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UNITED STATES CLOTH BADGES AND INSIGNIA

#US2330 502nd PIR Oval, English Made
Original WWII U.S. Amy 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment oval. English made felt example with embroidered edge and cheesecloth style backing material. Excellent condition. $250

#US2328 505th PIR Oval in Twill
Original WWII U.S. Amy 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment oval. Twill with embroidered edge and cheesecloth style backing material. Excellent unworn condition. $200

#US2329 505th PIR Oval, English Made
Original WWII U.S. Amy 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment oval. English made felt example with embroidered edge and cheesecloth style backing material. Excellent condition. $250

#US2331 517th PIR / 325th GIR Oval in Twill
Original WWII U.S. Amy 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment / 325th Glider Infantry Regiment oval. Twill with embroidered edge and cheesecloth style backing material. Excellent unworn condition. $135

#US2324 517 PIR & 325 GIR Oval in Twill
Original WWII U.S. Army 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment and 325th Glider Infantry Regiment oval. Twill with embroidered edge and cheesecloth style backing material. Excellent unworn condition. $135

#US2325 541st PIR Oval in Twill
Original WWII U.S. Amy 541st Parachute Infantry Regiment oval. Twill with embroidered edge and cheesecloth style backing material. Excellent unworn condition. $135

#US2205 Airborne Command Badge
Original WWII U.S. Airborne Command badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent lightly worn condition. $45

#US2206 Airborne Command Badge
Original WWII U.S. Airborne Command badge. Scarce wide variant. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $45

#US2254 Troop Carrier
Original WWII U.S. Troop Carrier shoulder badge. American made example, with white "snow" reverse bobbin thread. Excellent unused condition. $40

#US2275 Airborne Troop Carrier, English made Fully Embroidered Bullion
Original WWII Airborne Troop Carrier shoulder badge. English made fully embroidered bullion example for use by troops stationed overseas. Used and uniform removed condition with patina. Scarce. $250

#US2274 Airborne Troop Carrier, English made Fully Embroidered Bullion
Original WWII Airborne Troop Carrier shoulder badge. English made fully embroidered bullion example for use by troops stationed overseas. Used and uniform removed condition with patina. Scarce. $250

#US2187 Airborne Troop Carrier
Original WWII U.S. Army Airborne Troop Carrier shoulder badge. English made example for use by troops stationed overseas. Lightly used and uniform removed condition with patina. $45

#US2250 Airborne Troop Carrier
Original WWII U.S. Army Airborne Troop Carrier shoulder badge. American made example, with white "snow" reverse bobbin thread. Excellent unused condition. $35

#US2251 Airborne Troop Carrier
Original WWII U.S. Army Airborne Troop Carrier shoulder badge. American made example, with white "snow" reverse bobbin thread. Excellent unused condition. $35

#US2199 Airborne Soaring Glider Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne soaring glider cap. Early production badge that is fully embroidered. Excellent condition. $150

#US2257 Airborne Glider School Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Glider School cap badge. American production example in worn condition. $120

#US2228 Officer Glider Infantry, White Edge
Original WWII U.S. Army Officer Glider Infantry cap badge with rare white edge. American 1942 production example that is fully embroidered. Excellent lightly worn example. $150

#US2227 Officer Glider Infantry, White Edge
Original WWII U.S. Army Officer Glider Infantry cap badge with rare white edge. American 1942 production example embroidered on twill. Excellent worn example. $150

#US2269 Officer Glider Infantry, Fully Embroidered, Blue Edge
Original WWII U.S. Army Officer Glider Infantry cap badge. American production embroidered example with blue edge. Excellent example likely removed from a veteran photo album. $100

#US2226 Officer Glider Infantry
Original WWII U.S. Army Officer Glider Infantry cap badge. American 1942 production example embroidered on dark navy blue disc with white edge. Excellent example. $40

#US2225 Officer Glider Infantry, Split Tail Glider
Original WWII U.S. Army Officer Glider Infantry cap badge. American 1942 production example embroidered on dark navy blue disc with white edge and split tail glider details. Excellent example. $40

#US2265 Officer Glider Artillery / Engineers
Original WWII U.S. Army Officer Glider Artillery or Engineers cap badge in red. Fully embroidered. Excellent example. $100

