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American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c.2002

Studies in Variations of Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

U.S. Army

Second World War

China Burma India

An Air Crew Member wears a snap on theater made CBI patch on a shirt.
In warm climates patches held up better if removed from uniforms prior to cleaning them.
Note the CBI DI worn on his garrision cap.

Variations exist for all shoulder sleeve insignia. The following pages show some case studies of variations of selected World War Two insignia as examples.


China Burma India Ninth Engineer Command Army Air Forces 8th Air Forces 158th Infantry Regiment 20th
China Burma India
Ninth Engineer Command Army Air Forces 8th Air Force 158th Infantry Regiment Other Embroidered Air Force Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


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