History Detectives

World War II Patch: Bird of War

Clip: Season 10 Episode 4 | 14m 43s Video has closed captioning.

A Louisiana man received a military style foot locker filled with papers that apparently belonged to a World War II airman, Lionel B. Potter. Also inside were two patches embroidered with an evocative symbol: a bird in the clouds dropping a bomb. Is this a unit insignia? He’s turned the investigation over to Wes Cowan. Were these patches used in World War II? Who made them and why?

Aired: 07/30/12

Rating: NR

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