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WW1 Artillery School. Years ago I bought a WW1 tunic with this exact patch on it. Too my surprise, there was another in the pocket (this one). The patch Gods smiled on me that day!

 

 

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I believe this is a Flying Tigers on a black background facing in the reversed direction. I thought I've seen this referred to by another name and can't remember. Either way it's a beautiful bullion patch.

 

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100th MP Det. Sentry Dogs. My first field jacket issued to me in basic training was used. We were told to remove all the insignia. I did, and kept this pocket patch all these years.

 

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#528 is post WW2; #529 Italy is typical of many "location" tabs worn separately or with another patch: #531 Arty School is real; #532 is reversed 14th AF; #533 540th Engr Gp all were locally made, still rare insignia.

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Where did the first USN Astronauts train in their high altitude pressure suits?

 

U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND - SPACE TRAINING UNIT (1959)

 

This one goes with my other USN space training patch posted earlier (Post #512)

 

U.S. NAVAL PHYSIOLOGICAL TRAINING UNIT (1959) Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia

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I dont think I've shown this one.

917th Field Training Detachment. These guys trained the SVNAF. They were in Vietnam Jan 1963.

 

In January 1963, eleven officers, commanded by Lt. Colonel Jimmy Hamill, were sent to South Vietnam to organize a helicopter pilot school. The 917th Field Training Detachment established a training course in one month and began training Vietnamese officers to become helicopter pilots. This school is the first USAF Helicopter Course ever set up in a foreign country. During their 18-month tenure, the 917th FTD trained 95 helicopter pilots and 92 mechanics.

 

 

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I dont think I've shown this one.

917th Field Training Detachment. These guys trained the SVNAF. They were in Vietnam Jan 1963.

 

In January 1963, eleven officers, commanded by Lt. Colonel Jimmy Hamill, were sent to South Vietnam to organize a helicopter pilot school. The 917th Field Training Detachment established a training course in one month and began training Vietnamese officers to become helicopter pilots. This school is the first USAF Helicopter Course ever set up in a foreign country. During their 18-month tenure, the 917th FTD trained 95 helicopter pilots and 92 mechanics.

 

 

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That is a very nice patch thanks for showing

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