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 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 .
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
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. 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
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
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