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UI#2 -  VF-5 "FIGHTING HELL CATS", used during WWII when they were flying the F6F "Hellcat" Fighters.
      V-5A was redesignated VF-51 and was dis-established in 1990s.
    Questions: -Does anyone have an Original Cloth WWII era VF-5 patch that could be compared to the construction of the patch shown below?
                         -Are the 2 x smaller VF-5A "Fighting Five Able" patches for re-unions (pre-WWII insignia design)?
(stored in "Patch" box in H-5)

UI#4 -  "RED NOSE TIGERS", Japan made, Korean War Era(?), USAF Air Cargo Delivery?
     Possible "Army Special RECON Unit"?
( also on Army 1950 to early RVN page )

UI#8 -  Black Dress Uniform Jacket with U. S. Army Buttons, 8" tall Bullion Corporal Stripes,
     "WPL 444" (I don't have a WPL issue list so I can't determine the date), any ideas?
     (additional input: "possible Dress Uniform for the Unknown Soldier's Honor Guard...for Special Occasions"?)


UI#9 -  WWII Army style Khaki Shirt (PX Purchase), tailored shirt with crotch-strap & sweat-guards in the armpits.
     Maybe for an Honor Guard, movie item, or etc., Any Ideas?


UI#10 - 5" FE Thunderbird patch came with a 456th FIS patch, maybe a "Flight" withing the 456th?
(I have seen a similar Red & White patch - owner had no idea what Unit had used it -  probably 1950s era)

UI#14 -  SOLD "Teeny Weeny Airlines" patch from Vietnam Era (Southeast Asian made) ("TEEHY" should read Teeny), Unit?
                             (ID'd:  Command Airplane Company flying U-21's based at Long Thanh North AAF; about 15 airplanes that carried: beer, cokes, pigs, and folks.)
                             ( This patch is also claimed by the ARDF Section of the 3rd RRU based in Saigon flying missions out of TSN. )               
        "Bombardment" patch?
         Eagle with Bomb patch, possible unit number is "6", "33", or etc.?

UI#15 -  Voice of America, Poro Point, Philippines, anyone know History on this VOA patch (PI made)?

17. Possibly an Aviation Patch, Asian made, circa late-1960 to 1970s, ever see one?
       (ID'd as a Philippine Air Force Squadron that flew F-8 Crusaders out of BASA AFB)

Could be the 52nd or 7th or etc.

18.  Possbily the VP-26 Tridents? 1960s era made in Japan, ever see one?

(shown on the Navy Patch Page "Other SQDNs")

25.  Trans Choge Airlines for an enlisted Crewmember, embroidered on an old GI Wool Blanket:
        "CHOGE" = "Cut a Choge"(Japanese for "leave in a hurry") ?
        ( ID'd as the 6175th ABS - see on Flying SQDNs page )

UI#28 -  "Silencium Vel Letum"(Silence or Death), in his eye socket is a "III"; found with some SOS patches, Asian made, a Gunship squadron?
               (could the "III" mean an AC-119(Shadow or Stinger) as they were the 3rd Gunship version?)

UI#29 -  "F I  Gung-Ho", I have a seen a larger version of the patch. Listed in the Trading Post Oct-Dec 1991 issue, page 50?

(also shown on the: SOS/ACS and 1st - 43rd Flying Squadron pages)

UI#30 -  "Raider Flight", probably made in Korea in the 1960-70s, maybe 2nd Infantry Division Aviation?
       (ID'd as the 2nd Infantry Division, Division Artillery Aviation section, Camp Stanley, Oui Jon Bu, Korea 1975-77)

UI#31 -  "Fragrant(?) Region 5", any ideas? On the reverse is written "Dragons Region 5", "1175 7", could be 1960s, civilian or ?

UI#35 -  Crown Ranch, cheesecloth backing, any idea?
              ( Idea on ID from a viewer: ""Crown Ranch" patch, possibly a promotional item from the 1950's "Sky King" TV show starring the late Kirby Grant.
                He was based at his fictional Flying Crown Ranch." )

UI#36 -  HUEY Starlifters, cheesecloth backing, got an Air Force look but?

UI#37 -  Para SCUBA looking, Japan 1960s(?), ?

UI#38 -  "B" Shift, "A B C", "We Carry the Load", coarse gauze backing-high quality patch, Okinawa, Japan, or Korea?

UI#39 -  "SKYBORN" gauze backing, cut-edge Hornet patch, ?

UI#40 -  Seagull with Bomb....ID'd as the 371st BS(M), 307th BW(M) circa 1952 - 1965.
        This patch looks like a 1970s manufacture(?) with the white Polyester Twill backing material?

UI#41 -  "Black Magic", Pellon backing, a note came with the patch: "660th Special Operations Group  C-130 Light Ship  
         Callsign: "Black Magic", sounds good to me....any ideas?

