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80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron "B"oar Flight?

Started by ActionMilitarySurplus , Sep 12 2017 12:08 PM

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#1 ActionMilitarySurplus

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:08 PM

One more for you guys, I'm still thrilled about the 3501st Pilot Training Squadron class patch identification!

 

I came across a bag of patches I purchased several years ago, that came from a collection owned by a man who had originally purchased them when a Los Angeles-area surplus store closed down in the late 40's or early 50's-- I used to know it but I am completely drawing a blank. Lots of older stuff, some rare stuff, some stuff-- like this one and the 3501st-- that I can't find much about. I have found only one other similar patch online, HERE, which lists it as 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron out of Itazuke AB, Japan. Is this patch from a USAF flight that would have actually fielded the NOTS BOAR-- in which case it would be rare, as only 225 were produced? Anything helps, and Mark1 again, thank you!

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:10 PM

Yet another cool looking patch. It looks like this has been ID'ed by USMILITARYPATCHES.COM as the 80th Fighter Bomber Squadron B Flight "Boar Flight" out of Itazuke Air Base, Japan from 1950 to 1958. San in Japanese means Mr. "Red San" equals "Mr. Red" most likely the pilots last name, Just like the one that is ID,ed on USMILITARYPATCHES.COM "Smith San" equals "Mr. Smith". The 80th FBS flew F-80's, F-86's, F-84's then F-100's. I think the BOAR (Bureau of Ordnance Aircraft Rocket or Bombardment Aircraft Rocket) was used US Navy, I do not think the USAF used it.

 

 

On your Reese AFB Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 56-V there is some info about it on the web site w9fz.com.

 

 

Mark


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:51 AM

Correct ID, but boar is a play on hog, which was the F-84's common name from the pilots. The hog is shown straining to lift the bomb, as they were known for taking forever to leave the ground under a full load. Also note the board used for a wing. This was a reference to the straight winged F-84s called "plank wing" models due to the size and shape of the wing. He's the one we have posted at the site as mentioned above. It's still a work in progress!

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:11 PM

By correct ID I meant what Mark said. I see it's on eBay as a Navy patch attributed to some rocket program. This is a USAF 80th FBS B Flight. Each USAF fighter squadron had 4 flights, normally A-D, but not always. This is not USN nor does it have anything to do with a rocket program.

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

Yes I have it up for sale, I will be pulling it and revising, thanks Randy and Mark.


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