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 Commands

Right Breast Patches for the #5980 A-2 Type Jacket

embroidered on 4" Black "leather-like" material (measured vertical)


see on Flight Gear page
 
 Air/Aerospace Defense

 Air Defense Command

"ADC IS DEAD"

This is in reference to the demise of the ADC

  

Thai made novelty patch, Unused......(sold)
Air Defense Weapons Center

 

3 3/4", Unused......inquire
Air Defense Command "WEAPONS RELEASE"

I think the Unit number is in the "Stars" = 4 1 3, anyone know some history on this patch?

 

UnUsed........inquire

I found some items on the Internet  that might have some association with this patch:
the AFSC 462XO worked in the "BACK SHOP" (Weapons Release)
Aircraft Armament Systems Specialty
Weapons Systems Mechanics
It is probably associated with a Munitions Maintenance Squadron

One thought on the unit is the 4756th Air Defense Wing/Group at Tyndall AFB
3508CV - "GOLD PAN"Replica for service with Alaskan NORAD Region

 

3508CV - presented to an Army Officer for service with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, large 17+ replica of a 1800s gold pan used in Alaska, NORAD DI attached with engraved outline of the State of Alaska and verbage thanking him for his service, overall in good condition except for some dark spot in the bottom of the pan, probably made of copper, small felt pads on bottom so it will not scratch a surface, Used....inquire
Duluth Air Defense Sector

circa 1957 - 1966

 

"DADS", UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History
Established Duluth Air Defense Sector October 1, 1957; Inactivated April 1, 1966
Assignments
37th Air Division, 1 October 1957
31st Air Division, 20 December 1957
37th Air Division, 1 January 1959
30th Air Division, 1 April 1959-1 April 1966
Stations
Duluth Airport, Minnesota, 1 October 1957-1 April 1966
Components
56th Fighter Wing (Air Defense) K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan, 1 October 1963-1 January 1964
507th Fighter Wing (Air Defense) Kincheloe AFB, Michigan, 1 October 1963-1 April 1966
343d Fighter Group (Air Defense) Duluth Airport, Minnesota, 15 November 1959-1 April 1966
18th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, 4 September 1963-1 April 1966
62d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron K. I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan, 16 December 1963-1 April 1966
37th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC) Kincheloe AFB, Michigan, 1 October 1963-1 April 1966
74th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC) Duluth AF Missile Site, Minnesota, 1 April 1960-1 April 1966
665th Radar Squadron Calumet AFS, Michigan, 1 October 1963-1 April 1966
674th Radar Squadron Osceola AFS, Wisconsin, 1 July 1959-1 April 1966
676th Radar Squadron Antigo AFS, Wisconsin, 1 October 1963-1 June 1964
692d Radar Squadron Baudette AFS, Minnesota, 1 July 1959-1 April 1966
707th Radar Squadron Grand Rapids AFS, Minnesota, 1 July 1959-1 August 1963
739th Radar Squadron Wadena AFS, Minnesota, 4 September 1963-1 April 1966
753d Radar Squadron Sault Sainte Marie AFS, Michigan, 1 October 1963-1 April 1966
756th Radar Squadron Finland AFS, Minnesota, 1 July 1959-1 April 1966
785th Radar Squadron Finley AFS, North Dakota, 4 September 1963-1 April 1966
914th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron Armstrong AS, Ontario, 15 November 1959-1 November 1962
915th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron Sioux Lookout AS, Ontario, 15 November 1959-1 October 1962
Eastern Air Defense Force

circa 1949 - 1960

 

larger 4 5/8, scrapbook residue on back, Unused.....inquire
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partial History
Primary Mission was the Defense of the Eastern portion of the CONUS
Established and organized Sept 1, 1949 at Mitchel AFB NY
Assigned to Continental Air Command.
Moved to Stewart AFB NY Aug 1, 1950
Assigned to ADC January 1, 1951; Inactivated January 1, 1960
Goose Bay Air Defense Sector (GADS)

scanned at 200dpi
   

GADS Scimitar (6.25" long) and Patch  (4.5"(V)), both in UnUsed Condition.......inquire
Air Training Command
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ATC WEST, COLT

5 3/4" ( from NW to SE corners )

 

patch depicts a Training Jet aircraft superposed on the State of California, UnUsed......inquire
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ATC SHEPPARD, TORCHLIGHT 87


large 5"(horizontal) ATC insignia, Unused......inquire

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Older style Air Training Command insignia
listed on the USAAF page in Commands section
AERO MEDICAL LABORATORY
( Lab was Redesignated "AEROSPACE Medical Laboratory" in 1959 )

"Experimental Test Sample Clothing Branch"


not sure of the vintage, this Name was used from 1942 to 1959, Unused......inquire

United States Air Forces - Southern Command(or Air Division)

Panama Canal Zone

Probably UnCommon - I did not find it on the USAFPatches.com site

 

USAFSO, RFU, Used.......(sold)

If anyone knows any history on this patch - please email.

( also listed on ui/Mystery page as UI#329 )
United States Strike Command

circa 1961 - 1972

 

USSTRICOM stationed at MacDill circa 1961-72, UnUsed......(sold)
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partial History
In October 1961 the United States Strike Command (USSTRICOM) was established at MacDill AFB, FL as a unified command with integrated personnel from all branches of the military capable of responding to global crisis.
General Benjamin O. Davis was the Deputy Commander in Chief of USSTRICOM August 1, 1968 - January 31, 1970
Probably replaced by another unit in 1972; I think the current successor is CENTCOM

PACAF

Pacific Air Force "Able Aeronaut"

    

"PACAF Flight Safety Award", UnUsed.......(sold)

 SAC


A SAC forerunner was the Continental Air Forces(CAF) Activated in December 1944 Controlling the: First, Second, Third, & Fourth Air Forces in the USA.

On March 21, 1946, CAF was Disestablished and within the United States the USAAF was divided into three separate commands:
Tactical Air Command (TAC)
Air Defense Command (ADC)
Strategic Air Command (SAC)

SAC was Under the USAAF 1946 to 1947, then under the USAF 1947 to 1992
In 1992 the newly Established Air Combat Command(ACC) assumed the duties of SAC


Some SAC Patches will be on the Squadron & Wing pages

Strategic Air Command, First Design w/Tab & USAAF SSI

"Peace is our Profession"

 

SAC 1st Design while still under the USAAF, UnUsed.......inquire
Strategic Air Command, 2nd Design - without Bottom Scroll
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2nd Design - no Scroll


Strategic Air Command patch, RFU, Used.........(sold)

UnUsed.......inquiire

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 Second Design

 

SAC Second Design, no scroll, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed........inquire
Strategic Air Command, 3rd Design 1950s

I have labeled this design as the 3rd SAC Design - this being a similar insignia to the 2nd, but with a Bottom-Scroll

Clouds have not been embroidered - using the white base material instead of thread

 

circa 1950s, cloth residue on back from being glued to an old wool USAF Dress jacket and displayed in a glass case, Veteran also had a painted Leather 9th BS(H) patch in his Grouping, UnUsed......inquire
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Third Design with Red Border on Scroll


Dark Blue Sky, Unused.....inquire

light blue with red border on scroll, RFU, Used......(sold)

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Small SAC Patch - usage unknown   

Anyone know what unit wore this patch and the era?

 

Unused.......inquire
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Third Design SAC - with bottom Scroll


circa 1960s - unusual partially embroidered variation, medium size, RFU, Used.........inquire

circa 1950s - unusual SAC disc patch, UnUsed.......inquire

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3rd design on Felt - 2 color variations


Gold-shade thread, fine-mesh backing material, Unused.......inquire

Yellow-shade thread, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire

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Novelty Patch "WHILE THE WORLD SLEEPS, SAC DRINKS"

Made in Japan, Strategic Air Command 3rd Design with a Bottom Scroll

 

Japan made, UnUsed......(sold)
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Common SAC patches available - ask!

Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Command Post

From a "Looking Glass" veteran's Grouping

 

Large HQS SAC, "Command Post", removed from a K-2B (dated 1964), Used..........inquire
SAC Assessment and Evaluation Team (AET)

circa 1958 - 1968

 

older patch, scrapbook residue on back and minor stains, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Team was formed to evaluate the professional performance of the aircraft and weapons maintenance units.
It was renamed, prior to 1968, "Maintenance Standardization & Evaluation.
3509FG - ZIPPO New-in-Box

dated 1961

scanned at 300dpi = all the blemishes show
   

3509FG - SAC ZIPPO, dated 1961, New-in-the-Box with brochure, price label still on box, box in in 85% condition, UnUsed........inquire

Date is hard to see - 3 dots on left "ZIPPO" 2 dots on right = 1961
SAC Distinctive Insignia

(I think most of these are for the Beret(?)


Left - Asian made large DI (1.5"), 1960s-1970s, Pinback, Used...........inquire

2nd - Asian made large DI (1.5"), 1960s-1970s, Pinback, Used........inquire

3rd - Post Back, 1970s - 1980s era(?), Used(?).........inquire

Right - pre-1991, UnUsed......inquire
4th Design SAC Crest patch was adopted July 4, 1961

I think this is the Fourth Design - let me know if you don't agree, send backup material.
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1960s era, Japan (Okinawa) made, RFU, Used.........inquire

1960s Khaki-edge Issue, Unused.........inquire

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1980s Issue, plastic back, UnUsed.........inquire

Post-1987 embroidered on patent-leather for the Brown Leather A-2 Jacket, on VELCRO, UnUsed.........inquire
(comes with the factory VELCRO to be sewn on Jacket)
Modern SAC patches


Large plastic-back pre-1992 Issue, UnUsed......(sold)

 United States Strategic Command", post-SAC, UnUsed.....inquire
( The "Strategic Command" patch is what is left of the Strategic Air Command; it is a Joint Service Office that would take over command of all nuclear assets in the event of a war in which they would likely be used. )
 SAC Combat Competition
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 1961

 

Old competion patch, Used....inquire
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1966


Vietnam Era, RFU, puckered around 1000 on border, Used.....inquire
Royal Air Force Bombardment Competition

Double Top 76


( see details on "Meets" page )
SAC BOMB-NAV COMPETITION
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 1978


border has started to fray, Used.......inquire
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1981 and 1982


1981 SAC BOMB-NAV Competition, UnUsed..........inquire

1982 SAC BOMB-NAV Competition, UnUsed..........inquire

SAC Master Crew Chief, cheesecloth backing, UnUsed.......inquire
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 1983


1983 SAC BOMB-NAV Competition, UnUsed..........inquire
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1986


1986 SAC BOMB-NAV Competition, ( I assume this is the 40th anniversary? ), UnUsed........inquire
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1989


1986 SAC BOMB-NAV Competition "Year of the SAC WARRIOR", UnUsed........inquire
SAC Loading Competition

 Giant Sword - 1979


large 5 1/8", RFU, Used......inquire
SAC Missile Combat Competition

1980


UnUsed......inquire
pre-October 1991 SAC Insignia


Aircrew SAC Warrior, UnUsed.........inquire

SAC on black disc, UnUsed.........inquire

In Memory of SAC, Taiwan made, UnUsed.......inquire

Tactical Air Command (TAC)
 
Tactical Air Command (TAC)

Other sizes, and eras, available!

