom edge of the wing.
WWII RAF "S" Half Wing Radio Operator A good period RAF Signaller (Radio Operator) brevet, flat example, removed from uniform.
WWII RAF "S" Half Wing Radio Operator A good period RAF Signaller (Radio Operator) brevet, padded example, removed from uniform, small moth nip between wing and wreath (see images) on a paper backing.
WWII RAF Air Ministry Mae West Ditching Whistle An original Royal Air Force emergency ‘ditching’ whistle in good condition well marked A.M. 293/AA/22 CON 14C in working order.
WWII RAF Air Ministry Mae West Ditching Whistle An original wartime A.M. 23/230 whistle, some service wear, well marked and in working order.
WWII RAF Argentina Shoulder Title Good scare title in good order
WWII RAF Bomb Aimer Half Wing Here's an unusual wing this has been modified from an "E" engineer wing. See images Used and removed from uniform, flat example. Comes with three RAF buttons.
WWII RAF Casualty Air Crew Europe Medal Group A good original group of medals, 1939/45 Star and Air Crew Europe Star privately impressed on the back Sgt WOP/AG M.P.Tobin. Sgt Martin Patrick Tobin flew with 432 Canadian Squadron and was lost on operations on the night of 25th June 1943, flying in a Wellington on a raid to Wuppertal, the aircraft was presumed to have ditched in the North Sea. He was the only RAF person on board all others were RCAF. Aircrew records in RAF museum ref RAFM/32/2/1HKS
WWII RAF Enlisted Side Cap A rare 1940 dated side cap, no moth, overall service wear and the RAF badge has polished wear to it. Size about 7" or 71/4".
WWII RAF Escape Compass Collar Stud A WW2 RAF/SOE shirt collar stud, 'Escape Compass' still in working condition, paint has been removed from the compass face. Issued to RAF Aircrew for escape and evasion the compass was concealed in a shirt collar stud. The Compass glass face would have been painted white, so as to hide it. If the compass was needed, the paint would simply be scraped.
WWII RAF Goggles MkII pattern flying goggles, yellow tinted lenses in good order, strap is very used but original, generally used condition.
WWII RAF Issue Eagle Single piece, eagle facing right, excellent period example.
WWII RAF Jump Wings in Bullion A scarce RAF jump wing in bullion thread on blue, some age slight tarnished. On the rear it has sewn on cloth backing and four fixing clips attached for easy removal from uniform.
WWII RAF Leather "C" Type Flying Helmet Here is a 2nd Pattern Royal Air Force "C" Type Leather Flying Helmet in well used condition. This is the internal wired type with the elasticated chinstrap (note electrics not present) Earphone cups are in good condition the leather is scuffed, worn and rubbed in places but no holes. Internal chamois leather and padded ears are in good but used condition no rips or tears. No makers labels or AM stamps. Small size
WWII RAF Microphone Ref 10A/12570 Standard Type 25 Microphone fitted into the Type E series oxygen masks in the 2nd World War wired with plug.
WWII RAF Navigator Half Wing An original Navigator Half Wing which has had a pin fitted and sewn to the back on RAF uniform material. Used example.
WWII RAF Navigator Half Wing Another variation an original RAF Navigator half wing, removed from uniform, flat version.
WWII RAF Observer Wing full size This is an unusual piece of trench or prisoner of war art. Fashioned out out hard white plastic material on a black bakalite base with a pin broch fitting. Very good quailty.
WWII RAF Officer Rank Good strike gilt finish side cap officers badge, Kings Crown lug fixing.
WWII RAF Officer Side Cap Badge Kings crown cood condition un-issued.
WWII RAF Officer's Side Cap An Officer's side cap made by Gieves of London labelled and named to S.W. Rogers, I do not have any further information on this officer.Three very small holes one on the badge side of the cap (see images) also one on the plain side and one under front buttons, top of the cap has colour fade other with medium service wear. Good side about a 7 1/4" A really historic private purchase used piece not mint condition.
WWII RAF Pilot Sweet Heart A good example pin back, measures 2 1/4"
WWII RAF Pilot Sweet heart Brooch A high quality piece marked silver, measures 1 1/8" tall x 1 1/2" wide. Pin back
WWII RAF Pilot's Wing Sweetheart A quality example enamel on silver, fine detail, pin back, marked silver. Measures 2 1/8" across.
WWII RAF Radio Operator Excellent embroidered example, removed from uniform,
WWII RAF Radio Operator Good period example, un-cut and un-issused.
WWII RAF Radio Operator Half Wing A scarce RO half wing that started life as a flat type but has been made into a padded type with the addition of a panel sewn to the back of the wing (see images). Removed from uniform some service wear, good original piece.
WWII RAF Sergeant Pilot Trained with the U.S.Navy in Pensarcola A rare grouping to an RAF Sergeant Pilot Jack Coller. Trained on flying boats by the U.S. Navy. The grouping consists of the following :- His graduation U.S. Navy Pilot Wing engraved "Sgt J.J.Coller RAF 7-3-42 in sterling silver and 1/20th gold filled, pin back by Amico. WWII RAF period RAF pilot wing removed from uniform penned on the reverse Coller. One pair of Tropical RAF eagles in silk thread. One pair of RAF regulation RAF eagles in silk thread. One enlisted RAF cap badge. Four King's crown RAF buttons 2 small and 2 large each example is in brass and bakelite. Naval Aviator certificate named to "Sgt Pilot Jack J Toller" dated 3rd July 1942 it has been laminated measures 13 3/4" x 10" note the mis-spelling of Toller not Coller. RAF photo dated June 1941 also laminated. Photo of an RAF Sunderland Flying boat also laminated.
WWII RAF Sgt Pilot trained in USA - Log book and Wings A scarce grouping of items to an RAF Sgt Pilot H Hutchinson, trained at the Spartan School of Aeronautics No 3 British Flying Training School in Miami Oklahoma. Awarded wings 19th February 1945 just a bit too late to fly on operations. After the war he trained as a French teacher. The grouping consists of the following:- 1 x Log book first entry December 1943 and completed training in 24th March 1945 with a total of 232 hours 57 minutes detailing all aspects of flying training. Arriving back in England July 3rd 1945. 1 x Period set of RAF Pilots Wings. 1 x Metal plate named certifying award of RAF wings. 1 x Small booklet from Spartan Flying School 14 pages of printed photo aspects of Flying training.
WWII RAF Sweet Heart Period sweet heart pin back in sterling silver. Measures 1 3/4"
WWII RAF Sweetheart An RAF sweetheart broach pin back, measures 3" across. Note some minor damage to the chrome plate on the bottom of the left end of the propeller.
WWII RAF Sweetheart in Gold RAF King\'s Crown Eagle sweetheart pin in 9ct Gold with safety clasp Excellent quality piece.
WWII RAF Tropical Issue Eagles Good condition pair of eagles, removed from uniform, quality embroidery on the eagles, slight fraying to top and bottom edges.
WWII RAF U.S.A. Shoulder Titles A mint un-issued pair of RAF shoulder titles, they are opposing eagles, fully embroidered and measure 3 1.2" x 2 1/8". Sold as a pair
WWII RAF USA Shoulder Titles A mint un-cut, un-issued pair of USA titles, fully embroidered measures 5 7/8" by 1 3/4" The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm (FAA) had included non-British personnel from before the beginning of the Second World War. There were volunteers from the British Dominions, United States of America and refugees and exiles from nations in Europe. These volunteers were identified by the shoulder titles naming there home countries.
WWII RAF White Plastic Ditching Whistle Original mid WW2 RAF ditching whistle, these were attached to the Mae West for use in an emergency, the plastic whistles were produced in black white plastic. This one is in fair condition, but slightly out of shape , shrunken and no longer works.
WWII RAF/USAAF Wiring Connectors Here we have the following:- 1. USAAF Flying helmet connector PL55 plug and JK26 plug 2. RAF type 359 socket and connector Sold as a lot of two pieces
WWII Rank Insignia USA One 4th Grade Corporal Technician Rank and one 5th Grade Sergeant Technician Rank insignia, slight glue residue to back.
WWII Rare U.S. Air Corps Pilot Wing to an RAF Pilot A super rare original grouping, RAF pilot trained in the USA, comprising of his U.S. Pilot Graduation Wing, pin back in Sterling Silver. Engraved to"H.P.Gibbons RAF dated October 1942, SEAAFTC" and includes the two book booklets and two period distintive insignia (one screw back and one pin back) and a copy of the combat report. H P Gibbons trained in the USA gained his wings in Oct 1943 by Americans at the South East Army Air Force Training Command. Flight Lieutenant Gibbons was with 168 Squadron when he was killed in action on 1/1/45 in action flying a Typhoon aircraft serial number MN486 and is buried in the Eindhoven Woensel Cemetery sadly he was only 24. I have researched the casualty records in the National Archives and have a copy of the Personal Combat Report. It reads:- "F/L Gibbons took off at 0906 hours for the purpose of conducting an air test on A/C QCD. He returned during the attack on the aerodrome and was seen by 1479766 LAC Whitfield R.W. (ME) to attack and a FW190 from behind and above. F/L Gibbons was then at 100 feet and the FW190 at 50 feet. The tail was seen to fly off the FW190 and it crashed into the ground. F/L Gibbons a/c also crashed he being attacked by another ememy a/c at the same time. LAC Whitfield was familiar with the Typhoon QCD and knew the F/L Gibbons was the pilot doing the air test"
WWII RCAF Canada or USA Volunteer Shoulder Titles An original pair of shoulder titles for U.S. citizen volunteers who joined the Canadian Air Force prior to the USA entering the war.
WWII RLB Luftschutz Enamel Badge An original German Air Protection "Plane Spotter" pin back with maker marks. Measures 1"
WWII Royal Air Force - Australia Title A good Aussie title, used and removed from uniform good condition. Measures 3 7/8" x 3/4"
WWII Royal Air Force - Bomber Command Aircrew Europe Casualty Group Hear we have a WWII RAF Casualty medal group consisting of :- 1. Original issue Aircrew Europe Medal. 2. 1939-45 Star. 3. 1939-45 War Medal. 4. Official Air Ministry box of issue. 5. Navigator sweetheart brooch hand made "trench art" perspex with a photograph. 6. Seven pages of information on lost aircraft dates etc. Also a set of notes of another aircraft lost on the same mission from 218 SQ. Flight Sgt Alan Walker joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve and qualified as a Navigator. He and his crew members of 90 Squadron were lost on 23rd April 1944. Airborne 2220 on 22nd April from Tuddenham, flying in a Sterling EF159 they were shot down by Oblt Dietrich Schmidt of 11/NJG1 on a mission to bomb railway yards. The aircraft crashed between Mortefontaine and Vivieres France.
WWII Royal Air Force - Czecho Slovakia Title A rare shoulder title, volunteers enlisted into the RAF. Unusual spelling and spacing. Measures 4 1/8" x 2"
WWII Royal Air Force - France Shoulder Title A good scarce "France" Title for French Volunteers in the RAF. Fully embroidered measures 3 7/8" x 1"
WWII Royal Air Force - Pilot Wing A good used and removed from uniform example of a period RAF Pilot Wing. Backing cloth is partly detached. Full size at 4 5/8"
WWII Royal Air Force - Pilot Wing An almost mint period example of RAF Pilot wings, padded and un-issued. Full size at 4 5/8"
WWII Royal Air Force - Sweet Heart Compac Here is a Ladies compac with engineered tooled lid with Kings Crown RAF pilot insignia to the hinged lid. Inside is a mirror in the lid with power and face pad applicator in the base. Measures 2 1/8" x 2 1/8"
WWII Royal Air Force Adult Warrant Officer Cadet Forces An Adult Warrant Officer insignia from 1941-1944. Mint un-issued condition. Measures 1 15/16"
WWII Royal Air Force Air Gunner Half Wing An RAF Air Gunner Brevet, removed from uniform with some service wear.
WWII Royal Air Force Battle Dress Tunic - Ditched Aircrew Gold Fish RAF Sergeant Air Gunner battle dress tunic badged with Flight Sergeant Rank, Air Gunner half wing and sewn inside the front right pocket is a printed "Gold Fish" badge for aircrew downed in the sea. No labels inside. Some moth to the back please see images. Small size.
WWII Royal Air Force Cadet USA Training Items Here we have a small grouping of several items relating to RAF Cadet Alan Wilson in the overseas training program for RAF cadets at Polaris Flight Academy based at War Eagle Field in the Mojave Desert in California. We have the following items:- 1. Presentation brass and enamel plaque named to A.B.Wilson dated Oct 28 1941 for merit in the course. Measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/8" 2. Printed Gold Star Merit Award card for A.B. Wilson's completion of the course without accident. Measures 4" x 2 3/8" 3. Leather wallet embossed Polaris Flight Academy on the front and on the inside A.B.Wilson presented by Major C.C.Moseley. Some wear and tear please see images. Measures 4 1/4" x 3 1/8" Closed 4. Large Flight map of San Diego area dated Aug 1940, inked AB Wilson LAC RAF. 5. Class photograph No2 British Flying Training School measures 15" x 10" some wear and tear. 6. Alien registration receipt for Alan Bert Wilson in original envelope. I have no other information on Alan's service with the RAF but this grouping could benefit from further research. I don't have the time!!
WWII Royal Air Force Chaplain Collar Badge An RAF Chaplain collar badge, pin back by JR Gaunt London.
WWII Royal Air Force Coastal Command Irvin Flying Jacket An original Air Ministry "Yellow Hood" Coastal Command Irvin Flying Jacket. In good overall condition complete with issue label. Has had a new zip fitted and has some small stains to the back (see images) Yellow Hooded Irvins were made for The Fleet Air Arm, Coastal Command and Air Sea Rescue, the yellow hood proving to be an invaluable aid in helping air crews downed fliers in the sea.
WWII Royal Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge A good early flat version RAF cap badge. Loop fittings.
WWII Royal Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge A fine RAF cap badge, loop fittings.
WWII Royal Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge A fine early RAF Cap badge, loop fittings.
WWII Royal Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge A good RAF cap badge in economy plastic maker marked A.Stanley and Sons Walsall 101B-2-1 T2 with blade fittings.
WWII Royal Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge A good gilt finish RAF enlisted cap badge, loop fittings
WWII Royal Air Force Observer Sweet Heart Brooch A well made, early and detailed brooch. Pin back fixing. Measures 1 3/8" x 9/16"
WWII Royal Air Force Pilot - Allied Forces Miniature size This is a used example measuring 2 7/8" some service wear. This is one of the miniature wings worn by foreign RAF trained personnel. These were worn mostly by Czechs and Poles when transferring back to their own air forces. The insignia of their own air force was then worn, but with these miniatures on the right breast. Members of the U.S.AAF also wore these miniatures.
WWII Royal Air Force Pilot Wing A good example of full sized embroidered RAF Pilot Brevet, removed from uniform, flat not padded.
WWII Royal Air Force Pilot Wing Here is an RAF pilot wing, full size, padded and sewn to a brass backing plate with pin to attach to a shirt or battle dress. Unusual period item.
WWII Royal Air Force Pilot Wing with Passing Out Invitation Invitation card to the Presentation of Wings ceremony at the South African Air School at Vereeniging. Together with (and I presume the presented wings) original period issue RAF pilot's wings in near mint unworn condition.
WWII Royal Air Force Pilot Wings An almost mint period example of RAF Pilot wings, padded and un-issued.
WWII Royal Air Force Sweetheart Bracelet Here we have a sterling silver sweetheart bracelet. Theatre made probably in India. The enameling and workmanship is very good as you can see. A nice scarce piece. Engarved on the back is "Mrs K.Ibbotsom Stockport Eng" End to end measures 7 1/2" with the centre measuring 1 3/4" x 3/4".
WWII Royal Air Force U.S.A. Shoulder Title A USA title fully embrodered. Please note left bottom of the A slight fault. Measures 3 1/2" x 1" Americans in the RAF wore is title prior to the American Air Force deploying to the U.K. in 1942/43
WWII Royal Air Force Wireless Operator Air Gunner Half Wing A good original fully embroidered WAG half wing, padded and removed from uniform.
WWII Royal Air Force- Canada Shoulder Title A Canada shoulder title for Canadian Volunteers in the RAF. Measures 3" x 3/4"
WWII Royal Air Force- Canada Shoulder Title A Canada shoulder title for Canadian Volunteers in the RAF. Measures 3 1/4" x 3/4
WWII Royal Airforce Airman Cap Badge A good RAF cap badge with loop fittings. This is a theater made sand casting very solid example.
WWII Royal Australian Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge A scarce RAAF cap badge by Amor Sydney, loop fittings.
WWII Royal Australian Air Force Pilot Wing Original Australian Pilot Wing flat type good order and condition.
WWII Royal Australian Air Force Pilot Wing A super example of a fully embroidered and padded RAAF Pilot wing. Near mint.
WWII Royal Australian Air Force Pilot Wings This is a padded RAAF Pilot's wing in un-issued condition. It has some small staining to the left, right side of the wings and to in the crown (see images)
WWII Royal Austrilain Air Force Pilot Wing An unusual original RAAF pilot wing variation, removed from uniform, some service wear on the lettering RAAF detail see images. Measures 4".
WWII Royal Canadian Air Force - Air Bombardier Half Wing An original RCAF Bombardier Half Wing in the "padded" version. In very good mint condition. Measures 3 11/16" x 2 1/16"
WWII Royal Canadian Air Force - Air Gunner Half Wing A period WWII Air Gunner Wing, flat variation, removed from album some paper remains on the back (see images) Measures 4" x 1 7/8"
WWII Royal Canadian Air Force - Air Navigator Half Wing A period RCAF Navigator wing, flat version wing in excellent condition. Measures 4 1/8" x 1 7/8"
WWII Royal Canadian Air Force - Enlisted Cap Badge A good original RCAF enlisted airman cap badge, blacked version with lugs and quality strike.
WWII Royal Canadian Air Force - Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Half Wing A scarce RCAF Wireless/Air Gunner Half Wing, flat type version, remved from album one paper spot to the rear. Measures 4" x 2"
WWII Royal Canadian Air Force Enlisted Cap Badge This is an usual Theatre made (don't know where) RCAF cap badge in brass, lug fittings.
WWII Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Wings A good period RCAF Pilot wing, padded example with black paper backing
WWII Royal Canadian Air Force Wireless Operator Air Gunner Half Wing A good original WAG RCAF half wing, padded version and removed from uniform. A exceptional period piece., check out the back of this one. This one measures 3 1/8" x 2 "
WWII Royal Canandian Air Force/USA Shoulder Titles A matching pair of shoulder titles for U.S. citizens serving in the RCAF Before America's entry into the War, many US recruits simply crossed the border and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to learn to fly and fight. Many early recruits had originally gone to Europe to fight from England.
WWII Royal Engineers Parachute Title A period original 1st Air Troop Squadron Royal Engineers Parachute Title in good condition, embroidered in red wool on black with a cheese cloth backing to the rear. This one was in use between 1942/43 changing in 1943 to Royal Engineers in blue on red. The Squadron was formed in 1942 and attached to 1st Para Brigade until June '42 then became part of the 1st Airborne Division RE. The unit saw action in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Arnhem.
WWII Royal Fusiliers Printed Shoulder Title Mint un-issued
WWII Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Cap Badge A good original badge period condition, measures 1 1/2" x 1 3/8"
WWII Royal Marine Commando Title A mint un-issued title.
WWII Royal Marines Commando Sleeve Patch Good original un-issued condition. Have several in stock.
WWII Royal Navy South America Shoulder Title A scarce "South America" title. A rare badge, British nationals who lived abroad volunteered rapidly to defend Britain and its Commonwealth and returned to the U.K. and volunteered.
