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308th AAFFTD Flight Instructor patch. There is also a Ground Instructor and Flight Commander variation.

Stamford Flying School, 308th AAFFTD, Stamford, Texas.

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Sweetheart Navy mirror patch

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Sister US Army mirror patch

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With your constant posting of fresh additions, this thread is indeed one of my favorites on the Forum. Thank you for all of your efforts!

 

Here's a few additional instructor patches (referenced above) from the 308th Army Air Force Flight Training Detachment, Stamford Flying School, Texas.

 

 

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"Westover Field", Massachusetts, Sub-depot

 

Westover Field was created by a war-readiness appropriation signed by president Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. It was assigned to the United States Army Air Corps Northeast Air District. Later, as part of the First Air Force I Bomber Command and later Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command, Westover was a base for antisubmarine operations against German U-Boats in the early years of World War II. During the course of the war, it became the largest military air facility in the Northeast.

 

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Eastern Aircraft (With V for Victory)

 

Owned by General Motors.

By 1943, Grumman began to slowly phase out production of the Avenger to produce F6F Hellcatfighters, and the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors took over production, with these aircraft being designated TBM. The Eastern Aircraft plant was located in North Tarrytown (renamed Sleepy Hollow in 1996), New York. Grumman delivered a TBF-1, held together with sheet metal screws, so that the automotive engineers could disassemble it, a part at a time, and redesign the aircraft for automotive style production. This aircraft was known as the "P-K Avenger" (P-K = Parker-Kalon, manufacturer of sheet metal screws). Starting in mid-1944, the TBM-3 began production (with a more powerful powerplant and wing hardpoints for drop tanks and rockets). The dash-3 was the most numerous of the Avengers (with about 4,600 produced). However, most of the Avengers in service were dash-1s until near the end of the war in 1945.

 

 

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AAFCFS (Allied Air Force Contract Flying School) Corsicana Field

 

Opened on 1 April 1941 with 2,000' all-way turf runway. Known as Corsicana Field. Assigned to United States Army Air Forces Gulf Coast Training Center (later Central Flying Training Command) as a primary (level 1) pilot training airfield. had six local axillary airfields for emergency and overflow landings.

Began training United States Army Air Corps flying cadets under contract to Air Activities of Texas under 301st Flying Training Detachment. Flying training was performed with Fairchild PT-19s as the primary trainer. Also had several PT-17 Stearmans and a few old A-3 Curtiss Falconsassigned.

Inactivated on 16 October 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program. Declared surplus and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on 30 September 1945. Eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and became a civil airport

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California Flyers Inspector

 

Still researching what they did. Came with the Hughes Aircraft Inspector patch from the same scrapbook.

 

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Hughes Aircraft Inspector

 

Although they did not produce their own WW2 aircraft they opened their production lines for other company planes. This is a really neat patch.

 

However the plant's hangars at Hughes Airport, location of present day Playa Vista in the Westside of Los Angeles, California, were primarily used as a branch plant for the construction of other companies' designs. At the start of the war Hughes Aircraft had only four full-time employees—by the end the number was 80,000.

 

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Concerning post 258 . California Flyers Inc. was a school of aviation and later aeronautics. Turned out to be a great find.

http://www.flyingtigerantiques.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=fta&Product_Code=mca10001cf2&Category_Code=15mca

 

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I have about 30 different PX pocket patches to post as time permits.

 

Here is a Naval Aviation one.

 

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Fort Lawton, Washington mirror patch

 

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Fort Slocum NY, USA mirror patch

 

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Camp Howze, Texas mirror patch

 

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Camp Millard Bucyrus, Ohio mirror patch

 

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Ft. George G Meade Maryland mirror patch

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Camp Atterbury Columbus, Indiana mirror patch

 

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Camp Chaffee Arkansas, USA mirror patch

 

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Camp Wheeler, Georgia mirror patch

 

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Camp Wolters, Texas mirror patch

 

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Reception Center Camp Perry, Ohio mirror patch

 

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Camp Clairborne, LA mirror patch

 

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Thanks again, Steve! A couple of questions:

 

1. When you indicate a "PX Pocket Patch" do you mean that these were bought in a PX for uniform wear or instead as memories of that base, camp, fort, etc?

 

2. A 'mirror patch' ... that's referring to the Eagle's head being turned in the opposite direction?

 

Thanks for your help in educating me about these terms and patches!

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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Thanks again, Steve! A couple of questions:

 

1. When you indicate a "PX Pocket Patch" do you mean that these were bought in a PX for uniform wear or instead as memories of that base, camp, fort, etc?

 

2. A 'mirror patch' ... that's referring to the Eagle's head being turned in the opposite direction?

 

Thanks for your help in educating me about these terms and patches!

 

Yes, these patches with the eagle and post name were sold in base PXs for troops going in and out of training. These were typically sweetheart patches and are called "mirror patches" since they had a small mirror (makeup compact size) glued to the reverse side with a yellow/blue braided rope device along the side.

 

 

Take a look at this link below

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