 

Older 4" (vertical) patch with fine-mesh backing, UnUsed......inquire
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UnUsual Tactical Air Command

Sword Handle has a thin red line and the Wings are accented in Red

 

UnCommon 4"(vertical) TAC patch, UnUsed......inquire
"Screwed" by TAC Novelty Patch
 
Rare TAC Novelty Insignia

 

Tactical Air Command, Hand-Embroidered in Saigon, circa 1962, UnUsed.....inquire
UI#382 - "Tactical Command", similar to the old USAF TAC design but missing "AIR", possibly made in Japan, large patch, anyone know the timeframe or unit?

Listed on UI/Mystery page
TAC "Strike Command"
(not positive about the "Strike Command"; found that ID on the back of a patch)

(This maybe the "Composite Air Strike Forces" (CASF) that was established in the 1960s(?))

 

Large TAC "STAND EVAL", been in 2 collections, UnUsed.......inquire
"Non-Graduate" novelty patch

 for a school at Nellis AFB, Nevada


"NEVER ATTENDED - NEVER WILL", RFU flight suit, plastic backing, Used.....inquire

2 sizes of SAC and TAC patches available, ask!
SHAPE AIRCOM - Paris

pre-Brussels days


made in "Western" Germany by Esprit, looks unused, UnUsed.....inquire

Air Force Reserve
 
AFR

 

Larger insignia, residue on back from being on a blue blanket, very unusual to have been embroidered on a Gray Twill, must have been designed for the Sage Green Fatigue uniform, UnUsed........inquire

( Gray backing material is "washing machine repairman/Air America Pilot" Gray; not a Sage Green USAF shade )

( also on UI#132 page )
 
Air Forces


Named Air Forces

United States Air Forces, Iceland

 

Air Forces Iceland, 3 3/4", Unused....(sold)
United States Air Forces, Japan

 

Air Forces Japan, Unused......inquire
USAF Special Operations Force

partial History on this patch
In the summer of 1968, the USAF Special Air Warfare Center (SAWC) was Redesignated the USAF Special Operations Force (USAFSOF) and became the equivalent of a Numbered Air Force. Subordinate units were redesignated as special operations wings and squadrons, thus eliminating all reference to air commandos. At this time, the Vietnam War was at its peak and consumed virtually all of the Air Force's special operations efforts.
Insignia used from July 1968 through June 1974


( see patch at top of "1st - 19th Special Operations/Air Commando/Special Activities Units" page )

Numbered Air Forces

1st Air Force

(2nd AF moved below)

First Air Force, 4 1/8", Unused....inquire

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1st AF patial History per the USAF
Established as Northeast Air District on October 19, 1940. Activated on December 18, 1940 at Mitchel Field, New York, assigned to Northeast (later, Eastern) Defense Command, U.S. Army. Redesignated 1st Air Force on April 9, 1941 and First Air Force on September 18, 1942. Assigned to Army Air Forces on September 17, 1943; Continental Air Forces on April 16, 1945; and Air Defense Command on March 21, 1946. Moved to Fort Slocum (later, Slocum AFB), New York, in June 1946. Assigned to Continental Air Command on December 1, 1948. Moved to Mitchel AFB, New York, in October 1949. Discontinued on June 23, 1958. Activated on January 20, 1966, assigned to Air (later, Aerospace) Defense Command, and organized on April 1, 1966, at Stewart AFB, New York. Inactivated on December 31, 1969. Assigned to Tactical Air Command on November 14, 1985, and activated at Langley AFB, VA, on December 6, 1985. Moved to Tyndall AFB, FL, in September 1991. Relieved from assignment to Tactical Air Command and assigned to Air Combat Command on June 1, 1992. Redesignated First Air Force (ANG) on October 1, 1995.
2nd Air Force

"SECOND TO NONE"
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2nd Air Force - Blue Ribbon

 

UnUsed.......(sold)
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Older, Unused.....inquire

41/8", RFU, puckered from washing, Used......inquire

modern, RFU, Used.....inquire

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2nd AF History per the USAF
Established as Northwest Air District on October 19, 1940. Activated on December 18, 1940, at McChord Field, Washington, initially assigned to Central Defense Command, U.S. Army, and later to Western Defense Command, U.S.Army. Moved to Fort George Wright, Washington, in January 1941. Redesignated 2d Air Force on April 9, 1941 and Second Air Force on September 18, 1942. Moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in June 1943. Assigned to Army Air Forces in September 1943, and to Continental Air Forces (later, Strategic Air Command), on April 16, 1945. Inactivated on March 30, 1946. Activated on June 6, 1946 at Fort Crook, Nebraska, and assigned to Air Defense Command. Inactivated on July 1, 1948. Activated on November 1, 1949 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana; assigned to Strategic Air Command. Inactivated on January 1, 1975. Assigned to Strategic Air Command on August 29, 1991, and activated at Beale AFB, California on September 1, 1991. Reassigned to Air Combat Command on June 1, 1992. Inactivated on July 1, 1993. Activated the same day at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, with a change in assignment to Air Education and Training Command.
4th Air Force


Fourth Air Force, RFU, Used......inquire

4th AF, 4", UnUsed.....inquire

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4th AF History per the USAF
Established as Southwest Air District on October 19, 1940. Activated on December 18, 1940 at March Field, California, initially assigned to General Headquarters Air Force, then to Western Defense Command, U.S. Army. Moved to Riverside, California, in January 1941. Redesignated 4th Air Force on April 9, 1941. Moved to Hamilton Field, California, on December 7, 1941, and to San Francisco, California, in January 1942. Redesignated Fourth Air Force on September 18, 1942. Assigned to Army Air Forces on September 16, 1943, to Continental Air Forces on April 16, 1945, and to Air Defense Command on March 21, 1946. Moved to Hamilton Field (later, AFB), California, in June 1946. Assigned to Continental Air Command on December 1, 1948. Discontinued, and inactivated, on September 1, 1960. Activated on January 20, 1966, and assigned to Air (later, Aerospace) Defense Command. Organized on April 1, 1966 at Hamilton AFB, California. Inactivated on September 30, 1969. Redesignated Fourth Air Force (Reserve) on September 24, 1976. Activated on October 8, 1976, at McClellan AFB, California, and assigned to Air Force Reserve (later, Air Force Reserve Command). Redesignated Fourth Air Force on December 1, 1985. Moved to March ARB, California, effective April 1, 1998.
5th Air Force


bullion 5th AF "KOREA", made in Japan, RFU, Used........inquire
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  5th AF History per the USAF
Established as Philippine Department Air Force on August 16, 1941. Activated on September 20, 1941 at Nichols Field, Philippine Islands, assigned to the Philippine Department, U.S. Army. Redesignated Far East Air Force on October 28, 1941. Moved to Darwin, Australia, in December 1941, following the Japanese attacks in the Philippines. Redesignated 5th Air Force on February 5, 1942. Moved to Brisbane, Australia, in September 1942. Redesignated Fifth Air Force on September 18, 1942. Assigned to Southwest Pacific Area in November 1942. Moved to Nadzab, New Guinea, in June 1944, and assigned to Far East Air Forces (later, Pacific Air Command, U.S. Army; Far East Air Forces; Pacific Air Forces). Moved to Owi, Schouten Islands in Aug 1944; to Leyte, Philippine Islands, in November 1944; to Mindoro, Philippine Islands, in January 1945; to Luzon, Philippine Islands, in April 1945; to Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, in July 1945; to Irumagawa, Japan, about September 25, 1945; to Tokyo, Japan, in January 1946; to Nagoya (later, Nagoya AB), Japan, in May 1946; to Seoul, South Korea, on December 1, 1950; to Taegu AB, South Korea, on December 22, 1950; to Seoul, South Korea, on June 15, 1951; to Osan-ni, South Korea, in January 1954; to Nagoya AB (later, Nagoya AS; Moriyama AS), Japan, on September 1, 1954; to Fuchu AS, Japan, on July 1, 1957; and to Yokota AB, Japan, on November 11, 1974.
Not to be confused with a second "Fifth" air force created as a temporary establishment to handle combat operations after the outbreak of hostilities on June 25, 1950, in Korea. This numbered air force was established as Fifth Air Force, Advance, and organized at Itazuki AB, Japan, assigned to Fifth Air Force, on July 14, 1950. It moved to Taegu AB, South Korea, on July 24, 1950, and was redesignated Fifth Air Force in Korea at the same time. After moving, it apparently received command control from Far East Air Forces. The establishment operated from Pusan, Taegu, and Seoul before being discontinued on December 1, 1950.
7th Air Force

( another Maharajah 7th AF on the 16th TRS page )
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 7th/13th Air Forces

from the Maharajah Tailor Shop Udorn, Thailand

 

RFU, never washed, Used.......inquire

( also on 13th AF section )
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7th Air Force Command and Control "BLUE CHIP"

Blue Chip controlled out-of-Country Combat Operations

Not on the USAFPatches web site - I believe this one is an UnCommon patch
 

Made in Thailand, UnUsed........inquire

( A Link is at the top of the CONTROL page )
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7th Air Force & 7/13th Air Forces - made in Thailand

Bringbacks by a 23rd TASS Pilot


Unusual 7th AF with the Light-Blue with Gray: "7" and Borders and Yellow embroidery on the scroll, Thai made, UnUsed.....inquire

still in it's opened maker's package, made in Thailand, UnUsed......inquire


( moved from the 23rd TASS section - 110404 )
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Made by Maharajah of Udorn, Thailand

 

RFU Flight Jacket, never washed, without the stitch-marks it would be new, Used....inquire

( another Maharajah 7th AF on the 16th TRS page )
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made in Thailand

 

UnUsed.......inquire
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Plaque presented to Major General Robert J. Dixon

circa 1969 - 70

 

Presented to the Vice Commander of the 7th AF by Major General R. A. Hay, Commander Australian Force Vietnam, the recipient flew for the RAF in WWII, was captured by the Germans, flew combat missions in Korea and Vietnam, ended his service a as a 4-Star, plaque made in Australian, Used.......inquire
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3509DX - Neck BIB, by Maharajah

 

3509DX - 7th Air Force Neck Bib, made my Maharajah in Udorn, Thailand, damaged(see left pic) near 7th AF direct embroidered insignia, Used....inquire
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 3509EN - 7th Air Force Party Suits


3509EN - Yankee Air Pirate and U.S. Flag with other embroidery, Vietnam made, Used.......inquire
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Asian made, RFU, Used......inquire
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7th AF partial History per the USAF
Established as Hawaiian Air Force on October 19, 1940. Activated on November 1, 1940, at Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii, and assigned to Hawaiian Department, U.S. Army. Moved to Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, in July 1941. Redesignated 7th Air Force on February 5, 1942, and Seventh Air Force on September 18, 1942. Became part of U.S. Army Forces, Central Pacific Area, about August 16, 1943, and assigned to Army Air Forces, Pacific Ocean Areas, on August 1, 1944. Moved to Saipan, Mariana Islands, in December 1944. Moved to Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, and assigned to Far East Air Forces (later, Pacific Air Command, U.S. Army), effective July 14, 1945. Moved without personnel or equipment to Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on January 1, 1946. Assigned to Army Air Forces on January 1, 1947. Redesignated Pacific Air Command on December 15, 1947. Discontinued on June 1, 1949. Redesignated Seventh Air Force on December 10, 1954. Activated at Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on January 5, 1955, and assigned to Pacific Air Force (later, Pacific Air Force/FEAF [Rear]). Moved to Wheeler AFB, Territory of Hawaii, in March 1955. Inactivated on July 1, 1957. Activated on March 28, 1966, and assigned to Pacific Air Forces. Organized on April 1, 1966, at Tan Son Nhut Airfield, South Vietnam. Moved to Nakhon Phanom Airport, Thailand, effective March 29, 1973. Inactivated on June 30, 1975. Assigned to Pacific Air Forces on August 20, 1986, and activated at Osan AB, South Korea, on September 8, 1986.
 8th Air Force


circa 1970 "Stubby-Wing" B-52 patch, RFU Flight Jacket, Used.....inquire

KC-135 patch, RFU Flight Suit, Used......inquire

B-52, UnUsed......inquire

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circa 1950s 8th AF Shield


Large shield, older cream-back, been in 2 x scrapbooks with residues on back, UnUsed....inquire

