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Can anyone help i.d. These ww2 bomber patches?

Article about: Hi Eric, and Everyone on this site I know it's been quite some time, but I haven't forgotten that I had promised you that if I ever found out the ID of the patches that I had, that I'd be su

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    Default Can anyone help i.d. These ww2 bomber patches?

    Hello everyone! I am new here. I'd like to ask if anyone can please help me to identify these "Elusive" WWII patches I have. They are obviously originals but I have searched high & low for info on these without any luck. I am hoping to learn which Bomber Squadron & Group they belong to. Any help is surely appreciated! Thank you all!Click image for larger version. 

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    As you said obviously originals love the snow back but i would like to know as well?? Looks very cool.

    ERIC

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    Thanks for your reply. I've had them for years along w/ a 1" stack of paperwork. (incl. details of orders, awards, kills etc...) The whole lot is excellent. There are way too many Bomb groups listed to pinpoint a starting point to research for me (so far) Stuff in there like 5th airforce, 320th Bomb Sq. etc...............

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    I know some of you probably are curious as to which bomb group these belong to as much as I am ,so I just wanted everybody to know that if I find out anything at all, I will put the info here! Hope someone out there may know the puzzle to these patches. Thanks all!

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    Wow! These Patches Must Really Be Elusive! Anyone Out There?

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    Love the patch wish we could find out Ive looked also.

    ERIC

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    Thanks Eric, I've posted on 3 sites now and have talked with several people, some have recommended sites, some have even stated their "possible value" ...... I think these are going to be a tough one to figure out, but It's now become a mission for me to find out. This is all very interesting for me just on the research part alone! A learning experience for sure. I appreciate that you took an interest and have looked yourself. Thanks & like my earlier post stated, I will definitley post my findings when I know,,Mike

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    Look forward to your reply Thanks Mike.

    ERIC

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    Any help would be most appreciated on these patches if anyone knows where I can start a search? Would be great...Thank you all

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    The patches are what would be called "Unofficial" , that meaning they were an "actual" Squadron or Group type , but just not sent through proper channels to be "approved" for wear , many WW-2 units did this , I know as I'm a researcher of some 30+ years of WW-2 military aviation unit emblems , and have found and ID'd many of this nature, BUT, they are as you appropiately stated are "Elusive" , I ahve quite a few photos of "Unofficial" patches that I am always on the "Hunt" for thier ID's , your patches are "SUPER" !!!!!! to sat the least !!!!!!!!!! I really hope you get an ID to them , I would also enjoy knowing what unit they are !!!!!!

    Another note about a "possibilty" of thier "Elusiveness" a lot of the "stateside" unit's when they first got going would have an emblem made/used , but once they got overseas into combat they would change thier emblem fro various reasons, either it was a "cartoonish" one that didn't fit the mission, or they would change aircraft , etc etc , so your's could also be one of these types , possibly a "Training" bomber unit .
    One other note , "Usually" a Squadron patch was on a round background like your example , but another Idosincracy of that era was this wasn't always followed to the letter, sometimes a "Group" patch would be on a round background and the reverse a squadron patch would be on the "Shield" shape that a "group" usually was.
    Johnny

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