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!