It’s always fun to browse thrift stores for bargains; never know what you might find. The patches seen here illustrate that point: They were glued to a cheap imitation leather flight jacket that was priced $4.99. Alas, there was no name on the jacket – it no doubt belonged to a veteran who wore it to reunions and such. He would have flown the B-24’s of the 460th from their bases in Italy (the patches are Italian made). But the patches live on, and those mementos of a veteran’s service have been saved for all time.
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I have an A2 from a friend of mine who was in the 460th bomb group. Very similar patches.
I would love to see another original A2 from the 460th.
Glad you enjoyed the photos/patches. As I stated in the post, these patches were taken from a newer “bomber” type jacket. Although the original A-2 was long gone, at least the patches survived.
I had previously posted that I have an original A2 jacket from a friend whose father was in the 460th bombardment group. The patches are the same. The black leopard patch is very worn . Should you consider selling your black panther patch please let me know as I would love to replace mine-I wear the A2 with pride and it would be lovely to have it spruced up in honor of the original owner-Clarence Mitchell.
I mentioned in my last post that I have an original A2 jacket from the 460th bombardment group. I have similar patches (panther on the patch and plane on the back). My patches are worn out. Wondering if you would ever consider selling your patches so I could place them on an original A2 from the 460th.
Thank you for visiting my website! Unfortunately for my fellow collectors, the patches seen on this site are not for sale.