Large Shield, 1960s(?), UnUsed......inquire

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Command Crew

 

8th AF "Command Crew", older patch, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire

"Blue Ribbon Crew", modern plastic backing, spot of plastic on front, UnUsed........inquire
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 8th AF partial History per the USAF
Established as VIII Bomber Command on January 19, 1942. Activated on February 1, 1942, at Langley Field, Virginia, and assigned to Air Force Combat Command. Moved to Savannah, Georgia, about February 10, 1942. Moved later in February to Daws Hill, England, joining Eighth Air Force. Moved to High Wycombe, England, on May 15, 1942. Redesignated Eighth Air Force on February 22, 1944. Moved without personnel or equipment to Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, on July 16, 1945, with assignment to U.S. Army Strategic Air Forces. Moved without personnel or equipment to MacDill Field, Florida, on June 7, 1946, joining Strategic Air Command. Moved to Fort Worth Army Airfield (later, Griffiss AFB [briefly]; Carswell AFB), Texas, in November 1946 and to Westover AFB, Massachusetts, in June 1955. Moved without personnel or equipment to Andersen AFB, Guam, on April 1, 1970, absorbing resources of 3d Air Division. Moved without personnel or equipment to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, on January 1, 1975, absorbing resources of Second Air Force. Relieved from assignment to Strategic Air Command and assigned to Air Combat Command on June 1, 1992.
9th Air Force GUNNERY MEET

 

9th AF GUNPOWDER Elimination Trials, plastic over mesh backing, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire

( also in "MEETS" section )
10th Air Force

12th Air Force


Tenth Air Force, 4 1/4", UnUsed....inquire

TWELFTH AIR FORCE, scrapbook residue on back, Unused.....inquire

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10th AF partial History per the USAF
Established as 10th Air Force on February 4, 1942. Activated on February 12, 1942, at Patterson Field, Ohio, and assigned to Air Force Combat Command. Moved to New Delhi, India, March-May 1942, with assignment to U.S. Army Forces in China-Burma-India. Redesignated Tenth Air Force on September 18, 1942. Assigned to Army Air Forces, India-Burma Sector, on August 21, 1943. Moved to Barrackpore, India, in October 1943; to Belvedere Palace, Calcutta, India, in January 1944; to Kanjikoah, India, in June 1944. Assigned to Army Air Forces, India-Burma Theater, on October 27, 1944. Moved to Myitkyina, Burma, in November 1944; to Bhamo, Burma, in February 1945; to Piardoba, India, in May 1945; and to Kunming, China, June-July 1945. Assigned to Army Air Forces, China Theater, on July 6, 1945. Moved to Liuchow, China, in early August 1945; to Kunming, China, later in August 1945; and to Shanghai, China, in October 1945. Returned to the U.S., arriving at Fort Lawton, Washington, on January 5, 1946. Inactivated on January 6, 1946. Activated on May 24, 1946, at Brooks Field (later, AFB), Texas, and assigned to Air Defense Command. Moved to Offutt AFB, Nebraska, effective July 1, 1948, and to Fort Benjamin Harrison (later, Benjamin Harrison AFB), Indiana, effective September 25, 1948. Assigned to Continental Air Command on December 1, 1948. Moved to Selfridge AFB, Michigan, in January 1950. Discontinued, and inactivated, on September 1, 1960. Activated on January 20, 1966, and assigned to Air (later, Aerospace) Defense Command. Organized on April 1, 1966, at Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri. Inactivated on December 31, 1969. Redesignated Tenth Air Force (Reserve) on September 24, 1976. Activated on October 8, 1976, at Bergstrom AFB, Texas, and assigned to Air Force Reserve (later, Air Force Reserve Command). Redesignated Tenth Air Force on December 1, 1985. Moved to Carswell ARS, Texas, effective June 30, 1996.
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12th AF partial History per the USAF
Established as Twelfth Air Force, and activated, on August 20, 1942, at Bolling Field, D.C., with assignment to Army Air Forces. Moved to England August-September 1942, then to Algeria in November 1942, participating in the invasion of north Africa. Moved to Tunisia in August 1943, and to Italy in December 1943. Inactivated at Florence, Italy, on August 31, 1945. Activated on May 17, 1946, at March Field, California, and assigned to Tactical Air Command. Assigned to Continental Air Command on December 1, 1948. Moved to Brooks AFB, Texas, in January 1949. Discontinued on July 1, 1950. Organized on January 21, 1951, at Wiesbaden, Germany, and assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe. Moved to Ramstein (later, Ramstein AB), Germany, in April 1953. Moved without personnel or equipment to Waco, Texas, absorbing resources of Eighteenth Air Force, and concurrently assigned to Tactical Air Command, on January 1, 1958. Moved to Bergstrom AFB, Texas, in August 1968. Relieved from assignment to Tactical Air Command and assigned to Air Combat Command on June 1, 1992. Moved from Bergstrom AFB, Texas, to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, effective October 1, 1992.
12th Air Force
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3509FY - 355th Tactical Training Wing

12th Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team


see on 355th TTW page
13th Air Force

Presented to Jerry Colonna for Bob Hope's Christmas Show of 1965

(12" tall plaque from the Commander of the Thirteenth Air Force  Philippines)
 

reads: "Headquarters Thirteenth Air Force Philippines  Awarded to Mr. Jerry Colonna Bob Hope Christmas Show 1965 for his outstanding contribution to the morale of the Armed Forces in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines during the Holiday Season."...............inquire

 see Jerry's  25th Infantry Division plaque on Army early RVN - 1975 page  or CVA-43 USS Coral Sea Plaque on Navy Carrier page
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7th/13th Air Forces

from the Maharajah Tailor Shop Udorn, Thailand


click on picture
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partial History
Established as Thirteenth Air Force on December 14, 1942. Activated on January 13, 1943, on New Caledonia Island. Moved to Espiritu Santo Island, New Hebrides in January 1943 as part of U.S. Army Forces in the Far East. Moved to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, in January 1944, and to Los Negros Island, Admiralty Islands, in June 1944. Assigned to Far East Air Forces on June 15, 1944. Moved to Hollandia, then Noemfoor Island, New Guinea, in September 1944; to Morotai Island in October 1944; to Leyte, Philippine Islands, in March 1945; and to Luzon, Philippine Islands about January 1, 1946. Moved without personnel or equipment to Kadena AB, Okinawa, on December 1, 1948, and to Clark AFB (later, AB), Philippine Islands, in May 1949. Assigned to Pacific Air Force (later, Pacific Air Force/FEAF [Rear]), on May 17, 1955. Assigned to Pacific Air Forces, on July 1, 1957. Moved without or personnel or equipment from Clark AB, Philippine Islands, to Andersen AFB, Guam, on December 2, 1991.
14th Air Force

"Flying Tiger"
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Black Border Fourteenth Air Force, older 4 1/8", UnUsed.....(sold)

14th AF, UnUsed......inquire

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Black Border 14th AF


14th AF, older 4 1/8", UnUsed.....inquire

Unused......inquire

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14th Aerospace Force

 

4", worn circa 1968 - 1976, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Established as Fourteenth Air Force on March 5, 1943. Activated on March 10, 1943, at Kunming, China, and assigned to U.S. Army Forces, China-Burma-India Theater. Assigned to U.S. Forces, China Theater, about October 24, 1944. Moved to Peishyi, China, in August 1945. Returned to the United States, arriving at Fort Lawton, Washington, on January 5, 1946. Inactivated on January 6, 1946. Activated on May 24, 1946, at Orlando Army Air Base (later, AFB), Florida, with assignment to Air Defense Command. Assigned to Continental Air Command on December 1, 1948. Moved to Robins AFB, Georgia, in October 1949. Inactivated on September 1, 1960. Activated on January 20, 1966, and assigned to Air (later, Aerospace) Defense Command. Organized on April 1, 1966, at Gunter AFB, Alabama. Moved without personnel or equipment to Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 1, 1968, absorbing resources of 9th Aerospace Defense Division. Redesignated Fourteenth Aerospace Force on July 1, 1968. Inactivated on October 1, 1976. Redesignated Fourteenth Air Force (Reserve), and activated on October 8, 1976, at Dobbins AFB (later, ARB), Georgia, and assigned to Air Force Reserve. Redesignated Fourteenth Air Force on December 1, 1985. Inactivated on July 1, 1993. Activated the same day at Vandenberg AFB, California, with a change in assignment to Air Force Space Command.
15th Air Force


lighter-blue Fifteenth Air Force, RFU, was hand-stitched, Used....inquire

medium-blue 14th AF, 4 3/8", RFU, Used......inquire

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15th AF, UnUsed.....inquire

3 3/8" Fifteenth Air Force, RFU, Used.....inquire
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partial History
Established as Fifteenth Air Force on October 30, 1943. Activated on November 1, 1943, at Tunis, Tunisia. Moved to Bari, Italy, effective December 1, 1943. Assigned to United States Strategic Air Forces about February 1944. Inactivated on September 15, 1945. Activated on March 31, 1946, at Colorado Springs, Colorado, and assigned to Strategic Air Command. Moved to March AFB, California, in November 1949. Relieved from assignment to Strategic Air Command and assigned to Air Mobility Command on January 1, 1992. Moved from March AFB, California, to Travis AFB, California, on July 1, 1993.
16th Air Force


Sixteenth Air Force, UnUsed.....inquire

16th AF, early-Taiwan made, 4 1/8", UnUsed....inquire  

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partial History
Established as Joint United States Military Group, Air Administration (Spain), and activated at Madrid, Spain, as separate operating agency (SOA) of the USAF, on May 20, 1954. Redesignated Sixteenth Air Force on July 15, 1956. Assigned to Strategic Air Command on July 1, 1957, losing SOA status. Moved to Torrejon AB, Spain, effective February 1, 1958. Assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe on April 15, 1966. Moved from Torrejon AB, Spain to Aviano AB, Italy, effective August 10, 1992.
17th Air Force

Left patch's construction is very similar to the TUSLOG DET 10 (Incirlik, AB Turkey) patch listed on ADVISORS page/section)


paperback patch, UnUsed.........inquire

Seventeenth Air Force, UnUsed....inquire

17th AF, Unused.....inquire

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partial History
Established as Seventeenth Air Force April 17, 1953; Organized April 25, 1953 at Rabat-Sale, French Morocco(later, Morocco); Assigned USAFE
Moved to Wheelus AB, Libya on August 1, 1956
Relocated w/o Personnel/Equipment to Ramstein AB, West Germany November 15, 1959
Remanned and Moved to Sembach AB, West Germany in October 1972
Inactivated September 30, 1996; ReActivated October 1, 2008; InActivated April 24, 2012
18th Air Force

 

Eighteenth Air Force, 4", Asian made(?), UnUsed....inquire
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partial History
Established as Eighteenth Air Force (Troop Carrier) on March 7, 1951. Organized on March 28, 1951, at Donaldson AFB, South Carolina, and assigned to Tactical Air Command. Redesignated Eighteenth Air Force on June 26, 1951. Moved to Waco, Texas, effective September 1, 1957. Inactivated on January 1, 1958.
19th Air Force
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Nineteenth Air Force, on twill, UnUsed.....(sold)