UI#42 -  RANGER C 9 "M", came from an old-time Military Family, possible Japan made in the 1950s(?).
        Looks like an Ice Axe hanging on the left ski; a coiled rope on the right ski; sled leaning on the skis(?).
       (A thought on the patch origin: Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment was Inactivated on June 20, 1959
        and relieved from assignment to the 2nd Infantry Division while stationed in Alaska. On the same day it was Redesignated HQs & HQs
        Company, 3rd Battle Group 9th Infantry Regiment.  The "M" on the mountain could be for Mount McKinley?)

       ( Also on Army 1950 - early Vietnam page )

UI#48 - Kangaroo with baby in pouch, older high-quality workmanship, probably Japan made, Army Dustoff or ?
              ( Although it is very similar to a 82nd MED DET patch from the RVN era it has one major difference, the baby's head does not have a white bandage.
                Mr. Hough does not have one depicted in his book "United States Army Air Ambulance" and states he has never been able to ID this Japan made patch to any Army Unit.
                A longtime USAF Collector says he owns one and believes it to be a UI USAF unit also????? )  

( also on Army Patch Main page )

52.  2" older  Wing and Wheel, ID'd as Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Transportation Technician for 1950s
(Needs to be rotated 90 degrees to the right)

53.  3" insignia from Fort Crook (now Offutt Air Force Base(?)), "OAS"  "Civilian Instructor", pre-1948?

56.  WWII Italian made for a B-25 Unit, this may have been ID'd in the Trading Post, per a few collectors????

( see details on  USAAF  page )
( stored with USAAF patches )

63.  Large WWII Era German one-sided Flag/Banner/etc., found with several NAZI items. Ever see one?

( click on picture for details )

65.  4 5/8" older merrowed edge with cheesecloth backing, removed from clothing, any ideas?

stored in gray cabinet

68.  written on the back is: "Flying Fish" and "1961", possbily a VAH A-3 unit??
(could be from a VAH outfit flying the A3...guy looking backward hanging from the lower fin is the way the 3rd Crewman faced  in the A3 Sky Warrior "Whale")

also on the  Navy VA  page

71.  A similar patch was shown on the back of a Marine Flight Jacket in a Japanese Magazine/Book dated late-1980s or early-1990s.
        Does the Patch depict Cam Ranh Bay (CRB)?
       The motto is ID'd in the ASMICmotto book as the Army's 45th Aviation Battalion( which was renumber 145th AVN BN in 1963? )?
        Patch was ID'd in the ASMIC Trading Post, April-June 2008 Issue, pages 39-40 as the "45th AVN BDE"?

also on Marine VMA and Army RVN pages

72.  Large  "STAR COM FAC CONT", Japan made, probably late-1950s or into the 1960s, a Signal Corps Novelty Patch as the D.ck even has Orange parts.
       The writing may mean: Star Communications Facility Control???   Came with a Signal Corps Bowling patch.

also on Army 1950 to early Vietnam page

79.  "85th Pacification Wing" "Moc Hoa Airforce", Moc Hoa is in the Kien Tuong Province of IV Corps, RVN.
        Special Forces Camp A-414 was in the area along with several other American Activities, any ideas?
        MACV Team 85 was at Muc Hoa.
        Maybe one of the Bird Dog Aircraft units that were armed with Rockets and/or Machine Guns?

      How do these IDs sound:
      22nd TASS Detachment at Moc Hoa with MACV TEAM 85
      or, an Army Bird Dog Team at Moc Hoa?                              

also on the USAF 22nd TASS & Army Aviation 199th RAC Patch Pages

81.  "4th BUT FIRST", motto of the 4th FW but the color of the Bavarian State Flag??
Possible help in IDing the patch:
"LeKG 44" patch probably belonged to the German Ground Attack Squadron based at Leipheim flying FIAT G. 91s.
Possible connection with an older LeKG 44 squadron or something in the Province or a U. S. 4th FW deployment to the Leipheim area in the 1950s(?)   

( also on 4th FW page )

83.  made in Trier, Germany by Lonquich, depicts a U. S. Army 3-star General, well made, any ideas?

also on  WWI to WWII U. S. Army patch page

85.  Older patch with "HT" ?
        ( possible Territory of Hawaii insignia? )

86. Army Aviation Patch?

(also on Army AVN Patch)

UI#89 -  "Strike Recoil Strike", European made small DI, motto is listed in Mr. Polder's Book as the 77th Bombardment Group but I can find no other records?

( also on USAF Patch Wing/Group page )

UI#90 -  These guys must have had the worst luck?  Japan made, probably late-1950s to 1960s?

( also listed on: USAF, USN, & USMC patch pages )

92.  "Select Lead Crew", older cheese cloth backing, aircraft look like: C-130, C-141, & C-5(?); Tac Airlift patch ?
        ID'd as the Insignia for Lead Aircraft Crewman on Combat Air Drops - see on C-130 Aircraft page  

93.  "Run for your LIfe", thick patch (1960 - 1970s (?)), was on a Blue Jacket/shirt,  SAC ?
       ( Vance AFB, 71st FTW circa 1979;  morale patch from CO to individuals who ran a certain mileage in physical fitness program )

94.  "66B" "Testi ad Murem", I assume it is a Training Class patch from 1966 ?
       ID'd as a Class patch at Vance AFB - moved to USAF Training/Class page

95.  "LFG", Redwing Canada Goose, older cheese cloth backing, a Glider/Soaring club or etc. ?

