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This is a very nice World War II 101st Airborne/Allied Airborne Army group that is in very good condition. It consists of an Type 4, amoeba eye 101st Airborne Division patch, an Allied Airborne Army patch, and an original “cricket”. The patches and a set of OD green thread embroidered on black felt Staff Sergeant’s chevrons have been cut from a Class “A” uniform jacket that was obviously beyond salvation. The 101st patch and Staff Sergeant’s chevrons are machine sewn to the material while the Allied Airborne patch is hand sewn with blue cotton thread. Accompanying the cloth insignia is an original period “cricket” that is in the shape of a frog with colored details. This “cricket” still works and makes noise when pressed and released, reminiscent of the film, “THE LONGEST DAY” when Sal Mineo “heard two clicks … he heard two clicks.” This group was found together at a local yard sales years ago and was kept by one person until we acquired it. It is safe to assume that in view of having a “cricket”, this veteran made the jump into Normandy on D-Day. It remains an historic and very good-looking group that displays beautifully.

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 2 × 6 in

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