We also specialize in united staten navy and unit states marine corps patches. Squadron emblems of united states air force bomber. The proud history of this unit began with its constitution as the 393d bombardment squadron bms on february 28, 1944 by the army air forces aaf. Unit records are useful in piecing together stories about a unit or group, as well as about individuals who. Redesignated 8th bombardment squadron heavy on november 11, 1944. Paul 6949170 missing in action april 30th 1943, tunisiamediterranean ocean awards air medal with oak leaf cluster, purple heart letter cover or envelope, above photo. Its last was assigned to the 376th bombardment wing. The 387th bombardment group medium was constituted on november 25, 1942, and activated on december 1 at macdill field in tampa bay, florida. It was last assigned to the 380th bombardment wing at plattsburgh air force base, new york, where it was inactivated on 1 july. Well lead you through the design process to ensure your patches are perfect. Deactivated april 1, 1944 with assets from k2 in korea the 517th sfs.
Happy saturday all, i have here tonight a patch for the 64th bomb squadron. The 515th bombardment squadron was a rectangular shaped patch with a thin outer border, inside a large aerial bomb with 3 small devil like imps riding it, each one is holding hand up with fingers signifying unit number, imp from front to rear of bomb has 515, they were known as satans kids, they were with the 376th bombardment group. Primarily south pacific theatre 5th bombardment group. During world war ii, the 343d fighter group was activated in alaska on 3 september 1942 and began operations immediately. Subscribe to the 416th bg archive email newsletter. It was first formed in the middle east in 1942 to reinforce the royal air force in north africa with personnel and aircraft diverted from delivery to the china burma india theater.
Ww2 army air corps air force unit records research ww2. Our free design services will create your custom squadron, morale, supt or deployment flight suit patches. Original wwii army air forces squadron patches page 1 original wwii aaf usaf squadron patch collection for sale lost worlds original wwii usmc marine corps squadron patches for sale a2, a. Media in category squadron emblems of united states air force bomber squadrons the following 200 files are in this category, out of 243 total. This is a list of united states air force bomb squadrons. Units in this list are assigned to nearly every major command in the united states air force. Rapid buildup of personnel and aircraft in early 1943 resulted in the formation of a fully formed group composed of the 512th, 5th, 514th and 515th squadrons. Design something new or make your current patch even better. After being inactivated on 1 september 1991, it was reactivated. On august 15, 1943 the 632nd, 633rd, and 634th squadrons were redesignated the.
Constituted as 376th bombardment group heavy on 19 oct 1942 and activated in palestine on 31 oct. It returned to the united states the following month and was redesignated the 515th fighterbomber squadron. The 301st fighter squadron was constituted on 4 july 1942 and assigned to the 332nd fighter group at tuskegee army air field, alabama, and completed their stateside training at selfridge. The 814th bomb squadron, under the command of capt. The unit has recativated in oct 1993 flying b52hs for the reserves. The myriad styles of patches worn by crews in various theaters of operations have been recreated using original patches and artwork for reference. It covers all squadrons that were constituted or redesignated as bombardment squadron sometime during their active service. History books aircraft time line commanders main bases component units assigned to history. The 303rd bomb group was an eighth air force, b17 bomber group. The squadron patches of each 482nd bomb group are clearly visible on the web pages. Here are some of the squadron patches i have picked up, photos, and other related items. The squadron adopted the nickname the black pirates and a patch followed. Original wwii army air forces squadron patches page 1 original wwii aaf usaf squadron patch collection for sale lost worlds original wwii usmc marine corps squadron patches for sale a2, a1, g1, b2, b3, anj4 us wwii leather flight jackets aaf, usmc, usn vintage hyde corp.
Usaaf squadron patches are a unique area of collecting in and of themselves. The 515th bombardment squadron was a rectangular shaped patch with a thin outer border, inside a large aerial bomb with 3 small devil like imps riding it, each one is holding hand up with fingers signifying unit number, imp from front to rear of bomb has 515, they were known as satans kids, they were with the 376th bombardment. From december 1942 until december 1943, we were with the 10th air force at chakulia, india, west of calcutta. The 515th bombardment squadron is an inactive united states air force unit. You will notice some squadron insignia appear twice but with different names, i. This is from a group of patches that came from my fathers ww2 things. I am looking for unit patches of the time in order to put together a flight jacket for him. Its last was assigned to the 376th bombardment wing, stationed at lockbourne air force base, ohio. United states of america ocp spice brown and bagby green flag reversed with hook closure. Clement bird, was equipped with b24h and j models equipped with h2x. We are the 22nd bombardment squadron m, 341st bombardment group m, of the 10th and 14th air forces in the chinaburmaindia theater of world war ii from 1942 to 1945. Wwii squadron patch insignia pictures collection of patches. No squadron played a more dynamic role in achieving a decisive victory in world war ii and in the maintenance of a lasting peace than the 393d bomb squadron bs. Constituted 8th bombardment squadron pathfinder on august 10, 1943.