99.  "SEMPER PRIAPUS NON REMORSUS" (could mean "Alway Erect, No Remorse"), Could be for a "Horny" Airman in Thailand ?
       Update on meaning:
         symbol = vasectomy, "Semper Priapus Non Remorsus" = always hard, no regret
         I would guess this was not a patch a "Straight-arrow" would wear.

100. "401 CleanLivers", Thai made, I assume it means "Straight Arrow"(?) ?

101.  "SPOOKS INC.", Thai made, Looks to be an Army Security Agency or Air Force Security Service Airborne Radio Direction Finding(ARDF) unit ?
           (Notice the Spook has earphones on the two "O"s)
           (probably a USAFSS unit as it was made in Thailand(?))

( also on the ASA and Air Force SS pages )

102.  "B-4-251" "SNAP '69", apparently it is from 1969?

103.  Red Devil, Civilian, Military, or ?

104.  "FLY UNITED", a novelty patch or for some unit, cheesecloth backing ?
          One ID is:  23rd Artillery Group from RVN Era ( NOT corroborated )

110.  UI, probably Army, patch, any ideas on unit?

( also on Army RVN era Patch page )

111.  with Rapier and Spider ?
          Possible 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron novelty patch = combining the old and new insignia?


113.  3509BM, 14th USAAF Officer's bringback from China, "from the People of Wuhan", see this link  for details, any ideas?


click left-picture for details

( also on: Souvenir, htm,  USAAF patch page, & Army WWI - WWII patches )

114.  USAF Pilot's Grouping from his K-2B, Thai/Lao associated but may also have VNAF connections(?)

( also on pages: AF #1 Squadrons, Vietnamese, & AF Advisors )
( click Picture for details )

117.  Marine Corps or Army?  Large Patch Construction/size & "4.0" point to the Marines but "The Ground Pounders" may be Army?

118.  USAF HOBOS patch, cheesecloth backing material, is this the GBU-9 Weapon system?

121.  "Commandos" Arc/Tab, came out of Vietnam, usage unknow.
           Attributed to the 19th SOS by a unit Veteran - moved to the 19th SOS section
( click on picture for details )

126.  Raptor-Hawk on felt, older patch, possibily  NAVAL Aviation, WWII to 1953 era?

also on Navy VA page

127.  9822nd SCU "Robinson Ponies", possibly an Army "sports" team patch, German made in the 1950s?
          Stationed at Robinson Kaserne (Barracks), Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, West Germany
          Possibly a Medical Unit/Hospital due to the Maroon color?
          What does "SCU" expand to:
          9822nd Special Care Unit?

also on the Army 1950 - RVN page
( in site done box )

130.  "small nails"....made on Okinawa or in Japan?   Any ideas why this was made or who used it?
A note from a Viewer:  "It looks to me like a beret flash attachment for the Fifth Special Forces Group.  
I understand that when the Special Forces Provisional Units went to Vietnam they added the 1st Special Forces insignia to their flash.
This change is shown in U.S. Special Forces Shoulder and Pocket Insignia by Harry Pough, Elite insignia guide 3."
                           anyone have further thoughts on this premise?

( also on SF page )

132.  Larger,  Air Force Reserve insignia.....what era and why is it on a gray twill material?  
          ( The only uniform I know of is the Sage Green Fatigues used in the early 1950s )
          Did the AF ever use a Gray Uniform for the Reserves in the late-1940s or 1950s?

( also on USAF Commands page )

140.  found with the Japan made USS ABNAKI (ATF-96) patch, "aircrew 4" or ????

( see more details on Navy Ships patch page, USS Abnaki )
( also on Navy Main patch page )

147.  "1954" brass medal, similar to an ARVN Jump Status insignia, has been repainted in Vietnam, had a screwback-stud on the the back, had a hole for a "chain" in the top but was "plugged"?

( also on the Vietnam page )

148.  "US Pacific Command" homemade Pocket Hanger, what Unit wore this badge?
          Answer--Worn by all service members assigned to this command, regardless of SERVICE affilation

149.   Thai made, pre-1975 insignia for the "MGMT ENGR TEAM" (Management Engineering Team), must have been a rough-Team with the axe?
            Many Branches of the Air Force had these Teams, any idea which Branch this one worked for?

( also on USAF 1 - 43rd SQ patches page, at bottom )

151.  "EXITALIS" "D", came with a bunch of 1959 - 1969 Training Class patches?

( also on USAF 1 - 43rd SQ patches page, at bottom )

153.  Possibly it is an Arrowhead and Boomerang on the shield ?
          one feedback...may be associated with the CORDS Program
          another thought...Army Riverine unit working with the Brown Water Navy

155.  bronze metal flags, has a "Meyer" style trademark on reverse?
          A viewer has one similar to this pin with the pennant colored: Yellow, Black, & Red (see below)
          When he bought the pin it was only ID'd as "Venezuela", anyone know what unit in Venezuela used it?


