High relief, theater made in silk and bullion.
This is a stunning example of an English made 9th Airborne Engineer shoulder sleeve insignia, that appears to have been on uniform. The wings are a gold silk thread as well as the Roman numeral “9.” The airfield symbol and the star are silver bullion that was painted white. The paint has oxidized somewhat and appears to have been done in the period. Silver wire strands are clearly seen on the reverse. The wings are sewn over a thickness that give the appearance of full bodied wings, and with great effect.
This patch can rival any of its bullion counterparts. 3 1/4 inches high.
The 9th AB Engineers in Europe, worked constantly in building and maintaining bases, mainly for the tactical 9th Air Force, on the European Continent. Their little unit pamphlet was entitled, “Stepping Stones to Victory.”
USPS Priority $4.