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Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American and Caribbean born fighter and bomber pilots who fought in WWII. They served in the US Army Air Forces as the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group. The Tuskegee Airmen included the pilots, navigators,...

8 More Celebrities Who Served

8 More Celebrities Who Served

 If you’ve been following our Instagram posts this week, you will have seen part of our small batch of jackets featuring celebrities who have served. We specifically showed you a preview of our Elvis Presley and Stan Lee jackets, and give you a small tidbit about...

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

In February of 1954, Marilyn Monroe and her new husband, Joe DiMaggio, a Yankee baseball legend, were travelling to Japan on their honeymoon, when Monroe was approached by an officer and asked if she would be willing to perform for some troops in Korea. The famous...

Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle

On May 17, 1943, the crew of the Memphis Belle, one of a group of American bombers based in Britain, becomes the first B-17 crew to complete 25 missions over Europe. Belle participated in some of the most hazardous raids of the war, when the Luftwaffe still had a...

February Small Batch

Every month, HBN Design will be creating a featured small batch of items. These items will only available for a limited time, or until they're sold out! This month, we're celebrating love with hearts and valentines! Each item is unique and one of a kind, like all of...

Operation Valentine

Operation Valentine

A 104-year-old Marine veteran is hoping to add to the memory collection on his bookshelf this year by asking the public near and far for Valentine’s Day cards. California resident and native retired Marine major Bill White spent 30 years in the active-duty Corps, he...

Women’s Army Corps

The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was the women's branch of the United States Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) on 15 May 1942 by Public Law 554,[1] and converted to an active duty status in the Army of the United States as...

Reckless

Staff Sergeant Reckless (c. 1948 – May 13, 1968), a decorated war horse who held official rank in the United States military, was a mare of Mongolian horse breeding. Out of a race horse dam, she was purchased in October 1952 for $250 from a Korean stableboy at...

January Small Batch

Every month, HBN Design will be creating a featured small batch of items. These items will only available for a limited time, or until they're sold out!  This month, we're celebrating the new year by remembering the Roaring 20's! We used different forums of gold to...

570th Strategic Missile Squadron

570th Strategic Missile Squadron

Activated in early 1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber squadron, it trained under the Second Air Force. It deployed to England in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during July 1943, where it was assigned to VIII Bomber Command as a strategic bombardment...

62nd Fighter Squadron

62nd Fighter Squadron

The 62d Fighter Squadron was activated as the 62d Pursuit Squadron, one of the original three squadrons of the 56th Pursuit Group at Army Air Base Savannah, Georgia, on 15 January 1941. The squadron immediately began training for its wartime missions under III Fighter...

VPB-44

VPB-44

VPB-44 was a Patrol Bombing Squadron of the U.S. Navy. The squadron was established as Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44) on 3 June 1941, redesignated Patrol Bombing Squadron 44 (VPB-44) on 1 October 1944 and disestablished on 20 June 1945. 3 June 1941: VP-44 was established...

December Small Batch

Every month, HBN Design will be creating a featured small batch of items. These items will only available for a limited time, or until they're sold out!  This month, we took a variety of sequin designs, and used them to embellish a total of 6 jackets, 4 coolies, and 1...

869th Bombardment Squadron

869th Bombardment Squadron

The squadron was established in late 1943 as the 869th Bombardment Squadron at El Paso Army Air Base, Texas, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombardment squadron that was one of the original operational squadrons of the 497th Bombardment Group. The squadron's...

61st Fighter Squadron

61st Fighter Squadron

The 61st Fighter Squadron was constituted as the 61st Pursuit Squadron as part of the 56th Pursuit Group at Savannah, Georgia, on 15 January 1941. The squadron immediately began training for its wartime missions under III Fighter Command, rapidly transitioning through...

The Chosin Few

The Chosin Few

During the Korean War, the First Marine Division met the enemy at Chosin mountain reservoir in subfreezing temperatures.  Out of ammunition, Marines called in for 60mm mortar ammo; code name “Tootsie Rolls.”  The radio operator did not have the code sheets that would...

Ghost Army

Ghost Army

The Ghost Army was a United States Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The 1100 man unit was given a unique mission within the Allied Army: to impersonate other Allied Army units to deceive the...

November Small Batch

Every month, HBN Design will be creating a featured small batch of items. These items will only available for a limited time, or until they're sold out!  This month, we took an authentic, vintage, suitcase, and used it to embellish a total of 6 jackets, 2 pillows, 5...

Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who joined...

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