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For Reference: Another Ace Novelty USMF topic started by topdcnut in 2008 which I overlooked when starting this topic

 

Ace Novelty Unit Patches http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/32925-ace-novelty-japanese-unit-patches/

 

 

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Vietnam Era VF-31 Tomcatters flying F-4 Phantoms off of the USS SARATOGA (CVA/CV-60)

 

Shown below is an F-4J Phantom II (155773) from the Tomcatters, off the USS Saratoga (CV-60). Photo taken by Horace Sagnor at NAS Oceana in May, 1978.

In 1980, the squadron and the carrier, the USS Saratoga (CV-60), concluded a 24-year period of continuous service together, the longest in naval history.

(from: http://www.militaryaircrafthistorian.com/vf-31.html)

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Sticking with Aviation patches.....the Vanguard (HM-14) Helminron fourteen, Ace Novelty circa 1978

 

Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14, formed as a legacy outfit in 1978 utilizing assets from Vietnam mine units

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Thanks Chris,

 

Didn't know you were also in Helos. That Tangier patch is really special to those in the know

 

 

Everyone, Please feel free to post any examples you have of Japanese Ace Novelty patches as a forum reference

 

PS - Still looking for an ID on this Ace Novelty patch

 

Eleven.....note the lightning bolts too.....ideas?

Unknown Eleven Ace Novelty 001.jpg

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