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So when did Ace Novelty begin making patches for the USN?

 

Here's a good clue - USS MAGOFFIN (APA-199) Still in the wrapper

 

APA 199 USS MAGOFFIN Ace Novelty 001.jpg

 

APA 199 USS MAGOFFIN Ace Novelty 002.jpg

 

The Patch.....

 

APA 199 USS MAGOFFIN Ace Novelty 003.jpg

 

APA 199 USS MAGOFFIN Ace Novelty 004.jpg

 

...and the calendar card dated 1961, probably made in 1960

 

Take a look at what they made for the fleet besides patches

 

"ANYTHING ELSE: You name it, we make it. When in town (Tokyo) give us a buzz"

 

Ace Novelty 1961 001.jpg

 

Ace Novelty 1961 002.jpg

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Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Two (HC-2) Fleet Angels

 

USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) 1973 Med Cruise 5" Ace Novelty custom bullion patch

HC-2 Det 67 Fleet Angels

 

"When they're in our palm, they're safe and calm"

HC-2 CV-67 USS JOHN F. KENNEDY Med Cruise 1973 Ace Novelty 001.jpg

HC-2 CV-67 USS JOHN F. KENNEDY Med Cruise 1973 Ace Novelty 002.jpg

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The Blue Bolts VA-172 ATKRON Cap size patch, Vietnam era - Disestablished in 1971

 

The Lightning Bolt 'T' is a nice touch

VA 172 Blue Bolts Ace Novelty 001.jpg

VA 172 Blue Bolts Ace Novelty 002.jpg

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Boomer USS ULYSSES S. GRANT (SSBN-631) James Madison class fleet ballistic missile submarine in service 1964 to 1992

Ace Novelty 1970's

SSBN 631 USS GRANT Ace Novelty 001.jpg

SSBN 631 USS GRANT Ace Novelty 002.jpg

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VAW-121 Vietnam Era - Carrier Airborne Early Warning squadron 121, flying the smaller E-1B Tracers off of the older Essex & Midway class carrier decks

VAW-121 Ace Novelty 001.jpg

VAW-121 Ace Novelty 002.jpg

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USS BASHAW (AGSS-241) Gato class six WWII war patrols in service (SS/SSK) from 1943 to 1962

 

Reclassified as AGSS from 1962 to 1969

 

Elmers glue #@$%!!

AGSS 241 USS BASHAW Ace Novelty 001.jpg

AGSS 241 USS BASHAW Ace Novelty 002.jpg

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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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VF 31 Ace Novelty 002.jpg

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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

HM-14 Ace Novelty 003.jpg

HM-14 Ace Novelty 004.jpg

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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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Members: Please feel free to add your own Ace Novelty examples to this reference topic

 

 

Gearing class Destroyer USS ARNOLD J ISBELL (DD-869) In service 1945 to 1974

 

DD 869 USS ARNOLD J ISBELL Ace Novelty 001.jpg

 

DD 869 USS ARNOLD J ISBELL Ace Novelty 002.jpg

 

Size comparison - Gemsco on left, Ace Novelty on right

 

DD 869 USS ARNOLD J ISBELL Ace Novelty 003.jpg

 

DD 869 USS ARNOLD J ISBELL Ace Novelty 004.jpg

 

Size comparison

 

DD 869 USS ARNOLD J ISBELL Ace Novelty 005.jpg

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VS-41 Shamrocks - AIRANTISUBRON 41 (now Sea Control Squadron 41) then flying the new Viking AS aircraft off of the remaining CVS Essex class carriers in the 1970's

 

4 1/2" Japanese Ace Novelty

VS 41 Shamrocks Ace Novelty 001.jpg

VS 41 Shamrocks Ace Novelty 002.jpg

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