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World War II Patch: Bird of War

  • Aired: 07/31/2012
  • 14:43
  • Rating: NR
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?
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