Moved to england in mar 1944 and assigned to eighth af. Original wwii army air forces squadron patches lost worlds. Unit scrapbooks and histories aleutian islands world war. Debach was one of the last eighth air force heavy bomber stations to be occupied. The group hq may also have used a medium blue background with white outer circle. It was last assigned to the 380th bombardment wing at plattsburgh air force base, new york, where it was inactivated on 1 july 1991 the squadron was first activated during world war ii. The daily location of the wwii veterans unit and any movements they made.
The 528th bombardment squadron is an inactive united states air force unit. 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. Bombardment patch in original current air force patches. Ssgt samuel joseph polhamus 493rd bg 860th bs ball turret gunner. I have one, the 486th bombardment squadron, and will look forward to other examples.
The air echelon of the group composed of the 860th, 861st, 862nd, and the 863rd squadrons collected its air and some ground personnel during the month of. The 77th bomb squadron war eagles at ellsworth afb is a b1 bomber squadron. Us navy squadron patches, military gifts and more at. The 493d bombardment group is a former united states army air forces unit that was assigned to the 92d bombardment wing during world war ii. They were sailing to hawaii to join its parent, the 19th bomb group, when the japanese attacked pearl harbor on the 7th of december 1941. Redesignated 557th flying training squadron on 18 jun 1974.
Entered combat in may 1944 with b14 aircraft but soon converted to b17s. Original wwii army air forces aaf squadron patches collection page 3 original wwii aaf squadron patch collection for sale lost worlds collection 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. It flew combat missions until ve day, then returned to the united states for inactivation. According to the monthly unit history, 8th attack squadron, may 1944, the 8th squadron insignia first appeared in world war i when the squadron, then known as the 8th aero squadron, began operations in france in 1918, as the first united states air unit equipped with american built dh4 attack and reconnaissance planes. Ocp patch conversions for acu and flight suits are our specialty. After training as a heavy bomber unit in the united states, it moved to the southwest pacific theater, entering combat in may 1943. Constituted as 306th bombardment group heavy on 28 jan 1942. United states of america ocp spice brown and bagby green flag reversed with hook closure. After redesignation to the 408th bomb squadron on 22 april 1942 they stayed. The 1944 special issue of the national geographic magazine includes several pages of squadron insignia and is a good, but incomplete reference. Towards the end of the war, the squadron converted to the douglas c54 to replace the c47s. Ww2 490th bomb group 850th bomb squadron hand painted. A more complete reference is the book combat squadrons of the air force world war ii edited by maurer maurer, but it can be misleading in that it often uses postwar designs for the illustration of the. After being inactivated on 1 september 1991, it was reactivated.
You can literally trace the steps of your wwii veteran. 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. Oboyle, 97th bombardment squadron, based in grosseto, italy, stands with his a20. United states of america ocp spice brown and bagby green flag forward facing with hook closure. Redesignated 8th bombardment squadron very heavy on september 5, 1947. Hey everyone, a new find is this 367th bombardment squadron patch.
The squadrons history is posted with permission from the bangor public. The group was known as the fighting 493rd, named by their commanding officer colonel elbert. Bill is an expert in locating records of downed flyers from fighter groups, fighter squadrons, bomb groups, bomb squadrons, reconnaissance units, combat cargo. The 69th bomb squadron is an active united states air force unit. 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, starting back in august of 1917 where the 93rd was known as the 93rd aero squadron and was part of the 3rd pursuit group. They can be very expensive and are frequently faked. I feel pretty good about it,but wanted to hear from the. Constituted 8th bombardment squadron pathfinder on august 10, 1943. Its mission is to maintain the highest level of combat readiness and to be able to deploy. All departments men women kids baby drinkware accessories bags buttons flip flops hats neck ties. It the last bombardment group to be assigned to eighth air force. The 669th bombardment squadron light was activated as one of the four component squadrons of the 416th bombardment group light on 5 february, 1943, without personnel, at will rogers field, oklahoma.
Redesignated 8th bombardment squadron heavy on november 11, 1944. Wwii censored donald hoffman 860th bombardment squadron letter. The 860th bombardment squadron is a former united states army air forces unit that was assigned to the 493d bombardment group during world war ii. There is a good website which gives lots more information on b17 squadron assignments than is listed here. Usaaf squadron patches are a unique area of collecting in and of themselves. The 31st was one of four squadrons flying collectively in that war as the. Brians squadron patches of wwii collection of patches. A collection of photos, papers, music, and fond memories of our dads war years wwii 19411945. Group the 493rd bomb group was the last eighth air force group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from debach, suffolk, on dday, 6 june 1944. Air force 486th bombardment group, heavy usaf veteran. Send us your ideas, and we will design your patches free of charge. Group the 493rd bomb group was the last eighth air force group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from debach, suffolk.