WWII Royal New Zealand Air Force - Miniature Pilots Wings in Bullion A scarce RNZAF miniature pilot wing in bullion thread. Some tarnishing and age. A good period quality example. Measures 2 1/2"
WWII Royal New Zealand Air Force Shoulder Title Orginal WWII Title, I have several of these in stock all very good pieces 4.5\"
WWII Royal Norwegian Air Force Pilot Wings Here is the rare RNAF pilot wing by Roden Bros of Toronto Canada, hall marked in Sterling 925 R and lion. Made in Roden Bros for Norwegian pilots trained and qualified in Canada. Loop fittings. Measures 2 1/4" x 5/8"
WWII Royal Rhodesia Air Force Bombardier Half Wing A scarce "Rhodesia" Bombardier half wing, fully embroidered using silk thread in near mint condition.
WWII SAS Beret Badge A good used badge and removed from beret, fully embroidered, some wear to the front, high wing version.
WWII Scarf 345th Bombardment Wing Silk scarf with sewn on 345th and 501 Squadron Patches. This unit saw service in Southwest and Western Pacific flying B25's. Unusual item.
WWII Sergeant - US Army Air Corps An early WWII aviation rank, removed from album, glue spots/paper to rear, see images,
WWII SHAEF HQ Shoulder Sleeve Patch Late war patch with Berlin district title. The background is still in black as opposed to blue when the war in Europe ended. This is a hand made German made piece. The image shows blue colour border this is dark blue.
WWII South African Air Force 8th Air Repair Depot Badge An enamel badge, pin back, measures 1 3/16" across the wings x 1" tall Scarce badge.
WWII South African Air Force Navigator Wing A good SAAF Navigator/Observer Half Wing, flat embriodered example
WWII South African Tank Regiment Badges Set of SA Tank Regiment cap badge and two opposing collar badges, lug fittings. I have two sets of these available
WWII South Staffordshire Cap Badge A good original South Staffs cap badge on a slider fitting, this is a worn example. The 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment was initially serving in the 31st Independent Infantry Brigade until 1941 when it was converted to a Glider infantry role, serving as part of the 1st Airlanding Brigade in the 1st Airborne Division. As such, they landed in Sicily in 1943 where they, along with the rest of the brigade, which was temporarily down to two battalions, suffered heavy casualties during the disastrous Operation Ladbroke. Because of heavy casualties during Ladbroke the brigade did not participate in the invasion of Italy and were withdrawn to England to prepare for the invasion of France. They took part in Operation Market Garden, and played a significant part in the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944
WWII South Staffs Cap Badge An original cap badge, solid strike and a good two piece construction. 2nd Battalion was attached to the Airborne Division.
WWII Special Air Service Beret Badge Late issue SAS embroidered beret insignia, Black tight weave hassen back, un-issued.
WWII Special Air Service Shoulder Title A good period scarce and in mint un-issued condition SAS embroidered shoulder title. Measures 5 1/8" x 13/16"
WWII Special Air Service Wings An SAS wing, locally made (probably Egypt) crudely made with black silk backing. Has been removed from uniform.
WWII Stars and Stripes Correspondent A good un-issued patch. I have 2 left in stock from a batch I picked up in New York 20+ years ago these are the last ones I have.
WWII Suid-Afrika and South Africa Titles Scarce titles removed from uniforms, good condition
WWII Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force - SHAEF A good example of the patch, un-issued condition, American made fully embroidered pattern. Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force SHAEF, was the headquarters of the Commander of Allied forces in north west Europe, from late 1943 until the end of World War II. U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was in command of SHAEF throughout its existence.
WWII Tank Destroyer Force Patch Good example second pattern 4 bogey wheels version The tank destroyer battalion was a type of unit used by the United States Army during World War II. The unit was organized in one of two different forms—a towed battalion equipped with anti-tank guns, or a self-propelled battalion equipped with armored tank destroyers. U.S. Army doctrine held that tanks did not fight other tanks but supported infantry.
WWII Third Amphibious Corps Scarce Mint unissued
WWII Third Marine Corps Mint unissued
WWII Threater Made U.S.Marine Corps Insignia Set Here is a theater made in pacific USMC cap badge and collar set, screw back fittings, not great quality but originals.
WWII Threater Made U.S.Marine Corps Insignia Set A good enlisted USMC cap and collar insignia set in black, screw back fittings.
WWII Training Command Arc Training Command arc, embroidered on black wool, cheese cloth backing,
WWII U.S Army 82nd Airborne Division Patch A good period example, one piece construction, removed from uniform and removed from album, some paper spots to the back see images. Measures 3 1/2" tall x 2 3/16" wide.
WWII U.S Army Air Corps Flight Surgeon Wing Full Size 3", Unusual pin back wing, not marked sterling, the main wing is an Observer made by Gemsco New York and the medical caduceus (added) is made by Meyer New York. Good example.
WWII U.S Army Paratrooper Luminous Helmet Marker Pouch Airborne Helmet marker pouch only (NO MARKER INCLUDED) Mint condition Measures Closed 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
WWII U.S, Air Air Corps Air Gunner Wing A 2\" shirt size gunner wing, not marked, pin back with safety clasp, flat one piece strike.
WWII U.S. 100th Infantry Division Patch - Century A good original patch, un-issued mint condition. The 100th entered the European Theatre in October 1944. Moved into the line at St.Remy onto Bitche, Rhine, Heilbronn, Stuttgart. 163 days of combat with 5038 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 104th Infantry Division Patch - Timberwolves A good standard issue version 104th patch, mint un-issued condition. Entered the ETO in August 1944. Went into action near Wuestwezel Belgium, onto Zundert, Vaart Canal, Maas River, Aachen, Stolburg, into Germany crossing the Rhine at Honnet, Paderborn, Halle, finally meeting up with the Russian Army at Pretzsch. 200 Combat days with 4961 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 106th Infantry Division Patch - Golden Lion A good example of the 106th patch. Rear image shows glue but I have new stock which is clean with no glue example. Entered the ETO in November 1944. After relieving the 2dn Division in the Schnee Eifel area on the 11th December, on the 16th the Division was attacked by the full weight of the German winter offensive at the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. The Division became encircled in the St Vith area and when the Third Army broke through, they were fighting in Manhay on Christmas day, Into Germany ending the war in Bad Elms. 63 days of combat with 8627 KIA or wounded which were mostly lost in the first five days of the Ardennes campaign.
WWII U.S. 11th Airborne Division Patch - Angels A good example removed from a uniform with separate tab. The division was deployed to the Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon arrival it entered a period of intense training and acclimatization, and by November was judged combat-ready. The 11th Airborne saw its first action on the island of Leyte in the Philippines, but in a traditional infantry role. In January 1945 the division took part in the invasion of Luzon. The two glider infantry regiments again operated as conventional infantry, securing a beachhead before fighting their way inland. The parachute infantry regiment was held in reserve for several days before conducting the division's first airborne operation, a combat drop on the Tagaytay Ridge. Reunited, the division participated in the Liberation of Manila, and two companies of divisional paratroopers conducted an audacious raid on the Los Baños internment camp, liberating two thousand civilians. The 11th Airborne's last combat operation of World War II was in the north of Luzon around Aparri, in aid of combined American and Philippine forces who were battling to subdue the remaining Japanese resistance on the island.
WWII U.S. 14th Air Force "Flying Tigers" Bullion Patch A "flying Tigers" Officer's sleeve patch in bullion and silk thread. The background silk blue has faded to a grey. Paper backed. Measures 2 15/16" With the United States entry into World War II against the Empire of Japan in December 1941, Claire Chennault was the commander of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) (known as the Flying Tigers) of the Chinese Air Force which became the 14th Air Force established on 5 March 1943 at Kunming, China, 14 AF was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force deployed to the Pacific Theater of World War II. It engaged in operations primarily in China.
WWII U.S. 1st Cavalry Division Patch A good period 1st Cav patch in near mint un-issued condition, fully embroidered Measures 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" On 29 February 1944, the 1st Cavalry Division had its first combat as the Troopers stormed the beaches of Los Negros Island fighting a fierce campaign that took some 7,000 Japanese casualties. The division’s next action was a few months later on the Philippine Island of Leyte. When the last Japanese stronghold was eliminated, the division moved to Luzon. The 1st Cavalry Division was first into Manila in February 1945 following one of the most important actions of the war which is known as the “Flying Column”.
WWII U.S. 22nd Infantry Division - Golden Scorpian A good clean example of this unusual Phantom patch. During the war a plan named Operation Fortitude was devised to deceive the German High Command into believing the British 4th Army would invade Norway. The operation was sucessful and kept many crack German Divisions in an inactive area of the war. Also operation Quicksilver was hatched to convince the Germans that the allies would land under the command of the American General Patton in the Pas de Calais area of France. So Phantom were established and patches authorised as part of the plan. The division numbers were 6th AB, 9th AB, 11th AB, 14th AB, 17th AB, 18th AB, 21st AB, 22nd Infantry, 46th, 48th, 50th,55th, 108th, 119th, 130th, 135th, 141st, 157th.
WWII U.S. 24th Division - The Victory A good original, removed from uniform, removed from album slight sticky and small paper on the back. PacificTheatre, Australia, New Guniea, Corregidor, Mindoro,
WWII U.S. 25th Infantry Division Patch - Tropic Lightning A good WWII patch, removed from uniform. Based in Hawaii the division was moved to for the defence of Pearl Harbour. The division then went on to fight in the Pacific Theatre incliding action Komumbona,Cape Esperance, Solomons, Munda, Vella Lavella, New Goergia, Luzon, Manila. 165days in combat 5500 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 26th Division - The Yankee A good original patch, removed from uniform. European Theatre landed France August 1944, Ardennes, Germany ended up in Austria. 10,700 KIA or wounded, 210 combat days.
WWII U.S. 27th Infantry Division - New York A good original patch, green back, removed from album and sticky on back some paper. Pacific Theatre, Gilbert Islands, Saipan.
WWII U.S. 29th Infantry Division - Blue and Grey A good oriinal patch, removed from uniform, removed from album slightly sticky and some paper on the back.. Landed Omaha Beach on D day 6th June, fought on to Isigny, Brittany, St Lo, Breast, and on to Germany.20,620 KIA or wounded for 242 days of combat.
WWII U.S. 2nd Infantry Division Patch A good un-issued example, black backing. 2nd Infantry trained in Ireland and Wales, landed on Omaha beach D Day +1 fought in France taking Hill 192, St Lo, Brest and The Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. The 2nd had 16,175 combat casualties.
WWII U.S. 2nd Rangers Battalion Title Scarce original Ranger title. Three companies of the 2nd Rangers assaulted the cliffs at Point du Hoc on D Day and the remaining companies landed on the beach at Omaha. Embroidered, cheese cloth back, removed from album slight glue to rear could be removed.
WWII U.S. 31st Infantry Division - The Dixie Division A good wartime original in mint un-issued condition. 31st were deployed to the Pacific northeast New Guinea, fighting the 15th Japanese Army, Mapia Island, Mindanao.
WWII U.S. 32nd Infantry Division - Red Arrow A good patch, removed from album some glue and paper to the back. Pacific theatre, Port Moresby, Philippines, Leyte, Japan.
WWII U.S. 35th Infantry Division - Santa Fe A good used patch, removed from uniform, some wear. 35th Arrived in England May 44, landed on Omaha on July 11th, fought in France St Lo, Nancy, Belgium, Bastogne, Holland, Germany crossing the Roer River and the Ruhr. 264 days on combat taking 15820 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 3rd Infantry Division - The Marne Division A good unissued patch, slightly sticky on back. The 3rd landed at Fedala in North Africa in 1942, captured French Morocco. Later in 1943 the division landed in Sicily, Salerno, Cassino, Anzio, Rome, St Tropez France, Ardennes, Munich and Salzburg. Seven campaigns, 531 days of combat, 26,000 KIA or wounded in WWII, lt Audie Murphy was in the third and America's most decorated person in WWII.
WWII U.S. 40th Infantry Division - SunBurst A good un-issued patch. Based in Hawaii, then onto the Pacific Theatre, New Britain, Luzon, Manila, Panay, ending up in Korea in 1946.
WWII U.S. 43rd Infantry Division - Winged Victory A good WWII patch. un-issued condition. The division headed for the Pacific arriving in New Zealand and then onto New Hebrides, New Caldedonia, Guadalcanal, Russell Islands, Manila finally onto Japan as part of the occupation Army north of Tokyo.
WWII U.S. 45th Division Patch - Thunderbird A good period patch, almost mint. The division saw service in the European Theatre, North Africa, then Italy, Sicily, Selerno, Cassino, Anzio on to France Cannes, Vosges and on to Germany Nurburg, liberating Dachau. 511 days of combat 20,993 KIA or wounded
WWII U.S. 63rd Infantry Division Patch - Blood and Fire Good used patch, removed from uniform no damage. 65rd entered Europe in December 1944, involved in combat on the Rhine River, Saar River, Muhen Woods, Heidelberg, Mosbach, Kocher River. 4506 KIA or wounded for 119 days in combat.
WWII U.S. 69th Infantry Division Patch - Fighting 69 A good used patch, removed from uniform. 69th entered European Theatre in November 1944, sent to Belgium actions on the Siegfried line then to Kassel, Munden and Torgau. 1506 KIA or Wounded for 86 days in combat.
WWII U.S. 6th Infantry Division - Red Star A good un-issued patch. 6th Fought in the Pacific Theatre New Guinea, Philippines, Pacific
WWII U.S. 70th Infantry Division Patch - Trailblazer A good original patch, removed from uniform, removed from album some paper and glue to rear of the patch (check the images) 70th Division arrived in France in December 1944, on to the front in Germany fighting over the Rhine, Philippsburg, Wingen, Saarbrucken and occupation duties in Frankfurt at the end of the war.
WWII U.S. 71st Division Patch - Red Circle Division A good used but somewhat grubby patch. Removed from uniform and removed from album. Enterd European Theatre in February 1945, Got into action at Ratswiller, Siegfried line, crossed the Rhine into Germany, Bayreuth. Rosenburg, then on to Bavaria and Austria. 62 days of combat 1114 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 75th Infantry Division Patch A good patch, removed from album some paper and glue to rear (see images) 75th Landed in France in December 1944. The division were rushed to Hotton and went into combat in the Ardennes Belgium fighting it's way to Grandmenil and onto relieve the 82nd Airborne along the Salm River, then on to Colmar across rhe Rhine. After it was attached to the British Second Army to relieve the 6th British Airborne on a 24 mile front along the Maas River. They fought on and into Germany ending up in Dortmund. 94 days of combat with 4324 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 76th Infantry Division Patch - Onaway A mint issue patch all good. 76th entered the European Theatre in December 1944, landing in France and sent into Luxembourg crossing the Sauer River and onto Germany capturing Horsen, Speicher, Karl and Kamburg. On into Czechosavakia ending the war in Chemnitz.107days of combat 2395 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 77th Infantry Division Patch - Statue of Liberty An original patch, un-issued. Slight residue on the front top (see Images) 77th Fought in the Pacific Theatre, Hawaii, Guam, Leyte, Ipil, Okinawa, Le Shima ending the war on occupation duties in Japan. 7461 KIA or wounded
WWII U.S. 78th Infantry Division Patch - Lightning A good original patch, un-issued mint condition. Entered European Theatre landing in France in November 1944, on to Belgium, Huertgen Forest, Monschau, capturing the Schwammanuel Dam intact, crossed the Ruhr, Rhine and captured the Ludendorff Bridge at Ramagen, next to the Ruhr pocket capturing over 45,000 German prisoners ending the war at Hesse. 8144 KIA or wounded for 125 days of combat.
WWII U.S. 79th Division Patch - Cross of Lorraine A good period 79th Division Patch The division arrived in Liverpool on April 17 The 79th Infantry Division landed on Utah Beach, Normandy, 12–14 June with an attack on the high ground west and northwest of Valognes and south of Cherbourg. It held a defensive line at the Ollonde River until 2 July 1944 and then returned to the offensive, taking La Haye du Puits in house-to-house fighting, 8 July. On 26 July, attacked across the Ay River, took Lessay, crossed the Sarthe River and entered Le Mans. Therain River, 31 August. Moving swiftly near St. Amand the division was then moved to XV Corps in eastern France, where it encountered heavy resistance in taking Charmes in street fighting, 12 September. The 79th cut across the Moselle and Meurthe Rivers cleared the Forêt de Parroy in a severe engagement, 28 September–9 October, and attacked to gain high ground east of Emberménil. 13 November 1944, which carried it across the Vezouse and Moder Rivers, through Haguenau in spite of determined enemy resistance, and into the Siegfried Line. The division held a defensive line along the Lauter River, at Wissembourg. The German attempt to establish a bridgehead west of the Rhine at Gambsheim resulted in furious fighting. The 79th beat off German attacks at Hatten and Rittershoffen, south of Haguenau on the Moder River, 19 January 1945. The division remained on the defensive along the Moder February 1945. During February and March 1945, the division mopped up German resistance, returned to offensive combat, 24 March 1945, crossed the Rhine, drove across the Rhine-Herne Canal, 7 April, secured the north bank of the Ruhr clearing the Ruhr Pocket. The division then went on occupation duty, in the Dortmund. Throughout its 248 days of the World War II campaign, the division suffered 15,203 total casualties. The division took 35,466 prisoners of war.
WWII U.S. 80th Infantry Division Patch - Blue Ridge An early war original, removed from uniform, some glue staining to the back. European Theatre landing on Utah Beach in August 1944. Entered European Theatre in July 1944. Fought in Avranches, Argentan, Falaise Pocket, Moselle, Ardennes Battle of the Bulge, Luxemburg City, and onto Bastogne as part of the relief force, then on through Germany, Austria. 17087 KIA or wounded for 239 combat days.
WWII U.S. 82 Airborne Division Patch - All American Mint un-issued patch, one piece late war issue, construction is embroidered on tan twill. Measures 2 3/8" wide x 3 1/2" tall Famous 82nd Airborne in 1943 fought in North Africa, dropped into Sicily, Salerno onto Naples, beach landings at Anzio. Then dropped into Normandy on 6th June D Day, St Mere Eglise, Carantan. Holland Market Garden Nijmegen Bridge. Back to Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge at Werbomont. St Vith, across the Ruhr into Koln, taking the city of Ludwigst and Berlin. The division fought in seven campaigns and are credited with 422 days of combat taking 6993 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 82nd Airborne Division - All American Rare early war two piece patch, separate tab, removed from uniform, some service wear. Smaller at 2 1/16" wide x 25/16" tall. With the tab wider at 2 5/16"
WWII U.S. 82nd Airborne Division Patch - All American A scarce original one piece un-cut twill variation patch, mint bright colours and fully embroidered. Measures 2 3/8" wide x 3 1/2" tall. amous 82nd Airborne in 1943 fought in North Africa, dropped into Sicily, Salerno onto Naples, beach landings at Anzio. Then dropped into Normandy on 6th June D Day, St Mere Eglise, Carantan. Holland Market Garden Nijmegen Bridge. Back to Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge at Werbomont. St Vith, across the Ruhr into Koln, taking the city of Ludwigst and Berlin. The division fought in seven campaignsare were credited with 422 days of combat taking 6993 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 82nd Airborne Ike Jacket Dated 1944 Here is an 82nd Airborne Ike dated 1944. Badged with 82nd Airborne, Allied Airborne, Sterling pin back Paratrooper badge, medal ribbin bars for ETO and two campaign stars, Enlisted collar or signals, presidential unit citation pin back and the Holland Fourragere. Has the name Wood on the inside. All in very good condition.
