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USAF patch ID? Nail Forward Air Controller Vietnam Cambodia

Started by nguoi tien su , Sep 22 2007 08:31 PM

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#1 nguoi tien su

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 08:31 PM

Good morning,

Here is a pix of a patch sewn on a Nail FAC party suit. The suit is late war (72-73).
I have no idea of what it could mean.

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Thanks for your help.

Regards.

NTS

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 09:13 PM

Good morning,

Here is a pix of a patch sewn on a Nail FAC party suit. The suit is late war (72-73).
I have no idea of what it could mean.

IM000588.JPG

Thanks for your help.

Regards.

NTS



It could be for a "Wing Weenie"...especially if this is on a Party Suit. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 06:01 PM

It could be for a "Wing Weenie"...especially if this is on a Party Suit. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif


I am guessing, but I came up with the same thing. Wing Weenie would probably refer to someone who was assigned to a staff position at a Wing Headquarters rather than a line unit. It is a somewhat derisive term for someone who is a paper pusher rather than in a command or flying position. "Weenie" would be derive from Wiener, which is why this looks like a sausage or a hot dog. Where the expression came from beyond that... I'd prefer not to speculate.

One thing about Novelty patches is trying to figure out what they mean years after they were made. Sometimes even the vets themselves can't remember, but apparently they were funny at the time!

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 04:51 AM

Thanks for your replies !

To add some information about the guy, he was a NAV in an OV-10 for the very small "pave nail" project. Only 15 aircrafts have been transformed and they saw extensive use at the end of the VN war and during the last days in Cambodia.

He might have had a paper work assignment at the end of the war.

Regards.

NTS

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 06:52 AM

NTS ...

Could you share a pic of this whole suit if you happen to have one by chance ?

RJ

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:50 AM

"Wing Weenie" it is!

 

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:07 PM

Nice patch.I agree Wing Weenie.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

Wing weenie indeed. After some research, the patch was worn by a Capt. who finished his tour as Assistant Chief Operations Plan Officer (56th SOW).

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:38 PM

Definitely "WING WEENIE".  Once owned a Nail FAC Party Suit with the same patch on it.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 04:39 PM

It might be the same one!




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