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 .
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
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
? 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
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
? 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