WWII U.S. 82nd Airborne Infantry Division - All American An unusual type, late war example of the one piece attached tab patch, removed from album some glue residue on the back of the patch. Famous 82nd Airborne in 1943 fought in North Africa, dropped into Sicily, Salerno onto Naples, beach landings at Anzio. Then dropped into Normandy on 6th June D Day, St Mere Eglise, Carantan. Holland Market Garden Nijmegen Bridge. Back to Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge at Werbomont. St Vith, across the Ruhr into Koln, taking the city of Ludwigst and Berlin. The division fought in seven campaignsare were credited with 422 days of combat taking 6993 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 83rd Infantry Division Patch - Thunderbolt Several pieces in stock new and used. Entered European Theatre D Day +12, fought in Carentan, St Malo, Loire River, Luxemborg, Huertgen Forest, Ardennes Battle of the Bulge in Rochefort, Germany capturing Halle crossed the Elbe and just 54 miles from Berlin were ordered to halt in order to let the Russian Army enter Belin first. 244 combat days for 15910 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. 86th Infantry Division Patch - Blackhawk A good patch, removed from album, trace of material on back in the shape of a disc, if required I have a couple clean of mint examples if you prefer. In fact I'll send the mints first. A late entry into the European Theatre (given our war started in 1939) only joking!! They were sent to Koln in Germany before moving across the Rhine and into combat Rhur pocket, Eichstatt, Amper Canal Bridge, Salzburg until war ended. 785 KIA or wounded for 34 days of combat.
WWII U.S. 8th Infantry Division - Golden Arrow Removed from uniform, green back type. Landed Utah beach July 4th on to Brest, Ardennes and Germany.
WWII U.S. 90th Infantry Division Patch - Tough 'Ombres A WWII patch, removed from uniform, some wear. The 90th landed on Utah Beach on 6th June D Day and had the mission to cross the Merderet River and capture Pont L'Abbe, after some hard fighting they launched an attack to clear the Foret de Mont Castre onto Le Mans, Falaise pocket, action in Metz and into Germany fighting up to the Czech border 19200 KIA or wounded for 308 days in combat.
WWII U.S. 97th Infantry Patch Embroidered patch, removed from album slight stick on the back.
WWII U.S. 98th Infantry Division - Iroquois A good used patch, heavy embroidered, scarce variation with the scar on cheek, removed from uniform and album, paper marks to back. Deployed to the Pacific Theatre in April 1944, spent the war in Hawaii and did not see combat.
WWII U.S. 9th Air Force English Made Patch A good original English made silk and wool thread patch, mint un-issued condition hessan backing. Please note slight staining on the left wings please see images.
WWII U.S. 9th Infantry Division - The Varsity A good un-issued patch. 9th fought in North Africa, Tunisa, Sicily, Utah beach D +4, Cherbourg, St Lo, Belgium. Germany. 23,000 KIA or wounded. Have several in stock used and un-issued
WWII U.S. AAF Sweetheart Pins Very small sweetheart pins for the Army Air Corps, pin back. Sold as each not a pair.
WWII U.S. Air Corps Cadet Advanced An unissued golden embroidered on black wool patch. Measures 3"
WWII U.S. Air Forces Europe Patch A German made late war patch embroidered in silk really fine work, a twill type back material sewn together around the edge.
WWII U.S. Air Transport Command A2 Jacket Patch Fully embroidered 3 3/4" jacket patch, un-issued almost mint condition. ATC's origins begin during World War I with the need to transport aircraft supplies and materiel from the aircraft manufacturers to the maintenance facilities supporting the training bases in the United States. Railroads was used to move the equipment and aircraft from one base to another and to the Ports of Embarkation along the East Coast for subsequent sea shipment to the battlefields of France this was still necessary throughout WWII.
WWII U.S. Airborne Infantry Oversea Cap Badge Original Issue Not sold as a pack of 10 so now available as singles at £35.00 each. These were found as a pack of ten original Parachute Infantry cap insignia in the original wrapping and tied with cotton. They were found at an antiques shop in Newbury Berkshire in England about 8 years ago. The 101st were based in and around that area in WWII prior to D Day. Only 2 left
WWII U.S. Airborne Troop Carrier Patch - English Made This is an English made patch in un-issued perfect condition. Embroidered with silk thread on dark blue wool. Measures 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" IX Troop Carrier Command consisted of three troop carrier wings, 14 troop carrier groups, and one pathfinder group, totalling approximately 1380 operational aircraft including spares, and 2,000 gliders at its maximum strength in March 1945. IX Troop Carrier Command conducted three multi-divisional combat air assaults: Operation Neptune: the invasion of France in June 1944, Operation Market: the airborne invasion of the Netherlands in September 1944, Operation Varsity: the airborne crossing of the Rhine River in March 1945
WWII U.S. Airborne Troop Carrier Patch - English Made A mint example of an English made patch, embroidered silk thread with a paste back. Measures 3 1/2" tall x 2 3/4" wide IX Troop Carrier Command consisted of three troop carrier wings, 14 troop carrier groups, and one pathfinder group, totalling approximately 1380 operational aircraft including spares, and 2,000 gliders at its maximum strength in March 1945. IX Troop Carrier Command conducted three multi-divisional combat air assaults: Operation Neptune: the invasion of France in June 1944, Operation Market: the airborne invasion of the Netherlands in September 1944, Operation Varsity: the airborne crossing of the Rhine River in March 1945
WWII U.S. Airways Communications Patch An original large size jacket patch at 5" x 4" embroidered on twill with a cheese cloth backing in near mint condition. A unified command, centralized flight control, flexibility in the employment of tactical aircraft—all this and much more in the areas of combat operations depended upon an effective system of communications. So, too, did the movement of ferried and transport aircraft this then was the U.S. Air Corps Airways Communications Command. This item is from my granddaughters stock Grace Beet Militaria
WWII U.S. Allied Airborne Task Force Para Wing Very rare Un-official 1st Allied Airborne Task Force Para Wing for the invasion of Southern France. Maker marked Firmin London in sterling silver with a pin back fixing. Measures 1 3/8" x 7/8"
WWII U.S. Americal Division - A good used patch, removed from uniform, removed from album, some glue and paper on the back. Served in the Pacific, Australia, Soloman Islands, Fiji, Soloman Islands, Philippines, Japan.
WWII U.S. Amry 30th Infantry Division Patch A good period patch with bright colours.
WWII U.S. Army - 1st Infantry Division Patch A 1st Infantry Division Patch, embroidered, removed from uniform, variation with the "1" bordered in white thread. The division departed New York Port of Embarkation on 1 August 1942, arrived in Beaminster in south-west England about a week later, and departed 22 October 1942 for the combat amphibious assault of North Africa. As part of II Corps, the division landed in Oran, Algeria on 8 November 1942 as part of Operation Torch, In July 1943, the division took part in Operation Husky invading Sicily. When that campaign was over, the division returned to England 5 November 1943 to prepare for the eventual Normandy invasion. The First Infantry Division and one regimental combat team from the 29th Infantry Division comprised the first wave of troops that assaulted German Army defenses on Omaha Beach on D-Day with some of the division's units suffering 30 percent casualties in the first hour of the assault, and secured Formigny and Caumont in the beachhead by the end of the day. On through France, Spent 42 days in combat in Battle of the Bulge, through Germany ending the war in Czechoslovakia. 1st had 20,650 KIA or wounded during WWII.
WWII U.S. Army 101st Airborne Patch Here is a 101st Airborne sleeve patch with a separate tab (type 4) Removed from uniform some wear but a good original example.
WWII U.S. Army 13th Airborne Division Patch An original 13th AB patch in mint condition. The 13th Airborne Division was an airborne formation in the United States Army during World War II, and was commanded by Major General Eldridge Chapman.[1] It was officially activated in August 1943 at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, remaining active until February 1946, but never saw combat.
WWII U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division Patch A original 17th AB patch with separate tab, mint un-issued. I have 2 of these in stock. The 17th Airborne Division was an airborne unit in the United States Army during World War II, and was commanded by Major General William M. Miley. When the division arrived in Britain, it came under the command of XVIII Airborne Corps, part of the First Allied Airborne Army, but was not chosen to participate in Operation Market-Garden, the airborne landings in the Netherlands, as Allied planners believed it had arrived too late and could not be "trained up" in time for the operation. However, after the end of Operation Market-Garden the division was shipped to France and then Belgium to fight in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. The 17th gained its first Medal of Honor during its time fighting in the Ardennes, and was then withdrawn to Luxembourg to prepare for an assault over the River Rhine. In March 1945, the division participated in its first, and only, airborne operation, dropping alongside the British 6th Airborne Division as a part of Operation Varsity.
WWII U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division Patch A good un-issued example, cotton back, almost mint condition. Measures 3 3/4" tall x 2 3/8" Note I have 2 examples in stock both same condition. Only one left now. The division departed New York Port of Embarkation on 1 August 1942, arrived in Beaminster in south-west England about a week later, and departed 22 October 1942 for the combat amphibious assault of North Africa. As part of II Corps, the division landed in Oran, Algeria on 8 November 1942 as part of Operation Torch, In July 1943, the division took part in Operation Husky invading Sicily. When that campaign was over, the division returned to England 5 November 1943 to prepare for the eventual Normandy invasion. The First Infantry Division and one regimental combat team from the 29th Infantry Division comprised the first wave of troops that assaulted German Army defenses on Omaha Beach on D-Day with some of the division's units suffering 30 percent casualties in the first hour of the assault, and secured Formigny and Caumont in the beachhead by the end of the day. On through France, Spent 42 days in combat in Battle of the Bulge, through Germany ending the war in Czechoslovakia. 1st had 20,650 KIA or wounded during WWII.
WWII U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division Patch This one is a variation and slightly larger than the usual patches. It is mint condition un-issued and measures 2 3/4" wide x 4" tall.
WWII U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Rank Just a Lt rank ...............no this one is a rare maker marked in sterling silver by Blackington, pin back with safety roller clasp.
WWII U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Rank An English made rank, pin back by Firmin of London.
WWII U.S. Army 29th Division Patch An original 29th patch, removed from album , some glue stain to the rear. Un-issued condition. Formed in 1917, the division deployed to France as a part of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Called up for service again in World War II, the division's 116th Regiment, attached to the First Infantry Division, was in the first wave of troops ashore during Operation Overlord, the landings in Normandy, France. It supported a special Ranger unit tasked with clearing strong points at Omaha Beach. The rest of the 29th ID came ashore later then advanced to Saint-Lô, and eventually through France and into Germany itself.
WWII U.S. Army 2nd Airborne Infantry Brigade Patch A good one piece patch, fully embroidered, removed from album with paper still on the back (see images) Measures 3 1/2" x 1 7/8" Two separate brigades were formed during World War II, the 1st Airborne Infantry Brigade and the 2nd Airborne Infantry Brigade both formed in 1943. The 2nd Airborne Infantry Brigade was formed at Camp Mackall, North Carolina on 20 June 1943 and included the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 508th Infantry Regiment. Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 2nd Infantry Brigade. The traditional infantry colours of blue and white. Two bayonets reflect the number of the brigade. During World War II a black and gold "Airborne" tab was worn over the insgnia. Order of battle The brigade deployed to Northern Ireland in January 1944 under its commander Brigadier General George P. Howell. In order to increase the strength of the 82nd Airborne Division that had one of its parachute regiments still deployed in Italy, the 2nd Brigade had its two regiments assigned to the 82nd, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) also transferring to the 82nd[3] with Howell becoming an assistant division commander of the 82nd Airborne. This unit was disbanded on 15 January 1945 in Europe
WWII U.S. Army 2nd Cavalry Patch A good near mint condition green back patch for the 2nd Cavalry. Measures 4" x 3 1/2" Placed on the rolls of the Army in 1921, the 2d Cavalry Division was not activated until April 1941. As part of the Protective Mobilization Plan, the division was reserved for activation at Fort Riley, Kansas, but due to manpower constraints it never reached full strength. The 2d received the appropriate number of cavalry regiments, but units providing the organic support and service troops remained unfilled. The first divisional activations came in October 1940, with the organization of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade and the assignment of the 2d Cavalry Regiment and 14th Cavalry Regiment. The 4th Cavalry Brigade activated during February 1941 with the 9th Cavalry Regiment and 10th Cavalry Regiment as its cavalry regiments. These last two regiments, the only two available for assignment, were black units. The division, therefore, was unique to Army structure at that time, a racially mixed unit.
WWII U.S. Army 2nd Division "Indian Head" An un-issued example, fully embroidered patch. Measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" Have 2 in stock. 2nd Infantry trained in Ireland and Wales, landed on Omaha beach D Day +1 fought in France taking Hill 192, St Lo, Brest and The Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. The 2nd had 16,175 combat casualties.
WWII U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant Rank Bar 2nd Lt Rank (Gold) pin back. I have several in stock.
WWII U.S. Army 30th Infantry Division Patch A 30th Division patch, removed from album slight glue stains on the rear the front remains mint with bright colours. Although the 30th Infantry Division was not involved in the actual invasion of Normandy, the 30th served valiantly at St. LO and at Mortain in France; it was the first infantry division to enter Belgium and The Netherlands. The 30th was also instrumental in breaching the Siegfried Line in October 1944, and the capture of Aachen, Germany, the 1st large German city to be captured by the Allies in WWII. The 30th made a rapid advance around the north side of the Ruhr Industrial Pocket, capturing Brunswick and finally capturing Magdeburg on the Elbe River on 17 April 1945. Here the 30th Infantry Division met the Russians.
WWII U.S. Army 32nd Infantry Division Patch A early variation, this one has an embroidered edged border which highlights the arrow insignia, mint un-issued condition. Pacific Theatre, Port Moresby, Philippines, Leyte, Japan.
WWII U.S. Army 32nd Infantry Division Patch A scarce and early WWII patch almost mint, a good period example. During World War II, the division was credited with many "firsts". It was the first United States division to deploy as an entire unit overseas and among the first of seven U.S. Army and U.S. Marine units to engage in offensive ground combat operations during 1942. The division was among the first divisions to engage the enemy and were still fighting after the official Japanese surrender. The 32nd logged a total of 654 days of combat during World War II, more than any other United States Army division. The unit was inactivated in 1946 after occupation duty in Japan. Pacific Theatre, Port Moresby, Philippines, Leyte, Japan.
WWII U.S. Army 34th Division - The Red Bull - Patch A good period patch, black back, removed from album so we have some paper and glue residue to the back. The division was the first divison to be sent to the European Theatre, trained in Ireland and then fought in North Africa, Tunisia then onto Italy Salerno, Cassino, Boligna. 500 combat days with 16400 KIA or wounded
WWII U.S. Army 36th Infantry Division Patch A good period example patch. The division entered European Theatre deployed to North Africa, fought in Italy, Serlerno, Cassino, Rome, Southern France and on through Germany. 400 combat days 19466 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. Army 37th Infantry Division Patch A good example of a 37th patch, un-issued mint. Activated: 15 October 1940 (National Guard Division from Ohio) Overseas: 26 May 1942 Pacific Theatre Campaigns: Northern Solomons, Battle of Luzon Distinguished Unit Citations: 9 Awards: Medals of Honor: 7 Distinguished Service Crosses: 116 Distinguished Service Medals: 4 Silver Stars: 1,008 Legions of Merit: 71 Soldier's Medals: 101 Bronze Stars: 6,807 Air Medals: 84
WWII U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division Patch A variation of the 4th Division patch, mint un-issued example.
WWII U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division Patch A good variation of the patch mint condition.
WWII U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division Patch A good mint condition original patch . The 4th Infantry Division sailed to England where it arrived 26 January 1944 The 4th Infantry Division assaulted the northern coast of German-held France during the Normandy Invasion, landing at Utah Beach. The 8th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division claimed being the first surface-borne Allied unit (as opposed to the parachutist formations that were air-dropped earlier) to hit the beaches at Normandy on D-day, 6 June 1944. Relieving the isolated 82d Airborne Division at Sainte-Mère-Église, the 4th cleared the Cotentin peninsula and took part in the capture of Cherbourg on 25 June. After taking part in the fighting near Periers, 6–12 July, the division broke through the left flank of the German Seventh Army, helped stem the German drive toward Avranches, and by the end of August had moved to Paris, and gave French forces the first place in the liberation of their capital. During the liberation of Paris in World War II, Ernest Hemingway took on a self-appointed role as a civilian scout in the city of Paris for his friends in the 4 ID. He was with the 22nd Infantry Regiment when it moved from Paris, northeast through Belgium, The 4th then moved into Belgium through Houffalize to attack the Siegfried Line at Schnee Eifel on 14 September, and made several penetrations. Slow progress into Germany continued in October, and by 6 November the division entered the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, where it was engaged in heavy fighting until early December. It then shifted to Luxembourg, only to meet the German winter Ardennes Offensive head-on (in the Battle of the Bulge) starting on 16 December 1944. Although its lines were dented, it managed to hold the Germans at Dickweiler and Osweiler, and, counterattacking in January across the Sauer, overran German positions in Fouhren and Vianden. Halted at the Prüm River in February by heavy enemy resistance, the division finally crossed on 28 February near Olzheim, and raced on across the Kyll on 7 March. After a short rest, the 4th moved across the Rhine on 29 March at Worms, attacked and secured Würzburg and by 3 April had established a bridgehead across the Main at Ochsenfurt. Speeding southeast across Bavaria, the division had reached Miesbach on the Isar on 2 May 1945, when it was relieved and placed on occupation duty. World War II casualties 4,097 killed in action 17,371 wounded in action 757 died of wounds.
WWII U.S. Army 66th Infntry Division - 1st Design A scarce first design 66th Infantry Division patch. Approved April 13th 1943 until August 26th 1943.
WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division Patch An 82nd Airborne Patch and separate tab. Un-issued example. Famous 82nd Airborne in 1943 fought in North Africa, dropped into Sicily, Salerno onto Naples, beach landings at Anzio. Then dropped into Normandy on 6th June D Day, St Mere Eglise, Carantan. Holland Market Garden Nijmegen Bridge. Back to Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge at Werbomont. St Vith, across the Ruhr into Koln, taking the city of Ludwigst and Berlin. The division fought in seven campaigns and are credited with 422 days of combat taking 6993 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division Patch An 82nd Airborne Patch and separate tab. Un-issued example. Famous 82nd Airborne in 1943 fought in North Africa, dropped into Sicily, Salerno onto Naples, beach landings at Anzio. Then dropped into Normandy on 6th June D Day, St Mere Eglise, Carantan. Holland Market Garden Nijmegen Bridge. Back to Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge at Werbomont. St Vith, across the Ruhr into Koln, taking the city of Ludwigst and Berlin. The division fought in seven campaigns and are credited with 422 days of combat taking 6993 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S. Army 93rd Infantry Division Patch A good scarce 93rd Division patch, un-issued period example. The 92nd Infantry Divsion was one of two all-black infantry divisions formed in WW2. Served in the Pacific Theatre, New Guinea, Northern Solomons (Bougainville), Bismarck Archipelago (Admiralty Islands)
WWII U.S. Army 96th Infantry Division Patch Here is a larger than standard patch, mint un-issued example and measures 3" x 2 3/16" The 96th Infantry Division trained in Hawaiian Islands, July to September 1944, before entering combat in an assault landing in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands, between Tanauan and Dulag, 20 October 1944. Enemy resistance in the beachhead area was quickly broken and the Division had advanced to and secured the Tanauan-Dagami-Tabontabon sector by 9 November after heavy fighting.
