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USAAC Patches and Distinctive Unit Insignia


This section is currently being built, we are going to be adding more items in the near future.

The patches shown on these pages are generally rare or unusual variants of the more common versions of the unit identification patch. In most cases, we have the more common machine manufactured period issue patches at significantly lower prices. If you have a need for particular patch, please email us with your request (the link is below), and we will see what we have available. Please specify which unit, or at least a good description of the patch. If it is an especially hard-to-find patch or odd variant, please be aware we may not have it.

If you see an item you want, please note the ITEM NUMBER and NAME and use it in your email.

You can email us at snyderstr@aol.com with questions. Use the links below to jump to specific categories of items. The links lead to sections on this page.


US Army Air Force Patch Blanket


This is a unique hand-assembled massive patch blanket (bed cover) with approximately 450 various US Army Air Force patches.

The blanket is very heavy and made with high-quality fringed velvet and having an interesting pattern of patches to form a member in service star at the center, with each of the Air Forces represented. There are also a number of other distinctive unit patches, including the US Army Air Corps, Air Transport, and Air Ferry commands, various rating patches, and others.

It measures 90 inches by 190 inches, excluding the 2 inch yellow fringe on three sides. It has excellent construction and was meant to be a functional bed cover.  The back of the blanket is heavy red (possibly rayon) with a satin finish.  The top is soft crushed black velvet. The back has the date 5-27-46 embroidered in yellow and blue floss on it

Offered at $1999.99


US Army Air Corps and USAAF Patches


Thumbnail (Click to Enlarge) Item Number
Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   ASHES-1
USA
World War Two Inelegance Service SPINX
Arising form Ashes Golden Eagle Patch
This is a mint 2-1/4 inc diameter patch in near excellent condition.  $29.99 Available
   TDEST-1
 USA
World War Two
Tank Destroyers Forces FOUR Wheel Variant Combat Uniform Patch
This is a MINT black border 2-3/4 inch diameter patch as shown.  $34.99 Available
   TDEST-2
USA
World War Two
Tank Destroyers Forces THREE Wheel Variant Combat Uniform Patch
 This is a MINT black border 2-3/4 inch diameter patch as shown.

