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#1 Red Devil

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:11 AM

Hi Everyone,

 

This might be a shot in the dark, but I was hoping someone could help possibly identify a squadron patch based on the outline of where it was once stitched.  I recently acquired a Willis & Geiger M-422A jacket that is heavily worn, and on the chest are stitching holes from a patch.  I don't know much about WWII/KW era USN/Marines jackets, but it seems like this is where a name tag could have been more commonly worn than another patch.  The outline doesn't seem to match any WWII-era Navy patches I've seen in my research.

 

Either way, any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

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#2 Red Devil

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:13 AM

Here is the jacket itself.  It's complete but worn.  I cannot discern a USN mark under the collar because of the wear back there.  The tag identifies the contract at NsX-290, which was a 1943 contract for W&G.

 

 

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#3 Johnny Signor

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:01 PM

"possible " one it could be .......Old early WW2 VF-6 with an outer border to sew to jacket 

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#4 Johnny Signor

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:03 PM

Or mixed service one of the 334th Fighter Squadron of the USAF ......design reversed 

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#5 mohawkALSE

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:28 PM

That would be the 336th Fighter Squadron "Rocketeers"   The Rocket usually points the other direction like the stitching holes on the jacket.



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:42 AM

Maybe a USN patch? How about VA-195?
https://bluejacket.c..._1952_insig.jpg

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:03 AM

Thank you all for the leads and input.  I do indeed think it is a match for the 336th Fighter Squadron, with a patch found here.  Interesting to have a potential USAF patch on a USN jacket though.  I appreciate the feedback!



#8 Jim MacDonald

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:17 PM

I dunno. It looks like a diving bird to me. I think that still more research should be done with Navy & Marine squadrons.

 

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