This WW2 101st Airborne Division Patch is a style that is sometimes referred to as a Type 8 by collectors today. It is one of the most desirable and hardest to find variations of the WWII 101st Airborne Division screaming eagle patch.
The first photo is this type of patch that was sewn on a uniform I own, that belonged to a paratrooper officer in C Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. That uniform is part of a larger group that belonged to that 506th PIR veteran. The second and third photos are of a different original Type 8 patch that is not sewn on a uniform.