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Can anyone identify, or offer background on this Civil Air Patrol Cadet patch? It is four inches wide and depicts Walt Disney's "Goofy" in uniform. It appears to be WWII era made. Possibly an early 1st Group encampment patch for the jacket? I appreciate your help.

 

I've not seen this one before either and I thought I'd see about a million CAP unit patches. This definately has that 1940's look to it.

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Thank you Ski and Lee. I appreciate your input. Since it's four inches wide, I assume it would have been a pocket patch, rather than worn on the sleeve? I've shown this patch around, off and on, for over 30 years now without anyone being able to positively identify it. The mystery continues.

 

Russ

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If not already, why not contact CAP itself at Maxwell AFB? :dunno:

 

The current National Commander is MajGen Amy Courier.

 

http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/html/contact.htm

 

Surely someone there will have an ID for that patch.

 

I'm very curious myself!

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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If not already, why not contact CAP itself at Maxwell AFB? :dunno:

 

The current National Commander is MajGen Amy Courier.

 

http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/html/contact.htm

 

Surely someone there will have an ID for that patch.

 

I'm very curious myself!

 

 

Thank you Bluehawk. That's an excellent idea. I'll let you know when I hear something.

Russ

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Thank you Bluehawk. That's an excellent idea. I'll let you know when I hear something.

Russ

I'm eager to hear what they say!

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Here's my only CAP items in my collection, found them in the bottom of a box at a flea market. I found them separately.

Envelope with stamp with her name on it.

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Actively collecting 7th Armored Division items, groupings, etc. especially anything dealing with CO B, 23rd AIB

"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning." - Colonel David M. Shoup

 

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And the membership card, is there any way to research CAP??

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Actively collecting 7th Armored Division items, groupings, etc. especially anything dealing with CO B, 23rd AIB

"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning." - Colonel David M. Shoup

 

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I picked these up in trading today. Are the circular ones Cap patches?

 

-Ski

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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I picked these up in trading today. Are the circular ones Cap patches?

 

-Ski

 

Ski,

The circular ones that say "Encampment", are Civil Air Patrol Cadet items. The one with the red prop was authorized from August 1949 thru Jan. 1951. The one with the red prop was used from Aug. 1951 thru Jan. 1954. These were worn on the lower right sleeve of coats and shirts. In Jan. 1954 the patch was replaced by the encampment ribbon. Cadets then and still today participate in "enacmpments", which are often held in the summer on Air Force Bases or other installations to give them a first hand view of daily life and working of the Air Force. This may have changed somewhat since 9-11.

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Ski,

The circular ones that say "Encampment", are Civil Air Patrol Cadet items. The one with the red prop was authorized from August 1949 thru Jan. 1951. The one with the red prop was used from Aug. 1951 thru Jan. 1954. These were worn on the lower right sleeve of coats and shirts. In Jan. 1954 the patch was replaced by the encampment ribbon. Cadets then and still today participate in "enacmpments", which are often held in the summer on Air Force Bases or other installations to give them a first hand view of daily life and working of the Air Force. This may have changed somewhat since 9-11.

 

 

Thanks Lee for the intel! I didn't know they were that old. I attended a total of 6 encampments in my CAP days..... ;) Which patch was worn when? You mentioned the red proped one twice. Thanks again. A real mountain of information.

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Thanks Lee for the intel! I didn't know they were that old. I attended a total of 6 encampments in my CAP days..... ;) Which patch was worn when? You mentioned the red proped one twice. Thanks again. A real mountain of information.

 

-Ski

 

 

OOPS! My bad... the white one came later. The red first, replaced by white. Actually, I think both were probably worn during the same periods, but the white came along later. I think that was one of those deals probably to save money buy eliminating the red thread required for the earlier patch.

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OOPS! My bad... the white one came later. The red first, replaced by white. Actually, I think both were probably worn during the same periods, but the white came along later. I think that was one of those deals probably to save money buy eliminating the red thread required for the earlier patch.

 

Thanks Lee. You are the man! I take it, then, the patch was worn in the same sort of way Boy Scout merit patches were worn? I definately like the ribbon idea better if that was the idea.

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Here is a WWII hat from my collection. It was apparently worn by an observer who served with the C.A.P. doing border patrol flights during the war, according to a note I have that came with it.

 

Robert

 

Don't know how I missed making a comment on the campaign hat. These were reportedly used in Nevada during the war by mounted CAP troops that worked as gound search & rescue parties. It would be very difficult to wear one of these while flying as an observer, but who knows. Some pretty weird uniforms/gear/insignia combinations were used by CAP during WWII. :lol:

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What pattern shirt and trousers would these be? Also, What type of shoes were worn?

 

CAP wore atandard U.S. Army uniforms during WWII with the addition of red epaulets on officers shirts and coats and red background on chevrons. They also wore red trim on overseas caps. The red was made obsolete in Feb. 1945 and CAP adopted regular Army uniforms with the only distinctions being the use of CAP insignia. Shoes would be standard Army brown

 

Hope this answers your question.

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