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Discussion in 'Jacket Art / Patches - Original and Reproduction' started by johnwayne, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. johnwayne

    johnwayne Well-Known Member

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    Reading today my copy of Roger Freeman's the Mighty Eighth War Paint &Heraldry and read that the 'Stubby 8' logo was created/designed here in the UK, and only officially amended latterly by the USAAF's newly created Heraldic Office around 1944!
    Second fact I noted was that of the approx 278 group/squadron patches some 93 were never formerly approved!!
     
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  2. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't surprise me one bit. Took me 3 years to get our new 48 Civil Engineer Squadron patch approved. For a "new" country that doesn't date back to thos chivalric years, the Air Force Heraldry Dept were very picky !

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  3. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    A lot were never officially recognised. The 4th FG's famous boxing eagle was never official during the war and afterwards was officially adopted by (what was then) the 334th FIS.
     

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