China Burma India (CBI) Theater was a term used by the U.S. military in WWII to identify the China and India-Burma Theaters.

The CBI Theater patch design is a combination of the Republic of China and United States flags and is made of pieced and stitched leather. The blue and red sections are dyed suede.

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

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  • Barbara Hotaling

    I found some patches that were my dad’s. We have these CBI patches, but the stars are metal pins in the patches. I also found a Flying Tigers patch that I haven’t seen anywhere else. It has a black background.

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