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Stand In The Door 1944

101st Type 3 Patch (reproduction)

101st Type 3 Patch (reproduction)

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This is one of the best reproductions of the type 3 101 Airborne patch ever made.

The Type 3 patch was one of the most common patches used by members of the 101st Airborne during the war and can be seen in use by all regiments of the 101st.  However, this patch was most common in the 501st and 506th regiments.  The type 3 patch was one of the few 101st patch types that features a "factory attached" tab.  Most 101st patches had a tab that was separate from the main body of the patch.

This project would not have been possible without the assistance or MARK BANDO who came up with the "collector typing system" we all use to identify 101st patches today.  The original type 3 patch pictured in this listing was loaned to me by Mark Bando for the purpose of reproducing it.  His help and guidance through every step of this project has been unmatched and I could have never done this without him.  

As you can see, modern day reproductions of the 101st Airborne patch look nothing like an original.  The shape of the whole path is incorrect, the eagles look more like chickens, they are the wrong colors, they are made out of synthetic thread, AND THEY ARE NOT MADE IN THE UNITED STATES.

My patches are made side by side with originals to ensure that even the smallest details are captured.  Sizes, fonts, and colors match exactly, they are embroidered on original cotton fabric, and are made with 100% cotton thread, just like originals and are MADE IN THE USA!!!!

These patches will be shipped already cut out and ready for sewing onto your uniform.  The cut edges of the fabric will be slightly frayed just like originals.  If you would like to "clean up" the frayed edges you can use a sharp pair of scissors or a lighter.

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