Chester County Pennsylvania WWII Patches Board 1

This is the first of eight cases containing Named WWII Patches from Chester County, Pennsylvania and its surrounding areas. They were originally collected and displayed by the Himelright Dry Cleaners during and after WWII. GIs or there family would have their Military Uniform dry cleaned for free in exchange for a patch.

We have been entrusted with this collection by its previous caretaker, Anthony Polito of West Chester. We intend to research each service member and share their stories for future generations.

I have copied the labels that the cases came with below, including mis-spellings. I will add corrections so searches can be done .

ROW 1:

1st. SGT.  W.E. FITZGERALD CAMP GORDON GA. 10th Armored Division

T/SGT. DAWSON MORRISON FIELD FLA. Army Air Force

PVT. J.H.DECHMAN CAMP VAN DORN MISS. 99th Infantry Division

LT. JOHN H. ZELL CAMP MC COY WIS. 2nd Army

LT. B CAT FORT KNOX KY. 8th Army Air Force

T/SGT. J. HIMELRIGHT SOMEWHERE IN ENGLANG 8th Armored Division

ROW 2:

LT E.W. DICKS SOMEWHERE IN BRAZIL Army Service Forces

SGT.G.V. TERRY CAMP RICHIE MYD. 1st Corps

PVT. W.H. LINDSAY FORT CRD CAL. 4th Army

SGT. E TIGNOR DOUGLAS ARIZONA Army Air Force

PVT. W. PETERS FLUSHING LONG ISLAND AA Command Central

COL. J.M. REILLY WEST CHESTER, PA 3rd Service Command

ROW 3:

CPL. J.M. HERSHEY GUADAL CANAL U.S.M.C. 1st Marine Division

PVT. DAN FA CCIOLLI CAMP CLAYBORNE IA. 103rd Infantry Division

CPL. FRED SURRINER SOME WHERE IN ITLAY 1st Infantry Division

LT. JOHN T. GROFF CAMP FANNIN TEXAS IRTC Infantry Replacement Training Center

SGT. JOHN HIMELRIGHT LAKE CHARLES LA. Army Air Force

P.F.C. W.F. BARRY U.OF. PA. PHILA. PA. Specialized Training Program

ROW 4:

? Army Alaska Defense Command

PVT. W.S. POWELL CAMP SHELBY MISS. 69th Infantry Division

T/SGT. WM. SCUARTZ LANGLEY FIELD VA. Army Air Force

PVT. B.G. JONES SOME WHERE IN SICILY 11th Airborne Division

PVT. P.R. CROSBY CAMP PICKET VA. 77th Infantry Division

PVT. DAVID ? LEWIS FORT MEADE MD. IRTC Infantry Replacement Training Center

ROW 5:

? 11th Armored Division

P.F.C. DAK FACCIOLLI CAMP SHELBY MISS. 31st Infantry Division

PVT. L. FADDIS AMARILLO TEXAS Army Air Force

COL. P.R. DWYER UMNAK ALASKA 6th Infantry Division

? Army Service Forces

PVT. W.F. DEENEY FORT MONROE LA. 1st Army Artillery