Here is another view.
$54.99 Available
    TENTH-1
USA
World War Two
 Tenth Corps
OD Border Combat Uniform Patch
This is a near excellent OD border 2-3/4 inch diameter patch as shown. $24.99    Available
  TENTH-2
 USA
 World War Two Tenth Corps
 OD Border Combat Uniform Patch
 This is a near G+ OD border 2-3/4 inch diameter patch as shown. $24.99    Available
   SECOND-1
USA
 World War Two
 2nd AAF #ed
 Air Force Combat Uniform Patch
This is a G+ 2-1/2 inch square patch. $19.99   Available
   AMPHIB-1
 USA
 World War Two Army COMMANDO Amphibious Units Combat Uniform Patch
 This is a G+ 3 inch patch with a blue background & a gold Thompson machine gun etc.   Available
   USMAWEST-1
 USA
World War Two
Army West Point
US Military Academy CADRE Uniform Patch
This is a near excellent 2-1/4 x 2-1/2 inch black border patch with a gilt helmet centered. $19.99   Available
   HQETO-1
 USA
World War Two
HQ ETO Headquarters European Theater Occupation Combat Uniform Patch
This is a 3-1/2 x 2-3/4 inch gold border patch in near excellent condition.   $24.99    Available
   FAREST-1
  USA
World War Two
 US Forces Far East Combat Uniform Patch
This is a near excellent red border 2 inch diameter patch. $19.99   Available
   NAFR-1
 USA
World War Two North Africa
 Theater MINT
Red Border Combat Patch
 This is a near excellent 2-1/2 x 3 inch patch. $19.99   Available
LOG-9
 USA
World War Two
 9th US Army Log Command Uniform Patch
This is a near excellent red border 1-3/4 inch diameter patch. $19.99   Available
   JAPA-1
 USA
World War Two Japanese US Army Log Command Uniform Patch
This is a near excellent red border 1-3/4 inch diameter patch. $19.99   Available
   HORSE-3
 USA
World War Two
 Third Armored Cavalry RGT gold border Combat Uniform Patch
This is a 2-1/4 x 2-1/2 inch near excellent patch. $24.99    Available
   INFBGDE-172
 USA
post World War Two 172nd US Army Infantry Brigade Combat Uniform Patch
This is a 2 x 3 inch red border patch in near excellent condition. $19.99   Available
   SFWAR-1
USA
 World War Two Special Warfare School Uniform Patch
This is a 2 x 2-1/2 inch gold border near excellent patch $19.99   Available
   CIVIL-1
 USA
 World War Two
Civil Affairs School Uniform Patch
 This is a 2-1/2 x 3 inch white border near excellent patch $19.99   Available
   SUPP-01
 USA
World War Two
19th Support Brigade Blue Border Uniform Patch
  This is a 2 x 2-1/2 inch near mint patch. $19.99   Available
   SIGBN-7
USA
 World War Two
7th Signal Battalion Uniform Patch
   This is a 2 x 3 inch white border near excellent patch. $19.99   Available
   STRAT-1
 USA
 World War Two Strategic Communications Command gold border Uniform Patch
This is a near excellent 2 x 2-1/2 inch near MINT patch. $19.99   Available
   AAA-1
 USA
 World War Two Southern AAA Command Uniform Patch
 This is a  2 x 2-1/4 inch OD border patch. $19.99   Available
   SFVN-1
USA
 World War Two Special Forces Blue
 &
Gold Beret
Flash Patch
 This is a near excellent 2 x 2-1/4 inch patch. $34.99   Available
   SFVN-2
 USA
 World War Two Special Forces
Blue & Gold over the Pocket Patch
This is a  near excellent 1 x 1/2 inch patch. $34.99   Available
   DRAGON-1
US
World War Two Parachute Infantry Dragon Blue Border Combat Patch
This is a 2-1/4 inch square near excellent patch. $24.99    Available
   RIFLE-1
 US
 World War Two
3rd ACR Brave Rifles Combat Patch
  This is a 2 1/4 inch in diameter patch in near excellent condition.   $19.99   Available
  ONEHALF-1
USA
World War Two USAAF 1/2 Theater Made SILK Multi Colored  Combat Patch
This is a 3-1/4 inch in diameter near excellent patch. $34.99   Available
  SILKPATCH-1
USA
World War Two USAAF
Theater Made SILK Multi colored  Combat Patch
 This is a 3-1/4 inch in diameter near excellent patch. $34.99   Available
     FRANCEOD-1 
USA
World War Two OD Border FRANCE
Forces Combat Uniform Patch
This is a near excellent tri color 2-3/4 x 3 inch shield shaped patch. 

Here are other views.  1  2   3   4   5  6   7  8  9   10  11  12  13   14   15   16  17
$34.99 Available
   CORPS-11
 USA
pre World War Two Old Style XI
Army Corps
MINT
Shoulder Patch
 This is an OD border 2-1/4 x 2-3/4 inch patch still attached to an album page. $49.99 Available
   SHEEP-01
USA
 World War Two SHEEPSHEAD Maritime Service Multi Colored MINT
Uniform Patch
This is a 2-1/4 ich diameter patch. $39.99 Available
CMDPA-1
USA
post
World War Two SIX Various PERIOD USAF Command Patches Mounted on an Album Page
 
Each measure 3 inches square and are Military Air Lift Command, USAF Southern Command, Air Force Reserve, Alaska Air Command, USAF Security Service and Strategic Air Command.

All are in near excellent condition.
$59.99 Available
AVG-001
USA World War Two USAAF AVG American Volunteer Group Flying Tigers Pair of Theater made Uniform Patch Set
This is a hand made set of patches as shown.

The Chinese training mission patch has at least 6-layers.

The condition is near excellent overall. 

Here is a view of the reverse.
$189.99 Available
   TIGER-1
 post
World War Two Flying Tiger
Enamel Reunion Badge

This is a 1-1/2 x 2-1/2 inch pin back badge that is raised hallmarked AVG 1941 on the reverse.

The condition is near excellent.
  SOLD
ACP-9035
USAAF 5-1/2 Inch Diameter Felt Multi Color Uncle Sam BOXER In Boxing Ring Corner

This is a WWI Pre-World War II Army Air Force A.H Jacket LARGE Patch. This in an interesting oversize variant on this patch. 

The condition is near MINT

Here is a view of the reverse.