19th AF, Asian made, Unused....inquire

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19th AF, on Twill

 

Nineteenth Air Force, embroidered on twill, UnUsed........inquire
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partial History
Established as Nineteenth Air Force July 1, 1955; Activated July 8, 1955 at Foster AFB, Texas; Assigned to TAC
Relocated to Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina circa September 1958; Inactivated July 2, 1973
Assigned to Air Education and Training Command June 8, 1993; Activated at Randolph AFB, Texas, July 1, 1993
21st Air Force

 

Twenty-First Air Force, 3.5", UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
Established as 23d Army Air Forces (AAF) Ferrying Wing on June 12, 1942. Activated on June 18, 1942, at Presque Isle, Maine, and assigned to AAF Ferrying Command (later, Air Transport Command). Redesignated North Atlantic Wing, Air Transport Command, on July 5, 1942. Redesignated North Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command, on June 27, 1944. Moved to Fort Totten, New York, and redesignated Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command, on September 20, 1945. Assigned to Air Transport Service on October 15, 1947. Moved to Westover Field (later, AFB), Massachusetts, in October 1947. Redesignated Atlantic Division, Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command), on June 1, 1948. Moved to McGuire AFB, New Jersey, effective June 1, 1955. Redesignated Eastern Transport Air Force on July 1, 1958, and Twenty-First Air Force on January 3, 1966. Relieved from assignment to Military Airlift Command and assigned to Air Mobility Command on June 1, 1992.
22nd Air Force


maybe one of the first of the Twenty-second Air Force patches (circa 1966?), UnUsed......inquire

22nd AF, 4 1/8", Asian made, UnUsed.....inquire

old BX price sticker on back, UnUsed....inquire

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partial  History
Established as Domestic Division, Air Corps Ferrying Command, and activated, on December 28, 1941 in Washington D.C., with assignment to Air Corps Ferrying Command. Redesignated: Domestic Wing, Air Corps Ferrying Command, on February 26, 1942; Domestic Wing, Army Air Forces Ferry Command, on March 9, 1942; Domestic Wing, Army Air Forces Ferrying Command, on March 31, 1942; Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command, on June 20, 1942. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in February 1943. Redesignated Continental Division, Air Transport Command, on February 28, 1946. Discontinued on October 31, 1946. Consolidated (1979) with the organization established as Continental Division, Military Air Transport Service, and organized at Kelly AFB, Texas, on July 1, 1948. Assigned to Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command). Moved to Travis AFB, California, effective June 25, 1958. Redesignated Western Transport Air Force on July 1, 1958, and Twenty-Second Air Force on January 8, 1966. Relieved from assignment to Military Airlift Command and assigned to Air Mobility Command on June 1, 1992. Inactivated on July 1, 1993. Activated the same day at Dobbins ARB, Georgia, with a change in assignment to the Air Force Reserve (later, Air Force Reserve Command).

Air Divisions

 
3rd Air Division

      

1966 - 1970 era 3rd Air Division & Gaggle Patch...(sold)

(Gaggle Patch Wing Insignias (clockwise): 4133rd Bomb Wing(P) (Anderson, AFB, Guam),
4252nd Strategic Wing (SW) (Kadena, Okinawa), and 4258th SW (U-Tapao, Thailand))

( see 4133rd Wing items on the Wings patch page )
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Japan made

 

3 1/2", RFU, never washed, Used.....inquire

( I have it's mate which has been washed = cheaper )
7th Air Division


4th AD, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed...(sold)

7th AD, scrapbook residue on back, gauze backing, UnUsed......(sold)
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7th Air Division

 

7th AD, UnUsed.....inquire
18th Strategic Aerospace Division
( circa 1962 to 1968 )

19th Air Division

18th SAD "STRAT AEROSP DIV", scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....(sold)

19th AD, older ME with 2-pigtails (has Pelon backing), scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....(sold)
(I can trace Pelon backing material....back to 1963)

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18th Strategic Air Division partial History
Redesignated 18th AD May 20 1959 and Activated July 1 1959
Redesignated 18th Strategic Aerospace Division February 15 1962
Inactivated July 2 1968
Assigned Fifteenth Air Force 1 July 1959 - 2 July 1968
Components
Wings: 6th Strategic: 25 Mar 1967-2 Jul 1968; 91st Bombardment 1 Jul 1963-1 Sep 1964;
92nd Bombardment (later, 92nd Strategic Aerospace) 1 Jul 1959-2 Jul 1968; 320th Bombardment 1 Jul 1965-2 Jul 1966;  
462nd Strategic Aerospace 1 Feb 1963-25 Jun 1966; 4157th Strategic Wing 1 Jul 1965-25 Mar 1967;
4158th Strategic 1 Jul 1965-25 Jun 1966; 4170th Strategic 1 Jul 1959-1 Feb 1963
Stationed Fairchild AFB, WA, 1 Jul 1959-2 Jul 1968.
Aircraft: B-52, 1959-1968; KC-135, 1959-1968; Atlas, 1961-1965; Titan I, 1963-1965; RC-135, 1967-1968
Operations
From 1965 - 1968 units of the 18thAD sent aircraft/aircrews to Southeast Asia for combat operations
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19th Air Division partial History
19th AD Organized 1951
 Flew: B-36, B-52, KC-135, & B-58
From 1967 to 1973 units deployed B-52s with Aircrews to Southeast Asia for combat operations
In 1975 the 19th AD provided air-refueling for the evacuation of Vietnamese and Americans from South Vietnam
20th Air Division (Air Defense)

assigned to Tactical Air Command
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Yellow border, UnUsed....inquire
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Variation with Gold Border

 

UnUsed........inquire
( the mate to this one is available, it is larger with a GOLD border, ask! )
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 partial History (not edited)
Lineage
Established 20th Air Division ("AIR" Defense) June 8, 1955; Activated October 8, 1955; Inactivated January 1, 1960
Reactivated on 20 January 1966; Organized on 1 April 1966 by redesignation of Chicago Air Defense Sector; Assumed additional designations 20th NORAD/CONRAD Region, 1 April 1966; Discontinued/Inactivated December 31, 1967
Re-established/Activated November 19, 1969; Assumed additional designation 20th ADCOM Region, 8 December 1978; Inactivated March 1, 1983, assets transferred to Southeast Air Defense Sector
Assignments
Central Air Defense Force, 8 October 1955-1 January 1960
Air Defense Command, 20 January 1966
Tenth Air Force, 1 April 1966-31 December 1967
Aerospace Defense Command, 19 November 1969
Tactical Air Command (ADTAC), 1 October 1979-1 March 1983
Stations
Grandview (later, Richards Gebaur) AFB, Missouri, 8 October 1955 1 January 1960.
Truax Field, Wisconsin, 1 April 1966 31 December 1967
Fort Lee AFS, Virginia, 19 November 1969
Tyndall AFB, Florida, 1 March 1983 1 March 1983.
[edit] Components[edit] SectorSioux City Air Defense Sector: 1 October 1959 1 January 1960.
[edit] Groups53d Fighter Group: 1 March 1956 1 January 1960
Sioux Gateway Airport, Iowa
327th Fighter Group: 1 April 25 June 1966
Truax Field, Wisconsin
328th Fighter Group: 1 March 1956 1 January 1960
Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri
678th Air Defense Group: 1 March 1970 1 March 1983
Tyndall AFB, Florida
701st Air Defense Group: 1 March 1970 17 January 1974
Fort Fisher AFS, North Carolina
[edit] Squadrons[edit] Fighter-Interceptor48th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 19 November 1969 1 March 1983
Langley AFB, Virginia
85th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 March 1956 1 July 1959
Scott AFB, Illinois
95th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 19 November 1969 31 January 1973
Dover AFS, Delaware
23rd Air Division

   

23rd AD, stationed at Duluth AFB, 1960s era insignia, cheeseloth backing, scrapbook residue on back, RFU, Used......inquire
24th Air Division (Air Defense)


larger style insignia, UnUsed........(sold)

24th AD, with cheesecloth backing, UnUsed.......inquire

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partial History (not edited)
Established 24th Air Division November 18, 1969; Activated 19 Nov 1969; Inactivated 30 Sep 1990
Assignments
Air Defense Command
Tenth Air Force, 19 Nov 1969
Aerospace Defense Command, 1 Dec 1969
Tactical Air Command, 1 Oct 1979
First Air Force, 6 Dec 1985 30 Sep 1990.
Stations
Malmstrom AFB, Montana, 19 Nov 1969
Griffiss AFB, New York, 1 Dec 1983 30 Sep 1990.
Components
Sectors
Northeast Air Defense: 1 Jul 1987 30 Sep 1990
Southeast Air Defense: 1 Jul 1987 30 Sep 1990
Groups
778th Air Defense: 1 Mar 1970 17 Jan 1974
Redesignated: 778th Radar Squadron, 17 Jan 1974-31 Mar 1974
779th Air Defense: 1 Mar 1970 17 Jan 1974.
Squadrons
17th Defense Systems Evaluation: 1 Jul 1974 13 Jul 1979 (detached 1 Jul 1974 13 Jul 1979)
4677th Defense Systems Evaluation: 2 Oct 1972 1 Jul 1974 (detached 2 Oct 1972 1 Jul 1974)
5th Fighter Interceptor: 19 Nov 1969 1 Jun 1983
Minot AFB, North Dakota (F-106A)
18th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 19 Nov 1969 15 Apr 1971
Grand Forks AFB North Dakota (F 101B)
49th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 23 Sept 1983 7 Jul 1987
Griffiss AFB, New York (F-106A)
71st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 19 Nov 1969 1 Jul 1971
Malmstrom AFB, Montana (F-106A)
87th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 23 Sept 1983 1 Oct 1985
K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan (F-106A)
319th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 Jul 1971 30 Apr 1972
Malmstrom AFB, Montana (F-106A)
460th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 16 Apr 1971 30 Jun 1974
Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota (F-106A)
25th Air Division


