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Started by 8240th A.U. , Feb 11 2010 02:47 AM

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#1 8240th A.U.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 02:47 AM

Hi all,
A question for the USAF collectors: did the 22nd C.R.B.Sq had a patch, if so ,can someone post a picture?

( An example for trade/sale anyone??? :rolleyes: )

Eric

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#2 Johnny Signor

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 06:06 PM

Hello try these sites ,good luck !
AAF/USAF Crash Rescue Boat Association
Warboats.rog
oarboat@aol.com


If you find a photo example of it I can make you a Leather patch of it .

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:32 AM

The above has one error in site adress,
Warboats.org is correct not .rog

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:51 PM

Ask and ye shall receive... as soon as I can dig out the right reference book!

This is from Apollo's Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations During the Cold War by Col Michael E. Haas, 1997, Air University Press.

There are a number of patches in the book that look like reproductions, but this one looks like a genuine veteran.

By the way, if this is an area of interest for you, the book features a chapter on the Crash Rescue Boats, and several chapters on Special Operations during the Korean War.

The caption under the photo reads: During the Korean War, th 22nd Crash Rescue Boat Squadron threw its lot in with a collection of unconventional warfare pirates that took the unit a long way from its conventional mission: amazingly young sergeants like "Boog" Farrish pulled it off.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:58 PM

From:

http://www.warboats....oardProfile.JPG

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:03 PM

Could you imagine how rare the patch is?

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#7 8240th A.U.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:23 PM

Could you imagine how rare the patch is?

-Ski

Hi Ski,
Sure......rare is clearly an understatement for this one!!!
Anyway, with time, patience and some $$$ (lots??), maybe one day I'll get one for my collection.
Eric

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:25 PM

Ask and ye shall receive... as soon as I can dig out the right reference book!

This is from Apollo's Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations During the Cold War by Col Michael E. Haas, 1997, Air University Press.

There are a number of patches in the book that look like reproductions, but this one looks like a genuine veteran.

By the way, if this is an area of interest for you, the book features a chapter on the Crash Rescue Boats, and several chapters on Special Operations during the Korean War.

The caption under the photo reads: During the Korean War, th 22nd Crash Rescue Boat Squadron threw its lot in with a collection of unconventional warfare pirates that took the unit a long way from its conventional mission: amazingly young sergeants like "Boog" Farrish pulled it off.

Many thanks for the info, I'll try to find the book.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

Old copies are available through Amazon.com


http://www.amazon.co...;condition=used

There is a 2002 edition as well, but for some reason it sells for more.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 06:18 PM

This book is available on-line (free download to .pdf) directly from the publisher:

aupress.maxwell.af.mil/Books/Haas/Haas.pdf

Use this as a virtual reference until you find a print copy that you want to buy (or not).

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:33 PM

The above has one error in site adress,
Warboats.org is correct not .rog

I was a member of the 22D Crash Boat Squadron in 1951-1953 and the government never issued any patches to me. However, we didn't wear anything official while on the boats but we did have navy blue shirts, blue pant dungeries and white salor hat.

I have a copy of the book by Haas and had several visits with Nick Nichols at his office.

I will attach a scanned copy of the shoulder patch you were discussing. I believe the patches were ordered for the 22D Crash Rescue Boat Organization.

mseagraves4

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:51 PM

And, believe it or not, there are still a few airmen on duty today aboard vessels.


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