 

$349.99 Available
ACP-035
WWII Women's Air Service Pilot "Fifinella" WASP Patch
This is a WWII World War II Army Air Force Womans Air Service Pilot Patch

This in the Disney designed "Fifinella" variant on this patch, rendered in  , blue, white, black, and yellow floss.

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 3 inches.

$124.99 Available
ACP-1111
Lot of Three World War Two


These are Squadron Patch Insignia. They were sales offerings in some of the foods available during World War II.

They measure 3 inches in diameter and are in near MINT condition.  Click here  for a clearer and larger view.  Here is a view of the backs.

$89.99
For Lot
Available
ACP-135
WWII Cheesecloth Backed Army Air Forces Miami Beach Florida Patch
This is a WWII Cheesecloth Backed Army Air Forces Miami Beach Florida Patch.

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/2  inches in diameter

$69.99 Available
ACP-1135
USAAF Theater Made OD Backed Silk Flaming Sword TAC Patch
This is a WWII Theater Made OD Backed Silk Flaming Sword TAC Patch.

The condition is near mint. Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches in diameter

$49.99 Available
ACP-138
Post WWII USAF Aviation Engineers Patch
This is a Post WWII USAF Aviation Engineers Patch.

The condition is excellent.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2  inches in diameter

$24.99 Available
ACP-022
WWII 9th Bombardment Squadron Floss Embroidered Twill Patch
This is a Post WWI Pre-World War II Army Air Force IXth Bombardment Squadron A2 Jacket LARGE Patch

This in an interesting oversize variant on this patch, rendered in  , white, black, and yellow floss on black wool felt. It has a cheesecloth backing..

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 4-1/4 inches.

  SOLD
ACP-008
WWII 19th Fighter Squadron Floss Embroidered Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Force 19th Fighter Squadron A2 Jacket LARGE Patch

This in an interesting oversize variant on this patch, rendered in red, white, black, and yellow floss on black wool felt. It has a cheesecloth backing..

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 4-3/4 inches.

$249.99 Available
ACP-011
26th Bomb Squadron Floss Embroidered Patch
This is an Army Air Force 26th Bombardment Squadron (H) A2 Jacket VARIANT Patch

This in a very scarce color variant on this patch, rendered in red, orange, black, and blue floss.  Note the blue and orange in the shield are reversed from the usually encountered blue and yellow.

The 26th BS flew for the 11th Bomb Wing (Gray Geese), 7th and 13th Air Force. They flew B-18 and B-24 bombers throughout WWII in the PTO.  They never flew B-29s, converting from the B-24s to the B-36 bombers following the end of the war.

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 4 inches in diameter

$149.99 Available
ACP-034
USAAF 330th Fighter Squadron Floss Embroidered Patch
This is an Army Air Force Fighter Squadron A2 Jacket Bumblebee with Rocket Spear Patch

This in a very unusual patch, rendered in red, yellow, black, white, brown and blue floss.

This is the insignia of the 330th Fighter Squadron, 329th Fighter Group.

The condition is used, removed from a uniform, still near excellent overall.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

$74.99 Available
ACP-001
US World War Two PIRATE  Cloth Theater Made  A-2 Jacket  Air Squadron Patch
This is a 5 inch diameter patch that features a Corsair in one corner and a PIRATE Holding a Knife in his teeth.

The condition is near excellent overall. 

Here is a view of the back.
 $149.99 Available
ACP-002
US World War Two BLACK AFRICAN Cloth Theater Made A-2 Jacket  Air Squadron Patch
This is a 5 inch diameter theater made patch with a black African throwing a bomb.

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here is a view of the back.
  SOLD
ACP-003
US World War Two Cloth Theater Made A-2 Jacket Air Squadron Patch
This is a 5 inch diameter theater made patch with a black African HEAD HUNTER.

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here is a view of the back.
$149.99 Available
ACP-025
World War Two US Army Air Force USAAF Air Transport Service MINT Leather  Multi Piece Colored Patch
This is a US Army Air Force Air Transport Command Leather A-2 Jacket VARIANT Patch.

This early A-2 Jacket insignia is in a scarce VARIANT painted 4 color variant patch rendered in red, white, and blue with silver sky and border on goat skin leather.

It measures 4-7/8 inches in diameter.

