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mattnesbitt

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I have come across a few extra patches for the 772nd and I am willing to
give them away if you let me know your name and who you are related to in the 772nd.

Matt

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Matt Nesbitt
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Left Side Waist Gunner -- "Victory Bound"
POW in Stalag Luft III
MissPanAm

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Matt,

That's great!  My Grandfather (Homer Terry) flew in Miss PanAm s/n 46262 in the 772nd.  I would love a patch if you have extras.  Also have you ever come across a book "772nd Bomb Squadron".  Those are hard to find.

Thanks,

Ian
mattnesbitt

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I have not come across one of those books.
hopefully someday.

Let me know an address where I can send the patch, and
I'll be glad to get you one. 

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MissPanAm

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Matt,
My address is:
2403 Prentice Ct.
Frederick, MD 21701

Thanks again,
Ian Terry
Swindy

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If you would contact Turner Publishing Co. and inform them that you are interested in acquiring a copy of "772nd Squadron - The Men, The Memories" by Daniel Carroll, they will add your name to the list of people who have requested the book.  From what I understand once they have 100 requests for the book, they will publish a second edition of the book.  I don't have any idea of how many requests they have on file but the only way they will ever publish another edition is if they get enough requests for it.

http://turnerpublishing.com/

I should warn you that the pictures in the book are not very good quality as they are photocopies of orignals or of other photocopies.  Many of the people who submitted photos to Dan Carroll did not want to send their originals so don't be too disappointed once you see it.  The stories are mostly fairly brief about the individuals but interesting nonetheless and the historical value is priceless.




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Joel
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Proud son of 1/Lt Leroy J. Swindlehurst (1921-1950)
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MissPanAm

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Thanks Joel

I sent Turner Publishing an email about a year ago and he gave me that same response.  I was just curious if it was somewhere else in the world.  I think I saw somewhere that you have CD's available with many pictures on them.  Are these still available? 

Matt,

Got the patches yesterday!  Thanks, these are great!
Steve_Fossey

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I placed an order for the 772nd book last night and the reply said it would ship in 3 weeks. Unfortunately, the first email I got last night was not correct. The email I got today said the title was unavailable.

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Yes, the CDs are still available and as long as I'm living, will be.  I just burn them as the orders come in to the Group HQ.  Vols. 1, 2, & 3 are available currently  @ $5 ea and I'm working on Vol 4 but don't have enough materials, such as pictures, etc. to fill a CD and I'm not going to 'publish' a partial CD and charge that amount of money for a minimal amount of info on the CDs.  If anyone has more pictures to submit, please do so soon.

To order the CDs to to the "Scrapbook" portion of this web site, click on Slide Shows, then choose any category you want.  Within the category there should be a link to the order form which you can send to the Group HQ and they will forward it on to me.

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Joel
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RichardAndrews

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If you still have extra patches I would enjoy having one.  My dad was Ben Andrews Jr.  He was a top turret gunner /flight engineer in the 774th but when the hostilities ended he was transferred to the 772nd for the homeward bound flights.

Thanks

Rick Andrews


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That is awsome I would love to have one of the 772nd patches. My Uncle S/SGT Peter Welsch was with the 772nd. He was a ball turret gunner on Hairless Joe. He was killed in action over northern Italy. Please contact me, kmw310@sbcglobal.net. Happy Holidays...!

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As far as I know, there are no 772nd patches still available from the group.  I believe the only ones they still have are "Swoose" pathches and 775th patches, with no plans to order any more for any of the other squadrons, the reasoning being that unless there is a significant demand, the cost for setup and production are prohibitive now days.  The cost per patch would be extremely high now if additional patches were made because the minimum order size is at least 100 patches and the group doesn't have that kind of money to lay out on hopes that someone will want to buy that many patches.  I know that doesn't sound correct, but after having looked into having some embroidered hats made, I would have to agree with their reasoning.


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Joel
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TomPalumbo

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I have come across a few extra patches for the 772nd and I am willing to
give them away if you let me know your name and who you are related to in the 772nd.

Matt

Hi Matt,

I am the son of Anthony J. Palumbo Sr. He was with the Jarmon crew and served 50 Missions from June - December 1944. Do you still have extra patches?

Please let me know.

thank you.

Tom Palumbo  
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My name is Paul, my Uncle was on flight 702 on the Berlin mission. KIA
He was the Ball Turret gunner.

Our family would love a patch if any more are available.

Please let me know how to send you mailing information.

Thanks in advance

Paul Noble
earlhart

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Just discovered this site, so am years late to this msg.  My uncle was Clyde Hart (pilot).  If by any chance you have one left, I would love to have it so I can get it to his son.  My uncle Clyde gave me one as a child, but that was lost a great many years ago.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mattnesbitt
I have come across a few extra patches for the 772nd and I am willing to
give them away if you let me know your name and who you are related to in the 772nd.

Matt


I would love a patch.  I know this post is old, but is new to me and hopeful you still have a patch.  My grandfather is Charles H. Ball, engineer / top turret gunner 463rd BG, 772nd. 
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