UI#156 -  WWII USAAF Tow Target Squadron ( ID'd as the 6th Tow Target Squadron (6th TTS), see on USAAF patch page )

UI#161 -  Circa WWI with "J" post closure, imprinted "Sterling", a Signal insignia or a sweetheart pin, 1" x 1 1/16"?

( also on Army to  WWII patch page )

UI#165 -  "B" Flight, looks Japan made, maybe 1950s, small cap or neckbib type patch, know the Squadron?
                 ( maybe a "Beeliner" patch from the 21st TCS ? )

( stored in gray cabinet )
( also on 21st TAS section )

UI#167 -  "404 SQDN.", "get teady", only squadron I can find is the RCAF 404 Squadron but I cannot find any patch pics for them?
          There is a Cobra on his shirt....could this be a Thai Unit?

( also on British page )

UI#168 - Nicaragaun Guardia Nacional Device worn by USMC personnel assigned to the Guardia, circa 1927.
         Anyone have a detailed picture of this device being worn by USMC personnel?

scanned at 266dpi
click on picture for other details, if available
( also on  Marine Patch page )

UI#170 -  an Air Force load crew patch, made in Japan, anyone know the Unit?
( also on USAF main patch page )

7848AF.  Air Defense Command OG cotton shirt with a probable 9th AAA BN pocket patch (circa 1950 - 1958)?

click on picture for details

UI#174 -  "COMMANDOS", 2" with gauze back, I would guess at least 40 years old(?), any ID ideas?

( stored in gray cabinet )
( also on 1 - 19th SOS page )

UI#176 -  may read: "CCH"?, any ideas on the Medical facility/unit....Catholic Charities Hospital or ?

180.  "WATCHDOG F-26 COURAGE AND ACTION", made in Vietnam, Marine colors but the motto is used by the 26th FA??
          ID'd to  Battery F, 26th Artillery,  served under the 108th ARTY GP up North(Dong Ha/etc.),  unit was a "Target Acquisition Battery", I think they used ground RADAR to track/plot enemy incoming rounds?
          patch moved to "RVN to 1975" page, Artillery section

181.  Cambodian, bottom line may read "Republic of Cambodia",  made in Thailand, 46th SF Company associated?
          ID'd as the "Khmer Air Force Headquarters(command), Republic of Khmer"...moved to Viet/Khamer/Lao/Thai page

182.  "VIET NAM  LAOS-BURMA", made on Okinawa, found with UI#181, souvenir patch?

( also on: SF and Vietnam-Cambodian pages )

184.  "Gun-Fighter Flight 841", any ideas on the ID?
          ID'd as Gun PLT, B CO, 2nds AVN BN, 2nd ID, circa 1980
( also on: USAF 1-43 and Army 1-99 patch pages)

186.  Mitchell pattern M65 Field Jacket, I have seen one other jacket made similar to this one....both looked factory made.
          Has the zipper behind the collar but no drop-in Hood, zipper is a #5 with the slide marked "U.S.A.", no other markings on the jacket.
          Sage Green(AG-474?) Quarpel liner was fairly common in the late-1960s on issue M65OG FJs.

If anyone knows any Unit(s) that wore this style of M-1965(MOD) Field jacket please email Jack@LJMilitaria.com
If you have a Vintage picture of someone wearing this Jacket please send a JPEG picfile.
         The Brigada de Seguridad Terrestre of the Uruguayan Air Force worn a similar Jacket and Camo Pattern with exceptions:
         No yellow/orange leaves and branches were a much darker color; material weave was not as tight as UI#186.

( also on clothing and RVN to 1975 pages )

187.  KAMO type Camouflage Flyer's/Tanker's/etc. Suit, Conmar Zipper on with "relief" pull on the bottom, U. S. made small snaps, Very High Quality workmanship, no markings on cloth.  
         Has a collector's tag that read: "Cuban Bay of Pigs Issue", the only picfile I have seen of BOP prisoners-they were wearing Spot Camo from the KAMO Company.  
         A similar heavywieght camo was used in Vietnam, notice the wide epaulets.

( also on: clothing, Flight Gear, 1950 - early RVN, and RVN to 1975 pages )

188.  UnCommon ARVN Ranger Camouflage set, similar pattern items have Saigon labels in them.
          Any ideas when and which unit(s) might have worn them...or was this just a personal set bought downtown?

 ( also on:  RVN 1975, Vietnam, and clothing pages )

189.  Made in Okinawa/Japan, "PAPA TANGO" flags, possibly a re-union patch(?)....I think all PT Boats were struck from the rolls at the end of WWII?
          ( came from a PT-161, RON-9 veteran )

( aslo on: Navy Surface Unit page )

UI#190 - Japan made Jump Oval, one possible ID is D Company, 16th Armor, 173rd Airborne Brigade but the colors are reversed according to the "Yellow, spiral-bound" Flash and Oval Book??

