World War II 434th Fighter Squadron Patch. The patch is British Theater Made.
It is embroidered on a felt base with legible Latin motto. The reinforced backing is what I have seen on the reverse of British cloth insignia. The 434th was based in England at Wattisham. The famed Fighter Ace Robin Olds flew with the 434th which was part of the 479th Fighter Group of the Mighty 8th Army Air Force. The design is striking, the detail fantastic, the colors vibrant.
Removed from a uniform the patch is at least 78 years old, probably older and in about fair to fair condition. World War II US Air Corps, Army Air Forces Patches, Insignia. Army Air Forces Patch: 434th Fighter Squadron, Wittisham England.479th Fighter Group, 8th Army Air Force, famed Ace Robin Olds Squadron. Vibrant, clean colors, legible Latin, spectacular hand embroidery, striking design. Removed, thread, broken in, half dozen or so nips and grazed spots to the wool surface.
Measures 4.625 x 3.875 inches. Background: The 8th was the first to bring the fight to the Germany. Originally titled 8th Bomber Command January 19, 1942, they pioneered daylight heavy bombardment. February 22, 1944 they were known as 8th Air Force with a strategic bombing mission.Campaigns: Air Offensive Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes - Alsace, Central Europe, Asia - Pacific Theater. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Patches".
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