#US2304 Officer Glider Artillery / Engineers Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Officer Glider Artillery / Engineers cap badge. American production example with white glider embroidery and edge on red twill. Excellent example. $100

#US2270 Enlisted Glider Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Glider Infantry cap badge for enlisted soldiers. American production embroidered example with red edge and slight "egg" shape. Excellent example likely removed from a veteran photo album. $100

#US2272 Enlisted Glider Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Glider Infantry cap badge for enlisted soldiers. American production embroidered example with red edge. Excellent example. $100

#US2271 Enlisted Glider Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Glider Infantry cap badge for enlisted soldiers. American production embroidered example with blue edge. Excellent example. $100

#US2237 Enlisted Glider Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Glider Infantry cap badge for enlisted soldiers. Dark navy blue disc with white edge and split tail glider. American 1942 production. Excellent example. $40

#US2238 Enlisted Glider Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Glider Infantry cap badge for enlisted soldiers. French blue disc with infantry blue edge and split tail glider. American 1942 production. Excellent example. $40

#US2239 Enlisted Glider Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Glider Infantry cap badge for enlisted soldiers. Dark navy blue disc with blue infantry edge and split tail glider. American 1942 production. Excellent example. $40

#US2303 Officer Para-Glider Cap Badge, English Made
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for officers. Fully embroidered English made variant, with desirable black reverse bobbin stitching. Excellent condition. $140

#US2279 Officer Para-Glider Cap Badge, English Made
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for officers. Fully embroidered English made variant, with desirable black reverse bobbin stitching. Worn and uniform removed condition. $140

#US2306 Officer Para-Glider Cap Badge, Bomber, Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for officers. Fully embroidered version featuring a bomber. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $100

#US2307 Officer Para-Glider Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for officers. Embroidered on twill. Worn and uniform removed condition. $100

#US2268 Officer Para-Glider Cap Badge, Blue Variant, Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for officers. Fully embroidered blue variant. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $100

#US2230 Officer Para-Glider Cap Badge, Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for officers. Fully embroidered version. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $75

#US2229 Officer Para-Glider Cap Badge, Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for officers. Fully embroidered version. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $75

#US2302 Airborne Para-Glider Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for enlister soldiers. Infantry blue on twill variant. Worn and uniform removed condition. $100

#US2267 Enlisted Para-Glider Cap Badge, Blue, Bomber, Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for enlisted soldiers. Fully embroidered blue bomber variant. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $100

#US2298 Para-Glider Enlisted German Made Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Para-Glider enlisted cap badge. German made badge from the occupation. Excellent condition. $100

#US2224 Enlisted Para-Glider Cap Badge, Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for enlisted soldiers. Fully embroidered version. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $30

#US2223 Enlisted Para-Glider Cap Badge, Fully Embroidered, Bomber Variant
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for enlisted soldiers. Fully embroidered version with a slight egg shape. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example, the bomber variant is hard to find. $50

#US2236 Enlisted Para-Glider Cap Badge, Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for enlisted soldiers. Fully embroidered version. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $30

#US2222 Enlisted Para-Glider Cap Badge, Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for enlisted soldiers. Fully embroidered version. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $30

#US2221 Enlisted Para-Glider Cap Badge, "Egg Shape" Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for enlisted soldiers. Fully embroidered slightly "egg-shaped" version which is hard to find. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $40

#US2231 Enlisted Para-Glider Cap Badge, Blue Edge
Original WWII U.S. Army Infantry Para-Glider cap badge for enlisted soldiers with blue edge. Fully embroidered version. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $45

#US2266 Airborne Glider Artillery / Engineers Cap Badge, Fully Embroidered
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne glider cap badge for artillery or engineer enlisted members. Very rare fully embroidered version, this is considered the hardest Airborne cap badge to get. Please consult the following reference material "Airborne Cap Badges" by Kevin Delaitre (HISTOIC'ONE Editions) page 57 describes this badge as being so rare "many collectors do not even know this variant exists". Excellent condition. $250

#US2194 Airborne Infantry Para-Glider Cap Badge, Glider Style
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne para-glider infantry cap badge on twill in glider style for enlisted soldiers. Excellent condition. $35

