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Hello everyone

 

I've had this nameplate since the early 90's, found it in the pocket of a CWU 45/P that I picked up at Kensington market. I always thought it didn't belong to the jacket since the jacket also had Velcro for a TAC type chest patch on the right

 

The layout of the nameplate looks a bit different to some I've seen- do you think it's OK?

 

Also does anyone know what the 45 means?

 

I love the nickname "Scarface" on this one

 

Thanks in advance

 

Justin H

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Scarface refers to the Squadron (See what littlegto wrote above). 45 is his "Rocket Number" he may have and most likely did have a different personal call sign. Scarface 45 was probably what he answered to on the radio.

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You say the jacket has Velcro where the tag would go, so does the back of that tag have Velcro? USN/USMC use Velcro for name tags on jackets and flight suits and do use the cwu/45 flight jacket. It very may well belong together.

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Good point TLeo but it was the shape of the other patch that didn't look right- more like a Tactical Air Command type patch. There must be a name for that shape of patch but don't know what it is

 

Thanks

 

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Good point TLeo but it was the shape of the other patch that didn't look right- more like a Tactical Air Command type patch. There must be a name for that shape of patch but don't know what it is

 

Thanks

 

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Okay, I misunderstood the type and placement of the velcro. That does look like some type air force patch.

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