Delaware & Chester County WWII Patches

This is the Fifth 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:

LT. W.J. TURKINGTON PRISONER OF WAR GERMANY Army Air Force

CPL. HARRY WOODS CAMP MAXEY TEXAS 3rd Army

P.F.C. J.M. WILLIAMSON CAMP MAXEY TEXAS 99th Infantry Division

CPL. SPUDS BRUNO CAMP SARASOTA FLA. 3rd Army Air Force

PVT. J.B.DUNNING PROVIDENCE R.I. Specialized Training Program

SGT. WM. H. KATES CAMP STEWART GA. Antiaircraft Command

ROW 2:

CPL. W. PRATT ABERDEEN MD. Army Service Forces

CPL. D. HEMPTON CAMP MAXEY TEXAS 8th Service Command

SGT. T.A. HERRON CAPE CHARLES VA. 3rd Coastal Artillery Dist.

PVT. FRANK BRUNO BOWMARE FIELD KY. Army Air Force

CPL. PAUL MCKRACKEN CAMP SWIFT TEXAS Tank Destroyer

CPL. A.J. CARACIALO FORT BENNING GA. 81st Infantry Division

ROW 3:

CPL. C.S. TOULSON CAMP CAMPEL KY. 14th Armored Division

PVT. JOHN REED CAMP VAN DORN MISS. 63rd Infantry Division

CPL. HARRY M WOODS FORT RILEY KAN. 1st Cavalry Division

SGT. THOMAS DAWSON NEW CALEDONIA China Burma India

CPL. LOUIS CLOSE CAMP CHAFFIE ARK. 6th Armored Division

ROW 4:

CPL. A.T. CARACIALO FORT BENNING GA. 26th Infantry Division

CPL. JAMES JOHN CAMP LIVINGSTON LA. Ground Forces

LT. ZIMMERMAN S.O.S. CHICAGO ILL. 5th Service Command

CPL. A.E. KUNSELMAN FORT ? VA. Antiaircraft Command

CAPT. PETE JOHNSON GREENVILLE S.C. 3rd Army Air Force

PVT. WM. BARRY U OF P. PHILA. PA. 3rd Service Command

ROW 5:

T/SGT. RICHARD HALEY CAMP HAAN CALIF. Antiaircraft Command

CAPT. R. PARK 3RD CAMP HOOD TEXAS Tank Destroyer

P.F.C. A.M. RALSTON FORT GEO, MEADE MD. Western AA Command

CAPT. G.E. MCDONALD WASHINGTON DC Army Service Forces

CAPT. H. SHANE MARSHALL TEXAS 4th Army Corps

CAPT. R.C. MC.? WRIGHT FIELD DAYTON Army Air Force