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  1. Congrats Ben! It's has been some time since I have seen some good B-1 stuff. I've been after one of those 42nd Air Division patches for a long time. Let me know if you are willing to trade for it. (Interested in others.) I am guessing that I have something good (B-1B) to replace it. Congrats again, glad to see you are still at it! Rick
  2. Very nice patches! Congrats. I work on the B-1 Bomber at Dyess AFB in Abilene, Texas. The Linear Air Park runs from the front gate to the flag pole. There was a RB-66 near the front gate for years; later moved in a field to make room for the B-1 that is now parked at the gate. (2003) The RB-66 has been parked in the field behind the trees ever since. Recently, the base has moved the RB-66 out of the dirt and begun a complete remodel. It is in bad shape, but they are finally going to fix it up. The wings were removed last month (Sheet metal repair). It is one of only a hand ful
  3. I scanned my collection...it does take time, but the sooner you start the sooner you will be close to being finished. Let's face it, you're not done collecting so you will never be done scanning. Scan 10 or 20 every weekend. Do this for yourself --- its great having my collection available digitally. Or for your families needs: 1) Make photo records --- the easiest way is to brake your collection into 25 count lots and take a photo of each lot. (5 patches across/ 5 patches down) Write the lot number on the back of the photo and/or name the digital photo by its lot number. 2) M
  4. The small things that went over extremly well when I was over seas are: Lots of Koolade single packets --- Because we drank a ton of water everyday. Original Cholula hot sauce bottle --- The same food gets old after a while, seasoning is better! Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning --- Its good on breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mechanical Pencils and small note pads --- Just good to have. Starbust candy and/or gum --- almost everyone likes it and it is easy to share. With the amount of other care packages with everything else --- these things would go over really well. --- Rick (Old B-1
  5. Abilene, TX. What do you need? --- Rick (Old B-1)
  6. I believe by the stitching its (circa 1960's). --- Rick (Old B-1)
  7. I believe it is the 18th Aircraft Generation Squadron out of Okinawa, Japan. (Circa mid-80's) The latin means "Second to Nobody" --- Rick (Old B-1)
  8. Iceland Air Defense Force --- circa mid-50's. --- Rick (Old B-1)
  9. I only saw one date for the Pomona Show.....is there not one in November 2012? --- Rick (Old B-1)
  10. More pictures for you.....I was amazed at the medals. --- Rick (Old B-1)
  11. I took a couple, but still need to go threw them to post the US military stuff. (Medals, uniforms, patches....) --- Rick (Old B-1)
  12. I saw a Nazi generals uniform set. Still for sale --- I believe she said $200,000. --- Rick (Old B-1)
  13. This was my first Show of Shows and I think I did good. :thumbsup: I am at awe of how big this Show really is. It was great meeting everyone and it was also good to now have a face to go with all the names. Everybody was so nice and helpful.......it was a lot of fun! Thank you! There were several big plastic bins to go threw. You can see another big bin of subdued patches behind me. Yes, yes...... Old B-1 (Obi-wan) is not that old. Enjoy! --- Rick (Old B-1)
  14. It's only a few days away. The weather looks like its going to be OK. I just posted my key wanted list. ---- Please, bring anything you see on the list if you have one and hold it for me. I'd bring any B-1 related patches you have.....if I don't have it.....I want it. I will be staying at the Garden Inn Hilton next to the show, if any cotton pickers would like to meet. (Thursday and Friday) I always have scans and pictures of my collection with me. (...and my traders.)
  15. Outstanding job guys.....my wife started laughing at me when you dumped the patches all over the desk/display case. I had to pause my DVR to see what you had. Also, I saw a truck driving on the road behind ya'll when you were fireing off the tank. (Wonder what that driver thought when that gun went off? ) Keep the shows going....they are just getting better. --- Rick (Old B-1)
  16. Very good show! Will you be filming at the Show of Shows? Glad to see I wasn't the only person looking at all the stuff in the background. --- Rick (Old B-1)
  17. I will be going to the show this year!!! I can't wait! Hopefully the patch gods will be looking out for me.... By the way, bring all your B-1 Bomber related patches. If I don't have one, I want one! Note my signature below. Thanks --- Rick (Old B-1)
  18. The top medal was probably the AF Commendation. The missing one from the bottom may be Armed Forces Reserve Medal. I'm just guessing --- Rick (Old B-1)
  19. Thanks for all the help I have received (Mark, Al, Terry), I think we got it. Here are the 4 digit squadrons equal to 3 digit squadrons: Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB California, 2951st CLSS = 652nd CLSS // aircraft: A-10, F-111, FB-111, F-117. Ogden ALC, Hill AFB Utah, 2952nd CLSS = 649th CLSS // aircraft: F-105, F-4, F-16, A-10 Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB Oklahoma, 2953rd CLSS = 654th CLSS / aircraft: B-1, B-2, B-52, F-111, KC-135, KC-10 San Antonio ALC, Kelly AFB Texas, 2954th CLSS = 651st CLSS // aircraft: B-52, C-17, C-5 Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB Georgia, 2955th CLSS = 65
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