192.  Vietnam made Beercan DI, listed in Cecil Smythe's Vietnam Insignia Book as number "59".  Any ideas on the ID?
          ( Verbage and picture of Bat Beercan DI  "59" are from Cecil Smythe's Vietnam Insignia Book )

after minor research....I don't think this is from the French era:
---this style of Metal DI was not popluar during the French era
---more likely a: PRU, LLDB, or Trinh Sat unit related
---A Bat is a symbol of Good luck

( also on: PRU section, RVN-1975, and Vietnamese pages )

194.  "CTO", small 2" patch, maybe a cuff or upper arm trade/rate?  Came with older Military patches.


197.  2-layer wool "R" patch, 4.5" disc, found with a collection of WWII USAAF patches, any ideas on this one?


198.  "Old Gold Flight FIGMO Next Week We've Got to Get Organized", Japan made, late-1950s to 1960s(?), large like a Naval patch, but ?

199.  "Couch Patrol" 100 hours Standy, made in Thailand or PI?, looks like a Fighter Pilot with the Oxygen Mask, any idea on Service or Units?

200.  "STANBOARD CREW #1", Japan made, could this be a 360th TEWS/6994th SS Novelty patch from their EC-47 RVN era?
          Does "STANBOARD" expand to "standards board " ?

also on  360th TEWS page

202.  Similar construction to U.S. Aircrewman badges made in the PI, circa 1960s - 1970s?

( stored in gray cabinet )

203.  WWII era Armor Plate Vest, made of HBT material.....plates removed...this style of Vest has been seen but to my knowledge no one has put an ID on it, can you?
          (came with a War Aid Shirt and HBT Trousers) --------- (SOLD)

( also on Equipment and New Arrivals pages )

204.  Korean made in the late-1960s,  "Tolberts Terrors C", could be "C" Flight or ?

( stored in gray cabinet )

206.   Tiger's Head patches were in a Grouping of USAF patches(unit unknown as the other patches had been sold), Probably a  generic F-5 aircraft patch, 4" across?

( also on New Arrivals page - stored in gray cabinet )

207.  Chain-stitched Eagle, possibly German?

( also on:  German & USAF main patch  pages )

208.  Thai Armed Forces HBT Leaf Pattern shirt from the late-1960s into the 1970s, anyone know what the scroll reads or can surmise the patch that might have been on the right SSI?
          From a Viewer: Writing on pocket reads "Marine Corps", scroll is a unit ID with the number "2".
          From another viewer: "Thai Navy shirt"; Tape over right pocket is his name; scroll on left shoulder is the "Navy Barracks" where he was stationed.

( click on left-picture for details )

209.    "Trumans Troopers Regaldis Shaftus ERC", made in Vietnam, sounds Army with the word "TROOPERS"??

( also on NA and RVN to 1975 pages )

211.  B-52 patch made in Thailand, depicting "18" in Roman Numerals "XVIII", probably from U-Tapao RTAFB, Thailand?
( also on aircraft and main AF pages )

215.  Eagle with a Mushroom Cloud on his chest, well constructed insignia?

( also on Main USAF patch page )

216.  "HUSTLERS" "SQUADRON III", is it a B-58 AF patch or a Starwars civilian patch or etc.?
          Came with a USAF Pilot's old style Black Leather Name Tags and a 18th MAS patch.
( also on Main USAF and B-58 patch pages )

217.  Patch looks Thai, has been seen before but to my knowledge no firm ID has been established, any ideas?

( also on Thailand page )

218.  4 7/8" "Counter Guerrilla" arc made in Asia (probably Northern Asia), RFU, any ideas who wore it?

( also on SF and RVN - 1975 pages )

219.  "VIETNAM" Titles (2" wide) are crudely cast in brass, possibly cast in Vietnam;  Parachute Badge is stamped(well made), probably made in Europe with European style loops on backs.
          No markings, any ideas?
          from a viewer: "The parachute badge is British and was worn by personnel who completed the para course but were not destined for airborne units.
          It is called a "light bulb" - comes in three grades. Don't know when they were worn but my guess would be the 1960s.
          This one is on page 98 of Bragg and Turners book, Parachute Badges and Insignia of the world."

scanned at 266dpi
( also on: British, SF, & RVN - 1975 pages )

221.  Marine Helicopter CH-46 novelty patch "Routine Extract, My Ass!", was this for one Squadron or is it generic to the Heavy Rotary Squadrons?
          Made in Vietnam

( also on USMC Rotary page )

222.  "Bullet RECON" Tab, larger 3 7/8" arc, this tab has been seen before but to my knowledge it remains unidentified?
          ( Found in a collection with a 11th LIB Jungle Warriors" tab )

( also on: RVN-75, SF, and ABN patch pages )

223.  Phoenix Bird, probably English made, found with a WWII era "Parks" lighter?  ( ID'd as the 23rd ARMOURED BRIGADE which was raised in Liverpool on November 1, 1940; later redesignated 23rd Army Tank Brigade )
         Moved to the "British" page

click on picture

224.  from the SEA era, thin clear plastic backing
ID'd as the Laotian "Powerful/Mighty Jungle Tigers - Unit 3" (gamlang seua pa pak 3)
-"gamlang" means power
-"seua" means tiger
-"pa" means jungle/forest
-"pak" means region/area

( moved to Viet/Lao/Thai/Khmer page, Laotian section )

225.  BUSHMASTER Tab, this is a know arc but the ID and exact age are not know,  circa late-1940s into the 1950s?

( also on WWII and 1950s to RVN pages )

226.  Anyone know where/who made these, probably taken from the double tab in the 1950s?, made in U.S. circa 1950s - 1960s?