cheesecloth backing, UnUsed.....inquire

subdued, UnUsed......inquire

25th AD, plastic back, UnUsed.........inquire

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partial History (not edited)
Established 25th Air Defense Division September 27, 1948; Activated October 25, 1948; Redesignated 25th Air Division (Defense) June 20, 1949; Inactivated February 1, 1952
Organized on 1 February 1952; Redesignated: 25 Air Division (SAGE) on 1 March 1959; Redesignated: 25 Air Division on 1 April 1966; Inactivated on 30 September 1990
Assignments
Continental Air Command
Fourth Air Force, 25 October 1948
Air Defense Command, 1 April 1949
Fourth Air Force, 8 July 1949
Attached to Western Air Defense Force, 10 November 1949 1 August 1950
Western Air Defense Force, 1 August 1950 1 July 1960
Air Defense Command, 1 July 1960
Fourth Air Force, 1 April 1966
Tenth Air Force, 15 September 1969
Aerospace Defense Command, 1 December 1969
Tactical Air Command, 1 October 1979
First Air Force, 6 December 1985 30 September 1990.
Stations
Silver Lake Air Force Station, Cowlitz County, Washington, 25 October 1948
McChord AFB, Washington, 14 September 1951 30 September 1990
Components
Sectors
Northwest Air Defense Sector: 1 July 1987 30 September 1990
McChord AFB, Washington
Portland Air Defense Sector: 8 June 1958 1 April 1966
Adair AFS, Oregon
Reno Air Defense Sector: 15 February 1959 1 July 1960
Stead AFB, Nevada
Seattle Air Defense Sector: 8 January 1958 1 April 1966
McChord AFB, Washington
Southwest Air Defense Sector: 1 July 1987 30 September 1990
March AFB, California
Spokane Air Defense Sector: 8 September 1958 1 September 1963.
Larson AFB, Washington
Wings
325th Fighter Wing: 18 October 1956 10 February 1960; 1 April 1966 1 July 1968
McChord AFB, Washington
4700th Air Defense Wing: 1 September 1958 15 May 1960
Geiger Field, Washington
4702d Defense Wing: 7 November 1952 8 October 1954
Hamilton AFB, California
Geiger Field, Washington
4704th Defense Wing: 10 December 1952 8 October 1954.
McChord AFB, Washington
Groups
84th Fighter Group: 15 August 1 September 1958
Geiger Field, Washington
408th Fighter Group: 1 March 1959 15 April 1960; 15 September 1969 1 October 1970
Klamath Falls Airport, Oregon
503d Air Defense Group: 8 October 1954
Redesignated: 337th Fighter Group: 18 August 1955 15 April 1960
Portland MAP, Oregon
529th Air Defense Group: 8 October 1954
Redesignated as: 326th Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955-10 Feb 1960
Paine AFB, Washington
567th Air Base (later Defense) Group: 1 Feb 1952
Redesignated as: 325th Fighter Group (Air Defense), 18 Aug 1955-25 Mar 1960
McChord AFB, Washington
4721st Air Defense Group: 15 August 1 September 1958.
Larson AFB, Washington
Squadrons
5th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 June 1983 1 December 1987
Minot AFB, North Dakota
318th Fighter Interceptor Squadron: 1 July 1968 1 December 1987
McChord AFB, Washington 323d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 26 November 1952 19 January 1953
Larson AFB, Washington
460th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 October 1970 30 July 1974.
Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
689th Radar Squadron: through 1979
Mt Hebo Air Force Station
26th Air Division (Air Defense)

 

26th AD, 4", UnUsed....(sold)
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partial History (not edited)
Established 26th Air Defense Division October 21, 1948; Activated 16 November 1948; Redesignated 26th Air Division (Defense) 20 June 1949; Inactivated 1 February 1952
Redesignated: 26 Air Division (SAGE) on 8 August 1958,  26 Air Division on 1 April 1966; Inactivated on 30 September 1969
Activated on 19 November 1969; Inactivated on 30 September 1990
Assignments
First Air Force, 16 Nov 1948
Air Defense Command, 1 Apr 1949
Attached to Eastern Air Defense Force, 17 Nov 1949
First Air Force, 16 Nov 1949
Remained attached to Eastern Air Defense Force to 31 Aug 1950
Eastern Air Defense Force, 1 Sept 1950-1 Feb 1952
 Eastern Air Defense Force, 1 Feb 1952
Air Defense Command, 1 Aug 1959
Fourth Air Force, 1 Apr 1966-30 Sept 1969
Tenth Air Force, 19 Nov 1969
Aerospace Defense Command, 1 Dec 1969
Tactical Air Command, 1 Oct 1979
First Air Force, 6 Dec 1985-30 Sept 1990
Stations
Mitchel AFB, New York, 16 November 1948
Mitchel AFB Sub Base #3, Roslyn, New York, 18 April 1949 1 February 1952
Mitchel AFB Sub Base #3, Roslyn (later, Roslyn AFS), New York, 1 February 1952
Syracuse AFS, New York, 15 August 1958
Redesignated Hancock Field, New York, 14 February 1959
Stewart AFB, New York, 15 June 1964
Adair AFS, Oregon, 1 April 1966 30 September 1969
Luke AFB, Arizona 19 November 1969
March AFB, California, 31 August 1983 1 July 1987.
Components
Sectors
Bangor Air Defense Sector: 15 August 1958 1 April 1966
Topsham AFS, Maine
Detroit Air Defense Sector: 4 September 1963 1 April 1966
Custer AFS, Michigan
Goose Air Defense Sector (Manual): 1 July 1963 1 April 1966
Goose AFB, Labrador, Canada
Montgomery Air Defense Sector: 1 July 1963 1 April 1964
Gunter AFS, Alabama
Southwest Air Defense Sector: 1 Jul 1987 30 Sept 1990
March AFB, California
Syracuse Air Defense Sector: 15 August 1958 4 September 1963
Syracuse AFS, New York
Washington Air Defense Sector: 1 September 1958 1 April 1966
Fort Lee AFS, Virginia
Wings
1st Fighter Wing: 31 December 1969 1 October 1970
Hamilton AFB, California
78th Fighter Wing: 1 April 1966 15 September 1969; 19 November 31 December 1969
Hamilton AFB, California
551st Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing: 1 July 1959 1 April 1966
Otis AFB, Massachusetts
4709th Defense (later, 4709 Air Defense) Wing: 16 February 1953
Redesignated: 4621st Air Defense Wing (SAGE), 1 Apr 1956
Redesignated: New York Air Defense Sector, 1 Oct 1956-1 Oct 1966
McGuire AFB, New Jersey
4622d Air Defense Wing (SAGE), 1 Jun 1956
Redesignated: Boston Air Defense Sector, 1 Oct 1956-1 Apr 1966
Otis AFB, Massachusetts
Stewart AFB, New York
4707th Air Defense Wing: 1 March 18 October 1956
Niagara Falls MAP, New York
Redesignated as: 33d Fighter Wing: 18 October 1956 8 January 1957
(under control of 4622d Air Defense Wing [SAGE], 18 October 1956 8 January 1957)
Otis AFB, Massachusetts
4710th Defense (later, 4710 Air Defense) Wing: 16 February 1953 1 March 1956
New Castle Airport, Delaware Air Force
Air Forces Iceland: 1 July 4 September 1963.
Division
26th Air Division (SAGE) Provisional: attached 15 May 1963 1 July 1964.
Groups
408th Fighter Group: 1 April 1966 15 September 1969
Kingsley Field, Oregon
414th Fighter Group: 19 November 31 December 1969
Oxnard AFB, California
503 Aircraft Control and Warning Group
Attached 1 April 15 November 1949
Assigned 16 November 1949 1 February 1952 (not operational, 25 March 1950 1 February 1952) (Inactivated February 1952)
Roslyn AFS. New York
751 Air Defense Group: 1 March 1970 17 January 1974
Redesignated 751st Radar Squadron, 17 January 1974
Laguna AFS, California
858 Air Defense Group: 1 March 1970 17 January 1974
Resesignated 858th Radar Squadron, 17 January 1974
Las Vegas AFS, Nevada
4604th Support Group (Texas Towers)
762d Air Control and Warning (AC&W) Squadron (SAGE) (TT-2) (April 1958 15 January 1963)
Parent station was North Truro AFS, Massachusetts
773d Air Control Group and Warning (AC&W) Squadron (SAGE) (TT-3) (October 1958 25 March 1963)
Parent station was Montauk AFS, LI, New York
646th Air Control Group and Warning (AC&W) Squadron (SAGE) (TT-4) (April 1959 15 January 1961)
Parent station was Highlands AFS, New Jersey
Squadrons
6th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC-A)
Suffolk County AFB, New York, 1959-1964
22d Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC-A/B)
Langley AFB, Virginia (1960-1972)
26th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC-A/B)
Otis AFB, Massachusetts, 1960-1972
30th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC-A)
Dow AFB, Maine, 1960-1964
35th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC-B)
Niagara Falls International Airport, New York, 1961-1969
37th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC-B)
Kincheloe AFB, Michigan, 1961-1972 46th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC-A/B)
McGuire AFB, New Jersey, 1959-1972
82d Fighter Interceptor Squadron: 1 April 25 June 1966 (detached 1 April 25 June 1966)
Travis AFB, California
84th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (later, 84 Fighter Interceptor Training): 1 October 1970 27 February 1987
Castle AFB, California
456th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron: 1 April 1966 18 July 1968
Castle AFB, California
4758 Defense Systems Evaluation: 19 November 1969 31 October 1970
Holloman AFB, New Mexico
27th Air Division (Air Defense)


4", scrapbook residue, UnUsed........inquire

27th AD (AD), minor stain below the lightning bolts, UnUsed.......inquire

( also have a New Condtion patch with no scrapbook residue, ask )

65th Air Division (Defense)

 

65th AD, large patch, RFU, Used........inquire
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partial History
Redesignated 65th Air Division (Defense) April 17, 1952; Organized April 24, 1952; Discontinued March 8, 1954;
Activated April 8, 1957; Discontinued/Inactivated January 1, 1965
Assigned: Iceland Air Defense Force 1952 - 1954; 16th AF 1957; USAFE 1960 -1965  

Components: 1st Fighter Day (later, 1st Tactical Fighter) Squadron attached 27 Jun-c. 12 Nov 1958;
82nd FIS 1 Apr 1953-8 Mar 1954; 157th FIS 23 Nov 1961-17 Jul 1962; 307th TFS 13 Mar-c. 31 Jul 1959;
308th TFS attached c. Aug-16 Nov 1959; 334th TFS attached 1 Apr-13 Aug 1963; 336th TFS attached 13 Aug 1963-6 Jan 1964;
430th TFS attached 25 Sep-25 Nov 1961; 431 FIS 1 Sep 1958-1 Jul 1960; attached 1 Jul 1960-c. 18 May 1964;
434th TFS attached 18 Mar 1960-unkn; 14 Aug-25 Sep 1961; 435th TFS attached 15 Dec 1960-14 Apr 1961; 6 Aug-l Nov 1962;
2 Apr-18 Jun 1964; 436th TFS attached 1 Nov 1962-3 Apr 1963; 474th TFS attached 15 Nov 1958-14 Mar 1959;
476th TFS attached 16 Nov 1959-18 Mar 1960; 16 Apr-11 Aug 1961; 6 Jan-2 Apr 1964;
497th FIS 5 Jul 1958-1 Jul 1960; attached 1 Jul 1960-17 Jun 1964:

Stations: Keflavik Airport, Iceland, 24 Apr 1952-8 Mar 1954; Madrid, Spain, 8 Apr 1957;
Torrejon AB, Spain, 1 Oct 1957-1 Jan 1965

Aircraft: F-94 1952-1954; F-86 1953-1954; F-86 1957-1960; F-100 1958-1961;
F-104 1959-1964; F-102 1960-1964; F-105 1963-1964

As an Air Division, it carried out air defense operations in Iceland 1952-1954. Activated three years later it transferred to Spain, where it cooperated with Spanish Air Force units in the Air Defense Direction Centers (ADDCs). Its fighter squadrons flew air defense interceptions over Spanish airspace. The 65th also controlled the operations of attached tactical fighter squadrons deployed to Spain for temporary duty. Assigned or attached units of the division participated in numerous exercises
with the Spanish Air Defense Command, and in some instances, with the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
Thai made 313th Air Division

313th AD based on Okinawa - sent the "Blind Bat" missions to SEA


313th Air Division, Thailand made, 374th TAW assigned to this Division, UnUsed.........inquire

314th Air Division, Korean made, RFU, Used...(sold)

314th AD, older Japan made with sticker, UnUsed........inquire

315th Air Division

Operated most of the C-130s supporting Vietnam until 1966

 

315th AD, 3 3/4" Japan made, early RVN participant, UnUsed......inquire
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315th Air Division "TOP DOG XV", MADE in Japan

 