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here is a view of the back.
$229.99 Available
ACP-25 post
World War Two Reunion USA USAAF Bomb Squadron Hand Painted Leather Patch
This patch on a blue field with a red bomb between two blue lightning bolts measures 4-1/4 inch in diameter.

Condition is near good plus.   Here is a view of the back.
$34.99 Available
ACP-251 post
World War Two Reunion USA USAAF Bomb Squadron Hand Painted Leather Patch
 This 5 inch in diameter patch features a angry duck holding a red bomb .

Condition is near good plus.   Here is a view of the back.
$34.99  
ACP-252 post
World War Two Reunion USA USAAF Bomb Squadron Hand Painted Leather Patch
This 5 inch in diameter patch features a  black sky with white lightning bolts.

Condition is near good plus.  Here is a view of the back.
$34.99 Available
ACP-1025
US Naval Air Force USS Wright Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This is as shown & measures 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches.

Here is a view of the reverse.

Condition is near excellent.
$129.99 Available
ACP-2025
US Army Air Force CBI Flying Tigers Little Devil With Wings Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This is as shown & measures 5 inches diameter.

Condition is near excellent.
  SOLD
ACP-20251
USA
World War Two Flying Tigers 14th USAAF
2.5 inch diameter Patch.
This is as shown and in near excellent condition.

A view of the back.
$29.99 Available
ACP-20252
USA
World War Two Flying Tigers CBI Theater made USAAF
2.5 inch diameter Patch
 This is as shown and in near excellent condition.

A view of the back.
$29.99 Available
AAFFT-001
China Flying Tigers China Sun Type Blue and White Enamel Hat Insignia
This is a one inch diameter baked enamel badge missing the attaching devise.  Here is another view.

Condition is near excellent.
$99.99 Available
ACP-3025
 US
 Army
Air Force
CBI Flying Tigers Tiger HELLS ANGELS Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This is as shown and measures 5 inches diameter.

Here is a view of the reverse.


Condition is near excellent.
  SOLD
ACP-4025
US Army Air Force CBI Flying Tigers Panda Bear  Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This is as shown & measures 4.5 inches diameter.

Here is a view of the reverse.


Condition is near excellent.
  SOLD
ACP-5025
US Army Air Force Flying Nude With Wings Holding Bomb Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This patch is a Marine one, early WW2, VMS-3 (Marine Scouting Squadron-3)  as shown & measures 6.5 inches diameter.

Here is a view of the reverse.


Condition is near excellent.
$129.99 Available
ACP-6025
US Army Air Force Flying White Elephant With Wings Holding Bomb Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This patch is an early one for Navy, VP-3 (Patrol Sqaudron-3 ) as shown and measures 5.5 inches diameter.

Here is a view of the reverse.


Condition is near excellent.
$129.99 Available
ACP-7025
US Naval Air Force Flying Black Caribou With Wings with Flying Corps Insignia on Side Asiatic Fleet Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This is as shown & measures 6.5 inches diameter.

Here is a view of the reverse.


Condition is near excellent.
$129.99 Available
ACP-8025
US Naval Air Force VPB-11 Flying White Horse With Wings Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This is as shown & measures 6 inches diameter.

Here is a view of the reverse.


Condition is near excellent.
$129.99 Available
ACP-8026
US Green & Black With Eagle in Center VS-71 Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This is as shown & measures 5 inches diameter.

Here is a view of the reverse. Condition is near excellent.  
$89.99 Available
ACP-8027
US Navy VO-1 Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This is as shown & measures 4.5 x 6  inches.

Here is a view of the reverse. Condition is near excellent.
$89.99 Available
ACP-8028
US Navy VMJ-2 Leather Patch Removed From Jacket
This is as shown & measures 5  inches diameter.

Here is a view of the reverse.  Condition is near excellent. 
$89.99 Available
ACP-019
WWII US Army Air Force Airborne Troop Carrier Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II US Army Air Force Airborne Troop Carrier Wool Felt Theater Made Patch

This is a very nice example of this early felt patch, with pale yellow floss, with red, white and black accents blue wool felt patch. It has a black linen backing. The AIRBORNE arch is integral to the patch.

The condition is near very good, with some needle holes and threads from when it was removed from a uniform.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches.

$199.99 Available
  ACP-9019
 WWII Period MINT Unissued Airborne Troop Carrier Patch
This is an English made, embroidered on felt. 

