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I ran across this one today and I can't seem to figure this one out. Leather on leather. Any thoughts as to unit? Thanks ABN

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California

 

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The design is from the 129th squadron, California ANG. I don't think it existed prior to 1955. Not sure which designation it would fall under as they had several. Not even sure anything like the one pictured was used by the unit, but it's not in my area so hopefully someone else will chime in.

 

Randy

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Air Rescue now,but prior to that they were running mostly Spec Ops missions.I posted a similar patch some time back.

 

 

Here's a link to my patch and some more info:

 

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/119070-huge-old-129th-air-resupply-group-patch/?hl=%2B129th+%2Brescue

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.

 

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June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

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Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

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

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

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PC, yours looks like it could be a good one (Japan made?). The OP patch is made WW 2 style but I don't think the unit was around until the mid 50s, and not many if any units were using this style of patch with the leather construction. I'm sure someone will know.

 

Randy

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I have no proof of this,but I believe that mine and the OP patch are both early examples of this units' insignia.The large size,with no unit designation remind me of some 50's era patches I've seen.As for the use of leather,I have no explanation except that perhaps the unit had some made using that material for some reason.There is another large leather piece that Radmanpatches added to my thread in post # 32,so at least we know that more than one was made.Perhaps Mark(Radmanpatches) has some info as to where he got his,and will chime in here.As for my patch being Japanese made,that has always been my thought as well.

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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