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#1 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:11 PM

Aloha Everyone,

 

Anything familiar here?

 

UNK 010 - Large naval/nautical patch 5 1/2"h x 4 1/2"w

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 18 April 2017 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:12 PM

UNK 010a Reverse

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:14 PM

UNK 011 - 5"h x 5 1/2"w - This came with a large set which was owned by a retired Naval officer who served on at least 5 different Minesweepers.  All of the other patches in the group are either Minesweepers or Mine Warfare commands and squadrons.  All of the patches are marked on the reverse '1962' which is the year he retired and collected these.

 

ID MINRON 4, Charleston South Carolina 1950's.  Thanks to Firefighter for the positive ID

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 08 December 2018 - 03:59 PM.
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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:15 PM

UNK 011a Reverse

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 24 September 2018 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:16 PM

UNK 012

 

Edit: ID'd as USAF 52nd fighter interceptor wing - missing "Seek, Attack, Destroy" scroll thanks to Skio

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 18 April 2017 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:16 PM

UNK 012a Reverse

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:17 PM

UNK 013 - 3" round

 

Edit:  ID'd as Luscon Activ-8 Oil Logo

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  • UNK 013.jpg
  • UNK 013a.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 07 September 2019 - 09:01 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:18 PM

UNK 014 - Cereal Box patch or ?

 

Edit:  ID'd as USAF 92nd Armament and Electronics Maintenance Squadron 2" ballcap patch thanks to Mark1

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  • UNK 014a.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 18 April 2017 - 10:58 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:19 PM

UNK 015 - Cereal Box patch or ?

 

Edit:  ID'd as USAF 58th Fighter Interceptor squadron 2" ballcap patch thanks to Skio

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  • UNK 015.jpg
  • UNK 015a.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 18 April 2017 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:19 PM

UNK 016 - 3" round cut edge compass patch with cheesecloth backing

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 18 April 2017 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:21 PM

UNK 017 - 3 1/2" round - This one has defied translation although the meaning is fairly clear.....

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  • UNK 017a.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 18 April 2017 - 10:59 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:24 PM

UNK 018 - 3"h x 2"w Search and Rescue Pelican patch - We've discussed this one before but it's still unidentified

 

http://www.usmilitar...an-usn-or-uscg/

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  • UNK 018a.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 18 April 2017 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:55 PM

#12-52nd FIW missing separate "Seek, Attack, Destroy"  bottom tab. USAF

 

#15-58th FIS USAF


 


Edited by skio, 12 August 2016 - 02:58 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 03:17 PM

 

#12-52nd FIW missing separate "Seek, Attack, Destroy"  bottom tab. USAF

 

#15-58th FIS USAF


 

 

 

Thanks Skio,

 

I figured those two were USAF, especially #12 due to the shield shape



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:32 PM

The UNK 014 belongs to the USAF 92nd Armament and Electronics Maintenance Squadron, looks like there ball cap patch.

 

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:38 PM

The UNK 015 belongs to the USAF 58th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, and also looks like a ball cap patch.

 

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:51 PM

Thanks Mark,

 

Both UNK 014 and UNK 015 are 2" ballcap size



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 06:13 PM

Your first posted patch I think may be a military "Tug Boat" type seeing as the title says "Tug Oers" possibly military fire tug type ..........

The second posted image I think is a military Weather unit type seeing the cloud and lightning bolt on it , the dates may be the years the unit existed and or psooibly years Hurricanes were checked out/flown into , just an opinion , but possibly something to go on check into .........



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for the input Johnny,

 

I also think it's a tugboat, either civilian or military.  Something about it says Alaska to me but that's just a hunch.  I've been searching for the Red Fox for years, but the only Red Fox tug I've found online is Spanish, built in 2005.  The patch is much older that this so the search continues.

 

 I chased down the weather angle, and Anti-Submarine warfare with no luck.  This patch is probably Mine Warfare related as it came from a career USN Mine Officer along with many other mine warfare patches.  It's also round, as is the Indian face which is indicative of mine warfare.  No clue what the '4' and the WWII years denote.  That's the key but it's eluded me thus far.

 

Hopefully someone will figure them out.



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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:16 AM

Your #3 I have seen before. I was thinking a Mine Division.But the ribbon below the Indians head looks like a FLOTILLA flag. So maybe 4th Mine Flotilla? 



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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:40 AM

UNK 019 - USN Ace Novelty patch - Anyone have the squadron ID?

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 18 April 2017 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:41 AM

UNK 19a - Reverse, or is it a USAF patch?

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 10:35 AM

Thanks for the input Johnny,

 

I also think it's a tugboat, either civilian or military. 

 

Red fox is a Tug boat.  The OERS might be for Oregon Emergency Response System or a related rescue service.



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Posted 16 August 2016 - 03:56 PM

UNK 020 North Africa - I still have no ID on this North Africa patch

 

Anyone recognize this one?  Army or Air Force Comm unit?  I thought it may be related to Sidi Yahia but so far nothing.

 

 

UPDATE:  Finally got a positive ID on this one from a USN Vet.  It is NAVCOMMSTA SIDI YAHIA, MOROCCO, circa 1971

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  • UNK 020a NORTH AFRICA.jpg
  • SIDI YAHIA MOROCCO.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 10 June 2018 - 01:21 PM.
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:02 AM

To the top for fresh eyes.....




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