Vintage Patches I need are not limited to the ones depicted below
Items can vary in: design, color, where made, & etc.
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USAAC, USAAF, and USAF Flyer's:
Jackets, Party Suits, Patches, Boots, Caps, Gloves,
Survival Maps & Kits, and etc.
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1960s 5th ACS items
7th ACCS items
10th Fighter Squadron (Commando)
also referred to as the 10th Air Commando Squadron (Fighter) or 10th Fighter (Commando) Squadron
12th ACS(SOS), "Silver Bug Bird" for Insecticide Missions
I know that UC-123K Serial Number 55-4577 (construction number 20238) was a "Silver Bug Bird"(aka "Bug Bird" and etc.) from the color of the aircraft on the patch.
However, I could not find out when it entered the Operation FLYSWATTER mission so I don't know if it is an ACS or SOS or both timeframes.
When a "silver bird" was selected for the Insecticide Mission to eradicate mosquitos(malaria) the camo paint was stripped-off of the airplane and it was buffed so it would look different than the Herbicide Mission planes. Theory was it would not be shot-at, as much, if it did not look-like an Agent Orange(Herbicide) aircraft.
The 12th conducted the Herbicide mission for MACV from March 1967 to July 1970 when the squadron was Deactivated.
The remaining assets of the 12th SOS were given to "A" Flight, 310th TAS and based at Phan Rang; last mission was in December 1971.
The first Bug Bird was "Little Devil"(sn 56-4396), the 2nd was "Patches"(sn 56-4362). Patches is currently on display at the WP Air Museum in Ohio.
Provider Serial Number 55-4577
Both patches from the same Collection
15th ACS - did agent recovery for SOG (Combat Spear Missions)
(Formerly designated DET-1, 314th TCW)
Flew the Fulton 'Skyhook' Recovery System pickups for MACV-SOG, later Redesignated: 15th ACS, 15th SOS, 90th SOS, and 1st SOS
16th SOS "Rescue of the S. S. MAYAGUEZ"
also needed are items from the Embassy Evacuations from the 16th and other units
16th SOS “Black Spot” patches needed
20th Special Operations Squadron
3509HA - NAIL 78's Coffee Cup
Items with Callsigns needed
56th Special Operations Wing Items
The Tiger was worn on the right side of the green party shirt below the "witch doctor" looking patch
Det-1, 56th SOW (Water Pump) "EVERY MAN A TIGER" Insignias - unit flew T-28 Trojans for the RLAF out of Udorn
71st Air Commando Squadron patches needed
582nd Air Resupply SQ
and other Air Resupply Units needed
604th Special Operations Squadron
609th SOS flying Douglas A-26A Invaders out of NKP
1198th Operation, Evaluation and Training Squadron
4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron
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Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line
20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
21st Tactical Air Support Squadron
6147th Tactical Control Group in Korea
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Emergency Rescue Boat Squadrons' PIN
Need 37th & 40th and other "Jolly Green" patches
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4505th Air Refueling Wing (Tactical)
1950s items wanted
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Got an extra "1/4 Moon" patch
Other pre-1976 Air Force and Army Aviation patches wanted