( also on RVN - 1975,  SF, and Airborne pages )

228.  "TOTE" on shield, old pin back Eagle with a "J" post closure, any ideas?
          pre-Revolutionary War to Present Fraternal Organization named "Improved Order of Red Men Lodge", TOTE = "totem of  the eagle"

229.  Brass local made "44" found with items from a 33rd FA Officer, Germany 1945 - ?, did the Constabulary wear devices similar to this?
          2 x threaded posts with brass nuts, crude but very-sturdy.

( also on WWII patch page )

231.  Incised Leather patch, probably from a 15th USAAF B-24 Squadron in the North Africa-Italian Theater.
         ID'd as the 782nd BS, 465th BG,15th AAF

( moved to USAAF WWII patch page )

233.  Made in Thailand, probably for an American as it is very large(trousers marked 42" x 34"), know the era or usage?

235.  "TIGERS III", Japan made, maybe for a F11F(F11 after 1961), VA-165, Blue Angels, or ?

( also on Navy VF page )

237. 'CFO'? (not sure what the letters are), Hallmarked "J Mariott Boston", sweetheart or ?
scanned at 300dpi

238.  Wings and Badges that need IDs, got any ideas?  
          If you have an ID or a different ID list the picfile # and position (in the picture) of the item you are IDing.

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 Wings & Badges - Scan 1
( also on: htm and Foreign-ALLO pages )

Left-Column, rows: 1. 2. & 3.......possibly Hungarian(same wing pattern)
Top Row, center...............Iragi
2nd Row, center........Iraqi
3rd Row, center ( has snaps on back for cleaning/etc. )........Iraqi
Bottom-Row, left....................Oman
Bottom Row, center, older badge from the Kingdom(?).......Iragi

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Wings & Badges - Scan 2
( also on Foreign-ALLO page )
Left Column........Hungary

top row, center.........Belgian PJI  

2nd row, center......moved to Scan 13
2nd row, right.......Austria

3rd row, right.........Canadian?

4th Row, center.........New Zealand Airline Pilot
4th Row, right...........Canadian Para Badge

5th row, right..........German

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Wings & Badges - Scan 3
( also on Foreign-ALLO page )

Top-row, left.............Oman
Top row, right.......Italian

2nd Row, left.........Oman Coat of Arms (possibly Omani Navy)
2nd Row, right..........South African Special Forces Operator (moved to the British/UK/Commonwealth page)

Bottom-Row........pair of Polish Parachutist's devices
Bottom-Row, Winged Hand with Dagger(Dutch Para ReUnion)........(sold)
Bottom-Row-Right.......reproduction of a Dutch Parachute Packer
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Wings & Badges - Scan 4
( also on htm and UK/British pages )

TopRow, 2nd..............RAAF Parachute Jump Instructor for Dress Uniform
Top Row, 3rd............ "RIGGER" on AUSCAM cloth......Australian
Top Row, Far-right, ParaWing on Maroon Backing.........Australian 3 RAR Mess Dress

2nd Row-2nd........UK SAS

3rd Row-Left.......Belgian A-Qualification, nice Private Purchase
3rd Row-2nd.........UK The Parachute Regiment
3rd Row-3rd, on AUSCAM cloth........3 RAR
3rd Row-4th, on AUSCAM cloth..........................Australian Navy Para qualification Wing

Bottom-Row-left......cropped(cut) British Army Jump Patch (probably worn on older Battle Dress)
Bottom Row-2nd on OD........British Army Jump Patch
Bottom Row-right.......standard British pattern for Bush jackets.....(could be used by several countries)

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Wings & Badges - Scan 5
( also on UK/British page )

Top row, left.......South African Hunter Group (Reproduction)
Top row, center..........Greece?
Top row, right..................Australian SAS (moved to British-Commonwealth page)

2nd row, left, hand-embroidered.................Zambia
2nd Ros, center...........Old British Army battle dress badge, shows you have had your First Jump and are Qualified
2nd Row, right..........Australian Mess Dress

Bottom Row-left......Gurkhas (unit unkown)
Bottom row, center........Italian Beret Badge worn by the 9th Raider Battalion Folgore
Bottom row, right...........Rhodesian SAS Dress Badge....(moved to British-Commonwealth page)

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Wings & Badges - Scan 6
( also on UK/British and Foreign ALLO pages )

Top Row-left "STRIKE SWIFTLY"........1st Royal New South Wales Regiment (Commando)
Top Row, right.....(might be a boomerang?)

Center, Phoenix Bird.........maybe a Greek badge?

Bottom Row, left......REPRO of No. 2 Commando
Bottom Row, right.......Thai Navy Badge

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Wings & Badges - Scan 7

( also on Army ABN and Foreign ALLO pages )

left badge..........Italian HALO Badge
Moved to the Foreign Page

right badge................Zaire Commando?

