WWII US 101ST AIRBORNE PARATROOPER SLEEVE DIVISION INSIGNIA PATCH For Sale
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GENRAL INFO ON AIRBORNE INSIGNIA.Pocket patches were applied to M41 jackets, jump jacketsor flight jackets, usually on the left breast. Machine-embroidered on twill or wool, or hand-sewn bullion. NOTE: "PIR"= Parachute Infantry Regiment; "PFAB"= Parachute Field Artillery Battalion. Pocket patches were only for casual or "walk out" uniforms.
They were worn on standard jackets, M41's, Tankers orA-2's. Unit patches actually had no prescribed regulation positionwhen sewn to the upper sleeve, but usually they were placed1/2"-1" under the shoulder seam. The wearer's current unit wassewn to the left sleeve, while any previous unit in which he sawcombat might be placed on the right sleeve. Patches for enlisted overseas caps were sewn to the front-left ofthe front fold, while officers were on the right. Often, it was a"cool" thing for Airborne to place a silver dollar behind the cappatch... some say it was used as a blackjack for bar fights in this fashion! Regimental pocket patches were usually applied to secondaryjackets (like "tanker" or privately-purchased flight jackets); sewnto the left breast.