This is the third 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 their 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:

CPL. H.M. BEST JR. NEW RIVER N.C. USMC 18th Defense Battalion

PVT. DAVID E. ROSSER FORT BRAGG N.C. 100th Infantry Division

SGT. W.C. LESSIG SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND 8th Army Air Force

P.F.C. C.C. WICKERSHAM CAMP GRUBER OKLA. 9th Army Air Force

PFC. C.B. BRINTON CAMP PICKET VA. 78th Infantry Division

? HQ ETOUSA

ROW 2:

PVT. WM. H. SHELTON FORT DIX N.J. Army Service Forces

P.F.C. C.H. CRAIG JR. CAMP LIVINGSTON LA. 86th Division

PVT. CLYDE JACKSON CAMP WHITE ORGE. 82nd Division

CPL. HAROLD FISHER FORT ORD CALIF. AGF Replacement Depots

PVT. R.J. BALDWIN SAN MARUS TEXAS Army Air Force

P.F,C. B.F. WYNN SOME WHERE IN S. PACIFIC 1st Army Artillery

ROW 3:

? 42nd Infantry Division

CAPT. G.E. MCDONALD SOME WHERE IN ENGLAND 2nd Service Command

LT. JOHN ZELL NASHVILLE TENN. 2nd Infantry Division

PVT. DAVID E. ROSSER FORT BRAGG N.C. 45th Infantry Division

PVT. JOSEPH WILSON LOS ANGELES CA. 8th Infantry Division

ROW 4:

LT. GEO.E. MCDONA LD CAMP DAVIS N.C. Officer Training School

SGT. GEORGE A. FLING CAPE CHARLES VA. 3rd Coastal Art. Dist.

LT. HARRY L. WAGNER FORT BRAGG N.C. 100th Infantry Division

CPL. PETER DONNELLY CAMP LIVINGSTON LA. 86th Infantry Division

PVT. E.G.FADDIS FORT BRAGG N.C. Infantry Replacement Training Center

? 3rd Army Corps

ROW 5:

? U.S. Air Corps Langley Field

PVT. TAYLOR R. THOMPSON CAMP SIBERT A LA. 4th Service Command

PVT. R.J. BALDWIN SAN MARCUS TEXAS Aviation Cadet

PVT. FRANCIS BLACK TRUAX FIELD WIS. Army Air Force

JOHN ZELL CAMP MC COY 76th Infantry Division

? 775th Tank Battalion