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According to "Smith & Pelz" SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA OF THE U.S. ARMED FORCES 1941-1945 this patch for the 1st Troop Carrier Command .....quote from the book "Although the 1 Troop Carrier Command did not participate in combat, the men and crews it organized and trained performed their missions against the enemy in a superior manner".....this patch WAS NOT approved by the War Department so it technically is unofficial....
In short....this patch would NOt have been worn in the ETO or "D-Day" (at least not authorized)...
Hope this answeres your question...
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Numerous I TCC pilots (mainly experienced instructors and test pilots) served in the UK-based IX TCC. Yes, they did not wear the I TCC patches but they wore I TCC DUIs on each shoulder loop of their uniforms. The best exmple may be Lt.Col. Mike Murphy who piloted CG-4A in Normandy with Brig.Gen. Don F. Pratt on board.