612th Bomb Sqd "Mangler" mascot emblem

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  1. Johnny Signor

    Johnny Signor Member

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    Hello,the 612th Bomb sqd of the 401st Bomb Group had an early ww2 emblem that was worn,it depicts a standing bear on a cloud holding a large aerial bomb point downward,I have tried the people at the 401st BG asoc and no-joy there,so am hoping the great people here can assist with a good photo of this design and hopefully it's colors too!!! Looking forward to your replies and Much Thanks!!!! Johnny Signor [email protected] please e mail me.
     
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    Hi Johnny,

    I'm afraid the info you got from Don on the 401BG Old Forum last January is the best there is, no colour info available currently:

    NARA Photo Collection: Mangler Patch

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    All the best,
    Paul Bellamy

    401BG Association
    401BG Historical Society
     
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    hey much thanks Paul for the posting of that image,it is something that I can work from at least for a "rough" design, i will color it up with a "guesstimate" and see how that comes out,still working on other "Leads" and will let you know if any pan out,Thanks again !!! Johnny Signor
     
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    #4 Johnny Signor, Feb 22, 2009
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    Hello again,is there no one out there that would know of this emblems colors?
    There should be some documentation of it,I've seen the design in patch form on a unit members flight jacket and a Quonset hut wall,black white,come on members Please help me get this one nailed down, much thanks!!!!!!
    The unit member wearing the patch on a B-15 was a photographer named Katz and was a Sgt with the unit. I've seen several different photos of this patch form on jackets it seems there should be someone who would know of it...............................
     
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    Sucess at last !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finally found a good color image of this emblem with the "bear" , persistance always pays off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Johnny
     
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    Ok, you realize you need to post a pic of this right???? :lol: Congrats man, glad you were finally able to find it!
     
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    Well I'd really like to post the photo , but I'm not a real computer "techy" type, so If you could send me your regular mailing adress I can send you a copy and you could post it, Johnny
     
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    Color_Mangler.jpg

    This is the photo Johnny is speaking of. It appears to be on a coaster type material and came from a members daughter who's father was with the 401st Bomb Group.

    Don Byers
    401st BG Historian
     
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    Hey , GREAT to see the emblem posted and thanks for doing so !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now I really wish I could find a color photo of an actual patch like I saw in the photo many years ago .....................................
     
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    Here's a couple ,.
     

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