#US2198 Airborne Infantry Para-Glider Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne para-glider infantry cap badge on twill in glider style for enlisted soldiers. Excellent condition. $35

#US2197 Airborne Infantry Para-Glider Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne para-glider infantry cap badge on twill in glider style for enlisted soldiers. Excellent condition. $35

#US2252 U.S. Paratroopers Pocket Patch
Original WWII United States Paratroopers pocket patch, embroidered on red backing for Artillery and Engineers. Excellent condition. $100

#US2300 Airborne Parachute Cap Badge 
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute cap badge for Infantry. Fully embroidered blue border variant, one of the earliest types produced in 1942. Scarce. $150

#US2301 Airborne Parachute Cap Badge 
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute cap badge for Infantry. Fully embroidered white border variant, one of the earliest types produced in 1942. Scarce. $150

#US2280 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge, Oversized 1942 
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry oversized early 1942 cap badge on twill. Excellent condition. For more information consult the book Airborne Cap Badges by Kevin Delaitre, page 13. Scarce. $150

#US2282 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge, Silk
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge on silk. Worn condition. For more information consult the book Airborne Cap Badges by Kevin Delaitre, page 13, which suggests the pinkish hue of the silk could be a medical corps touch. Scarce. $100

#US2288 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge, English Made
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge. English made example on felt issued to American paratroopers overseas. Lightly used condition. $75

#US2281 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge, English Made
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge. English made example on felt issued to American paratroopers overseas. Lightly used condition. $75

#US2214 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge, English Made
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge. English made example on felt issued to American paratroopers overseas. Lightly used condition. $75

#US2289 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge, embroidered on interesting backing. Used condition. $40

#US2262 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge on twill. Lightly used condition. $40

#US2260 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge. Lightly used condition. $40

#US2215 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge, Dark Blue
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge. Embroidered on dark blue twill. Lightly used condition. $40

#US2212 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge. Embroidered on twill. Lightly used condition. $40

#US2211 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge. Embroidered on twill. Lightly used condition. $40

#US2210 Airborne Parachute Infantry Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute infantry cap badge. Embroidered on twill. Lightly used condition. $40

#US2209 Airborne Parachute Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute cap badge. Embroidered on twill, early 1942 version. Lightly used condition. $40

#US2196 Airborne Parachute Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute cap badge. Embroidered on twill. Lightly used condition. $40

#US2263 Airborne Parachute Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute cap badge for Artillery and Engineers. Very rare fully embroidered with white border, early 1942 production. Lightly used condition. $150

#US2305 Airborne Parachute Artillery / Engineers Cap Badge, English Made
Original WWII U.S. Army Airborne Artillery / Engineers parachute cap badge. English made example on felt issued to American paratroopers overseas. Excellent condition. $75

#US2299 Airborne Parachute Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute cap badge for Artillery and Engineers. Interesting example embroidered on a red shape of twill. Excellent condition. $40

#US2261 Airborne Parachute Cap Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army airborne parachute cap badge for Artillery and Engineers. Lightly used condition. $50

#US2290 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” shoulder badge. One-piece construction with black cloth backing and white "snow" reverse-bobbin thread. Excellent condition with some residue on the back. $100

#US2326 82nd Airborne Division “Greenback” Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge with “Greenback”. American production example one-piece badge, collectors call these “greenbacks” because of the green reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition unused example. Scarce. $275

#US2327 82nd Airborne Division Shoulder Badge, German Occupation
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge. German made example for American soldiers on occupation duty in Germany after the collapse of the Third Reich. Includes a nice tab. Uncommon variant. $125

#US2276 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge. One-piece construction, showing significant "snow" white thread on the reverse bobbin. Excellent condition example that was likely taken from a veterans photo album. $75

#US2277 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge. Two-piece construction with seperate tab, showing significant "snow" white thread on the reverse bobbin. Excellent unworn condition. $75

#US2258 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge. Two-piece construction with the tab period attached, showing some "snow" white thread on the reverse bobbin. Nice worn condition example. $75

#US2259 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge. Two-piece construction with tab, showing some "snow" white thread on the reverse bobbin. Worn and uniform removed example, likely removed from a veteran photo album. $65

