Chester County, PA WWII Patches

This is the Sixth 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. WENRICH FORT KNOX KY. 7th Armored Division

PVT. H. GREEN FORT MEADE MD. 3rd Service Command

LT. E.E. JOHNSON WEST CHESTER PA. Army Service Forces

CPL. A.J. CARACIALO FORT LEWIS WASHINGTON 44th Infantry Division

PVT. R. TAYLOR AIR BASE NEW MEXICO Army Air Force

PVT. L.M. SIMMLER NORTH CAMP POLK LA. 8th Armored Division

ROW 2:

LT. J.T. GROFF CAMP J.T. ROBINSON ARK. Ground Forces

LT. JOHN H. ZELL CAMP MCCOY WIS. 11th Army Corps

CPL. H.H. PIERCE CAMP BLANDLEY FLORIDA 99th Infantry Division

P.F.C. D. DALE CAMP DAVIS N.C. Antiaircraft Command

LT. W. WILLIAMS FORT WASHINGTON D.C. District of Washington

PVT. E. TERRY STATE COLLEGE N. MEXICO Specialized Training Program

ROW 3:

PVT. F.A. TAYLOR CAMP BUTNER N.C. 78th Infantry Division

P.F.C. H.G. HICKMAN CAMP PHILLIPS KAN. 94th Infantry Division

CAPT. G.D. WHITCRAFT CRARILLY POINT VA. Army Air Force

PVT.  DAN FACCIOLLI CAMP CLAYBOURNE LA. 38th Infantry Division

SGT. W.A. WOODWARD CAMP FANNIN TEXAS Replacement & School Command

LT. E,J, GALLEN POSTAL SCHOOLW.C.PA. Army Service Forces

ROW 4:

P.F.C. H.M. NICHOLS FORT LEWIS WASH. Western AA Command

P.F.C. H.M. FE?? CAM SHELBY ISS. 69th Infantry Division

SGT. G.V. NESBITT FORT JACKSON S.C. 12th Army Corps

P.F.C. D. DALE CAMP DAVIS N.C. General HQ Reserve

S/SGT. R.C. BONE JR. NORHT CAMP HOOD TEXAS Tank Destroyer

SGT. P. FRANK CAMP PHILLIPS KAN. 80th Infantry Division

ROW 5:

P.F.C. D.W. SMITH CAMP GORDON GA. 10th Armored Division

COL. P.R. DWYER UMNAK ALASKA Alaska Defense

PVT. E.R. SMITH SOME WHERE IN SICILY 82nd Airborne

PVT. JOHN FINEGAN CHANUTE FIELD ILL. Air Force GHQ

LT. A.M. PETERSON MORRISON FIELD FLA. Army Air Force

PVT. G.W. HARE FORT KNOX KY. Armored School