Airborne Infantry Badge
Airborne Infantry Badge

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

It is not uncommon to encounter original badges that have been repaired or have modified attachments as the original pins tended to break during wear.

A characteristic of all of the genuine badges is the nice cloisonne work of the Taegeuk.
Airborne Infantry Badge
Pile Cap with a well worn Master Parachutist Wing and UNPIK Airborne Infantry Badge.
SFC George Yosich
SFC George Yosich wearing the pile cap with Master Parachutist Wing and Airborne Infantry Badge.

The jacket that Yosich is wearing were primarily worn by American Paratroopers assigned to the 8240th AU as well as senior Guerrilla Commanders.

They were locally made in Seoul and on several islands and are unique to the United Nations Partisan Forces Korea.
Airborne Infantry Badge
Airborne Infantry Badge

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

It is not uncommon to encounter original badges that have been repaired or have modified attachments as the original pins tended to break during wear.

Courtesy of Dennis English
Airborne Infantry Badge
Airborne Infantry Badge

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

It is not uncommon to encounter original badges that have been repaired or have modified attachments as the original pins tended to break during wear.

A characteristic of all of the genuine badges is the nice cloisonne work of the Taegeuk.
Airborne Infantry Badge
Airborne Infantry Badge

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

It is not uncommon to encounter original badges that have been repaired or have modified attachments as the original pins tended to break during wear.

Courtesy of Dennis English
Airborne Infantry Badge
A great photo of an unknown Partisan leader.

Notice that he is wearing a M1911A1 .45 caliber pistol in shoulder harness, US basic Jump Wings and the UNPIK Airborne Infantry badge.
Airborne Infantry Badge
Airborne Infantry Badge

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

It is not uncommon to encounter original badges that have been repaired or have modified attachments as the original pins tended to break during wear.

A characteristic of all of the genuine badges is the nice cloisonne work of the Taegeuk.
Airborne Infantry Badge
Airborne Infantry badge

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

It is not uncommon to encounter original badges that have been repaired or have modified attachments as the original pins tended to break during wear.

A characteristic of all of the genuine badges is the nice cloisonne work of the Taegeuk.
CPT David Brooks
Airborne Infantry Badge attributed to CPT David Brooks.

CPT Brooks was assigned to the 3rd Partisan Infantry Regiment.
MAJ Frank Stanfield
Airborne Infantry Badge attributed to MAJ Frank Stanfield.

MAJ Stanfield served with the 8086th AU, Task Force Kirkland and various assignments with the 8240th AU.
Airborne Infantry Badge
A nice, well worn Airborne Infantry Badge.

Made of brass, serial numbered - clutch back.

You can see that some of the red portion of the cloisonné is damaged on the Taegeuk which is commonly found on these badges.
Airborne Infantry Badge
Airborne Infantry Badge

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

It is not uncommon to encounter original badges that have been repaired or have modified attachments as the original pins tended to break during wear.

A characteristic of all of the genuine badges is the nice cloisonne work of the Taegeuk.
LTC Jay Vanderpool
Airborne Infantry Badge attributed to LTC Jay Vanderpool.

LTC Vanderpool assumed direct command of the guerrillas on 10 December 1951 serving sixteen months as its commander.

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

Courtesy of LTC Jay Vanderpool collection, USAHEC
LTC Jay Vanderpool
Airborne Infantry Badge attributed to LTC Jay Vanderpool.

LTC Vanderpool assumed direct command of the guerrillas on 10 December 1951 serving sixteen months as its commander.

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

Courtesy of LTC Jay Vanderpool collection, USAHEC
1LT Robert McBride
Airborne Infantry Badge attributed to 1LT Robert D. McBride.

1st LT McBride was assigned to Task Force Leopard.
SFC George Yosich
A well worn UNPIK Airborne Infantry badge attributed to SFC George Yosich.

Notice the damage to the cloisonné on the Taegeuk.

Made of solid brass, serial numbered - clutch back.

You can really see the nice cloisonne work of the Taegeuk on this badge which is a characteristic of all genuine badges.
MSG Charles Lamb
UNPIK Airborne Infantry badge attributed to MSG Charles Lamb.

Notice the damage to the cloisonné on the Taegeuk.

Made of solid brass, serial numbered - clutch back.

You can really see the nice cloisonne work of the Taegeuk on this badge which is a characteristic of all genuine badges.
Airborne Infantry Badge
Airborne Infantry Badge

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

It is not uncommon to encounter original badges that have been repaired or have modified attachments as the original pins tended to break during wear.

A characteristic of all of the genuine badges is the nice cloisonne work of the Taegeuk.
Airborne Infantry Badge
Airborne Infantry Badge

Awarded to and worn by US Advisors and Partisans that completed the 8240th Airborne training program.

All Airborne Infantry Badges are serial numbered and the majority of original examples have two clutch back fastners.

It is not uncommon to encounter original badges that have been repaired or have modified attachments as the original pins tended to break during wear.

A characteristic of all of the genuine badges is the nice cloisonne work of the Taegeuk.
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