#US2249 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge. One-piece construction on tan cloth backing, showing some "snow" white thread on the reverse bobbin. Excellent condition example. $75

#US2233 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” Shoulder Badge, Early 1942
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge. Rare early 1942 production method of making the badge with zig-zag stitch attached centre panel, this method that was quickly discontinued. Excellent worn example. $65

#US2234 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $35

#US2235 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” shoulder badge. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent worn example. $35

#US2219 17th Airborne Division Shoulder Badge, Reverse Claw
Original WWII U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division shoulder badge and tab. Rare “reverse claw” detail on the main badge. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $75

#US2220 17th Airborne Division Shoulder Badge, One Piece
Original WWII U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division shoulder badge one-piece version with “AIRBORNE” scroll embroidered on twill. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $45

#US2218 17th Airborne Division Shoulder Badge, Blue Twill, One Piece
Original WWII U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division shoulder badge one-piece version with “AIRBORNE” scroll embroidered on blue twill. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $65

#US2217 17th Airborne Division Shoulder Badge, Attached Tab
Original WWII U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division shoulder badge with period attached “AIRBORNE” scroll tab. American production example badge and tab with some “snow” white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $40

#US2216 17th Airborne Division Shoulder Badge, English Made
Original WWII U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division shoulder badge. English production example issued to American soldiers while overseas. Excellent lightly worn example. $75

#US2203 17th Airborne Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division shoulder badge. American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $25

#US2200 17th Airborne Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division shoulder badge. American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent example. $20

#US2176 13th Airborne Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 13th Airborne Division badge. Standard wartime example, with white "snow" reverse bobbin threads. Excellent example. $20
#US2202 U.S.M.C. 2nd Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Division shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $20

#US2189 U.S.M.C. 2nd Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Division shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $20

#US2189 U.S.M.C. 2nd Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Division shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $20

#US2201 U.S.M.C. 2nd Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Division shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $20

#US2185 U.S.M.C. 2nd Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Division shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $20

#US2183 U.S.M.C. 2nd Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Division shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $20

#US2190 U.S.M.C. 5th Amphibious Corps Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 5th Amphibious Corps shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $20

#US2185 U.S.M.C. 5th Amphibious Corps Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 5th Amphibious Corps shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $20

#US2182 U.S.M.C. 5th Amphibious Corps Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 5th Amphibious Corps shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $20

#US2181 U.S.M.C. 4th Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps 4th Division shoulder badge. Standard American production example with good amount of "snow" white reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $25

#US2195 U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division "Greenback"
Original WWII U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division shoulder badge. Early "Greenback" variation. $25

#US2153 U.S. Army 1st Division "Big Red One" Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 1st Division "Big Red One" shoulder badge. Early and desirable "greenback" variation. Lightly worn condition. $40

#US2152 U.S. Army Tank Destroyer Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army tank destroyer shoulder badge. Early example featuring considerable white "snow" threads to the reverse bobbin embroidery. Excellent condition. $25

#DC4 Aleutian Islands Command Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army Aleutian Islands Command badge. Great example. $40

#DC2 3rd Ranger Battalion Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 3rd Ranger Battalion shoulder badge. Standard wartime example constructed of embroidered cotton through a wool / felt and gauze / cheesecloth backing. Excellent condition. $65
#DC3 Kiska Task Force Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. made Kiska Task Force shoulder badge featuring downward stabbing dagger motif. Worn by members of the Kiska task force including members of the First Special Service Force. Embroidered example in worn and uniform removed condition. $40
#US2147 9th Armoured Division Shoulder Badge
Original WWII U.S. 9th Armoured "Phantom" Division shoulder badge. Standard American wartime example featuring "snow" white thread embroidery on the reverse. The badge is in lightly worn and uniform removed condition, with the soldier's social insurance number written on the reverse. $20

