The patch is an embroidered Medusa’s head on orange cotton twill. In WWII, the 327th flew P-40 Warhawks and later, P-47 Thunderbolts.
Donor’s father, TSgt. Cloud D. Hughes, was an aircraft engine mechanic assigned to the 33rd Pursuit Squadron during the early days of the Iceland Base Command (1941-1947). He was later assigned to the 443rd Fighter Squadron at Richmond Army Air Base and Norfolk Army Airfield in Virginia.