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Looper5920

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    Washington, D.C.
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    I collect Marine Corps aviation and Marine Corps World War II patches. I particularly focus on non-flying units within Marine Aviation.
  1. The H&MS-17 patch is a real nice original piece. Thanks for sharing.
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    H&MS-24

    This is a first edition patch that was used from 1950-1957. Mark
  3. Picked these two books up at a flea market in New Jersey this afternoon. First is the History of the 315th Infantry Regiment in World War I from 1920. Overall in great shape except for a piece of the upper spine missing. Other book is a 1931-32 Field Artillery Manual from the Marine Corps Schools Company Officers Course.
  4. It is not that impressive and not much more than what I posted. Attached picture is from the PDF I have detailing a collection with all relevant information. Cheers, Mark
  5. I have a reference that shows this patch, shown below, being from 1970 when VMA-311 joined MAG-13 in Vietnam. It is a little different than the one you displayed. Hope this helps. Mark
  6. Thanks for sharing. Some really great pieces in there.
  7. Great mid-60s patch for VMF-351. Thank you for sharing.
  8. Fair enough, I did not consider that having never seen it before. Appreciate the course correction. Thanks, MM
  9. 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 VM
  10. Very nice early edition MASS-3 patch. Article below is from the 8 May 1959 edition of the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro Flight Jacket, the base newspaper. It shows the origin of the insignia. Second photo shows some additional MASS-3 patches that I have in my collection. Of note, the MASS-3 insignia is the oldest continuously used insignia amongst Marine Corps aviation command and control units. Cheers MM
  11. Not sure what I actually have here. It is a VMF-124 patch but I don't want to get ahead of myself on the date. It is hand painted and you can see the pencil/pen marks from the original drawing. Backing is very similar to a couple of original Australian made 1st Marine Division patches I own. Backing is coming away from the patch on the sides. Last photo shows what is in-between the two. I am not to knowledgeable on these older patches if indeed it is old at all. interested to hear what the community thinks. Thanks in advance.
  12. The patch also may have an error. I have never seen a 169 patch where the two white designs on the cobras hood connect in front. Usually they connect to the side of the torso. Also scanned through all my reference material as well and did not see any done that way. I could absolutely be wrong but did want to give a heads up. Mark
  13. First patch is VMO-6 from approx 1952. Second is VMF(N)-513 also from Korean War era. Third patch is VMC-1. Also Marine and also from the 1950s. Beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing. Mark
  14. A couple of more HMH-361 patches to add to the thread. Few more to follow
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