Hap Arnold Alaska Mission jacket patch color help ......

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  1. Johnny Signor

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    Hello I am seeking the colors to the Leather jacket patch worn by Hap Arnold and flight crew on the 1934 mission flown to Alaska by them in B-10 aircraft , Not the emblem on the B-10's but the patch on their jackets as they did differ in both colors/details , see the photos below for what I am looking for , in the first photo the patch in question is on the left and also the photo of Hap wearing jacket with the patch ,if you can help please reply, thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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    I am thinking the "patch" background is a Blue with a yellow border seeing as the Totem colors even in black and white are "light" colors , the "aircraft" nose art had a Yellow background to the "state" shape and even though in the posted photos the two look to be the same I don't think they are and this is what I am seeking to clarify if possible , I have another image the pretty much gives me the colors I need for the "totem" colors and the bird 's beak/arrows are also different on the "patch" from the "nose art" .......

    Hoping someone out there may know of a relative etc that may still have a jacket or at least one of the patches form this mission and can post a photo , there were quite a few of them made by what I have seen in photos ...........................

    Looking forward to replies , thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Johnny
     
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    Have you tried the National Museum of the United States Air Force? They might actually HAVE the jacket in question in their collection.
     
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    this is from a drawing by Bert Stolle, a famous Alaska aviator, maybe it will be of help

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