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#26 Johnny Signor

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:50 PM

The patch with the #4 and the Ww2 years, is there a chance the "4" is the minesweepers hull number of the Ww2 years , maybe like a "Friday" patch .........



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:37 AM

Aloha Johnny,

 

Tried that from several different angles and "4" as a Group, Squadron, Division, Flotilla yet it still eludes identification

 

UNK 11

 

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

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  • UNK 011.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 26 September 2018 - 10:58 AM.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:39 PM

Still Unknown

 

UNK 10

 

 

 

 

UNK 16

UNK 17

UNK 18

UNK 19


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


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:47 PM

A new unknown for your consideration

 

Edit:  Identified thanks to Randy - It's USAF for the Rome Air Depot at Griffiss AFB, NY.  http://www.ericsusaf.../pagina/r_t.htm

 

UNK 21 

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  • UNK 021.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 26 September 2018 - 11:00 AM.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:03 PM

UNK 22 - ID as a USO Rhode Island connected patch

with thanks to Vance Zemke  http://www.usmilitar...t/?fromsearch=1

 

 

Possible USN or USCG patch.  Handmade with all felt construction.  Chain Stitched with single chevron.

 

Two possibilities (guesses)

 

Personalized patch for USN Airedale Sailor based in Rhode Island (NAS Quonset Point, NAVSTA Newport, etc)

 

or

 

USCGC COURIER (WAGR-410) Utilized as a Voice of America transmitter station, homeport Rhodes, Greece 1952 to 1964

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  • UNK 022a.jpg
  • UNK 022.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 26 September 2018 - 11:00 AM.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:44 PM

A new unknown for your consideration

 

UNK 21

 

 

It's USAF for the Rome Air Depot at Griffiss AFB, NY.

 

Randy
 



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:40 AM

Mahalo Randy,

 

Bump for fresh eyes.....

 

Still Unknown

 

UNK 10

 

 

 

 

UNK 16

UNK 17

UNK 18

UNK 19


Edited by Salvage Sailor, 07 September 2019 - 09:01 AM.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:47 PM

Patch Detectives, Look through the other Unknowns on the last two pages.......Hopefully you can ID some of them

 

 

and a new one

 

UNK 23  Probably USN, Swimming Duck with a Parachute or Pack?

 

I don't believe it's a Disney image but it could be

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  • UNK 023.jpg
  • UNK 024.jpg


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 05:12 PM

#22 has been on here before. Pretty sure its actually a USO organization.

http://www.usmilitar...t/?fromsearch=1

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 07:26 PM

Thanks for the link Vance, never would have suspected a USO connection for that one.

 

Judging from the other two examples on that topic, I'll classify this as a probable ID

 

UNK 22 - ID as a USO Rhode Island connected patch

 

 

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  • UNK 022.jpg


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:30 AM

UNK 24 - PARATUS 8th Squadron ???

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  • UNK 024a.jpg


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:03 AM

Any thoughts on UNK 24?

 

USAF?  USN?  CAP?  8th Beanie Squadron?

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 07:48 PM

Another one for ID, this was an impulse buy last year.  It came with some other Navy patches including a Fleet Air Wing Five patch.

 

I thought it may be a USN squadron or perhaps a DESRON or CORTRON patch but it's thus far eluded me.....USN or is it an Air Force patch?

 

UNK 25 Ace Novelty, Eagle with a 5 on the shield - Motto:  THE FIRST STRING

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  • UNK 026.jpg
  • UNK 025.jpg


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:54 AM

Bump for fresh eyes.....

 

Still Unknown, the list is getting longer

 

UNK 10

 

 

 

 

UNK 16

UNK 17

UNK 18

UNK 19

 

UNK 23

UNK 24

UNK 25


Edited by Salvage Sailor, 07 September 2019 - 09:02 AM.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:27 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

 

Please take a look at the other unknowns posted above and let me know if you see anything you recognize

 

Aloha

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

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 10 June 2018 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:56 PM

Another one for ID, this was an impulse buy last year.  It came with some other Navy patches including a Fleet Air Wing Five patch.

 

I thought it may be a USN squadron or perhaps a DESRON or CORTRON patch but it's thus far eluded me.....USN or is it an Air Force patch?

 

UNK 25 Ace Novelty, Eagle with a 5 on the shield - Motto:  THE FIRST STRING

 

 

Any clues or guesses on this one yet?



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Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:59 PM

UNK 26 - WE TRY HARDER VIETNAM - Unknown Navy CVW patch, Vietnam War for ID 

 

Another Carrier Air Group Five "Going Downtown"?  Any guesses on this one or my other Unknowns listed above?

 

UPDATE:  USMF Discussion on this patch

 

I'm still thinking that this one is a Navy Carrier Air Group due to the Rainbow arrows coming from the sea.  Several use the rainbow imagery in their heraldry.

 

The search continues.....

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  • UNK 026.jpg
  • UNK 026a.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 21 August 2019 - 03:22 PM.
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 01:17 PM

Here is a pic of your patch, in plaque form.
Mine Squadron
I made that guess 3yrs ago
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 01:27 PM

 

USS Pandemus (ARL-18) Decommissioned 1968

 

 

 

USS Waxsaw (AN-91) Decommissioned 1960

 

 

 

USS Yazoo (AN-92) Decommissioned 1962

 

 

So your patch looks to be from the 1950s


Edited by firefighter, 24 September 2018 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 03:15 PM

Many thanks for the photo confirmation Firefighter,

 

I always suspected that this was MINRON 4 at Charleston, SC, just never had the photos or back up to confirm this.

 

You nailed it with the plaque



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Posted 24 September 2018 - 05:10 PM

Many thanks for the photo confirmation Firefighter,
 
I always suspected that this was MINRON 4 at Charleston, SC, just never had the photos or back up to confirm this.
 
You nailed it with the plaque


You’re welcome. What are the 41 - 45?

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 05:30 PM

I'm thinking the obvious, their service during WWII from Pearl Harbor to Japan where they swept the minefields around the home islands (they were waiting for Operation Downfall and then were assigned to sweep Japanese waters through 1946)



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

Bump for fresh eyes.....

 

Still Unknown, the list is getting longer

 

UNK 10

 

 

 

 

UNK 16

UNK 17

UNK 18

UNK 19

 

UNK 23

UNK 24

UNK 25


Edited by Salvage Sailor, 07 September 2019 - 09:02 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:20 PM

8 months later, another look to resolve these mysterious patch identities.....

 

UNK 10

 

 

 

 

UNK 16

UNK 17

UNK 18

UNK 19

 

UNK 23

UNK 24

UNK 25

 

.....and in particular the two (2) Ace Novelty patches No. 19 and No. 25

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  • UNK 025.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 07 September 2019 - 09:02 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:18 PM

#26, I have this patch from a large group of US Military Sealift Command stuff and makes perfect sense. Going 'downtown' on Cam Ranh Bay? Logistics, not airstrikes.


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