Patch info needed

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Ken at Aero Leather, May 3, 2016.

  1. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone ID a WW2 USAAF patch from this desription or provide a link to a picture

    B-17 flying from right to left over a full colour Planet Earth (Africa Europe in centre)
    Edge of patch shows stopwatch with every 10 seconds marked in numerals. Hand stopped at 60
    I do recall it's the 62nd (???) Squadron or Group (62nd, 60 seconds, get it?)
    Can't find the original artwork / design anywhere.

    Thanks (in advance)
     
  2. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    ya might want to consider post your ifo request on one of the fb patch sites as well as here, ken.
     
  3. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    I don't do FB but thanks for the suggestion.
    Here's the patch

    62ndPatch.jpg
     

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  4. shedonwanna

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    May not be a squadron but a personal piece of art used by a bombardier. Could refer to 60 seconds of straight/level flight before dropping bomb load.
     
  5. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    It is a WW2 USAAF unit patch, not a personnal piece of artwork. I can't remember which book but I saw it in at least one, but that was in the 1980s. There was some text explaining the origin of the artwork but I can't remember what unit except it wasn't a bomb unit, maybe troop carrier? reconnaissance? photographic? I think it was something rather obscure?

     
  6. EMBLEMHUNTER

    EMBLEMHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    62nd Ferrying Squadron 62nd Ferrying Squadron.jpg
     
  7. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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  8. EMBLEMHUNTER

    EMBLEMHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    Yes it shows up in the old Nat Geos and I think that is where I found the image I posted for you , glad to have been able to help you with the ID :)
     
  9. airfrogusmc

    airfrogusmc Well-Known Member

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    Good to see you posting again Ken. Anybody hear from Paul Sanders lately? Last I heard he was living in Wisconsin.
     
  10. EMBLEMHUNTER

    EMBLEMHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    Thanks airfrogusmc !!!!!!! :)
     
  11. Art

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    Brilliant
     
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