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Wings & Badges - Scan 8
( also on Foreign ALLO page )

top row, left...........Possible Turkish Gendarmerie Qualification Badge?
top row, right..........has the Turkish style Star and Cresent at the top

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Wings & Badges - Scan 9
( also on Foreign ALLO page )

top row, left.....I think this one had an Indonesian tag when I bought it?  
top row, right...........collector's label reads "EGYPT"
rest of left column, silk-screened yellow wings have all 3 been in the same scrapbook

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Wings & Badges - Scan 10
( also on Foreign ALLO page )

top row, left.........the symbol on the wing is a "devilish looking Panther"?
top row, 2nd is a Cap Badge with a black backing
top row, right.....scroll reads: "CHEPAT-DAN-CHERGAS", motto is Malaysian

2nd row......embroidered on quality material, must be for a Dress Uniform, gold object in the green circle is crossed-sabers and a palm tree=probably SW Asian

Bottom-Row, Left........Collector's copy of a Dutch Parawing
bottom row, 2nd wing........Italian Instructor?

241.  5" insignia made in Japan circa 1950s - 1960s, Squadron, Martial Arts Club, or ?

( stored in Gray cabinet )

242.  23090 Squadron 'Courage and Pride', any ideas?

UI#243 - ID'd as the 64th Air Rescue Squadron
( moved to Air Rescue page )

244.  "VIETNAM KHANG CHIEN" = rough translation is "Liberation of Vietnam" (meaning all foregners get out of Vietnam).
          Soviet style metal (looks like brass) backing behind the ribbon, heavy construction-not typical of Commie workmanship?
          Possibly made in China?

( on Vietnamese page, NVN section )

245.  "M.F." has been chain-stitched into the patch after it left the maker's shop, any idea when or why this patch was made?
          (One ID received: the "MF" was added to the Pirate Novelty patch in 1968 in Japan by a SOG man....a few were made....the MF does not mean Mike Force)
( on SF and Vietnam pages )

246.  Thai, Lao, or Khmer.....modern Tab, any ideas?
          from a Viewer: This is NOT Lao or Thai

( also on Khmer, Lao, & Thai section of Vietnam page )

247.  "CIXV", I was told several years ago this was the North Carolina Army National Guard 30th Infantry Brigade RECONDO School insignia?
          Removed from an overdyed Black Jungle Shirt.  Shirt had other patches which were of the Vietnam era.

( also on SF page, RECONDO section )

248.  Large 6 5/8" patch, "L.R.R.P. U.S. PARATROOPERS", from the fine-gauze backing I would guess it was made in Germany(?).  

( also on Airborne page, LRRP section )

249.  12th AEROMED "WE CARE", probably made in North Asia, I assume it is an Evacuation or Transportation Squadron but I cannot get any hits on the Web?   
           I found a "12 Aeromedical Airlift Squadron" that flew for the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing, circa January 12, 1966 to June 8, 1969 (have not found a picfile of the patch)

( also on the USAF Squadrons and Transport pages )

UI#250_Yellow on Blue AIRBORNE Arc, looks WWII era?
          2 5/16" wide, older looking Tab, been on a wooden plaque or etc. as it has splinters of wood glued to the back
         The arc is the same as the top of a 2nd INF BDE Airborne patch but hangs over 1/8" on each side
         Arc fits well on a WWII "Airborne Command" red patch but hangs over 1/8"
         almost fits the arc of a 13th ABD patch
         Will not fit a USAAF basic ssi...arc is wrong

( also on Army Airborne page, WWII section )

UI#253_T-29 "STRATO-PIG" 188 Hours, came from a Navigator's grouping, made in Japan?

UI#255_probably an Aerial Port or Air Delivery unit?
             ID'd as the 4th Aerial Port Squadron

UI#256_"KRUDE 7 KOMMIE KILLERS POON'EM TILL THEY GLOW", probably a Navy VP Squadron's #7 crew patch

( also on Navy VP page )
( stored in gray cabinet )

UI#257_4 x 4 patch, probably made in Germany, probably from early 1960s, ever see it?
( not mine - see picture in UI Box )

UI#258_Fox with T-33 and Lightning Bolts, possbily a training patch from Webb AFB, probably late-1950s into early-1960s with old style gauze backed/twill design. Came from a collection of RADAR and ATC patches.
   Possible ID, a  "FLIGHT" from a Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron (DSES).

( not mine - see picture in UI Box )

UI#259_'B' Flight, Mach Knockers, anyone know the squadron or ?

( also on AF Squadrons 1-43 page )

UI#260 - any ideas on the IDs?

Bottom-Center.........possible Army Lance Corporal, Republic of Ireland......(if this is the correct ID-then the stripe is inverted)
Bottom Row-right...................British WW2 2nd Infantry Division

UI#261 - any ideas on the IDs?

Top row. left............probably Turkish

2nd Row, 4th.............."FEUERWEHR ZURICH" = Zurich Fire Department

Bottom-right......."eye-ball" parch......UK, Guards Armoured Division

UI#262 - any ideas on the IDs?

