Be sure to check each week for patches, wings and military memorabilia postings of all varieties. IT IS JUST WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. AN ORIGINAL CLASSIC WW2 CHENILLE PATCH. Chenille patches are among the most coveted by collectors. The 533rd Squadron of the 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and the second was awarded to the 1st Bomb Division as a whole for flying without fighter protection to bomb aircraft factories at Oschersleben on 11 January 1944. Also I’m a geezer and I’m movin’ a bit slower each year. Post Office is often really pokey of late. I obey all laws and regulations. I will answer when able. Some of you know my background as a collector/dealer in high-end military memorabilia, particularly aviation-related. I was a major or the primary contributor to the following bibles of aviation collectibles: The Art of the Flight Jacket , Gear up! American Flight Jackets , Silver Wings and Leather Jackets , Silver Wings , Pinks & Greens and other books about memorabilia including vintage clothing in many categories. Books shown not included in lot. I sell original items, ONLY! The item “8th Air Force 533rd Bomb Squadron Chenille patch. 100% Original. SPECTACULAR” is in sale since Thursday, December 10, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Patches”. The seller is “wings-patches” and is located in Marina del Rey, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
(J175) For sale here is a very nice US WW2 8. Air Force Pilots Class A Uniform Jacket. In the pocket, I found a pack of matches from Roanoke, an Air Medal lapel pin, and a picture of JS Grinnan. The jacket is not named to Grinnan anywhere and there are no corresponding markings, but this may well be his Uniform. The jacket is made from chocolate brown elastique, and is complete with all buttons, but there is no belt. The jacket is a Regulation Army Officers Jacket. There is no makers tag in the pocket. The jacket has a cut edge 8. Air Force patch on the left shoulder and two sewn on Overseas Stripes on the lower left sleeve. The Jacket has a matched pair of Shold R Form N. Meyer rank insignia on the shoulders. The jacket has clutch back Air Force Officers Collar Brass. There is a clutch back Presidential Unit Citation over the right breast pocket. There is a pin back 2 Battle Star ETO ribbon next to a pin back Air Medal ribbon with an oak leaf. These are two separate ribbons, and are not a bar. Above the ribbons, there is a silver bullion pilot wing that appears to be British made. However, the wing is a direct cut out with no fold over or padding. The wing does not react to UV light, and the loose strings pass the burn test. The jacket itself is in good condition, but does show some soiling, light wear, age, and has 4 or 5 piques on the back. This will be an interesting piece to research. The measurements are below for your convenience. Top To Bottom(W/ Collar): 32. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Please take a look at my other great items! The item “US WW2 8th Air Force Pilot’s Uniform Jacket Bullion Wing Picture Name Found J175″ is in sale since Tuesday, October 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “cadencemilitaria” and is located in Lenoir, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: United States
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)
- Featured Refinements: WW2 Jacket