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Bazooka Badge
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:04:47 PM »
Came across this photo of when I was helping the Curator of the 82d Airborne Division Museum inventory the thousands of artifacts stored in the Museum Archives; this is an original "Bazooka Badge" from the 505th RCT on Sicily during Operation HUSKY in July 1943

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COL James "Slim Jim" Gavin, Commander of the 505th during HUSKY, contracted nuns at a local convent to hand sew these badges to recognize the valor and heroism of the 504th & 505th Bazooka Teams in Sicily.

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3 Paratroopers enjoy some Italian Ice in Sicily - July 1943 - notice the Trooper on the left has the Bazooka badge on his left sleeve, just below the 82d shoulder patch

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Re: Bazooka Badge
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 06:27:02 AM »
Great looking and very rare badge..

Thanks Brother..

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Re: Bazooka Badge
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 10:52:52 AM »
As rare as hen's teeth!!
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Re: Bazooka Badge
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 12:36:14 PM »
Great looking and very rare badge..

Thanks Brother..

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Re: Bazooka Badge
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 01:48:08 PM »
Very nice to see another example upclose. When and if you attend the SOS I will have one for sale and you do not need white gloves to touch it.

 

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