WWII U.S. Army Advanced Base European Theatre Patch Here is an English made example of the ETO patch. Fully embroidered on wool. It is mint and one of the very best I have had the workmanship is excellent. The European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA) was a United States Army formation which directed US Army operations in parts of Europe from 1942 to 1945. It referred to Army Ground Forces, United States Army Air Forces, and Army Service Forces operations north of Italy and the Mediterranean coast, in the European Theater of World War II. It was bordered to the south by the North African Theater of Operations, US Army (NATOUSA), which later became the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTOUSA).
WWII U.S. Army Air Corp Patch Good original 4 3/4" jacket patch "Chenille" embroidered, removed from jacket with some minor service wear.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps - Aircrew Member Wing A good example in sterling silver, pin back with safety catch, good heavy strike. Full size 3"
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps - Enlisted Cap and Collar Set A period set comprising of an enlisted cap badge, Aviation abd US branch of service. All original with screw back fittings.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps - Pilot Wing and Insignia An original clutch back Pilot wing together with 2 x U.S.Officers insignia and an Air Corps branch of service. Sold as a set.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lieutenant Rank in Leather Here two sets of un-cut 2nd Lieutenant rank embroidered onto leather for A2 Flying jacket. Sold as 1 per set, I have 2 sets in stock. Measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Air Gunner Wing A 2\" shirt size wing, two piece construction in sterling silver, maker marked Amico.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Air Gunner Wing - Shirt size An Air Gunner wing, shirt size 2", pin back with safety catch in silver. No maker marks but a quality strike.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Aircrew Member Wing An original piece USAAF Aircrew Member wing in sterling silver, pin back with safety clasp. Measures 3 1/8"
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Aircrew Wing A well used late war Aircrew wing in sterling, clutch back fittings. Full size measures 3"
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Cap Badge Good example of Avation Cadet Cap Badge, screw post fixing, one of the holding pins on back left side is missing.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Patch A good embroidered Aviation Cadet patch. Measures 3"
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Combat Aircrew Member Wing An English made Combat Aircrew Member wing. Embroidered on wool in near mint condition. During WWII Combat Crews were allowed to wear a blue cloth patch sewn on the uniform on which aeronautical badges were worn. This was authorized to prevent non-aircrew members from pinning on wings when off base to "impress the English girls." As if our English girls would fall for that old chestnut!! I have two of these available. Measures 4" x 1 3/8"
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Corporal Aviation Rank A pair of Aviation Corporal Rank, un-issued, scarce examples.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Flight Officer Rank Pair of un-cut Flight Officer Rank in bullion thread on a dark khaki green cloth. I have a small number of pair in stock.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Gunner's Wing A good original USAAF Gunners wing, pin back marked Sterling. Heavy strike, the wing is blacken not polished as found.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Medals Group and Pilot Wing An original Air Corps grouping of boxed named medals and named pilot wing to a Capt Barnnett.D 1. Boxed and named Purple Heart medal with lapel pin and medal ribbon. 2. Boxed and named D.F.C. medal with lapel pin and medal ribbon. 3, Boxed and named Air Medal with lapel pin and medal ribbon. 4. Pilot wing in sterling silver, pin back with safety clasp and named. I do not have any further information on Capt Barnett.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Navigator Wing A good original one piece Navigator wing in sterling silver, pin back example, full size 3". This one is bright and has been polished (not by me)
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Officer's Branch of Service Insignia Fine officer's insignia unusual threaded post fixings Please note no nuts
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Officer's Insignia Scarce Pair of officer's Air Corps branch of service insignia pin back in sterling silver,
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Patch A good clean period example will be supplied, I have several in stock.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Patch in Bullion A good period example of the USAAC Officer's sleeve patch in bullion, with four snaps attached to the back. Bullion is aged and tarnished as you would expect of a patch 70+ years old but no moth or damage.
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot Wing An English made pilot wing, hollow back, pin back fixing with safety pin. Not maker marked. Measures 3 1/16"
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot Wing A pilot wing in sterling silver, clutch back fittings, full size 3".
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot Wing An early war example of a Pilot wing, a light weight pressing in sterling silver, no maker marks, pin back with safety catch. Measures 2 3/4"
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot Wing A period used pilot wing, pin back, safety clasp missing in sterling. Measures 2 7/8" slightly smaller than standard 3"
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot Wing - English Made A scarce English made pilot wing by Firmin of London. Very detailed feathering to the wing typical of English made insignia. Pin back, maker marked, not sterling, measures 3 1/16"
WWII U.S. Army Air Force - 1st Troop Carrier Command Patch A mint 1st Troop Carrier Command patch, fully embroidered on twill. Motto is -Vincit Qui Primum Gerit (Latin) - He Conquers Who Gets There First I Troop Carrier Command was formed on 30 April 1942 when the Air Service Command 50th Transport Wing was transferred into a new unit named the Air Transport Command. However, it was soon discovered that this designation was wanted as a new name for the older Air Corps Ferrying Command, whose functions had been expanded beyond the limits implied by its title. Accordingly, the recently created Air Transport Command was redesignated the I Troop Carrier Command (I TCC) With its activation, I TCC was assigned directly to Army Air Forces Headquarters, and the AAF established the troop carrier mission as one of the four combat missions of the Army Air Forces – bombardment, pursuit or fighter, reconnaissance and troop carrier.
WWII U.S. Army Air Force Aerial Delivery Container Lamp Here is a scarce near mint in the original box a WWII U.S. Army Air Force Aerial Delivery Container Lamp, Type A-1. Used on the A-5 supply container. This is a White light - for Medical supplies Note I have two of these both very similar condition but may vary slightly from the images.
WWII U.S. Army Air Force Aerial Delivery Container Lamp Here is a scarce near mint in the original box a WWII U.S. Army Air Force Aerial Delivery Container Lamp, Type A-1. Used on the A-5 supply container. This is a Red light - Fuels Ammunition Note I have two of these both very similar condition but may vary slightly from the images.
WWII U.S. Army Air Force Airborne Troop Carrier Patch - American Made An American made patch in mint un-issued condition.
WWII U.S. Army Air Force Presidental Unit Citation In Bullion A scarce Army Air Force variation in bullion thread, intricate and quality work and a deep blue colour bar. States Armed Forces, and those of allied countries, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II). The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions so as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign. Since its inception by Executive Order on 26 February 1942, retroactive to 7 December 1941, to 2008, the Presidential Unit Citation has been awarded in conflicts such as World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Iraq War, and the War in Afghanistan. The collective degree of valor (combat heroism) against an armed enemy by the unit nominated for the PUC is the same as that which would warrant award of the individual award of the Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross or Navy Cross. In some cases, one or more individuals within the unit may have also been awarded individual awards for their contribution to the actions for which their entire unit was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation.
WWII U.S. Army Air Force Warrant Officer's Garrision Cap Badge This one is the small size USAAF warrant officer's English made (not maker marked) cap badge with pin back fitting. Measures 1" x 3/4".
WWII U.S. Army Armor Force Patch Good near mint condition Armored Force patch. I have three in stock
WWII U.S. Army Aviation Cadet Cap Badge A fine issue Aviation Cadet cap Badge, threaded post backing with securing nut, some light tarnishing to the prop blades. The side pins are missing,
WWII U.S. Army Captains Rank by Luxenburg A matching full size pair of pin back Captains rank insignia by the rare maker Luxenburg of New York. Maker marked in Sterling Silver.
WWII U.S. Army Captains Rank by Luxenburg A single full size, pin back Captains rank insignia by the rare maker Luxenburg of New York. Maker marked in Sterling Silver.
WWII U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer in Bullion An un-cut pair of Chief Warrant Officer rank in bullion thread on a dark khaki green cloth.
WWII U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Rank Insignia A pair of Chief Warrant Officer Insignia, maker marked by Amcraft in the snow flake pattern, pin back with safety clasp.
WWII U.S. Army Comat Medic Qualification on a 464th PIR Oval Here we have a scarce two piece construction Combat Medic, pin back with safety catch in sterling silver and maker marked by NS Meyer of New York pinned onto a rare 464th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion oval in twill material. When the division arrived in Britain, it came under the command of 17th Airborne Corps, part of the First Allied Airborne Army, but was not chosen to participate in Operation Market Garden, the airborne landings in the Netherlands, as Allied planners believed it had arrived too late and could not be "trained up" in time for the operation. However, after the end of Operation Market Garden the division was shipped to France and then Belgium to fight in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge and was then withdrawn to Luxembourg to prepare for an assault over the River Rhine. In March 1945, the division participated in its first, and only, airborne operation, dropping alongside the British 6th Airborne Division as a part of Operation Varsity
WWII U.S. Army Eighth Air Force Grouping 8th Air Force Grouping including a rare "Lucky Bastard Club" 25 mission framed certificate to S/Sgt Robert L Gundlach plus WWII boxed Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross medal both (un-named) S/Sgt Gunglach flew with the 388th Squadron, 45th combat Wing out of Knettishall in England, he flew 25 missions on the B17G "My Devotion" This is all the information I have and could make a good research project. The certificate has some water damage to the top two lines please see images.
WWII U.S. Army English Made Captain's Rank Dated 1942 A rare early WWII pair of English made Captain's rank bars, pin backs in good used condition. Maker marked JR Gaunt London in sterling silver with the hall marks for 1942. The Anchor is Birmingham essay office, the Lion is for sterling silver 925 and the S is for the date 1942.
WWII U.S. Army European Theatre Of Operations Patch This is the printed ETO version patchon black canvas material. some age but not issued. The European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA) was a United States Army formation which directed US Army operations in parts of Europe from 1942 to 1945. It referred to Army Ground Forces, United States Army Air Forces, and Army Service Forces operations north of Italy and the Mediterranean coast, in the European Theater of World War II. It was bordered to the south by the North African Theater of Operations, US Army (NATOUSA), which later became the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTOUSA).
WWII U.S. Army Full Colonel Rank - A Colonel rank insignia, maker marked NS Meyer NY, pin back safety catch missing.
WWII U.S. Army Glider Infantry Officer's Garrision Cap Badge A good period silk thread embroidered Officer's Glider Infantry Garrison cap badge, worn on the left side of the cap. Some minor service wear. Measures 2"
WWII U.S. Army Hostess Librarian Patch A good un-issued, fully embroidered example, colours good. Measures 3 1/8" x 1 3/4"
WWII U.S. Army III Armored Corps Patch A good example of the III Armored Corps patch. Have 2 in stock III Armored Corps was founded at Camp Polk, Louisiana on 7 July 1942 under the command of Major General Willis D. Crittenberger during World War II. It was activated on 20 August the same year at Camp Polk. It was retitled as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, XIX Corps, on 10 October 1943. It fought as part of the First and Ninth Armies, fighting on the Western Front of World War II. Disbanded on 5 September 1945 in France
WWII U.S. Army IV Armored Corps Patch A good near mint condition IV Armored patch. Have 2 in stock Formerly reactivated without interruptions since October 1939, during World War II IV Corps was reconstituted on 27 June 1944, replacing the VI Corps in the U.S. Fifth Army's order of battle in the Italian campaign, after Allied forces liberated Rome in the summer of 1944 when VI Corps was withdrawn to take part in Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France. Initially the corps had two divisions, the U.S. 1st Armored and 6th South African Armoured - but was reinforced with U.S. 92nd Infantry Division from August, 1st Brazilian Infantry Division from September, and U.S. 10th Mountain Division in February 1945, as well as with U.S. 85th Infantry Division in April
WWII U.S. Army Ledo Road Patch - China-Burma-India A scarce Theatre made patch for Ledo Road, hand embroidered and removed from uniform. The Ledo Road from Ledo, Assam, India to Kunming, Yunnan, China was built during World War II so that the Western Allies could supply the Chinese as an alternative to the Burma Road After the British had been pushed back out of most of Burma by the Japanese, building this road became a priority for the United States. After Rangoon was captured by the Japanese and before the Ledo Road was finished, the majority of supplies to the Chinese were delivered via airlift over the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains known as the Hump. Of the 1,726 kilometres (1,072 mi) long road, 1,033 kilometres (642 mi) is in Burma and 632 kilometres (393 mi) is in China with the remainder in India.
WWII U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Rank Insignia A matching pair of pin back rank, one of the pins is missing a safety clasp.
WWII U.S. Army Major Rank in Bullion An un-cut pair of Major rank in bullion on khaki wool, perfect and unissued. Several pairs in stock
WWII U.S. Army Major Rank Insignia A matching pair of Major rank in pin back with safety catch, maker marked by Amico.
WWII U.S. Army Medical Surgeon Officer's Insignia A matching pair in sterling silver made by NS Meyer New York.
WWII U.S. Army Officer Infantry Branch of Service Insignia A single Officer's Infantry branch of service insignia, clutch back but complete with Phinney clutch back fittings.
WWII U.S. Army Officer's Cap A good officer's service cap in olive drab serge material which is an unusual type and a great shape. No moth and the leather to the peak is good with slight service and age wear. Officer's cap badge to the front. Size is about 6 1/2"
WWII U.S. Army Officers Ordanance Branch of Service Badge A good pin back example, not marked but English made piece.
WWII U.S. Army Overseas Service Stripes in Bullion Un-issued set of three stripes representing 18 months overseas service in bullion thread on summer tan cotton material.
WWII U.S. Army Paratrooper 82nd Airborne 505th Parachute Infantry Wings Here is an original Paratrooper wing, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver pinned onto a scare 505th PIR oval in twill material. Under the command of Colonel James M. Gavin, the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) was activated at Fort Benning, Georgia on 6 July 1942, during World War II, as part of the U.S. Airborne Command. In April, in preparation for the Allied invasion of Sicily Operation Husky, the regiment was moved to Tunisia, in North Africa, battle honors was also awarded for combat jumps for Salerno, D Day Normandy, Market Garden and The Battle of the Bulge.
WWII U.S. Army Paratrooper Jump Wings A good set, pin back fitting, hollow back chute, not maker marked. These are aged and blackened not cleaned and are as they came to me. Nice original wing.
WWII U.S. Army Paratrooper Qualification Wings A good example of a U.S. Army Paratrooper wing with safety clasp, pin back in sterling silver.
WWII U.S. Army Presidential Unit Citation Award in Bullion Thread Unit Citation in bullion. Sold as each. States Armed Forces, and those of allied countries, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II). The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions so as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign. Since its inception by Executive Order on 26 February 1942, retroactive to 7 December 1941, to 2008, the Presidential Unit Citation has been awarded in conflicts such as World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Iraq War, and the War in Afghanistan. The collective degree of valor (combat heroism) against an armed enemy by the unit nominated for the PUC is the same as that which would warrant award of the individual award of the Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross or Navy Cross. In some cases, one or more individuals within the unit may have also been awarded individual awards for their contribution to the actions for which their entire unit was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation.
WWII U.S. Army Rangers Patch A near mint example of the Rangers sleeve patch. Fully embroidered. On June 19, 1942 the 1st Ranger Battalion was sanctioned, recruited, and began training in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Rangers fought in Dieppe raid in August ’42. The 3rd and 4th Ranger Battalions fought in North Africa and in Italy Battle of Cisterna (29 January 1944) when most of the Rangers of the 1st and 3rd Battalions were captured. Of the 767 men in the battalions 761 were killed or captured. The the 5th Ranger Battalion landed on Dog White sector on Omaha Beach, during the Invasion of Normandy, the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the 90-foot (27 m) cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, a few miles to the west, to destroy a five-gun battery of captured French Canon de 155 mm GPF guns.
WWII U.S. Army Warrant Officer Junior Grade An un-cut pair of Warrant Officer Junior Grade rank in bullion thread on a dark khaki green cloth.
WWII U.S. Army Warrant Officer's Garrision Cap Badge Warrant officer cap badge, pin back (safety missing) measures 1 7/8" x 1"
WWII U.S. Atlantic Base Command Patch An original patch, slight glue residue to the back.
WWII U.S. Coastguard Warrant Officer Garrion Cap Badge A quality period original Coastguard Warrant Officer insignia in 1/20th gold filled sterling silver made by Vanguard. Pin back with safety clasp. Measures 1 1/2" by 7/8".
WWII U.S. Combined Operations Patch Engineering Amphibious A mint un-issued example. USA variant of the British badge. An article on the American Army Engineering Amphibian Units mentions that the shoulder patch worn by members was approved on June 17th 1942. This patch, embroidered in yellow on a light blue background, was worn at the top of the left arm only.
WWII U.S. Combined Operations Patch Engineering Amphibious A good used example removed from uniform USA variant of the British badge. An article on the American Army Engineering Amphibian Units mentions that the shoulder patch worn by members was approved on June 17th 1942. This patch, embroidered in yellow on a light blue background, was worn at the top of the left arm only.
WWII U.S. Engineer/Artillery Paratrooper Cap Patch A used cap patch, removed from album some glue paper on the back (see images) cotton on twill, measures 1 3/4"
WWII U.S. Enlisted Artillery Glider Trooper - Cap Patch A good early war original period piece cap patch, embroidered on twill, near mint. Measures 2"
WWII U.S. Enlisted Glider Artillery Trooper Cap Patch A variation on the cap patch, embroidered on twill, removed from album, some glue stains on the rear check images. Nice original. Measures 2"
WWII U.S. European Threatre of Operations 2nd Type in Bullion An English made, Officer's ETO 2nd type patch in bullion thread, high quality work, some moth to the edge at the 7 o'clock and small nips on the edge near the top, some of the fine thread missing from around the star. See images, not mint or perfect but this is still a great patch. Measures 3 7/8" x 2 3/4" The European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA) was a United States Army formation which directed US Army operations in parts of Europe from 1942 to 1945. It referred to Army Ground Forces, United States Army Air Forces, and Army Service Forces operations north of Italy and the Mediterranean coast, in the European Theater of World War II. It was bordered to the south by the North African Theater of Operations, US Army (NATOUSA), which later became the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTOUSA).
WWII U.S. First Army Medical Patch A scarce First Army patch with the top of the A embroidered in maroon, designated for medical personnel. First Army's entry into World War II began in October 1943 as Bradley returned to Washington, D.C. to receive his command and began to assemble a staff and headquarters to prepare for Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy. Headquarters, First Army was activated In January 1944 at Bristol, England. Upon going ashore on 6 June 1944, D-Day, First Army came under 21st Army Group and commanded all American ground forces during the invasion. Three American divisions were landed by sea at the Western end of the beaches, and two more were landed by air. On Utah Beach the assault troops made good time, but Omaha Beach came nearest of all of the five landing areas to disaster. The two American airborne divisions that landed were scattered all over the landscape, and caused considerable confusion amongst the German soldiers, as well as largely securing their objectives, albeit with units completely mixed up with each other. First Army captured much of the early gains of the Allied forces in Normandy. Once the beachheads were joined up, its troops struck west and isolated the Cotentin Peninsula. They fought throughout Europe in the war.
WWII U.S. Forth Air Force Patch This one started life as a U.S. made cloth embroidered 4th AF patch and has been overlaid with bullion thread. Good workmanship and un-issued. One of the four original numbered air forces, Fourth Air Force was activated as the Southwest Air District of the GHQ Air Force on 18 December 1940, at March Field, California. It was redesignated Fourth Air Force on 26 March 1941 with a mission for the defense of the Southwest and Lower Midwest regions of the United States.
WWII U.S. Glider Infantry Enlisted Cap Patch A removed from an album, cotton on twill, on the back some glue stains (see images) a little grubby on the front, not mint but still a good example. Measures 2 1/8"
WWII U.S. HQ European Theatre of Operations This patch is the third design for the ETO USA. Removed from uniform, not mint but still good condition. Measures 4"x 3". Removed from album, slightly sticky on back.