The first p61 black widow kill in the cbi theater took place on october 30, 1944, when a kunmingbased black widow flown by capt. Redesignated 557th bombardment squadron, medium, on 9 oct 1944. It covers all squadrons that were constituted or redesignated as bombardment squadron sometime during their active service. The 93rd bombardment squadron has a long history with the u. Consolidated b24j160co liberator 4440358 of the 30th bomb group, 392nd bomb squadron 7th af. Of note, one c47 in the squadron was named the gluck and was equipped with floats for water landings. Constituted as 486th bombardment group heavy on 14 sep 1943 and activated on 20 sep. Today bomb squadrons are considered to be part of the combat air force caf along with fighter squadrons. Ww2 hand painted 490th bomb group 850th bomb squadron leather patch painted. Us army air force, corps wwii squadron patch insignia. This is a list of united states air force bomb squadrons. Navy pins, patches, coins and medals navy patches and insignias navy squadron patches. Here are some of the squadron patches i have picked up, photos, and other related items. Air force 22nd bombardment group, medium usaf veteran.
Consolidated 19 sep 1985 with the 557th tactical fighter squadron, which was constituted, and activated, on 17 apr 1962. Air force bomb squadron patches flying tigers surplus. From december 1942 until december 1943, we were with the 10th air force at chakulia, india, west of calcutta. B24h20dt liberator bomber 4128943 code h6l of the 453rd bomb group 735th bomb squadron.
This site presents a historical documentary of the 40th bomb group very heavy flying its b29 superfortresses during the pacific and east asia air offensive of ww2 as part of the global 20th air force, u. I am looking for unit patches of the time in order to put together a flight jacket for him. The insignia of the squadron is seen on the side of the aircraft. Usaaf squadron patches these squadron patches are beautifully hand embroidered, just like the original theatre made examples from wwii. Show your military pride with the finest quality military patches, pins and gifts from all branches of the military. The 493d bombardment group is a former united states army air forces unit that. Us army air force, corps page 2 units numbered above 200 feel free to look at these world war two patches, but please dont copy my wwii aaf aac squadron patch images without my permission. Air force patches jim buchanan jbmilart military art.
Bugs bunny patches posted in air force usaaf is with army. Page 1 of 2 367th bombardment squadron for opinions posted in army and usaaf. Moved to england, augsep 1942, and assigned to eighth af eighth air force in september 1942 station 111 thurleigh. Bugs bunny has always been my favorite cartoon comedian, so i wanted to see examples of bugs in the military. Often the names of ships or number of the landing crafts a veteran traveled. Army air force flight jacket patches first lieutenant kenneth j. My father was a navigator and bombadier officer of the 8th somewhere between 195054 in korea. Ww2 army air corps air force unit records research ww2. Shop top fashion brands applique patches at free delivery and returns possible on eligible purchases.
This is one of the rarest and most sought after 14th air force flying tigers squadron patches. History and memorabilia of the 40th bomb groupvh, part. Assignments 15 jan 1941 44th bombardment group, attached 25 feb 1942 assigned 28th composite later bombardment group ca. The 31st bombardment squadron association is composed of 31st veterans and others who have a keen interest in preserving the memories of the squadron and its activities during world war ii. Lineage 20 nov 1940 constituted 14th reconnaissance squadron heavy 15 jan 1941 activated 22 apr 1942 redesignated 404th bombardment squadron heavy 5 jan 1947 inactivated. In 1985, the squadron was consolidated with the 660th bombardment squadron, a. Phillips of the 426th night fighter squadron shot down a japanese twinengined aircraft. The 860th bombardment squadron is a former united states army air forces unit. From january 1944 until august 1945 we were with the 14th air. It flew combat missions in the strategic bombing campaign against germany until shortly before ve day, then returned to the united states for inactivation. A member of the 493rd bomb group, 860th squadron b17 bomber pilot. It was last assigned to the 444th bombardment group. Find us navy squadron patches, military gifts and more at.
Measuring approximately 5 12 inches 14cm in diameter, each design has been specially selected from the hundreds that. It was part of the last bombardment group to be assigned to eighth air force. Our patches are of the highest quality and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Units in this list are assigned to nearly every major command in the united states air force. Operated chiefly against strategic objectives in germany until may 1945. The 676th bombardment squadron is an inactive united states air force unit. It was inactivated at davis monthan field, arizona on october 1, 1946. Research a wwii veterantrace his steps through the war. The squadron arrived at elmendorf field with c47s on 19 november 1942.514 22 239 673 862 657 216 209 809 288 120 1307 644 934 364 483 1090 968 1168 1379 1087 1312 916 5 1164 442 495 1021 820 525 44 810 532 312 1596 883 644 1261 1497 1143 374 960 737 1115 870 477 887 1160 1175