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Edgosney

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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
MarkDay

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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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I would be interested in a 772nd patch if one becomes available, I have the book, I have my father's military records, but poor storage of them until I found them , has left them in bad condition.  I am trying to find out more  of is military history, I have a lot of pictures and some maps.  My father was the Engineer and top gunner, The son of T/SGT Truman Day . I found out somethings before his war buddy Bill Meadows past away a number of years ago. I wish that I would have recorded some of the stories that he told. I believe Norman Lear was on the crew.

Mark Day
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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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I would be interested in the CD's
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You might go on Ebay and post a notice that when/if anything regarding the 463rd comes available for sale, that you would automatically be notified.  I saw recently a 772nd original patch for sale there so it might be worth your while.  Some of those type things sell for what I consider astronomical prices while others are more reasonable.  Usually the non-original ones are more affordable.
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Joel
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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


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I would still like very much to have one. My uncle, my father’s brother, was 1LT Clyde Hart, pilot, operating out of Foggia, Italy, won the DFC for a mission against submarine pens in France. Please let me know cost if possible. Many sincere thanks.
Earl A Hart
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Earl,
My sincere apologies!! I have not been monitoring the Bulletin Board as I should have been since last September due to health issues.  I think that I'm finally on the upward side of the mountain and able to climb now.

I do have a 772nd patch, but not one of the originals or even a good replica but it is an accurate 772nd patch in essence and composition, just not the same colors and size.  To be honest, it was made in Viet Nam.  How and or why I have no idea.  I have another contact that I'm going to try to reach out to and see if he has a suggestion because he had some patches made but I don't know if he has any left or if he can get more or what they cost.  The one I have will be free of charge to you.  My pleasure and my penance for being a slacker on this site.  Just send me your address if you want it.  Text me at: 
Five 4 one-five 89-zero 9 five 9 with your address.  I'll get it right out to you immediately.

Joel
P.S. For your information, I can provide you with your uncle's mission listing which will include date of mission, target city, specific target, aircraft flown and name (if any), formation position flown and crew composition by position.  I started to do Clyde's missions a long time ago and was overwhelmed with requests from others about their fathers, uncles, cousins, etc.  Since I first started doing this, I have done over 200 of them and would be happy to provide you with that information.

Also, in case you were not aware, I have put together 4 volumes of 463rd Pictorial History on CD that are available for the nominal fee of $5 each for a total of $20 for the set.  If you wish to have a set, I can send them out to you along with the patch but if you don't that's up to you. Just thought I would let you know.

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I am intersted in a patch also.
Mark Day
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Mark,
I'll see if I can find another one on Ebay.  I'll let you know what I find.

Joe

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Joel
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Proud son of 1/Lt Leroy J. Swindlehurst (1921-1950)
Navigator, 772nd Squadron
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