This is the fourth 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:

MARK E. WALTZ FORT BENNING GA. Airborne Command

CPL. JAMES C. SORBER CAMP SHELBY MISS. 9th Army Corps

PVT. S.P. DOWNING PUEBLO COL. 2nd Army Air Force

LT. CATH. SCHLEGEL SOME WHERE IN ENGLAND SHAEF

CPL. JOHN BRINGHURST GUADAL CANAL 1st USMC Division

LT. COL. NORMAN PYEL SOME WHERE IN CHINA Chinese Training Command

ROW 2:

SGT. N.G. JOHNSON SOME WHERE IN INDIA 10th Army Air Force

SGT JESSE E. HUBER FORT DUPONT DEL. 22nd Army Corps

P.F.C. JOHN A. MANLEY WEST POINT NEW YORK U.S. Military Academy

MAJOR CAMP R. PIPER SOME WHERE IN PACIFIC 28th Infantry Division

SGT. ALFRED B. NESBITT SOMEWHERE IN ICELAND Iceland Base Command

S/SGT. CLARENCE S. KATES HAWAII ISLAND 7th Army Air Force

ROW 3:

PFC. WM. S. JARRETT WASHINGTON D.C. 4th USMC Division

PFC. WALTER S. MITCHELL CAMP CHEFFE ARK. 16th Armored Division

CPL JOS. M. WARIHAY CASIBLANCA AFRICA Air Forces Ferrying Command

LT. EDW. M. SIMON JR. FORT JACKSON S.C. 26th Infantry Division

SGT. WILMER ZONEGOTTIER SOMEWHERE IN PACIFIC 2nd USMC Division

ROW 4:

SGT CLOUD D. HUGHES HOUSTON TEXAS 1st Army Air Force

T/5 JOS. MC GINTY PANAMA CANAL Panama Canal Department

PFC. GROVER C CLAY FORT LEONARD WOOD MO. 70th Infantry Division

CAPT. G.E. MCDONALD SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND Communications Zone Europe

CPL. GEO. H. STRALEY CAMP HOOD TEXAS Tank Destroyer

SGT. VERNON R. WEBB ALEUTIAN ISLANDS 11th Army Air Force

ROW 5:

PFC. ROB. F. WETHERBY CAMP PENDLETON CALIF. 5th USMC Division

SGT. G.V. HOVEY SOMEWHERE IN ITLAY 9th Infantry Division

CPL. R.A. VELDE? CAMP SHELBY MISS 69th Infantry Division

W.H. BURTON JR. FT. AUACHUCA ARIZ. 92nd Infantry Division

PFC. JAMES F. JOTTER SOMEWHERE IN ITALY Army Air Force

PVT. GILBERT STOCKTON HOUTON TEXAS Port of Embarkation