UNITED STATES WWII INSIGNIA

#RG105 US WWII Airborne Wings
Original WWII production U.S. Airborne wings marked “Sterling” on the reverse. Issued to soldiers who received their jump qualification. Nice example in worn condition with working pin back. $80
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#RG104 US WWII Airborne Wings
Original WWII production U.S. Airborne wings marked “Sterling” on the reverse. Issued to soldiers who received their jump qualification. Nice example in worn condition with working pin back. $80
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#RG80 US WWII Airborne Wings
Original WWII production U.S. Airborne wings marked “Sterling” on the reverse. Issued to soldiers who received their jump qualification. Missing pin on reverse. $55
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#RG82 US Officer's Pin Back Insignia Lot
Original WWII U.S. officer's pin-back insignia lot including two U.S. Army / Air Force Major rank emblems and one Lieutenant Colonel that is maker marker. $50
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#BP25 U.S. Army Insignia Lot
Original WWII U.S. Army insignia lot consisting of 5th Army, 2nd Army, and 12th Army patches. $18
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#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. $125
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#US2067 13th Airborne Division Patch
Original WWII 13th Airborne Division patch. Excellent example, never used. $20
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#RG63 WWII US Medals and Ribbons Lot
Original WWII US Medals and Ribbons Lot. Medals include the WWII Bronze Star, Victory Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Also includes two original boxes with tissue paper and two ribbons for the Victory Medal. $40
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#BS132 U.S. Army Insignia Lot
Original WWII U.S. Army insignia lot including Third Army patch, 2nd Pattern Alaskan Defense Command Patch (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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#BS88 82nd Airborne Division One-Piece Embroidered Sleeve Insignia
Classic original WWII 82nd Airborne Division one-piece embroidered sleeve insignia with tan backing. This example has some 'snow' white thread to the bobbin embroidery on the reverse. Excellent condition and does not appear to have ever been applied and shows no holes from previous stitching, however as typical with these the tan centre has been removed. Nice patch. $80
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#US2014 82nd Airborne Division Two-Piece Embroidered Sleeve Insignia
Classic original WWII 82nd Airborne Division two-piece embroidered sleeve insignia. This is example has a good amount of 'snow' white thread to the bobbin embroidery on the reverse. Excellent condition and does not appear to have ever been applied to a uniform. The client we purchased these from informed us they are from the estate of Private First Class W.A. Fraser, Battery E, 805 Airborne A.A. Bn. 82nd Airborne Division. $75

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#US2117 LEDO Road Theater Made Bullion and Cloth Embroidered Patch
Original WWII U.S. LEDO Road theater made bullion and cloth embroidered patch, sewn through a khaki material base with local newspaper glued to the reverse as a backing to cover loose threads. Very appealing example. 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 patch 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*
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#US2122 LEDO Road Theater Made Embroidered Patch
Original WWII U.S. LEDO Road theater made embroidered patch. Embroidered through lightweight khaki material as used to make locally acquired tropical uniforms. *Sold*
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#US2118 MARS TASK FORCE 5307th / Merrill's Marauders' Theater Made Patch
Original WWII U.S. MARS TASK FORCE 5307the Composite Unit / Merrill’s Marauders’ theater made patch. 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*
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#US2115 Chinese Combat Command / Training Command Theater Made Patch
Original WWII U.S. Chinese Combat Command/Chinese Training Command theater made patch. 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. Interesting patch. *Sold*
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U.S. Airborne Wings manufactured by J.R. GAUNT of London
Original WWII U.S. Airborne wings manufactured by J.R. Gaunt of London. Originals of these British made wings are very scare and desirable. Marked behind the pin and a bit faint in the photos is 'J.R. GAUNT' over 'LONDON'. The original pin is the correct type and one of the identifying factors of a good original. *Sold*

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#US2032 Kiska Task Force High-Visibility Shoulder Patch
Original WWII US made Kiska Task Force high visibility patch featuring downward stabbing dagger. This high visibility patch was designed to be seen in the foggy cold mountains of the Aleutian islands. Worn by members of the Kiska task force such as First Special Service Force. This canvas patch is printed on some sort of oil cloth. *Sold*
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#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*
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#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*
#US2119 China Burma India Patch 
Original WWII U.S. China Burma India (CBI) shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI), bullion/felt example embroidered on to some sort of printed khaki material. Background: The CBI was worn unofficially by members of General Joseph Stilwell’s Headquarters in the China/Burma/India theatre shortly after it had been established on 4 March 1942. Stillwell had ordered Colonel Frank Dorn of his HQ to design a patch for its staff in order to help differentiate them from other nationalities serving within his HQ as well as those of other nationalities that operated in the area. This, in part, was due to many of these nationalities having adopted similar locally procured tropical uniforms. Although worn in 1942, it was not approved until 13 November 1944. Therefore many of the theatre made types were worn first while the US made examples did not appear until around the period it was approved. As the title of the HQ suggests, locally made examples could be supplied from manufacturers/street vendors in China, Burma or India.  Since it was a HQ patch for a jurisdiction of responsibility it was worn by all branches of the service under that HQ. Therefore it is not uncommon to find them made of leather for wear on flying jackets. *Sold*
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#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. Nice displayable CBI blood chit group. *Sold*
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#US2015 Bullion South East Asia Command Patch and U.S. Flying Tigers Patch
Original WWII bullion embroidered South East Asia (SEA) Command Patch as worn by Headquarters (HQ) staff and those operating under this HQ who were part of Special Operations Executive 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 with the SEA Command Patch is an original wartime U.S. Flying Tigers patch, to complete the display. A really nice set for your collection with emphasis on value in the beautiful and rare SEA Command bullion patch. *Sold*

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#US2050 Theatre Made U.S. Airborne Combined Glider Parachute Cap Patch
Original WWII theatre made U.S. Airborne combined glider parachute cap patch. The reverse has a really cool cheesecloth like material. Excellent condition, never applied. This is a nice patch and a rare variation. *Sold*