Object ID
2007.50.8.2
Object Name
Patch, Military
Object Collection
Date Created
1941 – 1945
Material
cotton
Object Entities
manufatured, (created by)
Kalogeras, Pauline (owned by)
Kalogeras, Pauline (is related to)
Kalogeras, Chris (is related to)
Object Description
Circular military patch. The back ground is half white and half blue. There is a triangle in the middle, the top half of the traingle is red and the bottom half is whtie. Around the circle the edge is a dark green.
Origin
Donated by Pauline Kalogeras. The patch was a part of Chris G. Kalogeras Army Air Force uniform during WWII. The design of the insignia was originally approved in 1941 for the Indigo Task Force, Iceland Base Command, which was re-designated for the Iceland Defense Force (the army element) in 1954. The triangle, symbol of strength, represents the command's mission to defend Iceland from enemy attack. The wavy line, symbol of water, indicates that Iceland is an ocean island. Red, white, and blue are the national colors.
Rights and Reproduction
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Citation
Patch, Military, 1941 – 1945, Pauline's Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9680. Accessed 03/08/21.