WWII U.S. HQ European Theatre of Operations Good mint condition patch good colours fully machine embroidered. Slight variation to item 52307 different shape eagle. Measures 3 1/16" wide x 4" tall. This patch is the third design for the ETO USA was approved 21st March 1945. When the war ended in Europe on 8 May 1945, the ETOUSA headquarters was located in Versailles, France, just outside Paris. As Eisenhower and his staff began to prepare for the occupation of Germany, the ETOUSA headquarters staff moved to Frankfurt, Germany, and co-located with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces and the Office of Military Government, United States. ETOUSA was redesignated Headquarters, United States Forces European Theater (HQ USFET) on 1 July 1945, with its headquarters remaining at Frankfurt.
WWII U.S. HQ European Theatre of Operations Patch Good almost mint condition patch fully embroidered. Slight variation to item 52306 different shape eagle. Measures 3" wide x 3 7/8" When the war ended in Europe on 8 May 1945, the ETOUSA headquarters was located in Versailles, France, just outside Paris. As Eisenhower and his staff began to prepare for the occupation of Germany, the ETOUSA headquarters staff moved to Frankfurt, Germany, and co-located with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces and the Office of Military Government, United States. ETOUSA was redesignated Headquarters, United States Forces European Theater (HQ USFET) on 1 July 1945, with its headquarters remaining at Frankfurt.
WWII U.S. HQ European Theatre of Operations Patch A used removed from uniform, English made patch, variation the eagle faces right not left and is a small size at 3 1/4" tall x 2 3/4" wide. When the war ended in Europe on 8 May 1945, the ETOUSA headquarters was located in Versailles, France, just outside Paris. As Eisenhower and his staff began to prepare for the occupation of Germany, the ETOUSA headquarters staff moved to Frankfurt, Germany, and co-located with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces and the Office of Military Government, United States. ETOUSA was redesignated Headquarters, United States Forces European Theater (HQ USFET) on 1 July 1945, with its headquarters remaining at Frankfurt.
WWII U.S. II Armor Corps Patch A good II Armor Corps patch fully embroidered. The corps was first activated on January 17, 1942, five weeks after the entry of the United States into World War II, as the II Armored Corps at Camp Polk in Louisiana. When the concept of Armored Corps proved unnecessary, II Armored Corps was re-designated as XVIII Corps on 9 October 1943 at the Presidio of Monterey, California.
WWII U.S. Lt. Colonel Rank A matching pair of English jeweller made Lt. Colonel rank insignia, with english pins and safety catches. Super high quality detail on the oak leaves.
WWII U.S. Lt.Colonel Rank in Bullion An un-cut pair of Lieutenant-Colonel rank in bullion on heavy pattern khaki wool, perfect and unissued. I have several pairs in stock
WWII U.S. M-1916 Army Leather Holster A leather holster made by Milwaukee Saddlery Co. Dated 1944. Please note modifications, belt hook removed, also each side of the flap has been trimmed (I don't know why).
WWII U.S. Made Chief Warrant Officer Rank Bar A good U.S. made rank bar, pin back with safety clasp.
WWII U.S. Medal Ribbon Bar A three piece bat, pin back. Medals are:- European Theatre Defence Good Conduct
WWII U.S. Military Mission to Moscow Patch American made cotton embroidered example, removed from uniform some light wear. Removed from album slightly sticky on back and trace of paper. (see images)
WWII U.S. Navy Enlisted Aircrew Wings A good set of embroidered Aircrew wings. Measures 2" x 3"
WWII U.S. Navy Grouping - Leading Seaman Here we have an unusual WWII navy grouping the items are:- 1. Navy photo album - containing. call up papers. Crossing the line certificate, 30 original photographs. 2. Honorable Discharge certificate. 3. Studio photograph. 4.Pair of Dog Tags to Layne Daniel Wright 5. Three medals Victory, American Campaign and Asiatic Pacific Campaign. 6. Combined Operations sleeve patch. 7. U.S. Savings bond booket. 8. Five various passes. 9. A large framed photo of two brothers and I presume their mother. Measures 18" x 12" Leading Seaman Layne Daniel Wright served on USS Westmoreland an attack transport ship, although it did not participate in combat operations it ended the war ferrying troops from the Pacific to the USA. He enlisted in December '42 until Dec '45.
WWII U.S. Navy Medical Officer Insignia A matching pair of Medical Officers insignia, clutch back examples (sterling marked clutch fixings) Quality work.
WWII U.S. Navy Officers Garrision Cap Badge A quality made Officers badge in sterling silver 1/20th filled gold. Small imperfection to the back casting see images. Pin Back measures 1 1/4" by 1".
WWII U.S. Navy Petty Officer's Garrision Cap Badge This is the smaller size Petty Officer's garrision cap badge pin back in sterling silver. Measures 1 1/16" x 3/4"
WWII U.S. Navy Pilot in Bullion A period example of pilot wing all good.
WWII U.S. Navy Rating 2nd Class Parachute Rigger USN Rank patch dated on the back 1942, mint un-issued example. Measures 5 1/2" x 4"
WWII U.S. Officers Bullion Letter Insignia Fully embroidered bullion letters, these are in excellent condition and are priced as each.
WWII U.S. Officers Collar Insignia and Overseas Bars Two items both in bullion thread, U.S.lapel letters and two overseas bars indicating one year service.
WWII U.S. Panama Command Patch "Hellgate" A mint un-issued patch, removed from album, some glue and paper to the back see images. The Panama command eventually assumed operational responsibility over air and naval forces assigned in its area of operations. By early 1942, a Joint Operations Center had been established at Quarry Heights. In the meantime, military strength in the area was gradually rising and reached its peak in January 1943, when 68,000 personnel were defending the Panama Canal. Military strength was sharply reduced with the termination of World War II. Between 1946 and 1974, total military strength in Panama fluctuated between 6,600 and 20,300 (with the lowest force strength in 1959). From 1975 until late 1994 total military strength in Panama remained at about 10,000 personnel
WWII U.S. Panama Department Patch An original patch, removed from uniform, measures 1 3/4" x 2"
WWII U.S. Parachute Glider Trooper - Officer Cap Patch An embroidered original on twill patch, near mint un-issued, measures 2"
WWII U.S. Paratrooper Wing - English Made J.R.Gaunt London A scarce English made wing still on original Gaunt card. Maker marked, pin back fitting, slight contact marks on righthand side of risers and age tarnish to right wing (see image) otherwise all good.
WWII U.S. Paratrooper Wing by Charles Polk New York A rare Paratrooper wing, marked sterling silver, maker marked CP Co NYC, clutch back fittings,with original wartime clutch backs. Some tarnish and age to the front face. Measures 1 1/2" across with the clutch posts 3/8". This is the only set of these I have had in 25+ years of trading
WWII U.S. Perisan Gulf Command Patch A patch in bullion thread, removed from uniform, aged and not mint, Please see images. Measures 3" x 2 3/8" The Persian Gulf Command was a United States Army service command established in December 1943 to assure the supply of U.S. lend-lease war material to the Soviet Union. Its history originated in September 1941, when the U.S. Military Iranian Mission led by Engineer officer COL Raymond A. Wheeler (later CG) was established to facilitate lend-lease supply to the U.S.S.R.[1] At this same time, the Iranian District of the North Atlantic Division was set up to provide construction support. In August 1942 the mission was re-designated as the Persian Gulf Service Command, and in December 1943 became the Persian Gulf Command. It subsequently came under the command of a succession of engineer generals. Following the War Department’s full militarization of construction, the Iranian District ceased to exist in May 1943. Three districts directly subordinate to the area command eventually replaced it. Eventually thousands of personnel worked in Iraq as well. Iran was already occupied by British and Russian troops who were guarding the oil fields and keeping an eye on the pro-German Iranians (Persians). Hitler believed that German military forces could eventually take possession of the oil fields and the railroad that went through the mountains from the Persian Gulf to the Russian border.
WWII U.S. Public Health Service Officer Cap Badge A rare cap badge, very high quality gilt strike, not marked, screw back. The emblem of this organisation is a winged medical caduceus superimposed on a fouled anchor, signifying medicine and the latter a sailor in distress. A department of the Navy.
WWII U.S. Southern Defense Command Patch A mint un-issued patch, removed from album some glue spots and paper to the back of the patch. Southern Command was responsible for the defence of southern portion of the USA. The patch is a shield shape to represent a defensive mission. The three colours are also found in the Third Army patch indicating the close ties of the two organisation. The wavy white bar is symbolic of the Commands mission to protect against attacks from across the frontier.
WWII U.S. Stratigic and Tactical Air Force Europe Patch An English made USSAF patch on wool, small minor loss to left side edge. Also comes with a version moth damage on star see image 3. Sold as 2 items in this lot US Eighth Air Force in World War II, later designated the United States Strategic and Tactical Air Forces (USSTAF) was the first and became the overall command and control authority of the United States Army Air Forces against the European Axis members (and as the Eighth Air Force, responsible in and for the Northern Europe Theater) during World War II, where it had started as a complementary command to that of the smaller theater organized Ninth Air Force, Twelfth Air Force, and Fifteenth Air Forces. As the oldest command, initially beginning the earliest American operations in Europe as VIII Bomber Command, the Eighth had provided British liaison and strategic tasking guidance over each of those younger organizations throughout the war, whereas each had different command and control areas and responsibilities including those of the Mediterranean region air force operations.
WWII U.S. Stratigic and Tactical Air Force Europe Patch A U.S. made USSTAF patch, removed from uniform and from album, some paper to back. Several in stock US Eighth Air Force in World War II, later designated the United States Strategic and Tactical Air Forces (USSTAF) was the first and became the overall command and control authority of the United States Army Air Forces against the European Axis members (and as the Eighth Air Force, responsible in and for the Northern Europe Theater) during World War II, where it had started as a complementary command to that of the smaller theater organized Ninth Air Force, Twelfth Air Force, and Fifteenth Air Forces. As the oldest command, initially beginning the earliest American operations in Europe as VIII Bomber Command, the Eighth had provided British liaison and strategic tasking guidance over each of those younger organizations throughout the war, whereas each had different command and control areas and responsibilities including those of the Mediterranean region air force operations.
WWII U.S. Womens Army Corps Enlisted Cap Badge Rare original cap badge, screw back fitting.
WWII U.S. Womens Army Corps Garrison Cap Badge Original and rare officers cap badge, screw back detailed strike.
WWII U.S.38th Infantry Division - Cyclone A good patch removed from uniform, removed from album. Based in Hawaii to defend and train, also fought in the Pacific New Guniea, Leyte, Manila, Bataan, Corregidor, Manilla,
WWII U.S.A.A.F Enlisted Aviation Collar Insignia A pair of EM Aviation collar insignia, two piece, screw back fittings.
WWII U.S.A.A.F Enlisted Aviation Collar Insignia A pair of EM Aviation collar insignia, one piece, screw back fittings.
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Army Airways Communication Command Patch An embroidered on wool with cheese cloth backing example, removed from jacket some service wear and grim to the front. This is the large A2 size version and measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" The tempo, range, and scale of air operations in World War II greatly multiplied the need for fast and reliable communications. Unified command, centralized flight control, flexibility in the employment of tactical aircraft—all this and much more in the areas of combat operations depended upon an effective system of communications. So, too, did the movement of ferried and transport aircraft along the military airways discussed in preceding chapters, as did the provision of data on which dependable predictions of weather could be made. Radio and wire facilities had literally to circle the globe and at the same time to provide point-to-point, air-to-ground, or ground-to-air communication as the need might dictate. The exchange in some instances required transmission of the human voice; in others, a homing signal for the aid of distraught navigators or the simplified and complex languages of code. Installations might be as complicated as those serving a great city or so simple as to find shelter in a tent, a native hut, or some improvised structure. Whatever the circumstances of the individual unit, it had its place in a larger system that was as vital to air warfare as ammunition or fuel.
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Army Airways Communication Command Patch Here is the smaller version which measures 3 1/2" x 2 7/8". It is embroidered on wool with cheese cloth backing. Removed from album slight glue area on the back.
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Army Airways Communication Command Patch Here is the large jacket version which measures 5" x 3 7/8"". It is embroidered on wool with cheese cloth backing. Almost mint condition.
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Balloon Observer in Cloth A good cloth Balloon Observer wings, un-issued, full size measures 3 7/8" x 1 7/8"
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Bombardier Wing in Tan Cloth A good cloth Bombardier wings, un-issued. Summer tan cloth with cheese cloth backing. Full size measures 3 3/4" x 1 15/16"
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Enlisted Aviation Branch Insignia A pair of U.S. and Aviation branch insignia, screw back fittings, two piece construction.
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Flight Surgeon Wings in Cloth A good cloth Flight Surgeon wings, un-issued. Full size measures 3 7/8" x 1 13/16"
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Instuctor Pilot Wing - Tan/Tropical Summer Issue A good embroidered cloth Instructor wing, un-issued, Summer/Tropical white on tan. Removed from album sticky back. Size measures 3 1/8" x1 7/16" Medal ribbon for indication of size only.
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Liaison Pilot in Cloth A good cloth Liaison Pilot wings, un-issued, full size measures 3 7/8" x 1 13/16"
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Navigator Wing - Tan Summer Issue A good embroidered cloth Navigator wing, un-issued, Summer/Tropical white on tan with cheese cloth backing. Full size measures 4" x 2"
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Observer Wing - Tan/Tropical Summer Issue A good looking embroidered cloth Observer wing, un-issued, Summer/Tropical white on tan with cheese cloth backing. Full size measures 3 9/16" x 2"
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Service Pilot in Cloth A good cloth Service Pilot wings, un-issued, full size measures 3 15/16" x 1 3/4"
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Sweetheart Ear Rings A matching pair of ear rings in sterling silver, screw back fitting.
WWII U.S.A.A.F. Technical Observer in Cloth A good cloth Technical Observer wings, un-issued, Full size measures 3 15/16" x 7/8"
WWII U.S.A.A.F.Air Gunners Sweetheart Broach An unusual Gunners sweetheart in sterling silver, pin backs with safety clasps. Measures 2 3/4" in length, gunner wing 3/4" with the AAF 5/8"
WWII U.S.Army 102nd Infantry Division Patch A good period example of the 102 patch. The 102d Infantry Division arrived at Cherbourg, France, 23 September 1944, and, after a short period of training near Valognes, moved to the German-Netherlands border. On 26 October, elements attached to other divisions entered combat and on 3 November the division assumed responsibility for the sector from the Wurm to Waurichen. A realignment of sectors and the return of elements placed the 102d in full control of its units for the first time, 24 November 1944, as it prepared for an attack to the Roer. The attack jumped off, 29 November, and carried the division to the river through Welz, Flossdorf, and Linnich.
WWII U.S.Army 13th Airborne Division A mint early version, un-issued patch fully embroidered, one piece construction on twill. 13th Airborne was officially activated in August 1943 at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, remaining active until February 1946, but never saw combat. After activation the division remained in the United States to complete its training. This training was completed by September 1944, but had to be extended by a further four months when the division provided reinforcements for the 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division. The division also encountered delays in mounting large-scale training exercises due to a lack of transport aircraft in the United States. This shortage was caused by the 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division taking priority over the 13th in terms of equipment due to the two divisions serving in combat in Europe. As a consequence of these delays the division was only fully trained and combat-ready by January 1945, and was transferred to France and the European Theater of Operations in February. When the division arrived in France, it came under the command of the First Allied Airborne Army, which controlled all Allied airborne formations. The division was selected to participate in Operation Varsity, the airborne operation to support the 21st Army Group crossing the River Rhine, but was removed from the operation due to there being insufficient transport aircraft to carry the division into combat.[4] Several other operations were planned for the division after the end of Operation Varsity, but these operations were cancelled when their objectives were captured by the rapid advance of Allied ground forces and they became superfluous.[5] After the end of the conflict in Europe, the division was shipped to the United States to stage there before it was to participate in the planned invasion of Japan, but the conflict in the Far East ended before it was required and it remained in the United States
WWII U.S.Army 13th Airborne Patch A mint un-issued late war patch, fully embroidered, one piece construction. 13th Airborne was officially activated in August 1943 at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, remaining active until February 1946, but never saw combat. After activation the division remained in the United States to complete its training. This training was completed by September 1944, but had to be extended by a further four months when the division provided reinforcements for the 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division. The division also encountered delays in mounting large-scale training exercises due to a lack of transport aircraft in the United States. This shortage was caused by the 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division taking priority over the 13th in terms of equipment due to the two divisions serving in combat in Europe. As a consequence of these delays the division was only fully trained and combat-ready by January 1945, and was transferred to France and the European Theater of Operations in February. When the division arrived in France, it came under the command of the First Allied Airborne Army, which controlled all Allied airborne formations. The division was selected to participate in Operation Varsity, the airborne operation to support the 21st Army Group crossing the River Rhine, but was removed from the operation due to there being insufficient transport aircraft to carry the division into combat.[4] Several other operations were planned for the division after the end of Operation Varsity, but these operations were cancelled when their objectives were captured by the rapid advance of Allied ground forces and they became superfluous.[5] After the end of the conflict in Europe, the division was shipped to the United States to stage there before it was to participate in the planned invasion of Japan, but the conflict in the Far East ended before it was required and it remained in the United States
WWII U.S.Army 17th Airborne Division Patch This is a one piece 17th Airborne Patch fully embroidered on twill material. Near mint condition a good period piece.
WWII U.S.Army 1st Infantry Division Patch An early scarce WWII original patch embroidered in wool on a cotton material. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"
WWII U.S.Army 1st Infantry Division Patch An original and scarce 1st Division patch, embroidered with a rib weave on a cotton backing and edged with red cotton. The division departed New York Port of Embarkation on 1 August 1942, arrived in Beaminster in south-west England about a week later, and departed 22 October 1942 for the combat amphibious assault of North Africa. As part of II Corps, the division landed in Oran, Algeria on 8 November 1942 as part of Operation Torch, In July 1943, the division took part in Operation Husky invading Sicily. When that campaign was over, the division returned to England 5 November 1943 to prepare for the eventual Normandy invasion. The First Infantry Division and one regimental combat team from the 29th Infantry Division comprised the first wave of troops that assaulted German Army defenses on Omaha Beach on D-Day with some of the division's units suffering 30 percent casualties in the first hour of the assault, and secured Formigny and Caumont in the beachhead by the end of the day. On through France, Spent 42 days in combat in Battle of the Bulge, through Germany ending the war in Czechoslovakia. 1st had 20,650 KIA or wounded during WWII.
WWII U.S.Army 1st Infantry Division Patch A rare variation fully embroidered in cotton with the "1" outlined in white. The division departed New York Port of Embarkation on 1 August 1942, arrived in Beaminster in south-west England about a week later, and departed 22 October 1942 for the combat amphibious assault of North Africa. As part of II Corps, the division landed in Oran, Algeria on 8 November 1942 as part of Operation Torch, In July 1943, the division took part in Operation Husky invading Sicily. When that campaign was over, the division returned to England 5 November 1943 to prepare for the eventual Normandy invasion. The First Infantry Division and one regimental combat team from the 29th Infantry Division comprised the first wave of troops that assaulted German Army defenses on Omaha Beach on D-Day with some of the division's units suffering 30 percent casualties in the first hour of the assault, and secured Formigny and Caumont in the beachhead by the end of the day. On through France, Spent 42 days in combat in Battle of the Bulge, through Germany ending the war in Czechoslovakia. 1st had 20,650 KIA or wounded during WWII.
WWII U.S.Army 1st Infantry Division Patch A rare "Black Back" 1st Division patch, fully embroidered cotton in mint condition.
