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USAF hand made quilted 23rd CAMRON patch


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Normally I do not pick up many US Air Force maintenance squadron patches, but as nice as this one looks I couldn't say no. I am guessing it might be Vietnamese made but I could not find out much information on line about the unit.

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Nice patch.

 

I have a few theatre made USAF Maintenance Squadron pieces in my collection,but not many.For some reason they don't seem to be very common.

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Great looking patch and probably one of the earliest USAF in Vietnam patches.

 

From what I can find this unit was part of the 23rd Air Base Group stationed at DaNang AB and probably took care of the C-123's(Providers) used in Project Mule Train.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da_Nang_Air_Base

 

This unit at DaNang is NOT part of the 23d Tactical Fighter Wing, that was stationed at McConnell AFB at the Time. The 23d Air Base Group was assigned to Second Air Division.

 

Terry L Horstead

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This unit at DaNang is NOT part of the 23d Tactical Fighter Wing, that was stationed at McConnell AFB at the Time. The 23d Air Base Group was assigned to Second Air Division.

 

Terry L Horstead

 

 

I don't get your point? I never mentioned the 23rd TFW.

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Just trying to stop a miss conception as most people will link a Maintenance Squadron to a Wing or Group. In this case the 23d ABG is a MAJCOM (PACAF) Designated Group (What the Air Force considers as Provisional / Experditionary) rather then the AF Controlled 23rd (Tactical) Fighter Wing/Group.

 

Terry L Horstead

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Just trying to stop a miss conception as most people will link a Maintenance Squadron to a Wing or Group. In this case the 23d ABG is a MAJCOM (PACAF) Designated Group (What the Air Force considers as Provisional / Experditionary) rather then the AF Controlled 23rd (Tactical) Fighter Wing/Group.

 

Terry L Horstead

 

 

Terry,

Thanks.I first thought 23rd TFW, my old unit from England AFB.I have the AF campaign register that covers up to the early part of the Vietnam war.It listed the 23rd CAMRON receiving advisory campaigns and showed the 23rd ABG with the same.Well being ex-military I put 2 & 2 together and came up with 5.

 

That is one awesome looking patch.

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