Machine embroidered on felt with a cheesecloth like backing. Army air force flight jacket patches first lieutenant kenneth j. Contributions of 416th bomb group related material orders, photos, diaries, articles, etc. Their role was to lead the night strikes into germany, and mark the target area with flares 824th bomb squadron, 484th bomb group, 15th aaf canvas embroidered 827th bomb. There were many hundreds of squadron patches and i have only a few examples of them. Wwii squadron patch in ww ii us collectible patches for sale. The 515th strategic fighter squadron is an inactive united states air force unit. The halpro unit was renamed the first provisional bombardment group. Squadron patches are approximately 4 inches in diameter or height, 100% embroidery with an ironon backing. Measuring approximately 5 12 inches 14cm in diameter, each design has been specially selected from the hundreds that existed, to offer famous units with the most glowing credentials, and attractive emblems. Each patch symbolizes the use of a form of light while holding a bomb. American bomber b17f flying fortress boeing b17f flying fortress, tail number 4230647 366th bombardment squadron 366th bomb squadron in flight at the time of departure 355th bombardment group 305th bomb group. The 514th bombardment squadron is an inactive united states air force unit.
Army air force patches, army air corps patches army air. Air force bomb squadron patches air force squadron patches flying tigers surplus page 2. Ground personnel prepare to load bombs into a b26 marauder k5s, serial number 4334194 of the 584th bomb squadron, 394th bomb group at holmsley, 31 august 1944. The 18th reconnaissance squadron medium was attached to the 22nd bombardment group about september 1940 and assigned to the 22nd bombardment group on the 25 feb 1942. Vintage hickam air force base afb patch honolulu hawaii usaf.
Original wwii army air forces squadron patches lost worlds. Bombardment bomber squadrons numbers less than 500. Their role was to lead the night strikes into germany, and mark the target area with flares 824th bomb squadron. Looking for the ideal bomb squadron patches to express yourself. Us army air force, corps wwii squadron patch insignia pictures. Im fairly new to collecting the ww2 era aaf pieces,so im hoping that some of the experts can tell me if this is authentic ww2 era,and if so,where it was made. United states of america ocp spice brown and bagby green flag forward facing with hook closure. Army air force 515th bomb squadron 376th bomb group, heavy b24d 4124200 liberator bomber staff sergeant john f.
Ww2 army 5th bs bomber squadron patch wwii 915 usaaf hand painted leather 115. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from general orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and world war ii history. Air force bomb squadron patches flying tigers surplus. It operates rockwell b1 lancer aircraft providing strategic bombing capability. A b26 marauder ksg, serial number 4334327 of the 557th bomb squadron, 387th bomb group. Moved to north africa, febmay 1943, assigned to twelfth af. Ww2 aaf 515th parachute infantry regiment leather squadron. Emblems of the united states army air forces bombardment squadrons.
Wwii usaaf us army air force 324th bomb squadron patch bugs bunny. Feb 16, 20 the 515th bombardment squadron was a rectangular shaped patch with a thin outer border, inside a large aerial bomb with 3 small devil like imps riding it, each one is holding hand up with fingers signifying unit number, imp from front to rear of bomb has 515, they were known as satans kids, they were with the 376th bombardment group liberandos. Usaaf squadron patches these squadron patches are beautifully hand embroidered, just like the original theatre made examples from wwii. The squadron patch was used and worn by the squadron s crews during the war, but was never officially recognized by the army air force.
As a professional researcher and world war ii historian, bill beigel provides research services to genealogists, historians, authors, and civilians who are looking for information found in ww2 military unit records. Wwii squadron patch insignia pictures collection of. The squadron is one of the oldest in the united states air force, its origins dating to june 1917, when the 37th aero squadron was organized at kelly field, texas. These historical pages are dedicated to the 8,960 men who served in the 303rd bombardment group h hells angels during world war ii. After redesignation to the 408th bomb squadron on 22 april 1942 they stayed with the 22nd bombardment group until 29 april 1946. Original wwii usmc marine corps squadron patches for sale a2, a1, g1, b2, b3, anj4 us wwii leather flight jackets aaf, usmc, usn vintage hyde corp original wwii army air forces squadron patches i. List of united states air force bomb squadrons wikipedia. The squadron was first activated in march 1943 as the 632d bombardment squadron and equipped with light ground attack aircraft. Wwii aac aaf squadron insignia patch page 2 units above 200. Eriks military aviation patches offers a great selection of 100% authentic united states air force, air national guard, royal netherlands air force and other air force patches. Select design your own below and send us over your design.
