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History Detectives | World War II Patch: Bird of War | PBS

Duration: 14:43
Program: History Detectives #1004
Broadcast Date: Jul. 31, 2012

A Louisiana man received a military style foot locker filled with papers that apparently belonged to a World War II airman, Lionel B. Potter. Also inside were two patches embroidered with an evocative symbol: a bird in the clouds dropping a bomb. Is this a unit insignia? He’s turned the investigation over to Wes Cowan. Were these patches used in World War II? Who made them and why?



Post Date: August 1, 2012