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WWII 8th Air Force 602nd Bomber Squadron Flight Jacket Patch
Item #: VF4886
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WWII US Army Air Corps, 602nd (H) Bombardment Squadron. Flying the Boeing B-17 Fortress, the 602nd was one of a myriad of bomber squadrons involved in crushing the German war machine. This impressive patch depicts a very upset Walt Disney character "Goofy" wearing an Irish uniform and hat with his hands on hips, and supporting a small black and red aerial bomb on the right shoulder, holding a white clay pipe between the teeth, all behind a shamrock formed by a light green outline; shamrock charged in sinister leaf with stylized white aerial bomb outlined green. patch is embroidered on twill and does not react to Uv light. 
The 602nd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) was constituted on 15 February 1943, activated on 1 March 1943, and inactivated on 1 September 1945. It was assigned to the 398th Bombardment Group. The squadron was based at Ephrata Army Air Base, in Washington State, when in early April 1943 it was rotated via Blythe Army Air Field, in California; Geiger Field, Washington; Rapid City Army Air Base, South Dakota, ending up in Nuthampstead, England from April 1944 to May 1945. The 602nd flew the Boeing B-17 Fortress in combat in the European Theater of Operations, contributing its efforts in the Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rheinland; Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. On 3 July 1945 the squadron was rotated to Drew Field, Florida where it was inactivated on 1 September 1945. This squadron patch was officially approved on 6 March 1944.
Price: $400.00 USD (Sale Pending)