WWII U.S.Army 26th Infantry Division A good used 26th patch, removed from uniform, Measures 4" x 3 1/4" It was shipped from the United States directly to France, and was never sent to Britain. The 26th Infantry Division landed in France at Cherbourg and Utah Beach on 7 September 1944, but did not enter combat as a division until a month later. The division was then reassigned to XII Corps of the Third United States Army. Rest at Metz was interrupted by the Battle of the Bulge. The division moved north to Luxembourg from 19 to 21 December, to take part in the battle of the Ardennes break-through. Beat off strong German counterattacks, captured Arsdorf on Christmas Day after heavy fighting, attacked toward the Wiltz River, but was forced to withdraw in the face of determined German resistance. Ending up in Germany at the end of the war.
WWII U.S.Army 26th Infantry Division A mint un-issued patch, blue on a light tan twill patch. Unusual variation Shipped from the United States directly to France, and was never sent to Britain. The 26th Infantry Division landed in France at Cherbourg and Utah Beach on 7 September 1944, but did not enter combat as a division until a month later. The division was then reassigned to XII Corps of the Third United States Army. Rest at Metz was interrupted by the Battle of the Bulge. The division moved north to Luxembourg from 19 to 21 December, to take part in the battle of the Ardennes break-through. Beat off strong German counterattacks, captured Arsdorf on Christmas Day after heavy fighting, attacked toward the Wiltz River, but was forced to withdraw in the face of determined German resistance. Ending up in Germany at the end of the war.
WWII U.S.Army 27th Infantry Division - New York A good original patch, green back, removed from album, mint condition. Pacific Theatre, Gilbert Islands, Saipan. 6533 KIA/wounded
WWII U.S.Army 28th Infantry Division Patch A good un-issued 28th patch, mint condition. The 28th Infantry Division after training in England, landed in Normandy, France, 22 July 1944, the men of the 28th took Percy, 1 August, and Gathemo, 10 August. On the 12th, Brigadier General Wharton was killed a few hours after assuming command. The Division began to roll north and east. Neubourg, 24 August, and Elbeuf on the 25th. After parading through Paris, 29 August, it continued its sustained drive through France and Luxembourg to the German border, assembling near Binsfeld, 11 September: It began hammering at the Siegfried Line, 12 September, destroying pillboxes and other fortifications, moved north to Elsenborn, 1 October, then returned on the 6th for patrols and rotation of troops. The 28th smashed into the Hurtgen Forest, 2 November 1944. On 19 November, the Division moved south to hold a 25-mile sector along the Our River in Luxembourg. The Von Rundstedt offensive broke loose, 16 December, along the entire Division front. The 28th fought in place using all available personnel and threw off the enemy timetable before withdrawing to Neufchateau, 22 December, for reorganization. The Division moved to a defensive position along the Meuse River from Givet to Verdun, 2 January 1945, then to a patrol of the Vosges Mountains, 17 February. From 1 to 5 February, it participated in the reduction of the Colmar Pocket, headed for the Rhine and crossed the Rhine-Rhone Canal, 6 February. After an attack toward the Ahr River, 6 March, the 28th engaged in training, rehabilitation, and holding defensive positions. Beginning 7 April it performed occupation duties at Julich and Kaiserlautern until it left France.
WWII U.S.Army 2nd Division Officer's Patch in Bullion A good scarce 2nd Division patch in bullion with a silk backing, removed from uniform, a nip on the edge at the 4 o'clock mark, bullion is in excellent condition with a fine detailed and quality cotton Indian Head. Large size at 4 1/2" x 3 3/4" After training in Northern Ireland and Wales from October 1943 to June 1944, the 2nd Infantry Division crossed the channel to land on Omaha Beach on D plus 1 on 7 June 1944near St. Laurent-sur-Mer. Attacking across the Aure River on 10 June, the division liberated Trévières then proceeded to secure Hill 192, The division went on the defensive until 26 July. After exploiting the Saint-Lo breakout, the 2nd Division then advanced across the (Vire) to take (Tinhebray) on 15 August 1944. The division then advanced to Brest the heavily defended port fortress for German U-Boats. The division took a brief rest 19–26 September before moving to defensive positions at St. Vith, Belgium on 29 September 1944. The division entered Germany on 3 October 1944, and was ordered, on 11 December 1944, to attack and seize the Roer River dams. The German Ardennes offensive in mid-December forced the division to withdraw to defensive positions near Elsenborn Ridge, where the German drive was halted. In February 1945 the division attacked, recapturing lost ground, and seized Gemund, 4 March. Reaching the Rhine 9 March, the 2ID advanced south to take Breisig, 10–11 March, and to guard the Remagen bridge, 12–20 March. The division crossed the Rhine on 21 March and advanced to Hadamar and Limburg , the 2nd then crossed the Weser at Veckerhagen, 6–7 April, captured Göttingen 8 April, established a bridgehead across the Saale, 14 April, seizing Merseburg on 15 April. On 18 April the division took Leipzig, mopped up in the area, and outposted the Mulde River. Relieved on the Mulde, the 2nd moved 200 miles, 1–3 May, to positions along the German-Czech border near Schonsee and Waldmünchen, where 2nd relieved the 97th and 99th ID's. The division crossed over to Czechoslovakia on 4 May 1945 The division lost 3,031 killed in action, 12,785 wounded in action, and 457 died of wounds.
WWII U.S.Army 2nd Division Patch An original early embroidered on wool, some cuts to the edges (see images) left and lower right edges. Removed from album has some glue residue on the back. 2nd landed Omaha Beach 7th June, fought throughout France, Belgium and Germany.
WWII U.S.Army 2nd Lieutenant Rank Insignia A matching pair of un-marked rank insignia, pin back with safety clasp. I have 2 pairs in stock
WWII U.S.Army 33rd Infantry Division Patch A good 33rd patch, un-issued example. The 33rd Infantry Division arrived in Hawaii on 12 July 1943. While guarding installations, it received training in jungle warfare. On 11 May 1944, it arrived in New Guinea where it received additional training. The 123rd Infantry Regiment arrived at Maffin Bay, 1 September, to provide perimeter defense by aggressive patrolling for Wakde Airdrome and the Toem-Sarmi sector. The 33rd landed at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, 10 February 1945, and relieved the 43rd Infantry Division in the Damortis-Rosario Pozorrubio area, 13–15 February.
WWII U.S.Army 37th Infantry Division A good variation in mint condition. Activated: 15 October 1940 (National Guard Division from Ohio) Overseas: 26 May 1942 Pacific Theatre Campaigns: Northern Solomons, Battle of Luzon Distinguished Unit Citations: 9 Awards: Medals of Honor: 7 Distinguished Service Crosses: 116 Distinguished Service Medals: 4 Silver Stars: 1,008 Legions of Merit: 71 Soldier's Medals: 101 Bronze Stars: 6,807 Air Medals: 84 5960KIA/wounded with 592 days combat credited.
WWII U.S.Army 39th Division Patch A good scarce un-issued patch. After WW1, the division was reorganized by Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Louisiana. Because of the change of geographic area, the National Guard requested the division to be re-designated as the 31st Infantry Division. The re-designation was approved on 1 July 1923, and the 39th Division disappeared from the rolls until after World War II Was not activated during WWII.
WWII U.S.Army 43rd Infantry Division Patch A good variation with an khaki edge, mint condition. The division headed for the Pacific arriving in New Zealand and then onto New Hebrides, New Caldedonia, Guadalcanal, Russell Islands, Manila finally onto Japan as part of the occupation Army north of Tokyo.
WWII U.S.Army 44th Division Patch A good period 44th patch. Northern France 25 July – 14 September 44 Rhineland 15 September 1944 – 21 March 1945 Central Europe 22 March 1945 – 11 May 1945 Ardennes-Alsace 16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945 Days of combat: 190. Captured over 40,000 POW's 5655 KIA and or wounded
WWII U.S.Army 45th Infantry Division Patch A a 45th Division patch, good bright colours, I have two in stock one has been removed from an album. The 45th Infantry Division guardsmen saw no major action until they became one of the first National Guard units activated in World War II in 1941. They took part in intense fighting during the invasion of Sicily and the attack on Salerno in the 1943 Italian Campaign. Slowly advancing through Italy, they fought in Anzio and in Monte Cassino. After landing in France during Operation Dragoon, they joined the 1945 drive into Nazi Germany that ended the War in Europe.
WWII U.S.Army 4th Ranger Battalion Shoulder Title A good original cloth title, embroidered on wool with a cheese cloth backing, un-issued condition. On 10 July 1943, 4th Battalion, along with 1st and 3rd spearheaded Seventh Army's Amphibious Battle of Gela and Licata, beginning the Allied invasion of Sicily. Arriving ahead of the 1st Infantry Division, the Rangers quickly encountered the Italian 4th "Livorno" Division and the Hermann Goering Division. Facing an overwhelming surprise attack, the Livorno Division surrendered. The Hermann Goering Division was pushed back into the city of Messina where it held off the Allied forces for the remaining German forces to escape.
WWII U.S.Army 81st Infantry Division Patch - Wild Cats A good patch, un-issued example. Pacific Theatre and invaded Angaur Island in the Palau group, attached to the 1st Marine Division, went into action on Peleliu Island The team aided in mopping up Ngesebus Island and capturing Kongauru and Garakayo Islands. RCT 323 under naval task force command occupied Ulithi Island, 21-23 September 1944. Elements of the team landed on Ngulu Atoll and destroyed enemy personnel and installations, Between 4 November 1944 and 1 January 1945, the Division seized Pulo Anna Island, Kyangel Atoll, and Pais Island.
WWII U.S.Army 826th Armor Patch A period WWII patch, removed from album retaining some paper and glue marks to the back. Embroidered on tan twill. Converted from tank battalions, thirteen amphibian tractor battalions (the 534th, 535th, 536th, 539th, 540th, 658th, 672nd, 720th, 726th, 727th, 728th, and 826th) and one amphibian tank battalion (the 795th) were formed, some by converting existing tank destroyer and armored infantry battalions. All except for the 535th, 720th and the 795th saw service in the Pacific
WWII U.S.Army 82nd Airborne Division Patch Here is a two piece patch separate tab, un-issued example with green twill border. Measures 3 1/4" tall x 2 3/8" wide Famous 82nd Airborne in 1943 fought in North Africa, dropped into Sicily, Salerno onto Naples, beach landings at Anzio. Then dropped into Normandy on 6th June D Day, St Mere Eglise, Carantan. Holland Market Garden Nijmegen Bridge. Back to Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge at Werbomont. St Vith, across the Ruhr into Koln, taking the city of Ludwigst and Berlin. The division fought in seven campaigns and are credited with 422 days of combat taking 6993 KIA or wounded.
WWII U.S.Army 84th Division Patch A good 84th patch. The 84th Infantry Division was activated on 15 October 1942. It embarked on 20 September 1944 and arrived in the United Kingdom on 1 October. The division landed on Omaha Beach, 1–4 November 1944, and moved to the vicinity of Gulpen, the Netherlands, 5–12 November. The division entered combat, 18 November, with an attack on Geilenkirchen, Germany, Battle of the Bulge then on though Germany.
WWII U.S.Army 85th Division Patch Good un-issued mint example patch. Fought in North Africa and later Italy.
WWII U.S.Army 87th Infantry Patch Good un-issued period example. Arrived England on 12 November 1944, and Staged for movement to France. Arrived La Havre, France 28 November 1944. Fought in Belgium, Luxembourg and on to Germany.
WWII U.S.Army 88th Infantry Patch A good removed from uniform example. North Africa, Italy and Austria. The unit was in combat for 344 days and sustained 15,173 casualties (killed, wounded or missing)
WWII U.S.Army 89th Infantry Division Patch A used and removed from uniform patch. Fully embroidered and in colour. The 89th Infantry Division landed in France at Le Havre, 21 January 1945, and engaged in several weeks of precombat training before moving up to the Sauer River into jump-off positions east of Echternach, 11 March 1945. The next day, the offensive began, and the 89th plunged across the Sauer in a rapid advance to and across the Moselle, 17 March. The offensive rolled on, and the division assaulted across the Rhine River on 26 March 1945 under intense fire in the Wellmich-Oberwesel region. A pontoon bridge was built across the Rhine from St. Goar to St. Goarshausen. In April, the 89th attacked toward Eisenach, taking that town on 6 April. The next objective, Friedrichroda, was secured by 8 April. On 4 April 1945, the 89th overran Ohrdruf, a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp. The division continued to move eastward toward the Mulde River, capturing Zwickau by 17 April. The advance was halted, 23 April, and from then until VE-day, the division saw only limited action, engaging in patrolling and general security. Three towns, Lossnitz, Aue, and Stollberg, were kept under constant pressure, but no attacks were launched. The 89th Infantry's casualties consisted of 292 men killed in action, 692 men wounded in action, and 33 men died of wounds.
WWII U.S.Army 91st Infantry Patch Good un-issued example. The division was reactivated at Camp White, Oregon. After initial training at Camp White. The division departed for the European Continent. There, the 361st Regimental Combat Team was detached to participate in the battles for Rome and the Arno River. It became the first Fifth Army unit to reach the river. In September 1944, the division crossed the Sieve River, For its part in combat, the division was awarded the North Apennines, Po Valley and Rome-Arno campaign streamers. Casualties: 8,744 (number of killed, wounded in action, captured, and missing) Days of combat: 271
WWII U.S.Army 92nd Infantry Division Patch A scarce 92nd Division Patch un-issued example. The 92nd Infantry Divsion was one of two all-black infantry divisions formed in WW2. They adopted the name that was given to the black cavalry troops by the plain Indians in the 1880s. This division arrived in Italy in the summer of 1944 with the 370th Regiment placed in combat on 24 August. The division suffered a set-back in December when the Germans launched an attack through their position. The division was strengthened with the addition of the 442nd and 473rd Regimental Combat Teams. In the Spring offense, they entered La Spezia and Genoa on the 27 April, 1945 and liberated several towns along the Ligurian coast.
WWII U.S.Army 95th Division Patch A 95th Patch, removed from album, some paper glued on the back. ETO Theatre, England, France, Battle of the Bulge and Germany.
WWII U.S.Army 99th Infantry Division Patch A good removed from uniform example. The 99th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War II. It played a strategic role in the Battle of the Bulge when its inexperienced troops held fast on the northern shoulder of the German advance, refusing them access to the vital northern road network that led into Belgium.
WWII U.S.Army Africa and Middle East Command A good original patch in near mint condition, removed from album, slight sticky to the back. Measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/4". United States Army Forces in the Middle East (USAFIME) was a unified United States Army command during World War II established in August, 1942 by order of General George Marshall to oversee the Egypt-Libya Campaign. The small USAFIME was headquartered in Cairo which simplified liaison with its much larger British counterpart, Middle East Command. USAFIME had command over all United States Army forces in North Africa and the Middle East
WWII U.S.Army Air Corps - Aircrew Wing A full size Aircrew wing in sterling silver, this is an early pattern, high quality piece, pin back with safety clasp, initials HB scratched on the back left side, also see rear image left side has a period repair. Aircrew rating was established 4th September 1942 and was issued to gunners, radio operators, photographers and other air crew members.
WWII U.S.Army Air Corps Aircrew Member Wing A good English made Aircrew member wing, pin back some of the silvering worn on the front, fine feathering typical of English made wing.
WWII U.S.Army Air Corps Aviation Sergeant Rank An early and scarce pair of Aviation sleeve rank, un-issued set.
WWII U.S.Army Air Corps Bullion Shoulder Sleeve Patch A good example removed from uniform, blue back-ground has faded to a lighter blue colour, bullion thread has aged but still a great piece.
WWII U.S.Army Air Corps Garrison Cap A good mint condition garrison cap in Officer's quality olive drab wool piped in Air Corps blue and orange, silk lined, labelled size 7.
WWII U.S.Army Air Corps Garrison Cap An enlisted overseas cap in Khaki cotton piped in Air Corps blue and orange. Size 6 3/4"
WWII U.S.Army Air Force - Flight Surgeon Wing Here is an early rare original USAAF First pattern Gold type, two piece Flight Surgeon Wing, pin back fitting with safety catch. Not maker marked, detailed feathering quality example. Full size at 3" an excellent example. First pattern was establish on February 1943 was gold in colour but in September 1944 was changed to silver to conform to all other aircrew wings. Physicians could qualify as a Flight Surgeon after a year and 50 hours of flying time.
WWII U.S.Army Air Force P.F.C. Aviation Rank A pair of aviation rank cheverons, un-issued examples.
WWII U.S.Army Air Training Command in Bullion An Army Air training command patch, bullion thread has been overlaid onto a standard embroidered patch. Almost mint condition example. Measures 2 7/8"
WWII U.S.Army Allied Airborne Shoulder Patch A mint condition Allied Airborne patch, English made, embroidered silk thread on light blue wool.. Measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" From the time of its creation until the end of World War II, the formation commanded the Allied airborne forces that participated in the Allied advance through North-West Europe, including Operation Market-Garden in September 1944, repelling the German counter-offensive launched during the Battle of the Bulge between December 1944 and January 1945, and Operation Varsity in March 1945
WWII U.S.Army Captain Rank Bar - English Made by Firmin London A rare English made Captains rank in sterling silver by Firmin, hallmarked and dated 1943 (Anchor, Lion, letter T) pin back fixing.
WWII U.S.Army Enlisted Service Cap An enlisted service cap in olive drab wool peaked cap. Three very small pin holes holes on the top, other wise very good condition. Enlisted cap badge to the front, small size about a 6 5/8".
WWII U.S.Army Good Conduct Medal A period slot brooch Good Conduct Medal with spare ribbon and medal bar.
WWII U.S.Army I Armor Patch A mint condition green back patch fully embroidered I Armored Corps was a World War II corps of the United States Army. The corps made landfall in Morocco during Operation Torch as the Western Task Force under the command of Lieutenant General George S. Patton, the first all-U.S. force to enter the European war. Following the successful defeat of the Wehrmacht under General Erwin Rommel in North Africa, I Armored Corps was redesignated the Seventh United States Army on 10 July 1943 while at sea en route to the Allied invasion of Sicily as the spearhead of Operation Husky.
WWII U.S.Army Officer's Sanitary Corps Branch of Service Insignia A scarce matching pair of insignia in gilt finish, clutch back fittings.
WWII U.S.Army Officers Medical Branch of Service Badge A good well struck example, English made but not maker marked, pin back.
WWII U.S.Army Officers Tank Destroyer Force Insignia An early and rare pair of screw back branch of service insignia.
WWII U.S.Army Para Glider Trooper Enlisted Garrision Cap Badge An original fully embroidered EM Para Glider Infantry, near mint although removed from album some glue residue to the back (see images) worn on the right side of the cap. A scarce variation open tail on the glider. Measures 2"
WWII U.S.Army Para Glider Trooper Enlisted Garrision Cap Badge An original fully embroidered EM Para Glider Infantry, worn on the right side of the cap. A scarce variation, worn and removed from cap, service wear. Another variation. Measures 2 3/16"
WWII U.S.Army Paratrooper Wing - Miniature Here is a scarce miniature Paratrooper Wing, smallest I've ever seen at 7/8" on an original Army & Navy Stores period card. Pin back marked GSM on the back.
WWII U.S.Army Paratrooper Wing - Polished Canopy An original period polished out canopy Paratrooper wing, pin back in sterling silver. Some service wear. WWII badges were often polished smooth to better stand out on the uniform by long serving troopers.
WWII U.S.Army Tanker Patch A good scarce fully embroidered Tanker patch in near mint condition.
WWII U.S.Army Warrant Officer Insignia A good matching pair of warrant officer rank, pin back by Amico
WWII U.S.Army/Air Corps Major Rank Insignia A single Major rank in pin back with safety clasp. Good quality piece.
