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  18th Air Force  [color=red]****REPRODUCTION/FAKE****[/color]
From Lee Spain: You might want to know that the version of the Eighteenth Air Force with the large 18 and 2 orbiting stars and the star with wings is not an Air Force patch. One of my books on the B-36 shows a film still of a B-36 in 1950 that has that on it and it was going to be in a movie that never got off of the ground and in the caption it states that it was a made up 18 AF insignia. I don't know how, but over the years this patch has come to represent the 18 AF, I guess because the 18 AF never had an insignia, prior to 1952 and the people making patches for vets in the '50's latched on the this design to make a fictional 18 AF look like the WW 2 versions.

Keywords: fake_repro;numbered_AF

18th Air Force ****REPRODUCTION/FAKE****

From Lee Spain: You might want to know that the version of the Eighteenth Air Force with the large 18 and 2 orbiting stars and the star with wings is not an Air Force patch. One of my books on the B-36 shows a film still of a B-36 in 1950 that has that on it and it was going to be in a movie that never got off of the ground and in the caption it states that it was a made up 18 AF insignia. I don't know how, but over the years this patch has come to represent the 18 AF, I guess because the 18 AF never had an insignia, prior to 1952 and the people making patches for vets in the '50's latched on the this design to make a fictional 18 AF look like the WW 2 versions.

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Album name:Michael / Fakes & Reproductions
Keywords:fake_repro / numbered_AF
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Date added:Jul 31, 2006
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