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American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c.2010

Variations of Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Second World War

Embroidered Numbered Army Air Forces

Among the more beautiful shoulder sleeve insignia of the Second World War period are those hand-made ones of bullion embroidery. Most of these are one of a kind designs similar to the authorized regulation machine embroidered patch and were privately purchased by individual airmen.

3rd 5th 8th 10th
3rd Air Force 5th Air Force 8th Air Force 10th Air Force
12th 14th 15th 15th
12th Air Force 14th Air Force
Right Side (Former Combat Unit)
15th Air Force 15th Air Force
(Courtesy: Gary Justice)
20th Air Force

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