Embroidered on a cotton measuring 8 cm x 7 cm, a bright blue background surrounds an American Eagle stitched in yellow. Overlaying a yellow anchor, the American Eagle clutches a Thompson submachine gun. The reverse shows period consistent “snow” white threading. Furthermore, when placed under a black light the patch does not glow.
World War Two U.S. Engineer Amphibian Brigade Shoulder Patch Cut Edge
Embroidered on a cotton measuring 8 cm x 7 cm, a bright blue background surrounds an American Eagle stitched in yellow. Overlaying a yellow anchor, the American Eagle clutches a Thompson submachine gun.
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SKU: A-0053 Categories: Allied Forces, The Second World War 1939 - 1945, United States Tags: Patch, Second World War, United States, WW2
Sewn below the left shoulder seam, a stunning theatre made 8th Army Airforce patch. Four inches above the left cuff, five gold overseas bars are present suggesting two and a half years of service. Below, a single diagonal service stripe noting 3 years of honourable service. Sewn below the right shoulder seam, a British made example of the Head Quarters, European Theater of Operations.
Manufactured in 1945 by Glisson & Miller, the size 4 suit easily fits a 6 foot stature. Though not easily seen in the photo, the broad arrow mark is partially hidden by the fold at the bottom seam of the tag. The many period appropriate repairs as photographed suggest this suit was used quite extensively but cannot be certain of when.