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Shoulder patch

Object Number: 
INV.7462n
Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Rayon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6.4 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
sewn: "ALLIED/AIRBORNE"
Description: 
Sky-blue rayon shield; white "1" in center, flanked by yellow wings; with crossed white swords at bottom against wine-red background; at top of patch is yellow lettering against black stripe.
Gallery Label: 
This patch was worn by a member of a U.S. Army Airborne Division, on the upper left sleeve of his uniform jacket.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1966
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group