largest: 5 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 1/8 in. ( 14 x 9.8 x 0.3 cm )
sewn: center: "MO"
Shield-shaped black felt patches; all have white rayon eagle at top, perched over three-bladed propeller flanked by letters on both sides; and varying numbers of red felt chevrons at bottom of patch; three of the patches have one, two, and three chevrons respectively; the other has three chevrons with a curved stripe connected to the top chevron, with the propeller between the stripe and the chevron.
These patches were worn by members of an Army or Navy corps on the upper left sleeve of their uniform jackets. One chevron indicates a private first class, two a corporal, and three a sergeant. The curved stripe denotes a staff sergeant.
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1966
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.