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#1 Looper5920

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 03:49 AM

I am curious if anyone has a real life example of the first patch shown below.  The first picture depicts a Marine from Air Warning Squadron 1 (AWS-1) in what is believed to be February 1946.  You'll notice he is wearing a 4th MAW shoulder patch however the patch is not full red but rather two tone.  I believe the color scheme to be similar to that of the second photo which shows a handmade MGCIS-1 patch from a few years later.  The two-toned patch was supposed to signify that the radar squadron could conduct both day & night operations.  The color scheme is still employed by MACS-1 and VMA-513 to this day. 

 

Does anyone on the forum happen to have an example of this patch?  Thanks in advance. 

 

Cheers,

Mark

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#2 Allan H.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:03 AM

I don't think you're looking for a two color shoulder patch. I think that this Gunny has ironed a crease into the "battle blaze" AND into his chevrons. I think that you aare simply seeing light bounce off of the patch at the crease.  Now, why would someone crease the sleeves on their Alpha?

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:13 AM

I will agree with Allan on this, looks like camera photo flash and lighting...



#4 Looper5920

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:56 AM

Fair enough, I did not consider that having never seen it before. Appreciate the course correction.

Thanks,
MM


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