WWII U.S.Coast Artillery Corps "E" Patch for Artillery Excellence A good mint patch for wear on lower right sleeve, denoting excellence in target practice.
WWII U.S.Marine Corps 1st Air Wing Patch Here is an Australian made variation for the 1st Air Wing USMC. Measures 3 7/8" x 2 3/8" The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing is an aviation unit of the United States Marine Corps that serves as the Aviation Combat Element of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. The wing is headquartered at Camp Foster on the island of Okinawa, Japan. Activated in 1940, the wing has seen heavy combat operations during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
WWII U.S.Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Dress Rank This is one from Harry S Wosk shop in San Diego with the original sales label at 1 Dollar 50 cents (no that's not today's price) Bullion stripes sewn onto red wool. In mint condition. Measures 3 5/8" x 4 3/4"
WWII U.S.Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Rank Good original early set of dress Staff Sergeant rank , Bullion stripes attached separately to red wool.
WWII U.S.Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Rank This is one from Harry S Wosk shop in San Diego with the original sales label at 65 cents (no that's not today's price) Fully embroidered gold colour thread in red wool in mint condition. Measures 3 5/8" x 4 1/2"
WWII U.S.Navy 1st Class Petty Officer Aviation Technician Rating An original Navy enlisted rating for Aviation Technician. Measures 6" x 3 7/8"
WWII U.S.Navy 1st Class Petty Officer Pilot Rating A good scarce Enlisted pilot rating, removed from album some residue to the edges of the patch (shows up as purple in the back image) Measures 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" Enlisted Pilots in flight operations, while airborne, experience dictates the position of enlisted pilots. A bluejacket pilot of a single pilot aircraft may lead a section and have an officer flying in his section. In multi-engine aircraft it is not uncommon for an enlisted pilot to be plane commander with a less experienced officer in the right seat. On the ground, the normal officer and enlisted status resume. The Enlisted Flight Training Program is cut following World War Two. A few enlisted pilots receive training after the war
WWII U.S.Navy 1st Class Petty Officer Pilot Rating An original and scarce 1st Class Enlisted Petty Officer rating "Gold" Pilot issue. Dated on the back 1945. Measures 6" x 3 7/8"
WWII U.S.Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer Flight Nurse Rating A good scarce Flight Nurse patch. Measures 2 1/2" x 4"
WWII U.S.Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer Pilot Rating A rare original Enlisted Pilot rating dated 1943. Good condition. Measures 4" x 5 3/16"
WWII U.S.Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer Pilot Rating A good scarce Enlisted Pilot rating near mint condition. Measures 4" x 4 7/8"
WWII U.S.Navy Air Gunner Patch A good Navy Air Gunner patch in near mint condition. Measures 3" x 2 3/4"
WWII U.S.Navy Air Gunner Patch in Gold A good gold embroidered cotton on wool Navy Air Gunner patch in near mint condition. Measures 3" x 2 3/4"..
WWII U.S.Officer's Glider Infantry Cap Patch A good twill original patch, removed from album, small glue paper on the back, some service wear and a bit grubby. Measures 2"
WWII United States 7th Air Force Patch - Theatre Made A good period theater made patch, wool thread on twill, high quality hand embroidered in mint condition. Measures -2 5/8" Established on 19 October 1940 as the Hawaiian Air Force at Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii, the 7 AF was a United States Army Air Forces combat unit in the Pacific Theater of World War II, providing air defense of the Hawaiian Islands and engaging in combat operations primarily in the Central Pacific Engaging enemy forces in the Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, and in the last major battle of the Pacific War, the Battle of Okinawa.
WWII United States Army - Para Artillery Combat Medic A Combat Medic Medic badge, pin back with safety clasp (no maker) cross has been painted red, tarnished with age on a Para Artillery oval cheese cloth back.
WWII United States Army - Rangers Sleeve Patch A near mint example of the Rangers sleeve patch. Fully embroidered. On June 19, 1942 the 1st Ranger Battalion was sanctioned, recruited, and began training in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Rangers fought in Dieppe raid in August ’42. The 3rd and 4th Ranger Battalions fought in North Africa and in Italy Battle of Cisterna (29 January 1944) when most of the Rangers of the 1st and 3rd Battalions were captured. Of the 767 men in the battalions 761 were killed or captured. The the 5th Ranger Battalion landed on Dog White sector on Omaha Beach, during the Invasion of Normandy, the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the 90-foot (27 m) cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, a few miles to the west, to destroy a five-gun battery of captured French Canon de 155 mm GPF guns.
WWII United States Army 101st Airborne Division Patch A good patch with separate Airborne tab, a variation on the open eye patch. Near mint un-issued example. The 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles" is a modular light infantry division of the United States Army trained for air assault operations. During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord D-Day landings and airborne landings on June 6, 1944, in Normandy, France, Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and, perhaps most famously, its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium.
WWII United States Army 17th Airborne Patch A 17th Airborne patch with separate tab in mint condition. I have two in stock both almost identical. The 17th Airborne Division was an airborne unit in the United States Army during World War II, and was commanded by Major General William M. Miley. When the division arrived in Britain, it came under the command of XVIII Airborne Corps, part of the First Allied Airborne Army, but was not chosen to participate in Operation Market-Garden, the airborne landings in the Netherlands, as Allied planners believed it had arrived too late and could not be "trained up" in time for the operation. However, after the end of Operation Market-Garden the division was shipped to France and then Belgium to fight in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge and was then withdrawn to Luxembourg to prepare for an assault over the River Rhine. In March 1945, the division participated in its first, and only, airborne operation, dropping alongside the British 6th Airborne Division as a part of Operation Varsity.
WWII United States Army 29th Infantry Division Patch A rare original 29th Division patch, removed from uniform with service wear, some fading and slightly out of shape. Fully embroidered with black cotton backing. A hard to find period example. Formed in 1917, the division deployed to France as a part of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Called up for service again in World War II, the division's 116th Regiment, attached to the First Infantry Division, was in the first wave of troops ashore during Operation Overlord, the landings in Normandy, France. It supported a special Ranger unit tasked with clearing strong points at Omaha Beach. The rest of the 29th ID came ashore later then advanced to Saint-Lô, and eventually through France and into Germany itself.
WWII United States Army 2nd Infantry Division Patch - Indian Head An early example embroidered on wool, with age and two small stains on the left side of the star. 2nd landed Omaha Beach 7th June, fought throughout France, Belgium, Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, St Vith and on to Germany.
WWII United States Army 36th Infantry Division Patch - Texas Division A good period example fully embroidered, removed from uniform with some service wear. 36th division landed in North Africa, conducted amphibious training and on 9 September 1943, landed in Italy at Paestum in the Gulf of Salerno. The 36th was the first American combat division to land on the continent of Europe. Landed at Anzio and fought in Southern France and Germany. 400 combat days with 19466 wounded or KIA.
WWII United States Army 3rd Infantry Division Patch - The Marne Division A good period example, used and removed from uniform 3rd Division patch. Some service wear. The 3rd landed at Fedala in North Africa in 1942, captured French Morocco. Later in 1943 the division landed in Sicily, Salerno, Cassino, Anzio, Rome, St Tropez France, Ardennes, Munich and Salzburg. Seven campaigns, 531 days of combat, 26,000 KIA or wounded in WWII, lt Audie Murphy was in the third and America's most decorated person in WWII.
WWII United States Army 78th Infantry Division Patch An scarce early war 78th "Lightening" Division Black Back patch in near mint condition. Entered European Theatre landing in France in November 1944, on to Belgium, Huertgen Forest, Monschau, capturing the Schwammanuel Dam intact, crossed the Ruhr, Rhine and captured the Ludendorff Bridge at Ramagen, next to the Ruhr pocket capturing over 45,000 German prisoners ending the war at Hesse. 8144 KIA or wounded for 125 days of combat.
WWII United States Army 79th Infantry Division Patch - Cross of Lorraine A good period 79th Division Patch in near mint condition. The division arrived in Liverpool on April 17 1944. The 79th Infantry Division landed on Utah Beach, Normandy, 12–14 June with an attack on the high ground west and northwest of Valognes and south of Cherbourg. It held a defensive line at the Ollonde River until 2 July 1944 and then returned to the offensive, taking La Haye du Puits in house-to-house fighting, 8 July. On 26 July, attacked across the Ay River, took Lessay, crossed the Sarthe River and entered Le Mans. Therain River, 31 August. Moving swiftly near St. Amand the division was then moved to XV Corps in eastern France, where it encountered heavy resistance in taking Charmes in street fighting, 12 September. The 79th cut across the Moselle and Meurthe Rivers cleared the Forêt de Parroy in a severe engagement, 28 September–9 October, and attacked to gain high ground east of Emberménil. 13 November 1944, which carried it across the Vezouse and Moder Rivers, through Haguenau in spite of determined enemy resistance, and into the Siegfried Line. The division held a defensive line along the Lauter River, at Wissembourg. The German attempt to establish a bridgehead west of the Rhine at Gambsheim resulted in furious fighting. The 79th beat off German attacks at Hatten and Rittershoffen, south of Haguenau on the Moder River, 19 January 1945. The division remained on the defensive along the Moder February 1945. During February and March 1945, the division mopped up German resistance, returned to offensive combat, 24 March 1945, crossed the Rhine, drove across the Rhine-Herne Canal, 7 April, secured the north bank of the Ruhr clearing the Ruhr Pocket. The division then went on occupation duty, in the Dortmund. Throughout its 248 days of the World War II campaign, the division suffered 15,203 total casualties. The division took 35,466 prisoners of war.
WWII United States Army 87th Infantry Division Patch - Golden Acorn An original 87th Infantry Division Patch. This one measures 2 5/16" The 87th Infantry Division arrived in Scotland, 22 October 1944. It landed in France, 1–3 December, moved to Metz on 8 December, it went into action against and took Fort Driant. The division then moved to Gross Rederching near the Saar-German border on 10 December and captured Rimling, Obergailbach, and Guiderkirch. The 87th was moving into Germany when, on 16 December 1944, German Field Marshal Von Rundstedt launched his offensive in the Ardennes forest (Battle of the Bulge). The Division was placed in SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force) reserve, 24–28 December, then thrown into the Bulge battle in Belgium, 29 December. In a fluctuating battle, it captured Moircy on 30 December and Remagne on 31 December. On 2 January 1945, it took Gérimont, on 10 January Tillet, and reached the Ourthe by the 13 January. On 15 January 1945, the division moved to Luxembourg to relieve the 4th Infantry Division along the Sauer and seized Wasserbillig on 23 January. The 87th moved to the vicinity of St. Vith, 28 January, and attacked and captured Schlierbach, Selz, and Hogden by the end of the month. After the fall of Neuendorf, 9 February, the division went on the defensive until 26 February, when Ormont and Hallschlag were taken in night attacks. The 87th crossed the Kyll River, 6 March, took Dollendorf on 8 March, and after a brief rest, returned to combat, 13 March 1945, crossing the Moselle on 16th and clearing Koblenz, 18–19 March. The division crossed the Rhine, 25–26 March, despite strong opposition, consolidated its bridgehead, and secured Grossenlinden and Langgöns. On 7 April, it jumped off in an attack which carried it through Thuringia into Saxony. Plauen fell, 17 April, and the division took up defensive positions, 20 April, about 4 miles from the border to Czechoslovakia. On 6 May 1945, it took Falkenstein and maintained its positions until Victory in Europe Day.
WWII United States Army 87th Infantry Division Patch - Golden Acorn An original 87th Infantry Division Patch. This one measures 2 3/16" slightly smaller than item 53299
WWII United States Army 94th Division Patch A 94th patch in near mint condition, a good period patch. Campaigns: Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe 6533 casualties with 209 days of combat.
WWII United States Army 99th Infantry Division - The Checkerboard Division A scarce original 99th Infantry patch in near mint condition. The 99th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War II. It played a strategic role in the Battle of the Bulge when its inexperienced troops held fast on the northern shoulder of the German advance, refusing them access to the vital northern road network that led into Belgium.
WWII United States Army Air Corps Aerial Gunner Wing A scarce variation of the Gunner wing, this one has the winged bullet without the target behind the bullet. Small pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. Measures 3"
WWII United States Army Air Corps Aircrew Member Wings - Shirt Size A fine example of a shirt size 2" Aircrew Member wing, pin back with safety clasp by Amico in sterling silver. Some service wear see images.
WWII United States Army Air Corps Arial Gunner Wing Aerial gunner wing, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. A one piece strike a good period example. Full size at 3"
WWII United States Army Air Corps Ring An Air Corps ring in sterling silver, shows the Air Corps branch of service to the top with American eagles on the sides. Has signs of wear. Measures a size R
WWII United States Army Air Force - Aerial Gunner Wings A good period Air Gunners Wing, two piece construction, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. Full size at 3"
WWII United States Army Air Force - Bombardier Wing A good example of an early Bombardier wing, pin back with safety clasp in sterling. Full size at 3"
WWII United States Army Air Force - Flight Surgeon Wing Here is an original USAAF second pattern, two piece Flight Surgeon Wing in sterling silver with pin back fitting with safety catch. Full size at 3 1/4" an excellent example. First pattern was establish on February 1943 was gold in colour but in September 1944 was changed to silver to conform to all other aircrew wings. Physicians could qualify as a Flight Surgeon after a year and 50 hours of flying time.
WWII United States Army Air Force - Navigator Wing Here is a fine example of a USAAF Navigator wing in sterling silver and maker marked by N S Meyer of New York. Pin back with safety clasp, full size at 3"
WWII United States Army Air Force - Pilot Wing - English Made A good example of an English made Pilot's wing, English pin back, full size 3" Not maker marked.
WWII United States Army Air Force - Service Pilot Wings A scarce USAAF wings in sterling silver, pin back with safety catch, maker marked NS Meyer of New York. Full size 3"
WWII United States Army Air Force Senior Pilot Wing An early scarce Senior Pilot Wing maker marked by Meyer of New York. Full size with Pin Back and safety clasp intact. Measures 3" Qualification for Senior Pilot was 10 years service and 1,800 hours of military flight.
WWII United States Army Aircrew Member Qualification Wing A good original Aircrew Member wing, pin back with safety catch in sterling silver. Full size at 2 15/16"
WWII United States Army Glider Trooper Qualification Wings A good English made set (not maker marked) with fine detail and feathering to the wings, English pin back fitting, light wear. In both the British and American armies, there was a sense that the glider infantry were poor cousins to the more glamorous paratroopers. In the British Army, whereas paratroops were all volunteers, airlanding units were standard line infantry units converted without any option (although they were entitled to wear the same maroon beret as the Parachute Regiment). In the United States Army, glider troops did not receive the extra pay awarded to paratroopers until after the Normandy invasion where glider troops provided essential support to the parachute regiments and fought on the front-lines alongside their parachute brethren. This blatant inequality of treatment came to the attention of U.S. Airborne High Command and from that point forward the glider troops were issued the same jump boots and combat gear as paratroopers including the M1A1 carbine with folding stock and earned the same pay until the war ended in Europe in May 1945
WWII United States Army Good Conduct Medal A boxed early Good Conduct Medal complete with medal bar and spare ribbon. Slot brooch.
WWII United States Army Medal Grouping Italian Theatre Here is a Bronze Star and Numbered Purple Heart Medal Grouping awarded to Sgt Harry Hand of the 338th Infantry 85th Infantry Division, also included is an 85th Division patch and a 5th Army patch and a newspaper cutting describing the action. He led a mule train, which arrived during a heavy artillery barrage to a cover position unloaded them and returned to the area later to salvage more rations from the dead mules whilst under fire.
WWII United States Army or Air Corps - English Made Full Colonel Rank An scarce English made full Colonel eagle rank insignia in sterling silver by Gaunt of London. Quality period piece, maker marked with a typical English pin back fixing, eagle faces right.
WWII United States Army Paratrooper Wing - English Made Here is a good English made Paratrooper wing, no maker marks, typical English style pin back example. Measures 1 1/2" x 7/8"
WWII United States Army/Air Force Warrant Officer's Rank Insignia A good matching pair of WO rank insignia, pin back with safety catch, maker marked by Meyer of New York.
WWII United States Bronze Star - Field Issue Field issue Bronze Star Medal in the original issue box with the tissue paper. This was awarded by Officer's in the Operational Theatre immediately after action.
WWII United States Enlisted Overseas Stripes Original WWII American EM Overseas Stripes, one bar for every 6 months overseas service. Worn on lower left sleeve of Class A uniform. I have a roll of these they are sold as each at £2.00 per stripe. For more than one add to basket go to checkout and amend the quantity box before completing the check out routine.
WWII United States Major Rank Insignia - Shirt Collar Size A matching pair of Major Rank insignia small shirt collar size, pin back. Measures 7/8"
WWII United States Navy - Five Piece Medal Grouping Here is a WWII five medal bar group of medals for the U.S.Navy on a clutch back medal bar. All original period medals. This Navy person saw action in Europe and the Pacific Theatres but no other information available. They are from left to right:- 1. Navy Good Conduct medal with three stars (three awards of this medal) 2. American Campaign medal. 3. Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal. 4. European Campaign medal. 5. WWII Victory medal.
WWII United States Navy Combat Aircrew Wings Scarce U.S.Navy Combat Aircrew wings in sterling silver made and marked Gemsco with pin back fitting with safety catch and two battle stars attached. The Marine Combat Aircrew Badge was issued to members of both the Marine Corps and United States Navy (while serving in a Marine Corps aviation squadron).
WWII United States Navy Officer's Cap Badge A good full size period original WWII U.S. Navy Officer's cap badge still attached to the cap band. Made by Amcraft sterling silver with 1/20th gold filled, two piece construction screw back fitting. The cap band is worn with some stretching and wear.
WWII United States Navy Officer's Grouping Here is a USN Officer's garrison cap badge, pin back by Amico in sterling silver and 1/20th gold filled. Measuring 1" x 1" Together with a a set of Navy Commander shirt collar rank insignia, pin back not marked, one has the safety clasp missing. Measures 1/2"
WWII United States Navy Officers Cap Badge Garrision cap badge in bullion thread, removed from cap. Measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
WWII United States Navy Warrant Officers Garrision Cap Badge A good piece removed from cap, measures 1 1/2" x1 1/2" in bullion.
WWII United States Navy Warrant Officers Garrison Cap Badge Made by Vanguard 1/40 Gold Filled, clutch back fittings, quality made piece. Measures 1"x 3/4"
WWII United States Officer's Aviation Branch Insignia A pair of original Officer's aviation branch insignia on clutch back fittings.
WWII United States Officer's Aviation Branch Insignia - Australian Made A single and rare U.S. Officer's Aviation Branch insignia maker marked Angus & Coot Sydney with early clutch back fittings. Measure 1 1/8"
WWII United States Officer's Aviation Branch Insignia - Australian Made A rare Australian made Officer's Branch of Service insignia pin back maker marked by Wallace Bishop Brisbane. Measures 1 1/8"
WWII United States Overseas Stripes in Bullion Original WWII American Officer's Overseas Stripes, one bar for every 6 months overseas service. Worn on lower left sleeve of Class A uniform. I have a roll of these they are sold as each at £2.00 per stripe. For more than one add to basket go to checkout and amend the quantity box before completing the check out routine.
WWII United States Victory Medal A WWII Victory Medal, some age, all original.
WWII United States War Training Service Pilot Wings A rare original example of a "Civil Aeronautics Administration War Service Training" Pilot Wing, Pin Back with safety clasp and marked sterling. Full size at 3"
WWII United States Waves Officer Garrison Sidecap A WAVES garrison side cap, maker marked Tartaglia Philadelphia with Navy Officers insignia pin back in sterling and Lieutenant Junior Grade Rank (clutch back) in excellent condition no moth. Size measures 10" front to back. WAVES was the bacronym for the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, the World War II women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve. It was established on 21 July 1942.
