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#1 Adrian6256

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 04:50 PM

Hello, I recently picked up a group of patches. I was able to identify the pilot training Squadron out of Texas, but the others are mysterious to me. The polar bear patches are similar to the AEF patches but I don't think that is what these are. Any help in identifying these would be appreciated. 

 

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#2 Adrian6256

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 04:51 PM

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#3 Adrian6256

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 04:52 PM

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 05:10 PM

Bottom right looks like 3645th pilot training squadron, the yellow i believe is an airborne unit and looks real 


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#5 John Conway

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 06:57 PM

The Black panther is the 541st Airborne infantry regiment. Looks WW2 era but the in crowd will have to confirm if it was of a style and construction that was actually worn by the unit. I'm guessing this is a made for collectors example but not my expertise.



#6 Randy

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 07:16 PM

The 3645 Pilot Training Sq. is for B Flight of the 3645 PTS. It was at Laughlin AFB, TX, flying T-37s. Here's the squadron patch the flight was a part of. Both are 60s era.

 

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#7 Adrian6256

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:30 AM

John, thank you so much for identifying this patch for me, I was thinking it was a squadron patch, but the fact that its undersized was throwing me off.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:31 AM

Randy, thats awesome info. Im glad that it is from my home state, do you think its 1960s? I wasnt sure if it was a more modern patch.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:32 AM

Wake1941, I had no idea it was airborne until you pointed that out. Thank you for your help.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 12:35 PM

Randy, thats awesome info. Im glad that it is from my home state, do you think its 1960s? I wasnt sure if it was a more modern patch.

Adrian,

Yes, that looks like a 60s era patch by the construction. In 1972 the 3645 PTS was redesignated the 85 Flying Training Sq. with the same mission. They even kept the same B Flight patch and added the new designation.

 

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 04:38 PM

You're welcome sir! Surprised we don't have any input from the Airborne pros!

John, thank you so much for identifying this patch for me, I was thinking it was a squadron patch, but the fact that its undersized was throwing me off.

Adrian

 




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