On this page I will be showing different types of patches worn by WW2 Paratroopers.
These include the various PX patches and PIR patches.
Shown below left to right are;
Bullion Troop Carrier patch
Large Troop Carrier patch
13th Airborne Division
Allied Airborne patch or the "AAA"
508th PIR patch (probably foreign made)
FSSF "usa/canada patch
Emroidered on tan jump wing
18th Airborne Division (ghost division)
506th PIR "Pair-O-Dice" patch
|501st PIR pocket patch
|Due to the value of these type patches, many are fake or repro's.
Below are pictured the following left to right;
507th PIR pocket patch
502nd PIR pocket patch
3 slightly different 82nd Abn. patches
17th Airborne Division
11th Airborne Division
Airborne Command patch
Below are shown PX patches. The light blue ones were worn by Parachute Infantry and Glider-born troops,
while red was worn by Parachute or Glider Artillery and Engineers.
Below are shown 2 different types of Invasion flags.
The top one is a cut down arm brassard that was worn by an HQ 82nd Airborne glider rider in
The bottom one is the much rarer cheesecloth version that the same man wore on D-day June 6th, 1944.
He landed very near St.Mere Eglise in the first glider serial.