#US2109 Indian Made Pilots and Air Crew Wings
Lot contains original WWII U.S. Indian made wings.  These are locally made wings by Indian vendors supplied to US air crew for wear in theater.  Lot contains; Indian made embroidered Pilots wing on khaki tropical material, Indian made embroidered Air Crewman’s wing on khaki tropical material. Indian made embroidered Navigators wing on khaki tropical material. Indian made embroidered Pilots wing on khaki tropical material with added “G” for Glider Pilot. Gliders were used extensively in the China Burma India (CBI) theater to reinforce and supply behind the lines units like the Chindits and Merrills Maurauders. Rare opportunity to purchase some unique CBI theater made wings. $100
#US2240 Meritorious Service and Overseas Bars
Original WWII U.S. Army Meritorious Service and Overseas Bars in gold and silver wire. Theatre made. $10

#BS132 U.S. Army Insignia Lot
Original WWII U.S. Army insignia lot including Third Army badge, 2nd Pattern Alaskan Defense Command badge(1942 and later), pair of embroidered Sergeant chevrons, and single felt Sergeant chevron. All insignia is in good to excellent unused condition. $25

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#US2117 LEDO Road Theater Made Bullion and Cloth Embroidered Badge
Original WWII U.S. LEDO Road theater made bullion and cloth embroidered badge, sewn through a khaki material base with local newspaper glued to the reverse as a backing to cover loose threads. Background: After the building and opening of the Ledo road from northern India to China was made a priority to supply Chiang Kai-shek and Allied forces in China, Brigadier Lewis A. Pick created a competition to design a badge for those involved in the task. This was published in the 13 April 1944 issue of the CBI Roundup newspaper. The 5 October edition listed three winners as co-designers of the final design. They were T/Sgt. R.G. Powell and T/4 Stewart Randolph of the US Engineers and T/4 Ralph Fuller of the Ordnance Corps. Typically, as things never go smoothly in the Army, a T/4 Robert Smith also claimed title to the winning design.  Although Pick now had a design, the powers that be in Washington took their dear sweet time authorizing it. As with other field submitted designs for shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI), the locally made types appeared first. Since the design was never approved in the US, they were not supplied by the US Government. The US made examples that exist being post war creations. *Sold*
#US2122 LEDO Road Theater Made Embroidered Badge
Original WWII U.S. LEDO Road theater made embroidered badge. Embroidered through lightweight khaki material as used to make locally acquired tropical uniforms. *Sold*
#US2118 MARS TASK FORCE 5307th / Merrill's Marauders' Theater Made Badge
Original WWII U.S. MARS TASK FORCE 5307the Composite Unit / Merrill’s Marauders’ theater made badge. The 5307th was a special jungle warfare unit devised to fight behind Japanese lines in Burma. They operated in a similar fashion to Orde Wingate’s Chindits.  It was established on 18 September 1943 and it cadre of specially selected jungle warfare experts and veterans arrived in India a month later. Although intended to operate alongside the Chindit’s  they fell under the operational control of General Joseph Stillwell’s Northern Combat Area Command. The unit was commanded by Brigadier General Frank Merrill. They first trekked into the jungles of Burma in February 1944 with their operations culminating in the attack on Myitkyina airfield that May. After a bloody struggle and the fly-in of Chinese army re-enforcements, they emerged victorious on 3 August. However only 200 out of roughly 2750 men were left who were not killed, wounded or sick from jungle disease. Their main mode of transportation was also almost wiped out with few mules and horses remaining. Therefore the unit was disbanded on 10 August. Those that remained became part of the 475th Infantry of the MARS TASK FORCE which continued to operate in Burma until February of 1945. The SSI locally acquired by members of the 5307th and 475th can be found with or without a title incorporated or with a separate title sewn over the patch.  These have Merrill’s / over/ Marauders or MARS TASK FORCE sewn as the title. Many simply wore the patch pictured which will later, in 1954, become the Distinctive insignia of the 75th Ranger Regiment. *Sold*
#US2115 Chinese Combat Command / Training Command Theater Made Badge
Original WWII U.S. Chinese Combat Command/Chinese Training Command theater made badge. This command, under Major General Robert B. McClure, was set up by General Albert Wedemeyer in January 1945 in an attempt to begin serious training of Nationalist Chinese forces to oppose the Japanese. However, that ship had long sailed after the neglect and adverse politics of the Roosevelt Regime in China. *Sold*
#US2155 U.S. Army 29th Infantry Division English Made Badge
Original WWII U.S. Army 29th Infantry Division shoulder badge. Scarce English made example issued to troops overseas and often worn during operations in Europe. *Sold*