There are small spots of moth damage around the edges and one larger spot on the top edge (see photo).  

Condition overall is near excellent. Here additional views  1  2.
$119.99 Available
ACP-020
WWII US Army Air Force Airborne Troop Carrier Command Patch
This is a World War II US Army Air Force Airborne Troop Carrier Command Patch

This is a very nice example of this patch, with yellow floss on blue patch.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 3 inches by 3 inches.

$149.99 Available
ACP-007
Post-WWI US Early US Army Air Corps Wool Felt Patch
This is a Post World War I US Army Air Corps Wool Felt Patch

This is a very nice example of this early felt patch, with blue felt swirl on yellow felt.

The condition is near very good, with some paste and paper residue on the back from when it was mounted in an album.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

$49.99 Available
ACP-002
WWII US Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Force Patch

This is an interesting variant on this patch, rendered in heavy red, white and yellow floss on medium blue wool felt.

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches.

$49.99 Available
ACP-023
WWII US Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Force Patch

This is an interesting variant on this patch, rendered in heavy red, white and orange floss on royal blue wool felt.  Note the oversized red dot, highly detailed wings, and oversize star.

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.  It has a dark blue linen backing.

It measures 2-1/2 inches.  It is used and was removed from an officer's uniform.

$99.99 Available
ACP-033
WWII US Army Air Force 351st BG Pilot Lot
This is a World War II Army Air Force Patch and Distinguished Flying Cross Officer Group Lot

This is an interesting group of items from a bomber pilot assigned to the 351st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during WWII.  There are four full-sized medals (none engraved) two minature medals, some officer insignia, a well worn overseas garrison cap with captain rank insignia, a khaki tan wool tie (showing some moderate wear), and a USAAF patch removed from a uniform.

The condition is generally good to very good, with the medals in excellent condition.

Here is a view of the back.

$199.99 Available
ACP-024
WWII US Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Force Russia Lend-Lease Ferry Pilot Patch

This is an VERY RARE variant on this patch, rendered in red, white and goldenrod yellow floss on royal blue twill.  Note the yellow dot, and red wings, and yellow border.

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches.

$249.99 Available
ACP-027
WWII US Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army Air Force Russia Lend-Lease Ferry Pilot Patch

This is an VERY RARE variant on this patch, rendered in red, white and goldenrod yellow floss on royal blue twill.  Note the yellow star, and red dot and white wings, and red border.

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches.

$249.99 Available
ACP-007
WWII 2nd Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II Army 2nd Air Force Patch

This in an interesting variant on this patch, rendered in heavy red, white and orange floss on medium blue wool felt.

The condition is near mint.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches.

$49.99 Available
ACP-037
WWII 5th Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II 5th Army Air Force Pacific Theater Made Patch

This in an interesting variant on this patch, rendered in heavy red, white and yellow twisted floss on blue wool felt.

The condition is near mint. The patch shows virtually no signs of wear or deterioration, unusual in this particular style of patch.

Here is a view of the back showing the white cotton duck backing.

It measures 3 inches.

$124.99 Available
ACP-003
WWII 5th Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II 5th Army Air Force Pacific Theater Made Patch

This in an interesting variant on this patch, rendered in heavy red, white and yellow twisted floss on blue wool felt. The large number "5" and figuring is much thinner than usually seen.

The condition is used, with signs of combat wear. It is in overall good condition. The patch shows some holes in the blue wool from age.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches.

$49.99 Available
ACP-004
WWII 5th Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Wool Felt Patch
This is a World War II 5th Army Air Force Pacific Theater Made Patch

This in an interesting variant on this patch, rendered in red, white and yellow floss on blue wool felt. The wide number and figuring is especially three-dimensional on this patch. It has a white twill backing.

The condition is near mint, with a small piece out of the wool at the right, as shown. It is in overall excellent condition.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 3 inches in diameter.

$49.99 Available
ACP-028
WWII 6th Army Air Force Leather Patch
This is a World War II 6th Army Air Force Theater Made Multi-piece A2 Jacket Leather Patch

This in a very interesting small size variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and orange painted leather on blue leather background with a brown border to match the goat skin of an A2 jacket.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

$49.99 Available
ACP-029
WWII 7th Army Air Force Leather Patch
This is a World War II 7th Army Air Force Theater Made Multi-piece A2 Jacket Leather Patch

This in a very interesting small size variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and orange painted leather on blue leather background with a brown border to match the goat skin of an A2 jacket.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/4 inches in diameter.

