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    USN & USMC WW2 - 1955 US manufactured SQUADRON PATCHES; preferably ID'd or with clues to the original Veteran that earned the right to wear them. I love unknowns and researching the items I collect.
  1. Hello all, I have been displaying my USN & USMC squadron patches in lockable, walnut 18x24x2 inch display cases for as long as I've been collecting. However, these days, sadly, most of my collection sits in storage bins. So, I finally decided to order some more cases from my usual supplier, Indian River Display Cases, and found out they haven't made them in over four years with no plans to start producing them again. You could buy 3 for $54 each when I last ordered them. Now I've begun searching for a similar quality product, but haven't been able to find them for less than $94 each! Does anyone here have a more reasonably priced source for these cases? Jeffro
  2. I saw it identified and didn't write it down, but it was within the last year. I could've sworn it was here on the forum under recent finds or can you I'd or AAF shoulder patches, but cannot find it now.
  3. I'm sure this was identified on the forum already, but I cannot find the post. It's the one on lower right in the photo. Any help on the Baker Dog patch would be appreciated as well. Thanks!
  4. I think your patch is for VA-44 circa 1949-1950. There was a brief period where some USN CAGs were using different colors/chess pieces to designate squadrons belonging to a carrier's air group. The King designated the CAG, the Pawn was used for Fighter squadrons and the Knight designated the attack squadron. VA-44 was briefly named the "Scarlett Knights" before being disestablished in 1950. They did two cruises aboard the USS Midway in 1949 and 1950. Sent you a PM. Jeffro
  5. I think the Aviator on the lower left is wearing the patch. Taken from the same source as above.
  6. Rick, I'm not saying the design wasn't used during WW2, but I think your patch is more likely the 1953-1956 version based on the design charcteristics (turtle and periscope) and manufacturing details. It would make sense that it is close to the VS-931 design used during the Korean War but modified after they were redesignated VS-20 as mentioned above. The squadron was absorbed into Anti-submarine squadron 21 after the cruise. This photo is from the Navy.de website and is from the 1956 Westpac cruise of CVS-37 USS Princeton: It is a great looking patch. Jeffro
  7. Rick, the VP Navy website has this patch listed as belonging to Anti-submarine squadron twenty (VS-20) flying the P2V2 (Truculent Turtle). Jeffro
  8. I'm with Kammo-man. Take your time and try to match up the holes with a needle and thread and put the patches back on. The jacket by itself isn't very valuable or interesting in my opinion. Jeffro
  9. Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for posting them. They sure look like decals. That guy was definitely talented. I wonder if he had something to do with the designs of some of those insignia. Pretty cool. Jeffro
  10. Old Crow 1986, do you have pictures of the other three framed displays? I'd love to see them! Jeffro
  11. Yes, it appears to be "the real deal". Not really suited for the "Walika's USN squadron patches" sub forum though. Maybe mods can move it to the Garth Thompson section? Jeffro
  12. Yep, I guess the plane would be pretty big if it were 1/43 scale. Probably is a date. Jeffro
  13. I don't know anything about these, but it would make sense to me that the colors on the globe indicate the best ways to attack the enemy aircraft (e.g. That red or orange area seams to line up with a frontal attack and in direct firing area of the Junkers' guns). Is there a bottom half of that red or orange circle that maybe needs to line up with the top half? Also wondering if the 1/43 is a scale size? Jeffro
  14. LOL, ya thanks Steve! Not exactly the enlightenment I was hoping for. Supposedly came from a flea market via a vendor that does estate cleaniuts in Massachusetts. Seems like it's probably military due to the card suits I think. Thought maybe a sports team but it seems a bit too aggressive and mature for that. Hoping to get a black light test on it to help verify age somewhat. Wolves, where wolves? Idk
  15. Looks like "Projectile Airlines" "North of the 38th" to me. Don't know what it is though.
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