WW2 - AAF Squadron/Group Insignia
There were only 93 helicopter pilots and 335 helicopter mechanics during WW2. Training was under the USAAF Flying Training Command and starting June of 1944, operated out of Freeman Field, Seymore, Ind. with five instructors flying R-4 Helicopters. These men served in the CBI with Helicopter Rescue and Air Commando units or participated in convoy scouting operations along North Atlantic routes. A very rare patch indeed. Last one I know of that was sold, was in excess of $800.
A used, but not abused, theater made version of the 64th Fighter Wing patch. The patch measures 4 5/8" by 3 3/8". It has some staining but is right as rain. This unit was comprised of the following Fighter Groups: 27th, 50th, 86th, 324th and 358th. They were involved in Africa, Italy and European campaigns. Good shape.