$49.99 Available
ACP-005
WWII 8th Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II 8th Army Air Force ETO Theater Made Patch

This in a very interesting small size variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and pale yellow floss on very shiny soft Santiago blue embroidered background. This is an exceptionally pretty patch that was removed from a WAC officer's uniform.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/8 inches in diameter.

$99.99 Available
ACP-010
WWII 8th Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II 8th Army Air Force ETO Theater Made Patch

This in a very unusual variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and yellow floss on very shiny soft medium blue wool felt. This is an exceptionally detailed Mighty Eighth patch with well-defined "snowman" 8's under the wings.  It was removed from an officer's uniform.  Note the stubby wings patterned to match the USAAF style wings.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back. It has a course brown linen backing.

It measures 2-3/4 inches in diameter.

$99.99 Available
ACP-016
WWII 8th Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II 8th Army Air Force ETO Theater Made Patch

This in a very unusual variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and yellow floss on very shiny soft medium blue wool felt. This is an exceptionally detailed Mighty Eighth patch with well-defined "snowman" 8's under the wings. Note the VERY stubby wings patterned to match the USAAF style wings.  There is pale blue floss defining the wings.

The condition is excellent to near mint, as shown.

Here is a view of the back. It has a dense khaki tan linen backing.

It measures 2-3/4 inches in diameter.

$99.99 Available
ACP-015
WWII 8th Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II 8th Army Air Force ETO Theater Made Patch

This in a very unusual variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and orange floss on very shiny soft medium blue wool felt. This is an exceptionally detailed Mighty Eighth patch with well-defined "snowman" 8's under the wings.  It was removed from an officer's uniform.  This has nicely formed angel wings curving over top of the "8" much more than the issue style.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-5/8 inches in diameter.

$99.99 Available
ACP-017
WWII 8th Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II 8th Army Air Force ETO Issue Patch

This in a dark orange and deep blue variant of the issue patch.

The condition is very good to near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back. It is used and was removed from a uniform.

It measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

  SOLD
ACP-018
WWII 8th Army Air Force Floss Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II 8th Army Air Force ETO Standard Issue Patch

The condition is near excellent. There may be some very minor cosmetic differences from the one shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

$24.99 Available
ACP-006
WWII 9th Army Air Force Wool Felt Embroidered Patch
This is a World War II 9th Army Air Force ETO Theater Made Patch

This in a variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and yellow floss on blue wool felt. This patch was removed from a uniform.

The condition is near very good, with some edge wear, as shown.

Here is a view of the back. Some paste residue from the paper backing (now gone) remains.

It measures 2-1/2 by 2-3/4 inches.

$49.99 Available
ACP-030
WWII 10th Army Air Force Leather Patch
This is a World War II 10th Army Air Force Theater Made Multi-piece A2 Jacket Leather Patch

This in a very interesting small size variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and orange painted leather on blue leather background with a brown border to match the goat skin of an A2 jacket.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/4 inches in diameter.

$49.99 Available
ACP-031
WWII 11th Army Air Force Leather Patch
This is a World War II 11th Army Air Force Theater Made Multi-piece A2 Jacket Leather Patch

This in a very interesting small size variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and orange painted leather on blue leather background with a brown border to match the goat skin of an A2 jacket.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 2-1/4 inches in diameter.

$49.99 Available
ACP-032
WWII 12th Army Air Force Leather Patch
This is a World War II 12th Army Air Force Theater Made Multi-piece A2 Jacket Leather Patch

This in a very interesting small size variant of this patch, rendered in red, white and orange painted leather on blue leather background with a brown border to match the goat skin of an A2 jacket.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

Here is a view of the back.

It measures 3 inches on a side.

$49.99 Available
ACP-021
Pre-WWII Curtiss-Wright Contract Aviator Test Pilot Wing Patch
This is a Pre World War II Era Curtiss-Wright Defense Contractor Pilot Aviator Cloth wing patch.

This yellow and blue floss embroidered on khaki tan.  It has a cheesecloth back.

The condition is near mint, as shown.

It measures 2 by 5 inches overall.