315th AD, UnUsed......inquire
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315th Air Division "TOPS IN PACAF FLYING SAFETY 1961", Ace Novelty made, Unused..(sold)
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partial History
Based at Tachikawa AFB, Japan, did heavy re-supply in SEA until the 834th Air Division took over in 1966
322nd Air Division (Combat Cargo)

circa 1954 - 1966
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322nd AD(CC)

 

older 322nd, UnUsed......inquire
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4 1/4", Older 322nd AD "CC", 1954 - 1965 era, Unused.....inquire

831st Air Division, assigned to Tactical Air Command, active 1957-71.....(sold)

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partial History for 322nd AD
Redesignated 322nd Air Division (Combat Cargo), and activated, on 1 Mar 1954
Redesignated 322nd AD 8 Jan 1966; Inactivated on 24 Dec 1968; Redesignated 322 Airlift Division on 13 Jun 1978
Activated on 23 Jun 1978;  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1992
Assignments
Far East Air Forces, 30 Dec 1944; Far East Air Service Command, 3 Jan 1945-15 Feb 1946. Second Air Force, 12 Jun 1947; Tenth Air Force, 1 Jul 1948-27 Jun 1949. United States Air Forces in Europe, 1 Mar 1954; Eastern Air Force (later, Twenty First Air Force), 1 Apr 1964-24 Dec 1968. Twenty First Air Force, 23 Jun 1978-1 Apr 1992.
Components
Wings: Air Transport Provisional (Europe): attached 18 Jul-27 Aug 1960. 60 Troop Carrier: attached 1 Apr 1954-31 Jul 1955, assigned 1 Aug 1955-25 Sep 1958. 317 Troop Carrier: attached 1 Apr 1954-31 Jul 1955, assigned 1 Aug 1955-25 Sep 1958; assigned 15 Apr 1963-1 Apr 1964, attached 1 Apr-20 Jun 1964. 435 Tactical Airlift: 23 Jun 1978-1 Apr 1992.
465 Troop Carrier: attached 1 Apr 1954-31 Jul 1955, assigned 1 Aug 1955-8 Jul 1957.
513 Troop Carrier (later, 513 Tactical Airlift): attached 15 Apr 1966-24 Dec 1968.
Groups: 309 Troop Carrier: 2 Jun-8 Aug 1956 (detached entire period). 313 Tactical Airlift: 15 Sep 1978-1 Apr 1992. 374 Troop Carrier: 30 Dec 1944-26 Jan 1946 (detached 30 Dec 1944-3 Jan 1945). 403 Troop Carrier: 1-26 Jan 1946. 435 Tactical Airlift: 23 Jun-15 Sep 1978. 439 Military Airlift: 8 Jan 1966-24 Dec 1968. 440 Troop Carrier: 3 Sep 1947-27 Jun 1949.
608 Military Airlift: 1 Aug 1983-1 Apr 1992. 1602 Air Transport: 1 Jul 1964-8 Jan 1966.
Squadrons. Air Transport Provisional, 1: attached 1 Dec 1962-10 Sep 1963. Air Transport Provisional (Europe 1): attached 27 Aug-1 Sep 1945. 1 Air Transport: attached c. 11 Aug-Sep 1945. 1 Troop Carrier (of Philippine Army): attached c. 23 Sep 1945-c. Jan 1946. Air Transport Provisional (Europe 2): attached 27 Aug 1960-21 Sep 1961. Air Transport Provisional (Europe 3): attached 27 Aug-12 Oct 1960. 3 Troop Carrier: attached 5 Feb-1 Sep 1958. Air Transport Provisional (Europe 4): attached 27 Aug-1 Sep 1960. 5 Troop Carrier: 12 Sep 1947-1 Jul 1948; 28 Mar-c. 25 Feb 1958. 8 Combat Cargo: attached 30 Dec 1944-3 Jan 1945. 9 Troop Carrier: attached c. 1 Aug 1957-c. 25 Feb 1958. 10 Troop Carrier (later, 10 Military Airlift): 25 Sep 1958-8 Jan 1961; 1 Jan-15 Mar 1984. 11 Troop Carrier: 25 Sep 1958-8 Jan 1961. 12 Troop Carrier: 25 Sep 1958-8 Jan 1961. 14 Troop Carrier: attached c. 19 Aug 1959-c. 15 Feb 1960. 15 Troop Carrier: attached 7 Feb-c. 28 Aug 1957 and Jul-21 Aug 1960. 22 Troop Carrier: attached 30 Dec 1944-3 Jan 1945. 23 Helicopter: 1 Nov 1956-8 Jan 1958. 31 Air Transport: attached 13 Aug-16 Sep 1958. 33 Troop Carrier: attached 30 Dec 1944-3 Jan 1945. 39 Troop Carrier: 25 Sep 1958-15 Apr 1963. 40 Troop Carrier: 25 Sep 1958-15 Apr 1963. 41 Troop Carrier: 25 Sep 1958-15 Apr 1963. 52 Troop Carrier (later, 52 Military Airlift): attached 29 Jan-Aug 1960; attached c. Mar 1962-24 Dec 1968. 53 Troop Carrier: attached c. 29 Aug 1958-Feb 1959 and 5 Jan 1961-c. Mar 1962. 54 Troop Carrier: attached Feb 1959-c. 19 Aug 1959. 58 Military Airlift: 23 Jun 1978-1 Aug 1983. 62 Troop Carrier: attached 28 Oct 1955-24 Apr 1956. 773 Troop Carrier: attached 15 Nov 1954-19 May 1955. 776 Troop Carrier: attached 15 Nov 1954-19 May 1955. 778 Troop Carrier: attached 26 Apr-4 Nov 1955. 7167 Special Air Missions (later, 7167 Air Transport): attached 1 Apr 1954-31 Jul 1955, assigned 1 Aug 1955-15 Jul 1962. 7206 (later, 7168) Air Transport: attached 15 May-30 Sep 1955 and 1 Oct 1955-24 May 1956; assigned 25 May 1956-1 Nov 1957 (detached 1 Mar-1 Nov 1957).
7317 Operations: 25 Sep-10 Nov 1958 (detached entire period).
Miscellaneous: Military Airlift Center, Europe: 23 Jun 1978-15 Jan 1981. Airlift Task Force Provisional: attached 18-29 May 1958.
Stations
 Wiesbaden, Germany, 1 Mar 1954; Ramstein AB, Germany, 22 Mar 1954; Evreux Fauville AB, France, 12 Aug 1955; Chateauroux AS, France, 1 Apr 1964; High Wycombe AS, England, 5 Aug 1966-24 Dec 1968. Ramstein AB, Germany, 23 Jun 1978-1 Apr 1992.
Commanders
Col Ray T. Elsmore, 30 Dec 1944; Col Leo H. Dawson, 17 Oct 1945; Col James L. Lee, Nov 1945-25 Jan 1946; none (not manned), 26 Jan-15 Feb 1946. None (not manned), 12 Jun-13 Aug 1947; Brig Gen Dick R. Petty, 14 Aug 1947-unkn. Col Lucion N. Powell, 1 Mar 1954; Brig Gen Franklin Rose, 17 May 1954; Col Clyde Box, 22 May 1956; Brig Gen Tarleton H. Watkins, 13 Jun 1959; Col Charles W. Howe, 16 Jun 1961; Brig Gen Robert D. Forman, 1 Apr 1964; Col Robert W. Relfe, 27 Jan 1966; Brig Gen Burl W. McLaughlin, 28 Mar 1966; Col Leland W. Johnson, 14 Nov 1967; Brig Gen Hugh E. Wild, 27 Jan-24 Dec 1968. Brig Gen Click D. Smith, 23 Jun 1978; Brig Gen Robert D. Springer, 30 Jun 1980; Brig Gen William E. Overacker, 14 Aug 1981; Maj Gen Robert B. Patterson, 9 Oct 1984; Maj Gen Richard J. Trzaskoma, 5 Sep 1985; Maj Gen Paul A. Harvey, 13 Nov 1986; Maj Gen William H. Sistrunk, 16 Jun 1988; Brig Gen James L. Hobson Jr., 16 Mar 1990-1 Apr 1992.
Aircraft
C-119, 1954-1958; C-123, 1956-1958; C-124, 1957-1968; C-130, 1957-1968. C-9, 1978-c. 1992; C-12, 1978-c. 1992;
CT-39, 1978-1984; C-130, 1978-c. 1992; C-135, 1978-c. 1992; C-140, 1982-c. 1992; C-23, 1984-c. 1992; C-20, 1987-c. 1992;
C-21, 1987-c. 1992; UH-1, 1987-c. 1992.
Operations
From Mar 1954, the division was responsible for airlifting personnel, cargo, and mail in Europe. Almost immediately after it commenced operations in Europe, the 322d became involved in a major airlift of French troops (Project Bali Hai) from bases in France to Indo China. Initially concerned only with operations in Germany and France, it soon began operating throughout the entire USAFE area of responsibility. In addition to its routine duties, the division supported numerous humanitarian missions to Turkey, Iran, Morocco, and Pakistan, among other states. It also provided airlift support in the following crises: the nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956; the Hungarian uprising in 1956; the Lebanese revolution in 1958; support for UN forces in the Congo in 1960-1961; the invasion of India by Communist Chinese forces in 1962-1963; airlift of peacekeeping forces to Cyprus in 1964; and the Middle East crisis of 1967. Between 1954 and 1968, the division supported numerous USAFE and NATO exercises. From Jun 1978, the 322d managed tactical airlift forces stationed and operating in the European theater and coordinated strategic airlift from the United States and other origins. It also assumed responsibility for all aeromedical operations and administrative airlift in the theater, including highly positioned military and civilian U.S. and foreign government officials. In addition, the division supported military exercises such as Ardent Ground, Dawn Patrol, Flintlock, and Cold Fire/Reforger. In 1985 the 322d acquired peacetime responsibility for airlift management in Africa
326th Air Division

"Pale Kaua O Na Moku"

   

326th AD, Okinawa, Japan made, UnUsed...(sold)
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partial History
Established June 22 1957, Activated July 1 1957, Inactivated February 15 1989 & Assigned to PACAF
Components
22 Tactical Air Support Squadron (22nd TASS) April 4 1980 - September 22 1988
Flights: 7th Direct Air Support 8 Oct 1964-15 Sep 1968.
6010th Aerospace Defense 15 Oct 1976-15 Feb 1989.
6491st Air Defense 15 Oct 197.-15 Feb 1989.
Stations
Wheeler AFB, Territory of Hawaii (later, HI), 1 Jul 1957;
Kunia Communications Annex, HI, 1 Jun 1961;
Wheeler AFB, HI, 12 Oct 1976-15 Feb 1989.
Commanders
Brig Gen Kurt M. Landon, 1 Aug 1957; Col Clayton B. Claassen, 29 May 1958; Brig Gen Paul T. Preuss, 1 Sep 1958; Brig Gen Edwin S. Chickering, 6 Aug 1959; Col Noel T. Cumbaa, 28 Jun 1961; Brig Gen John A. Rouse, 27 Jul 1961; Col Philip A. Sykes, 3 Aug 1965; Col Harold F. Layhee, 1 Aug 1967; Col Edward C. Unger, 19 Jul 1968; Col Ernest W. Pate, 6 Jan 1970; Col William B. Colgan, c. Jan 1971; Col James R. Hopkins, 2 Jul 1972; Col Robert A. Preciado, 19 Jun 1973; Col Paul J. Gilmore, 23 Aug 1974; Col Robert S. Johnson, 3 Feb 1977; Col Frederick B. Hoenniger, 1 Aug 1979; Col Martin H. Mahrt, 19 Jun 1981; Col Barrett V. Johnson, 11 Jul 1983; Col Robert R. Bartlett, 30 Jun 1986-15 Feb 1989.
Aircraft
0-2, 1980-1983; OV-10, 1983-1988.
Operations
The 326th maintained responsibility for theAir Defense of the Pacific Islands Air Defense Region (PIADR) Jul 1957-Feb 1989. Working in conjunction with the Hawaii Air National Guard, it conducted and participated in numerous tactical air operations and training exercises such as Commando Cage, Commando Echo, and Commando Elite
810th Air Division (1952 - October 31, 1962)

Redesignated 810th SAD on November 1, 1962 and Modified Insignia (see www.USAFPatches dot com).