#US2032 Kiska Task Force High-Visibility Shoulder Badge
Original WWII US made Kiska Task Force high visibility badge featuring downward stabbing dagger motif. This high visibility badge was designed to be seen in the foggy cold mountains of the Aleutian islands. Worn by members of the Kiska task force including First Special Service Force. This canvas patch is printed on oil cloth. *Sold*
#BS14 U.S. Paratrooper Invasion Armband
Original WWII U.S. Paratrooper invasion armband with original safety pins. Printed on thick almost canvas like oilcloth. Early third pattern variation without hemmed edges. This is the type that was used by paratroopers in Southern France, Holland, and Rhine jumps. The armband was folded several times probably by the soldier who took it home as a souvenir.  Nice authentic armband. *Sold*
#US2178 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force Badge & Photo Grouping
Original WWII U.S. 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, badge and photo grouping. Impressive badge featuring the Panther logo also painted on the side of the B-24 bomber in the photo. Jacket removed. The photo dated 8/22/44 reads "El, Looks like I'm holding our old baby up. This is the ship we fly over. 58 trips over the target + 2 German fighters. What a record." - Al Wesling. Impressive small grouping that really displays well. *Sold*
#US2093 538th Fighter Squadron Leather Jacket Painted Patch
Original WWII U.S. 538th Fighter Squadron leather painted jacket patch. The 538th was activated in October 1943 at Westover Field Massachusetts and was one of three squadrons in the 402nd Fighter Group. It flew P-47 Thunderbolts as a replacement unit moving to Seymour Johnson and Bluethenthal Fields in North Carolina as part of the 326th Fighter Group. The unit was disbanded on 10 April 1944 and its men and machines transferred to the 124th AAF Base Unit at Bluethenthal. Nice looking patch with cool hand painted graphics. *Sold*
#US2101 US 10th Air Force Blood Chit Grouping S/Sgt Flanagan
Original WWII US 10th Air Force Grouping to Air Gunner/Armourer S/Sgt. Richard J. Flanagan of Buffalo, New York  who served in the China Burma Indian (CBI) theater with the 9th Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Group. He joined the Air Force on 14 December 1943 and served in the “Pacific” with China Defence, Central Burma, Indian Burma and China Offensive entered into his service record. He wore the Air Crew Wing and was entitled to the CARBINE bar to his Marksman Badge. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster, distinguished unit badge, Victory Medal, American Theater Medal and Asiatic Pacific Medal with FOUR Bronze Stars. He was discharged in September 1945. The Group consists of his leather China Burma Indian Blood Chit flight jacket patch, leather CBI patch for flight jacket (added), theater made 10th Air Force Patch (added), US made 10th Air force Patch (added), Mini-wallet sized discharge certificate, Identity card of some sort, and a copy photo of Flanagan as a corporal wearing the Air Crew Wing and Air Force SSI. It would appear as though the group once belonged to a collector that commented on the back of the photo that Flanagan was in the 10th Photo Group. However, as he states himself, his memory was foggy. Flanagan did not serve with the 10th which flew out of Britain during the war. Flanagan’s service was entirely in the USA and S.E. Asia. *Sold*
#US2015 Bullion South East Asia Command and U.S. Flying Tigers Badges
Original WWII bullion embroidered South East Asia (SEA) Command badge as worn by headquarters staff and those operating under this HQ who were part of Special Operations Executive (SOE) Force 136 based in India and Ceylon. This is a high quality example complete with snaps on the back to remove it from the uniform to prevent it being damaged during washing. Also included is an original wartime U.S. Flying Tigers badge. *Sold*

#US2188 327th Infantry Regiment "Bastogne Bulldogs" Jump Ovals
Original WWII U.S. Army Airborne 327th Infantry Regiment "Bastogne Bulldogs" jump ovals. Seller reports both were acquired from the same veteran so we are opting to keep the pair together. One is excellent condition, the second one is beatup. Scarce jump oval. *Sold*

#US2273 United States Glidertroops PX Patch, 1942 Silk
Original WWII United States Glidertroops patch. These were purchased by soldiers at the PX. This is an early 1942 version made of silk. Approximately 4" diameter. Nice condition. *Sold*