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skypuppy  (D 347)

Jul 14, 2009, 10:23 AM
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Who and when did it represent. Bonus marks for who created it....
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MrPeapit  (D 11612)

Jul 14, 2009, 11:27 AM
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503d parachute regiment during WWII. Created by Walt Disney Studios?


hangdiver  (D License)

Jul 14, 2009, 7:51 PM
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It is apparently the unauthorized patch of the 503rd in WWII. My dad was in the 503rd and jumped in New guinea and the Philippines, but missed the Corregidor jump due to health problems. He lost a bunch of friends in that assault. I thought the symbol was THE ROCK, anyway I could have seen the "cat" but just don't remember.


JohnRich  (D License)

Jul 15, 2009, 9:17 AM
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Better image:
http://www.diggerhistory.info/...2/units/503-para.htm


kwzskydive  (D 21044)

Jul 16, 2009, 8:03 PM
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According to my great uncle It is the 503rd PIR.

He made all of their jumps up to and including Corregidor where he broke his back and spent the rest of WWII in a hospital.


hangdiver  (D License)

Jul 17, 2009, 6:39 PM
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You know, over a few days my memory is telling me I've seen this patch. I would have to dig through an old widows closet, my mothers, but could probably come up with an original.



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