 

Large 810th AD, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
 Established 810th Air Division June 4, 1952; Activated June 16, 1952
Redesignated 810th Strategic Aerospace Division November 1, 1962; Inactivated June 30, 1971
Assignments
 8th Air Force June 16, 1952
15th Air Force April 1, 1955
 2nd Air Force July 1, 1963
 15th Air Force July 2, 1966 June 30, 1971
 Stations
 Biggs AFB, Texas, June 16, 1952
 Minot AFB, North Dakota, July 1, 1962 June 30, 1971
Components
Wings
 5th Bombardment at Minot AFB July 25, 1968 June 30, 1971
55th Strategic Reconnaissance at Ramey AFB September 1, 1964 July 2, 1966
91st Bombardment (later, 91st Strategic Missile) at Glasgow AFB, Minot February 1 July 1, 1963; July 1, 1966 June 30, 1971 (detached c. February 5 April 15, 1968)
95th Bombardment at Biggs AFB June 16, 1952 July 1, 1962 (detached July 23 November 19, 1955)
97th Bombardment at Biggs AFB June 16, 1952 July 1, 1959 (detached May 5 July 4, 1956)
98th Strategic Aerospace at Lincoln AFB March 25, 1965 June 25, 1966
319th Bombardment at Grand Forks AFB February 1, 1963 September 1, 1964
341st Strategic Missile at Malmstrom AFB July 2, 1968 June 30, 1971
450th Bombardment at Minot AFB February 1, 1963 July 25, 1968
455th Strategic Missile at Minot AFB November 1, 1962 June 25, 1968
4128th Strategic July 1, 1962 February 1, 1963
 4133th Strategic  July 1, 1962 February 1, 1963
 4136th Strategic July 1, 1962 February 1, 1963
 4141st Strategic July 1, 1962 February 1, 1963
 Squadrons
 34th AREFS April 1 July 1, 1965
 4024th Bombardment April 1, 1955 August 1, 1956
 Aircraft and Missiles
 B-50 Superfortress 19521955
 RB-50, 19541956 KB-29 Tanker 19521956
 ERB-29, 19541956 B-36 Peacemaker 19531959
 KC-97 Stratotanker 19541957
 B-47 Stratojet 19551959
 B-52 Stratofortress 19591962, 19631971
 KC-135 Stratotanker 19591962, 19631971
 EC-135, 19661969 Minuteman I 19631971
 Atlas 19641965
 Minuteman II 19681971
 Minuteman III 19681971
832nd Air Division

The 832nd Managed selected Fighter units of the 12th/18th Air Forces along with subordinate units deployed to Florida during the Cuban missile crisis (Oct-Dec 1962).
Conducted F-100/F-111 aircrew replacement training and Command Supervision of Combat Crew Training of Pilots from: Germany, Mexico, Japan, & Saudi Arabia.

 

 832d AD, UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History
Established as 832 Air Division September 26, 1957; Inactivated July 1, 1975; Activated December 1, 1980; Inactivated October 1, 1991
Assignments
Eighteenth Air Force, 8 Oct 1957; Twelfth Air Force, 1 Jan 1958-1 Jul 1975. Twelfth Air Force, 1 Dec 1980-1 Oct 1991.
Components
Wings. 27 Tactical Fighter: 18 Feb 1959-1 Jul 1975 (detached 21 Oct-1 Dec 1962). 49 Tactical Fighter: 1 Jul 1968-1 Feb 1970 (detached 15 Jan-4 Apr 1969). 58 Tactical Training: 1 Dec 1980-1 Oct 1991. 140 Tactical Fighter: 26 Jan 1968-30 Apr 1969. 312 Fighter-Bomber (later, 312 Tactical Fighter): 8 Oct 1957-18 Feb 1959. 347 Tactical Fighter: 15 May 1971-31 Oct 1972. 366 Tactical Fighter: 1 Oct 1964-20 Mar 1966; 31 Oct 1972-1 Jul 1975. 405 Tactical Training: 1 Dec 1980-1 Oct 1991. 474 Fighter-Bomber (later, 474 Tactical Fighter): 8 Oct 1957-20 Jan 1968 (not operational, 15 Sep 1965-30 Sep 1966; on standby status, 1 Oct 1966-c.30 Jun 1967; not operational, c.30 Jun 1967-20 Jan 1968); 20 Mar 1968-1 Jul 1975.
Squadrons. 1 Tow Target: attached 9 Oct 1958-1 Jan 1960. 561 Tactical Fighter: 1 Jul 1972-15 Jul 1973. 562 Tactical Fighter: 1-31 Jul 1972. 563 Tactical Fighter: 1-31 Jul 1972.
Stations
Cannon AFB, NM, 8 Oct 1957-1 Jul 1975. Luke AFB, AZ, 1 Dec 1980-1 Oct 1991.
Aircraft
F-100, 1957-1972; B-26, 1958-1959; B-57, 1958-1959; F-84, 1964-1965; F-4, 1965-1966, 1968-1970; F-111, 1968-1975; F-105, 1972-1973. F-4, 1980-1982; F-5, 1980-1989; F/TF-104, 1980-1983; UH-1, 1980-1987; F-15, c.1982-1991; F-16, 1982-1991.
3509AP - 834th Air Division
 
"All the Way"

( 834th AD controlled the C-130 "Bombers" & all Tactical Transports in the RVN )
 

3509AP - Nose Plug for a M-121 10,000 pound Bomb used to kill Communist Troop concentrations and to clear landing zones for Troop insertions.  Used Condition......(sold)

Take the following info with a grain-of-salt; very sparse info on the Units that flew the missions/etc.
This operation was called "Commando Vault" I think, some or most missions came from Clark AFB, PI and started in 1968.
In 1969 the 463rd TAW started regular missions to RVN; the M-121 was left-over from WWII and when supplies were depleted the BLU-82 Daisy Cutter(currently used) was brought onto the scene
 
 Centers/Corps

Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD)

Established in 1961


older 4 1/4" patch, harness rub on left border, RFU, Used.....inquire

UnUsed.......inquire

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partial History
Wright Air Development Center (established June 1951) was Redesignated a Division in December 1959;
Replaced by the Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD) in April 1961
Armament Development Test Center


UnUsed........inquire
 USAF Flight Test Center

"AD INEXPLORATA"


RFU grayliner L-2B, Used......inquire
( L-2B also had a 6511th Test Group patch )

RFU K-2B, Used.......inquire

neck-bib or cap patch, UnUsed......inquire

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AF FLT TEST CTR


no yellow border, UnUsed.......inquire
Air Force Missile Test Center (A.F.M.T.C.)

From a grouping that also contained 55th SRW and 4133rd SW patches


very minor damage on top-right border, UnUsed......(sold)

minor white spots on front, residue on back, UnUsed........(sold)

Air Force Special Weapons Center


RFU, Used......inquire
Tactical Air Warfare Center

Nellis AFB, Nevada

 

USAF TAWC "Reconnaissance Evaluation Program", RFU Jacket, Used........inquire

( not sure on the orientation so I leveled the pedestal on the Dish )
USAF Ground Observer's Corps

 

Civil Defense emblem, circa 1950-60s, UnUsed.......inquire

Air Force Academy Cadet Wing
 
1st Squadron, Cadet Wing, United States Air Force Academy

"FIRST TAKES CARE OF IT'S OWN"

 

 1st SQDN, Cadet WG, USAFA, UnUsed......inquire
4th Squadron

5th Squadron


4th Cadet Squadron, UnUsed......inquire

5th Cadet Squadron.........inquire

8th Cadet Squadron, USAFA Wing (1962 - 1972)


"8" with Lightning Bolts, Shooting Star with Red, Yellow, Blue, and Silver trail, RFU, Used......inquire

( formerly UI#357 )

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8th Cadet Squadron "EVIL" (1972 only)

8th Cadet Squadron "8 Ball" (1973 - 1976)

Older squadron insignia


Rare patch used 1 year, 8th Squadron "EVIL", scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....inquire
8th Squadron, glue on front - probably from the maker, UnUsed....inquire

14th USAFA Cadet Squadron

 

14th Cadet SQ, stain on right above rocket, Unused......inquire
25th Squadron


25th Cadet Squadron, RFU, soiled around the Cat's Tail(?), Used.....inquire

25th Cadet SQDN, was hand-stitched to a uniform, Used....inquire

27th Squadron

 

27th Cadet Squadron, looks early-1960s(?), UnUsed........inquire
33rd Squadron

 

33rd Squadron, older patch, UnUsed....inquire
 35th AFA Squadron

Early "WILD WEASELS" insignia


Brown Weasel variation, scrapbook residue, UnUsed.....inquire

Tan Weasel variation, scrapbook residue, long pigtail, UnUsed.....inquire

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This design may have started in 1983?


35th Cadet Squadron, circa 1980s, UnUsed.......inquire

(  see  35th/52nd TFWs Wild Weasels circa Desert Storm era modified Cadet patch  )
Miscellaneous AF Academy


Official Issue Academy insigfnia, looks pre-1980, Used.....inquire

USAF Academy Parachute Team, looks mid-1970s, UnUsed....inquire

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SERE Training, Class of '96


US Air Force Cadet's: Name & USAF Tapes, Academy & "SERE" patches, RFU, Used......Iinquire
 
Training Units, Classes, Schools, and ROTC
 

some Training Squadrons & Wings will be listed on the   Flying Squadrons   and    Wings/Groups  pages

Accelerated Co-Pilot Enrichment Training Program (ACE)

"SHUT UP AND FLY"  "FLYING CIRCUS"

Researching ACE patches does not turn-up a solid ID.....2-3 Wings have had, or still have, the ACE program
I believe 1 web Site has this ID'd as the 82nd FTW

 

older plastic backing with pigtail, UnUsed......inquire
USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School

circa 1961 - 1972

 

4 1/2", RFU, Used....inquire
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USAF Test Pilot School

 

4 1/4", UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
Renamed USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School October 12, 1961
Renamed USAF Test Pilot School July 1, 1972
"Non-Graduate" novelty patch

 for a school at Nellis AFB, Nevada


"NEVER ATTENDED - NEVER WILL", RFU flight suit, plastic backing, Used.....inquire
3321st Field Training Squadron, Tyndall AFB

 

3321st FTS, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
Minor information found...was active circa 1961-63 and it is pictured on the USAFPatches site.
One collector said they sent teams to bases to do training; may have had other jobs?
3613th Combat Crew Training Squadron (WATER SURVIVAL SCHOOL)
Assigned to 3636th Combat Crew Training Wing(S), Air Training Command
( now designated, 66th Training Squadron Detachment-2 )
listed on Squadrons page

( see on Squadrons page )
 Student Squadrons

3355th Student Squadron

Jet Engine Maintenance

"SPIRIT OF '76"  "1776 - 1976"