Top Row-right.........Armed Forces of Malta, Task Force, Helicopter Pilot's (moved to Foreign Military, ALL Others page)

2nd Row, Middle............South African
2nd Row, Right..............Spanish

3rd Row, Left............French

UI#263 - any ideas on the IDs?

Top Row-left.....possibly a South African badge
Top Row-right.......probably Pilot's Badge from Venda Defense Force, pre-1994..a sub-area of South Africa

UI#264 - any ideas on the IDs?

top-left......Belgian Commando patch that was worn in Zaire ( moved to  Foreign-All Others  page )
Top-2nd.......Belgium, Sports Badge
Top-3rd........France, 1st Armored Division
Top-right.......Belgium, 1st Army Corps
Bottom-left......Spain, Foreign Legion, 2nd Tercio/5th Bandera
Bottom-3rd(lion), France, 8th Infantry Division
Bottom-right, Spain, HQ Central Military Region

UI#265 - any ideas on the IDs?

center........Israeli Airborne Brigade
right.......Italian Pozzuolo Del Friuli Armored Brigade, Corporal-Major

UI#266 - any ideas on the IDs?

Red disc insignias.......Spanish Special Forces Companies ( "COE" = Compañia de Operaciones Especiales )
Placenames "BILBAO" or Company numbers "21".  Circa 1970s - 1980s for the dress walkout uniform.

Right patch..........possibly from the Colombian or Venezuelan Army

UI#267 - a few collector's think it might be an AFROTC patch, any ideas?
                sometimes ID'd as the USAF 762nd RADAR Squadron(the 762nd RADAR insignia looks nothing like this patch)

UI#268 - found with 1950s ROK and U.S. Army items.  To me it looks like a Transportation outfit=a Jeep driving down a road at night?

also on Foreign-All Others page, Korean section

UI#271 - Probably made in Germany, "SAMOA MO SAMOA"(Samoa for the Samoans), found with military patches.
                One idea on a symbol on the patch: "........the oval device in lower-right resembles a AN/FLR-9 ("Flare 9"), the huge, so-called "elephant cage" antenna
                that was used by the USAF Security Service for decades.  At one time they were placed in strategic locations around the world, including one in Germany and one in Italy........."

UI#272 - RFU (removed from uniform), must have been ripped from the uniform.  I think it might be European?
                ID'd as French Air Force,worn by Conscripts(draftees) from Airman to Chief Caporal (E1 to E4); only Conscripts wore these on their blue battle dress.
                FAF conscription ended circa 2001.

UI#273 - European style Jump Badge embroidered on reverse side of camo cloth?

UI#274 - Looks like a Flower?

UI#275 - Trench Knife with Brass Knuckles superposed over a "C", I think this one came with UI#42 (see above)?


UI#276 - Well made Metallic Thread Badge with "VFC", European style with padded back, maybe a Flying Badge?

scanned at 300dpi

UI#277 - Triangle Lightning Bolt superposed on a Dagger, maybe Euro Zone?  Broken but still interesting?
                 Viewer states: "....unofficial "Delta Force" insignia......unit wives wear a similar emblem on a necklace")

UI#278 - Probably Asian made (above average construction - double-seam stitching), best guess = from Thailand?

UI#279 - Fruhauf Pilot's Jacket Issued by the USAF in early-1960s, reversible from Sage Green to Orange (CONMATIC double-Pull zipper), material is similar to a cotton K-2B, anyone know if a Label (i.e., L-2B, MA-1, K-2B, or etc.) was assigned to this style Jacket? (recently a General's Jacket similar to this has surfaced)

( also on Main USAF Squadrons patch page )

UI#280 - Supposed to be a USAF Flight crewman's novelty patch for NVN Missions, made in Thailand.  I assume the burning Flag is NVN's, the wavy silver line is the Mekong River, and the Mountains are the ones you have to fly over to reach Hanoi from Thailand.  Anyone know the usage?   

( also on USAF Squadrons & Wings Main Pages )

UI#282 - Anyone know: Who, When, Where, and Why about this unit?

Team Measure

( patch is listed on the SF page, SOG section)

UI#283 - Thai made (came with a grouping from the 34th TFS or the 8th TFW), was removed from a shirt or jacket. Unit or novelty patch?

( also on AF SQs Main page )

UI#285 - Clark Air Base, Philippines, 'Squadron Extras League' 70 - 71, any idea which unit at Clark?

UI#286 - "Leading the Rear" "65", Roman Numeral on her butt "XI"(=11), made in Japan, USAF Bringback, any ideas?

UI#287 - All items removed from a Tour jacket several years ago, some made in Korea, "24 SAC DALY CITY" Morton Air Base, Philippines, possibly a "fashion patch group"?
                Eagle backpatch is 11" (vertical)

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ARVN Ranger signed Print

Anyone know ID of the BDQ insignia on this print?

You can see enlargements of this Print on the RVN page, Ranger section

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Green Tabs = What Unit(s) wore this style/color?

see on Army patches page

Possibly for a Khmer Unit?

see on Army patches page

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