WWII US 8th Army Air Force "Stubby" Patch An early war English made Stubby wing 8th AF patch in silk thread, removed from uniform, some wear but no damage.
WWII US Air Corps Aviation Cadet Garrison Cap Patches Three patch set of Aviation Cadet insignia, all early period pieces. Removed from album some small areas of paper/glue. Measures 2" - 2 1/2" and 2 3/4"
WWII US Air Corps Patch in Leather A full 5" Air Corps Leather Jacket Patch. Removed from jacket some wear.
WWII US Air Corps Technical Representative Patch An embroidered patch, measures 2 3/4"
WWII US Air Forces Instructor Patch An early and scarce patch, embroidered, small size measures 2" has been removed from an album and has some glue to the back (see images)
WWII US Air Forces Training Command Patch An embroidered shoulder patch, almost mint.
WWII US Army - Boxed Purple Heart Medal A period original Purple Heart medal in it's original presentation box complete with ribbon and lapel badge. Slotted brooch ribbon bar on the medal. Case is in good condition. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members.
WWII US Army 1st Lieutenant Rank Insignia 1st Lt. rank pin back in sterling silver, have several in stock some maker marked all sterling marked.
WWII US Army 1st Lieutenant Rank Insignia 1st Lt. rank pin back, have several in stock.
WWII US Army 5th Grade Technician Rank Here is a set of three 5th Grade sleeve rank, two are good one is a bit rough on the edge. Sold as a set of three
WWII US Army Air Corps - Aviation Branch Insignia A good original set of Officer's insignia comprising of two early U.S. letters and two early N.S. Meyer marked Aviation Branch insignia.
WWII US Army Air Corps - Bombardier Wing Here is an original WWII Bombardiers wing, one piece construction, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. Full size at 3"
WWII US Army Air Corps - Pilot Wing A US Army Air Corps Pilot wing in sterling silver and maker marked by Gemsco of New York. Early design with a high wing shape. Pin back but please note the safety roller catch is missing. Full size at 3 1/16"
WWII US Army Air Corps - Set of 2 Here we have two items:- First is the smallest Pilot Wing pin back in sterling silver measures 1" together with an Air Corps officers insignia with clutch back fixings. Sold as 2 pieces
WWII US Army Air Corps - Summer Issue Garrison Cap Enlisted Summer /Tropical khaki Garrison cap piped with Air Corps colours. In good condition. Measures 11" x 4 5/8" Size about 7
WWII US Army Air Corps A2 Leather Flying Jacket - China India Burma An original CBI pilot, A2 Jacket named to the first pilot to complete 50 missions over the "Hump" Elmer Eberhardt. (documented see more images on item 51279) A good condition all original A2 by Pouskeepsie, size 40, leather is in great supple condition with no rips or tears, usual wear on the collars (see images) Waist band and cuffs have some wear but are complete. Hand painted patch on the left front depicts a Boxcar which the aircraft C54 was known. Blood Chits have been removed from the back of the jacket which has the stitch marks, name tag above patch. Elmer was a C54 Pilot with the 316th Troop Carrier Group based in India from January 1943 until March 1944.
WWII US Army Air Force - Summer Issue Type B-1 Flying Cap A Type B-1 original in good condition (No Moth) some service wear and fading. Underside of the peak is penned "Lt.Robbins Sqdn 8" no other information on him is available. The peak has been folded. Complete issue label Size 7 1/4" Great piece given it is 70+ years.
WWII US Army Airborne Artillery/Engineers Cap Badge A period example of the Paratroopers overseas garrison cap badge for the airborne artillery and or engineers. Cotton embroidered on twill material. Measures 1 3/4"
WWII US Army Airborne Artillery/Engineers Cap Badge A used and removed period example of the Paratroopers overseas garrison cap badge for the airborne artillery and or engineers. Service wear and some fading. Cotton embroidered on twill material with a cheese cloth backing. Measures 2"
WWII US Army Glider Trooper Wing A good Glider Trooper wing, pin back with safety clasp and in sterling silver.
WWII US Army Liaison Pilot Wing - English Made A good scarce example of the Liaison Pilot Wing maker marked by Ludlow London, pin back with detailed feathering. Full size at 3 1/8" A liaison pilot was a World War II United States enlisted pilot, whose wings bore an "L" in the center. They flew light single engine liaison aircraft. Included were many enlisted aviation students who washed out of pilot training after having soloed and were given the opportunity to become liaison pilots. Flight training consisted of about 60 hours of flying time and stressed such procedures as short field landings and takeoffs over obstacles, low altitude navigation, first aid, day and night reconnaissance, aerial photography, and aircraft maintenance. Unarmored and unarmed except perhaps for a .45 pistol or .30 carbine
WWII US Far East Air Force Patch A FEAF patch embroidered in silk thread in mint un-issued condition. Excellent quality piece.
WWII US Major Rank Insignia Matching pair of pinback Major rank, no maker, safety lock on pin missing on one of the ranks.
WWII US Minature Medals A of loose group of four miniature medals including, American Campaign, ETO, National Defence and Asiatic and Pacific Campaign. Slight sickly on ribbons
WWII US Technician Patch Good un-issued example 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" Civilians attached to the American Forces. They were worn as pocket patches and cap patches. This is a civilian technician patch would be worn by a company tech man could be for any piece of army hardware from tanks to aircraft.
WWII USA Boxed Bronze Star Oringinal boxed (coffin style) Bronze Star Medal, crimped ribbon, medal ribbon and lapel badge. Box lid top outer side has some crazing and age. Inner all good. The Bronze Star Medal is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.
WWII USAAC Communications Specialist Patch A good used patch, some service wear, worn on right sleeve.
WWII USAAC Photo Specialist Sleeve Patch An early manufacture embroidered in twill with a cheese cloth backing.
WWII USAAF 15th Air Force Bullion Officer's Patch A 15th Air Force Officer's patch in bullion, Theatre made (probably Italy) some fading and age tarnishing. Measures 3 5/16" Fifteenth Air Force was established on 1 November 1943 as part of the United States Army Air Forces in the World War II Mediterranean Theater of Operations as a strategic air force and commenced combat operations the day after it was formed. The first commander was General Jimmy Doolittle. The Fifteenth drew its operational forces from heavy bombers of the IX Bomber Command, the strategic bomber command of the Ninth Air Force which was relocating to the United Kingdom to become a tactical air force in the European Theater of Operations, the Twelfth Air Force, and by a diversion of groups originally intended for the Eighth Air Force.
WWII USAAF 5th Air Force Bullion Officer's Patch Here is a 5th Air Force patch which started out as a standard patch and has been overlaid with bullion thread in Theatre. Good workmanship, some aging and tarnishing. Measures 2 5/8" With its origins going back to 1912, the 5th AF command was established on 6 May 1941 as the Philippine Department Air Force at Nichols Field, Luzon, Philippines. Fifth Air Force was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force in the Pacific Theater of World War II, engaging in combat operations primarily in the Southwest Pacific. Engaged the Japanese during the Philippines Campaign (1941–1942), then afterward withdrawing to Australia after the Japanese conquest of the islands.
WWII USAAF 8th Air Force "Stubby Wing" Patch A scarce English made early 8th Air Force "Stubby" wing shoulder patch. Embroidered on wool. Removed from uniform, some service wear and slight nip at the 12 o'clock edge. Backing is Hessian excellent period piece. Measures 2 3/4"
WWII USAAF A2 Flying Jacket and Uniform Grouping - 8th Air Force 401st Bomb Group 615th Squadron Deenthorpe. This group is an attributed to Lt.Robert Girvin Bombardier with the 401st Bomb Group 615th Squadron 8th Air Force out of Deenthorpe, England. "Little Mo" Tail number 42-31069. Completed 30 missions and made the rank of Captain. Pre war he was a sports reporter for the Detroit Times. Group includes:- 1. Painted A2 Leather Flying Jacket by Roughwear Contract W535AC23380 dated December 1941, Crown Zip Size 38 named to R M Gurvin. Painted on the back is aircraft name “Little Moe” with the Disney character and mission bombs. Note the jacket has been re-painted over original artwork and is period WWII., A2 cuffs and waistband are complete but show wear, right cuff has 1/2 hole does not go all the way through, left has larger hole goes through all layers from where it was rubbing on a watch probably, skirt has one tiny 1/4 inch hole on back, leather is in very good condition given that it is some 74 years old, a little stiff but still flexible, lining is in good order with no rip or tears, some staining and use. 2. Service “Crusher” Cap by Knox N.Y. named to Gurvin, service wear overall. 3. Headset Type HS-33 marked with initials 4. English made Ike Jacket fully badged includes an English made pin back Bombardier Wing, early 8th Stubby patch to the sleeve, 2nd Lt pin back Rank to the shoulders, Air Corps and U.S. clutch back insignia to the lapels 5. Officer’s Service Tunic named, clutch back medal ribbon bar with clutch back Bombardier wing. Presidential unit citation, 1st Lt Rank to shoulders, clutch back U.S. and Air Corps Branch to lapels. Air Corps patch to the sleeve. 6. Summer Tan Service tunic named to Garvin 7. Officer’s O.D. shirt named to Gurvin 8. Officer’s shirt “Pink” (light shade) named to Gurvin 9. 2 x Officer’s Tan issue shirts, 1 x named to Gurvin. 10. Officer’s “Pinks” Trousers named to Gurvin 11. Named Officer’s OD light serge Trousers. Some staining and small hole in one in the right leg. 12. Named Officer’s OD service trousers 13. Officer’s Tie Tan 14. File containing various letters to his wife and newspaper cuttings. Mission details, 4 photos, 8th AF patch and an Air Corps patch and other information. The price is £2950.00 but please contact me for payment details. Bank transfer preferred.
WWII USAAF A7 Oxygen Mask Rare A7 Oxygen Mask in good condition the rubber is supple not hardened or cracked. Date stamped for August 1942. Has plug in connector, tube and head/neck strap (please note a small part of the strap if missing)
WWII USAAF Advanced Flying Training School DI Pin back enamel example, maker marked Meyer New York.
WWII USAAF Aerial Gunner Wing ~ English Made Gaunt An original English made Air Gunner wing, maker marked JR Gaunt London. Pin Back detailed feathering on the wings. Service wear to the front gilding (see images)
WWII USAAF Aerial Gunner Wings An original set of Gunner wings, heavy wing in sterling silver, pin back with safety clasp. Full size at 3" This design is known as the "Bell" pattern
WWII USAAF Aerial Gunner Wings An Aerial Gunner Wing, pin back and in sterling silver. This one has no target behind the bullet. A fine original piece. Full size at 3"
WWII USAAF Aerial Gunner Wings A fine example of the Aerial Gunner wing, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver.
WWII USAAF Air Corps Sleeve Patch An early Air Corps patch on twill.
WWII USAAF Air Gunner Wing in Sterling Silver A period Air Gunner Wing, pin back in sterling silver, maker mark for NS Meyer New York. Heavy strike, full size 3"
WWII USAAF Air Technical Service Command Arc Un-issued example.
WWII USAAF Air Transport Command Arc Un-issued example.
WWII USAAF Air Transport Command DI in Sterling Silver A good scarce sterling silver example, measures 1 1/4".
WWII USAAF Aircrew Member Wing A good period Aircrew Member wing, pin back in sterling silver maker marked LGB (Balfour) Black patina with age will polish up if you want.
WWII USAAF Aircrew Member Wing A good pin back with safety clasp example in sterling silver.
WWII USAAF Aircrew Member Wing - Mini Shirt Size by Blackington An rare Aircrew member, mini shirt size wing, pin back in sterling silver and maker marked by Blackington. Measures 2"
WWII USAAF Aircrew Member Wing ~ English Made Firmin An good original English made Aircrew Member wing, maker marked Firmin London. Pin Back detailed feathering on the wings. An usual back with a repaired fixing on the rear right and the Aircrew insignia added onto an original Pilots wing. May have been an on base repair? Service wear to the front gilding (see images)
WWII USAAF Armament Specialist Sleeve Patch A fully embroidered example mint un-issued.
WWII USAAF Armband All Weather Service Observer armband embroidered on wool, measures 9 3/4" x 3 1/2" removed from album couple of paper/glue to the back.
WWII USAAF Army Airways Communications Systems Patch Embroidered patch on blue wool, removed from album, glue reside on back (see image) also left scroll on the globe should be red with white dots but is missing.
WWII USAAF Aviator Sunglasses An original pair of Aviator sunglasses, used with some age and wear.
WWII USAAF Bombardier Wing - English Made Gaunt An original English made Bombardier wing, maker marked JR Gaunt London. Pin Back detailed feathering on the wings. Service wear to the front gilding (see images)
WWII USAAF Bombardier Wings A good original Bombardier wing, pin back with safety catch and in sterling silver. Full size wing
WWII USAAF Cased Aviator Sunglasses A good original pair of Aviator sunglasses in the issue aluminum case which is maker marked B&L Made in USA. Some age and wear to the case and the glasses.
WWII USAAF Combat Observer Wing A good scarce Combat Observer Wing, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver. Full size
WWII USAAF Combat Observer Wing - English Made An English made Combat Observer wing by JR Gaunt London, pin back, some age and service wear to the front see images. Pin back. Scarce original. Measures 3 1/8" The Combat Observer Badge was issued to co-pilots, navigators, and flight support personnel who had received a variation in the training required for the standard Pilot's Badge.
WWII USAAF Combat Observer Wing - Mini Shirt Size A rare Combat Observer wing, detailed strike, shirt size, pin back with safety clasp in sterling sliver and maker marked LGB. Measures 2"
WWII USAAF Command Pilot Wing - English Made Gaunt A rare English made High ranking officer's Command pilot wing pin back marker marked by JR Gaunt London, pin back. Age and service wear see images. Measures 3" Awarded to pilots with minimum 15 years as rated pilot, and permanent award of senior pilot rating, and 3000 total hours
WWII USAAF Engineering Specialist Sleeve Patch A mint fully embroidered patch. Have several in stock
WWII USAAF English Made 8th Air Force Patch Here is an English made 8th patch embroidered silk thread on wool. Mint un-issued example, measures 2 3/4"
WWII USAAF Enlisted Aviation Branch of Service Collars A pair of Aviation collar insignia both screw back.
WWII USAAF Enlisted Collar Insignia Two piece construction, screw back fitting.
WWII USAAF Glider Pilot Wing - English Made A great period example Glider Pilot wing. English made maker marked by Ludlow London, pin back detailed feathering. Full size at 3 1/8" Glider Pilots deployed under USAAF's Troop Carrier Command, and were tasked to deliver personnel and cargo deep into enemy-held territory aboard cargo gliders designed especially for that purpose. Gliders such as the U.S.-built Waco CG-4 or the British-designed Airspeed Horsa AS.51/58 were towed to their destinations by multi-engine cargo transports commonly the C-47 . Released directly overhead of their landing zones. Glider Pilots would execute a steep, rapid descent from the moment of tow release, arresting their descent rate and airspeed only in the final seconds prior to touchdown
WWII USAAF Leather Air Ferry Command Patch A super scarce and quality locally made leather patch, Removed from flight jacket some light wear and a stain on the front. Maker stamped on the rear but mostly faded. Measures 3 3/4" The Air Transport Command (ATC) the mission was to meet the urgent demand for the speedy reinforcement of the United States military bases worldwide during World War II, using an air supply system to supplement surface transport. ATC also operated a worldwide air transportation system for military personnel.
WWII USAAF Lieutenant Colonel Rank - Bullion on Leather A scarce un-cut rank insignia in bullion on leather, worn on the A2 Flight Jacket.
WWII USAAF Navigator Wing An early Navigator wing, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver maker marked AE & Co Utica NY. Service wear to the front. Full size at 3 1/8"
WWII USAAF Navigator Wing - English Made Gaunt An English made Navigator wing, maker marked JR Gaunt London. Pin Back detailed feathering on the wings. Service wear to the front gilding (see images) Measures 3 1/8"
WWII USAAF Pilot Wing A Pilot qualification wing, pin back with safrty catch maker marked NS Meyer New York in sterling silver. Full size at 3"
WWII USAAF Pilot Wing - English Made Gaunt An English made Pilot wing maker marked by JR Gaunt London. Pin Back example. High quality piece. Service wear and age. Measures 3"
WWII USAAF Pilot Wing - Mini Shirt Size Blackington A rare Blackington shirt size pilot wing, pin back with safety clasp in sterling maker marked by Blackington. Some service wear to the front please see images. Measures 2"
WWII USAAF Senior Balloon Pilot Wing - English Made Firmin London This one is an extremely rare English made Senior Balloon Pilot wing. Made and maker marked by Firmin of London. Pin back in almost mint condition high quality period strike. Measures 3 1/8"
WWII USAAF Senior Pilot Wing Full size 3\" Senior Pilot Wing, pin back in sterling silver with safety catch NS Meyer New York
WWII USAAF Senior Pilot Wing - English Made by Firmin A great example of an English made Senior Pilot wing, maker marked by Firmin London. Pin back, high quality and detailed strike. Measures 3" SENIOR PILOT established on 23 December 1937. Required not less than 5 years service as a rated Pilot with aviation components of the military or naval services and not less than 1,500 hours logged flight time according to War Department records. Only seen on fairly senior Majors and higher rank fliers during WWII.
WWII USAAF Tactical Air Command Arc Un-issued example removed from album some paper to the back.
WWII USAAF Tecnicial Representative Patch A good patch measures 2 1/2", removed from album, some paper on the back see images.
WWII USAAF Weather Specialist Sleeve Patch An early embroidered on twill example on a chesese cloth backing.
WWII USAAF/RAF Adaptor Lead and Plug Here is an RAF Bell Plug 10H/10991 wired to a an American transmitter together with s socket plug 10H/2206.
WWII USN Flight Surgeon Wing - Small Size 1.5 Good scare pin back with safety clasp, maker Vanguard in sterling.
WWII War Correspondent Patch Civilians attached to the American Forces. They were worn as pocket patches and cap patches. A mint un-issued scarce version. Have two of these same condition.
WWII War Correspondent Patch Civilians attached to the American Forces. They were worn as pocket patches and cap patches. Rare hand made in theater patch removed from uniform good honest wear a great piece.
WWII Warrant Officer Garrison Cap Badge Scare garrison cap badge, smaller size 2 3/8", pin back although it is missing the safety catch on the hook. Otherwise good strike.
WWII WASP Patch - Women Air Force Service Pilots Rare WASP patch embroidered on twill no moth or damage.
WWII Women's Transport Service - F.A.N.Y. Title Good original removed from uniform First Aid Nursing Yeomanry some service wear.
WWII Women's Transport Service F.A.N.Y. Title A single embroidered First Aid Nursing Yeomanry title, removed from uniform, some service wear, measures 4 3/4" x 1". The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps) (FANY (PRVC)) is a British independent all-female registered charity[1] formed in 1907 and active in both nursing and intelligence work during the World Wars. Although its members wear a military style uniform it is not part of the Regular or Reserve Army.
WWII Womens Army Corps Sunglasses A pair of original period WAC sunglasses in case. Overall they have wear and the glasses arms are loose but are still a good example.. The case is maker marked CPC - US.
WWII Women\'s Transport Service - F.A.N.Y. Title Good original removed from uniform First Aid Nursing Yeomanry some service wear.
WWII XIX (19th) Corps Patch - First Design A good example of the early first pattern patch. The unit was a reserves outfit.
WWII Yugoslavia Air Force Officer Cap Badge Very rare badge, serving with RAF, in bullion officer cap badge, used condition good original item.