Large Bi-Centennial patch, still with the GEMSCO card and in the "opened" factory display bag, UnUsed......inquire
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3615th Student Squadron

 

Academic SQDN, cheesecloth backing material, UnUsed......inquire
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3641st Student Squadron

 

Academic squadron, RFU, Used......inquire
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partial History
Stationed at  Laredo Air Force Base, Texas
Conduction: academic, physical, physiological, and various "officer training" classes
Other squadrons taught flying to the students

( some Training Squadrons & Wings will be listed on the   Flying Squadrons   and    Wings/Groups  pages )


Classes
 
1950s - class number unknown

Unit flew T-28s and T-33s


Greenville AFB, Mississippi, Basic Pilot Training, RFU, Used.....(sold)

( this school closed in September 1960 )
56-K

USAF Basic Pilot Training Class 56-K at Williams AFB, AZ
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"E" Flight

 

large 7 3/8", UnUsed......inquire
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"J" Flight


large 5 7/8" (top-to-bottom), stains (could be beer), UnUsed......inquire
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partial History from a Pilot who was in Class 56-K, "E" Flight
"......... We were one of the last Undergraduate Pilot Training classes at "Willie" and transferred to Laughlin AFB, TX in "mid-Basic" shortly after soloing in the T-33, and during the 1955 Christmas training break.  All of the students (officers & cadets) in the class were unmarried, thus saving the USAF the cost of dislocation allowances. Very few of the student pilots in "J" Flight wore that patch and there is only one photo of it in our classbook. It didn't appear at Laughlin......"
( I have rearranged/cut/changed some of the wording )
58-N

( ask for picfile - archive #32 )

Class 58N, small 2.25" patch, UnUsed......inquire

58-N started training at Lackland AFB, Texas;
Further training in T-28s, T-34s, & T-33s;
Graduated May 1958
59-H

"Last of the Prop Busters"


Pilot Training Class(?), scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....inquire
61-D


1961 Class "D", "HAVE JET - NO SWEAT", UnUsed......inquire
( could have been from the 3560th PTW )
65-F Pilot Training Class

"Hang Loose"


scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire
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65-F


probably a Moody AFB Class patch, RFU, UnUsed.....inquire
1966-B Vance AFB, Oklahoma

Undergraduate Pilot Training


"TESTI AD MUREM",  UPT Class 1966B, UnUsed....inquire
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1966-E Vance AFB, OK
 
 

Arabic script was done by a Moroccan Pilot Student, means "P....y Galore", Japan made, UnUsed......inquire

( named for a female Movie Character in a popular flick...something to do with a "GOLD Digit" )

( in gray cabinet )
"SIXTY-SEVEN B"

caught in the cross-hairs  

 

Class 1967-B for Pilot's Training(?), RFU, washed=puckered, Used......inquire
69-02

"We get ours at Night"
( I think that is the xlation? )


"DEUCE" "WIR KRIEGEN UNSERE AM NACHT", UnUsed....(sold)

(It is U.S. made so I assume it is a class with German AF members?)
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3550th Student Squadron, 69-02

UI 69-04


Mather Air Force Base, scrapbook residue on back, Unused.......inquire

Class 69-04 for some school, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......(sold)
a decal is available for Class 69-04, ask
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3550th Student Squadron

69-02


Mather Air Force Base, Unused......(sold)
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69-03 Wings or Bust


I think it is a Pilot's training outfit, UnUsed.........inquire
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69-F "Flying Fokkers"

"POINTE IN AURE"


Pilot Training Class(?), scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....(sold)
72-20

"Don't worry I know where we're going"


UnUsed............inquire

( I also have a "used" condition patch in stock )
75-03


Pilot Training Class 75-03 'PEACE SEEKERS', damage to border at 1000, UnUsed.......(sold)

WILLY 76-10

"DEAD SOLID PERFECT"


must have been a mixed Class with Danes(?), RFU, minor puckering from washing, Used.....(sold)

RFU, the mate has not been washed, minor soiling, Used......(sold)
77-14 and 77-20


Black Sheep, UnUsed......inquire

'aven't missed yet!, UnUsed......inquire
78-06 and 78-12


 Plotting the Future Wag Power!, UnUsed.........inquire

 Anyplace Anytime, UnUsed.....inquire
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78-07 Class Patch


4 1/2" patch depicting a T-38 Talon and a guy with a Black Helmet and enhanced voice box, UnUsed......(sold)
79-02 Class patch


Reese Air Force Base, 3 7/8" (vertical), UnUsed.......inquire
80-03 Class patch


Tear'in up Texas in a T-38 Talon, UnUsed....(sold)
81-06


"TRY NOT, DO!  "STRIKES BACK", UnUsed.....inquire

( possibly the Undergraduate Navigators Training Unit at Mather AFB, CA ?? )
452nd Flying Training Squadron, Class 8204


452nd FTS, UnUsed.......inquire
86-01 "SIERRA HOTEL" Grouping

Large 7 1/2"+(vertical) Eagle - made in the PI

I have no idea what this class did (maybe stationed in Arizona with U.S. & Foreign students (check the flags on the "Fighters Soaring Higher" patch).


Eagle's shield looks like a PI National emblem(?), all patches made in the PI, RFU jacket, Used....inquire
Special Section for Training:
Classes
Schools
Units

( refer to the ABOVE title on inquiries for patches in this section )

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Section One

1963 & 1968


1963-G, Used......105.00

1968-C, UnUsed........150.00
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Section Two

1969


Center patch - Class 69-04 has......SOLD

all patches in UnUsed Condition....(each)....105.00
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Section Three

1967 & 1971


"H" "67" may be a Training Squadron Flight(?), Used........75.00

"H" "67" may be a Training Squadron Flight(?), UnUsed....100.00

71-04 "Let it eat  Laredo AFB Texas", Used.......85.00
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Section Five

1972


"Step Aside" 72-02, 5 3/8" wide,  UnUsed......125.00

72-05, Used......(sold)
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Section Seven

1974 & 1978


"Rough Riders" "MOODY" 74-05. Border damaged, Used.......68.00

78-02 "THE ONLY WAY TO FLY", UnUsed.....58.00

78-02 partial History from a Veteran who helped design the patch
The Red and Green flag is for Portugal; representing the two Portuguese pilots in the class.
"I helped design the patch and worked with Western Airlines for the use of their "Champagne Bird on the tail".
Many thanks to the Veteran who furnished the Information!
( email 110920 "78-02...." )
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Section Eight

1974


74-05 "MORA MEUS ASIMNUS", Used.......48.00
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Section Nine

1981


81-05 "THE SKY'S THE LIMIT", UnUsed.....46.00

81-16 "BACK SEAT TO NO ONE", UnUsed.....47.00
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Section Ten

1982


82-06 "I'VE GOT IT, SIR", UnUsed.......51.00

82-08 "GOT IT BY THE TAIL", UnUsed......50.00

82-13 "I NEVER SHOT A MOON LIKE THIS  BEFORE", UnUsed......49.00

82-14 "UNCERTAIN BUT NEVER LOST", UnUsed.......48.00
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Section Eleven

1983


83-06 "LAFB" "EYE OF THE TIGER", UnUsed........50.00

83-07 "G...IELD COUNTY FLYING CLUB", UnUsed......51.00

83-13 "NAVCATS ON ATHE LOOSE", UnUsed.....52.00

83-17 "NAV CLASS 83-17 A-B-C TOP CATS", UnUsed...(sold)

83-23 "NAV PUPPIES" "WE BARK THEY LISTEN", UnUsed.....54.00
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Section Twelve

1984 & 1988


84-08 "FAST BURNERS", UnUsed......49.00

84-07 "FOLLOW  ME ?", UnUsed.......48.00

88-04 "THIS BOMB'S FOR YOU" "MILLER TIME", UnUsed.....47.00

84-19 "NAV WIZARDS", UnUsed.......52.00
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Section Thirteen

3615th Student Squadron, UnUsed.........53.00

3625th Student Squadron, RVN Era, Inactivated 1973, UnUsed.....72.00

97th Flyuing Training Squadron "SCAT PACK", Used.......44.00

52nd Tactical Reconnaisance Wing 1984 "TIGER MEET", UnUsed....49.00
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End of Special Section for Training: Classes/School


AFROTC
 
Kansas University

 

Air Force Reserve Officer's Training Course, UnUsed.....inquire


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30th Air Division(Air Defense Command)
30th AD(ADC), RFU, Used....
Rare Recruiting Patch
U. S. Army & U. S. Air Force Recruiting Service Patch, the shield-shape is the older Army style patch so I assume this is the 1947-era Insignia used before the Air Force got their own Recruiters(?), Used..........sold
( same patch displayed on Army WWII page )
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( some Training Squadrons & Wings will be listed on   Flying Squadrons   and    Wings/Groups  pages )
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1950s - class number unknown
 
Bartow Air Base, Hornet Flight, Primary Pilot Training, Used.....(sold)
68-E
 
"Magnificent Men", RFU, Used.....(sold)
72-09
( undergraduate pilot training class at Reese, AFB, Texas )
   
Reese AFB "FIRST TIME FOR 09", one of the best constructed and neat patches made by the AF, Unused...(sold)
( depicted "cherry" and "FIRST TIME FOR 09" = first "09" class, usually only 8 classes per year were held )
( Class training included flying: T-41s for a few weeks, T-37s for 4 months and supersonic T-38As for about 6 months.
Graduates were fully qualified USAF pilots; then they were sent to specific upgrade training (F-4, C-141, etc. )
75-03
One of the last classes with SEA Students?
 
Class 7503 for the Undergraduate Navigator Training at Mather AFB, California in 1975, Vietnam, Cambodian, Iran(?), and U. S. Flags, could be one of the last classes for the Southeast Asians, Minor damage to edge, UnUsed..(sold)
Thai made 40th Air Division
31st Air Division (Air Defense), UnUsed.....(sold)
40th Air Division, assigned to SAC, Thailand made, UnUsed...(sold)
65-E
   
"Laredo's 100th Class  65 E", 1 7/8" Japan made F-100 training patch, UnUsed...(sold)
Section Thirteen
3615th Student Squadron, UnUsed.........53.00
3625th Student Squadron, RVN Era, Inactivated 1973, UnUsed.....72.00
97th Flyuing Training Squadron "SCAT PACK", Used.......44.00
52nd Tactical Reconnaisance Wing 1984 "TIGER MEET", UnUsed....47.00
25th AD, plastic back, UnUsed.........inquire
4", controlled Fighters in the Northeast Sector for 18 years and then moved to the West Coast, UnUsed....inquire
 
GADS Scimitar (6.25" long) and Patch  (4.5" x 4"), both in UnUsed Condition.......(sold)
 
First Design SAC
1st Design of the Strategic Air Command, medium size, RFU, Used........(sold)
1st Design, medium size, UnUsed........(sold)
2nd Design SAC
old patch without scroll, UnUsed........inquire
Japan made novelty "WHILE THE WORLD SLEEPS SAC DRINKS", UnUsed.....inquire
older Felt construction, larger 4.25" size, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire
right patch, moved down
21st Air Division (Strategic Air Command)
23rd Air Division
20th Air Division (Air Defense), assigned to TAC, 4", UnUsed..........(sold)
21st AD, assigned to SAC, Active from 1951 - 1962 then redesignated 21st Aerospace Division, UnUsed......(sold)
23rd Air Division, stationed at Duluth AFB, 1960s era insignia, cheeseloth backing, RFU, Used.......(sold)
322nd Airlift Division
2 7/8" patch, circa 1978-1992, RFU, been washed, Used.....(sold)