$49.99 Available

US Air Force Distinctive Unit Insignia, Patches, and Decals


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
USAF-100
Vietnam 509th TAC FTR SQD Air Force Helmet Decal
This is a Vietnam War Era 509th Tactical Fighter Squadron Air Force Helmet Decal

This in a sticky back peel-off and apply plastic helmet decal.

The condition is near very good, with some edge wear, as shown.

The original paper backing remains intact.

It measures 3-1/2 by 4 inches.

$24.99 Available
USAF-101
Vietnam Era US Air Force Communications Intelligence Patch
This is a Vietnam War Era USAF AACS Patch

This in a LARGE A2 jacket size patch with cheesecloth back.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

It measures 4 by 5 inches.

$74.99 Available
USAF-102
Vietnam Era US Air Force Communications Intelligence Patch
This is a Vietnam War Era USAF AACS Patch

This in a gold floss globe on blue felt patch with cheesecloth back.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

It measures 3 by 3-1/2 inches.

$49.99 Available
USAF-103
Vietnam Era US Air Force Communications Intelligence Patch
This is a Vietnam War Era USAF AACS Patch

This in a white floss globe on blue felt patch with cheesecloth back.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

It measures 3 by 3-1/2 inches.

$49.99 Available
USAF-104
Vietnam Era US Air Force Communications Intelligence Patch
This is a Vietnam War Era USAF AACS Patch

This in a white floss globe on blue cotton twill patch with cheesecloth back.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

It measures 3 by 3-1/2 inches.

$49.99 Available
USAF-105
Vietnam Era US Air Force Communications Intelligence Patch
This is a Vietnam War Era USAF AACS Patch

This in a white floss globe embroidered issue patch. This is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

It measures 3 by 3-1/2 inches.

$34.99 Available

USAF-106
Pre-WWII Era US Army Air Force 18th Pursuit Group and Vietnam War 18th Tactical Fighter Wing Patch
This is a Vietnam War Era USAF 18th TFW Patch with Pre-WWII and WWII 18th Pursuit Group Distinctive Unit Insignia Set.

The DI is an early screwback vaulted enamel NS MEYER NEW YORK maker marked on the back. This is the back of the WWII pinback DI with raised maker marks.

This in a multicolor floss embroidered theater made patch. This is a view of the back. There are remnants of the Ryukyuan Japanese maker marks on the back.

The condition is near excellent, as shown.

The patch measures 3 by 3-3/4 inches.

$199.99 Available

US Army Distinctive Unit Insignia


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
DUI-001
WWII US Army Headquarters China CBI Theater Made DI
This is a very scarce World War II China HQ DI

This in an interesting oversize variant of this device, rendered in red, white, blue enamel on what appears to be coin silver.

It was made in China and has an N.D.C and Chinese character maker marks on the back.

It measures 4-1/4 inches.

The condition is near mint.

$199.99 Available
DUI-004
WWII Red Mosquito Squadron Enamel DI Stickpin
This is a slightly vaulted Dehavilland DH98 Mosquito night fighter Distinctive Unit Insignia DI Stickpin

This in an interesting variant of the Dehavilland DH98 Mosquito night fighter device, rendered in red, white, and black enamel.  The mosquito is separately applied.

There are no maker marks apparent. This is a view of the back, which shows the long stickpin.

It measures 7/8 inch in diameter.

The condition is very good to near excellent.

$149.99 Available
DUI-003
WWII US Army 5th Air Force Enamel DI
This is a slightly vaulted 5th Air Force Distinctive Unit Insignia DI Pin

This in an interesting  variant of this device, rendered in red, white, and blue enamel.

There are no maker marks apparent. This is a view of the back, which shows the hinged pin and safety rotor closure.

It measures 1 inch in diameter.

The condition is very good to near excellent.

$24.99 Available
DUI-002
WWII US Army 8th Air Force Gilt Foil Paper DI
This is a very unusual die-struck gilt metallic foil paper DI

This in an interesting oversize variant of this device, rendered in red, gold, and blue die-struck to heavy gauge stiff paper and gummed on the reverse.

It was probably made for attachment to period photo albums. This is a view of the back, which shows the original gum glue still present (and unused)

It measures 1-1/4 inches in diameter.

The condition is excellent to near mint.

$19.99 Available