WWII 15th Army Air Forces Patch Bullion Italy Theater Made Ploesti Raid AAF WWII
World War II 15th Army Air Force Patch. The Italy Theater Made Patch features Heavy Gold bullion on a black or very dark Navy blue background. The Red Dot to the Star appears to be silk embroidery. The patch was worn by the men who flew and serviced in the B24 Liberator Bombers that undertook the heroic Ploesti Mission among many other important, dangerous missions in the European Theater. The 15th also included the fabled Tuskegee Airmen Fighter Pilots and ground crew. The bullion retains most of its glitter and the hand crafted patch is of very high quality. It was removed from a uniform. This patch is also out of my personal collection. The Theater Made 15th AAF Patch is at least 75 years old, probably older, and in fair plus condition. WWII US Air Corps Patches, Insignia. 15th Army Air Forces Theater Made Patch. Heavy Gold Bullion on Black/Dark Navy Blue Felt or soft Velvet material, Red Silk Embroidered Dot. Spectacular Bullion still mostly glitters.
Vibrant black/navy, red colors; clean. Stitched white and yellow backing. Bullion has some light, normal age, tarnishing, oxidation. Removed from a uniform, thread remnants.
Tuskegee Airmen Red Tails were part of the 15th AAF in Italy. Measures 2.625 x 2.5 inches, diameter. Domestic buyers offered Discounted Expedited Service, small box, tracking. Background: The 15th service in numerous campaigns throughout the European Theater.
They were immortalized for the Ploesti Mission, perhaps the single most dangerous mission of the entire War in either the European or Pacific Theaters. The 15th was also known for the Red Tails African American Fighter Pilots, the fabled Tuskegee Airmen. Campaigns: Air Combat European - African - Middle East Theater, Air Offensive Europe, Air Combat, Naples - Foggia, Anzio, Rome - Arno, Normandy, Northern France, Southern France, Northern Apennines, Rhineland, Central Europe, Po Valley. The item "WWII 15th Army Air Forces Patch Bullion Italy Theater Made Ploesti Raid AAF WWII" is in sale since Thursday, June 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Patches". The seller is "martinolij" and is located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- WWII Air Corps Theater Made Patch: WW2 15th AAF Bullion Italian Theater Made
- WWII US Army Air Corps Patches: WW2 15th AAF Theater Made Patch
- Type: Patches
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
- WWII Tuskegee Airmen: WW2 Famed Fighter Pilots Part of 15th AAF
- Featured Refinements: Bullion Patch