Col harmon, 515 amowcc and chief nixon, 515 amowccc had the. Activated on 18 aug 1955 by redesignation of 515th air defense group. A b24 bomber group 9th air force, 12th air force and 15th air force. Hickam afb patch free shipping with delivery confirmation on all domestic purchases. Wwii, 530th bombardment squadron, 380th bombardment.
The 37th bomb squadron is part of the 28th bomb wing at ellsworth air force base, south dakota. Us air force 11th bombardment squadron patch inactive bomb unit us air force 31st bombardment squadron inactive unit patch. They can be very expensive and are frequently faked. Original wwii usmc marine corps squadron patches for sale a2, a1, g1, b2, b3, anj4 us wwii leather flight jackets aaf, usmc, usn vintage hyde corp original wwii army air forces squadron patches lost worlds collection 3. Serving with the ninth and twelfth air forces before being assigned to the fifteenth air force 1143 and moved to san pancrazio, italy where it remained until the end of the war. Wwii us navy training base squadron patch donald duck. Squadron emblems of united states air force bomber squadrons.
Scott farrington served as a tail gunner with the 515th bomb squadron of the 376th bomb group. Aircraft and personnel were rapidly added to create the units 512th, 5th, 514th, and 515th. Bombardment patch in original current air force patches. Redesignated 728 bombardment squadron, very heavy on 11 mar 1947. Military prints of battles, including alexander the great, ancient rome, english medieval knights, scottish highlanders, napoleonic wars, artillery and infantry, the american civil war, the wild west, custers 7th cavalry, zulus at rorkes drift, the light brigade, the british indian army, ww i, ww ii, and the per. Army air force 515th bomb squadron staff sergeant john f. The squadron was first activated in march 1943 as the 632d bombardment. Today bomb squadrons are considered to be part of the combat air force caf along with fighter squadrons. Shortly after the war in europe was over, the 758th squadron along with the 459th b. The shoulder patches except the aaf decal are offered in multilayer leather format. Redesignated 8th bombardment squadron very heavy on september 5, 1947. My father was a navigator and bombadier officer of the 8th somewhere between 195054 in korea.
The 42nd bombardment group was a b25 mitchell group of the thirteenth air force that operated in the solomons, new guinea, borneo, the philippines, off the coast of china and over french indochina. Redesignated 728 bombardment squadron, light on 27 jun 1949. In july 1943, the air echelon of the squadron deployed to the aleutian islands to defend against the japanese attacks there. Its last assignment was with the 407th strategic fighter wing stationed at great falls air force base, montana, where it was inactivated on 1 july 1957. Air force was part of the army during world war ii, and was also called the army air forces or the air corps. Air force patches jim buchanan jbmilart military art. Please note, we offer the group and squadron patches in hand painted format with the exception of the 23rd fighter group patch which is also available in multilayer leather.
Up for auction is a ww2 aaf 515th parachute infantry regiment leather squadron patch. Commanding general, army air forces february 1945 proved to be a month of intense activity for the 669th bombardment squadron l. Air force 22nd bombardment group, medium usaf veteran locator. The 1944 special issue of the national geographic magazine includes several pages of squadron insignia and is a good, but incomplete reference.
Oboyle, 97th bombardment squadron, based in grosseto, italy, stands with his a20. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from general orders that we are. Wwii raf disney knight on bomb 77 th figther squadron authentic army air forces world war ii 20th bomb squadron patch. The 528th bombardment squadron is an inactive united states air force unit. Get the best deals on wwii squadron patch in ww ii us collectible patches when you shop the largest online selection. Measuring approximately 5 12 inches 14cm in diameter. Established in the middle east during late 1942 to aid british forces during the western desert campaign. Illustrator published by the 447th bomb group association 1996 hardbound, 334 pages a unique mixture of historical fact and personal recollections and anecdotes contributed by members of the 447th bomb group.18 1 777 748 1384 968 771 215 577 84 107 1305 66 55 228 1405 1289 1394 1290 506 569 1023 398 942 479 1477 1364 949 908 52 468 1051 411 92 1033 1039 1101 1352 99 1289 1222 822 1468 173 873 966 35 917