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A pair from the USAF Academy cadet squadrons with the Roadrunner and Pink Panther.

 

Randy

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MSgt USAF (Ret)

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Bill the Cat of training class 86-07 ENJJPT and Porky Pig from an inter-squadron competition in the 435 TFTS. The 435 trained future A-10 pilots in the AT-38B, hence the hog/pig tie in.

 

Randy

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Some old school here, with 2 from Lil' Abner. Lonesome Polecat of the 18th Tac. Recon. Sq, and Hairless Joe of the 32 TRS, late 50s-early 60s.

 

Randy

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Last for now, though I have lots more. Sylvester the Cat, top one RF-51 KW era from the 45th TRS, the other from class 86-03, complete with trademark lisp.

 

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Another from Lil' Abner, with him and Daisy Mae Yokum on an 18 FBW F-51 during the KW.

 

Randy

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Sylvester J. Pussycat - USS SALISBURY SOUND (AV-13), Seaplane Tender on Taiwan Patrol screening Formosa from the Red Chinese, 1950's (misspelled too)

 

Three time academy award winner, first appearance - 1939 - "Sufferin' succotash!"

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Yosemite Sam - Ammunition ship USS SANTA BARBARA (AE-28) Made by Swiss-Tex, Ships' Store original packaging

 

First appearance Stage Door Cartoon (early version) December 16, 1944 Hare Trigger (official version) May 5, 1945 Created by Friz Freleng
Aliases: "Chilkoot Sam", "Square-deal Sam", "Riff Raff Sam", "Sam Schultz", "Seagoin' Sam", "Shanghai Sam", and "Von Schamm the Hessian" and many others.

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Another Andy Capp - Having a draft

 

Andy Capp is an English comic strip created by cartoonist Reg Smythe, seen in The Daily Mirror and The Sunday Mirror newspapers since 5 August 1957. Originally a single-panel cartoon, it was later expanded to four panels

 

USS COLUMBUS (CG-12) Baltimore class WWII heavy cruiser (CA-74) converted to Albany class TALOS guided missile cruiser in 1962

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Another Andy Capp, from navigator training class 1977-20. Many USAF class patches have popular cartoon characters on them.

 

Randy

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ex-Auk Class Minesweeper USS PURSUIT (AM-108) commissioned in 1943 - New Hebrides, Betio, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Lingayen Gulf, Leyte Gulf and Okinawa. Pursuit earned 8 battle stars for World War II service.

 

Roadrunner - Warner Bros.

First appearance Fast and Furry-ous (September 17, 1949)

Patch circa early 1950's

 

Hydrographic Survey Ship - NAVOCEANO

 

USS PURSUIT (AGS-17) Converted Auk class minesweeper. Recommissioned 15 February 1950, Pursuit left Texas and proceeded off Labrador and Greenland as part of Hydrographic Survey Group 2. For the next three years she spent the winter survey season operating in the Caribbean, and the summer months in the northern latitudes off Labrador and Greenland. Reclassified AGS–17, 15 August 1951, Pursuit continued that employment schedule until mid-1954 when she set course for İskenderun, Turkey, 6 October, returning to Norfolk, Virginia, 23 March 1955. On 15 July she was underway for a survey and resupply mission along the Arctic "DEW Line". Having sounded previously uncharted waters both above and below the Arctic Circle, she returned to the east coast, at New York, 10 October.

During 1956, 1957, and 1958 Pursuit again conducted hydrographic and oceanographic surveys off the coast of Turkey. On her return she resumed surveys in the Caribbean. Reassigned to the Pacific in 1960, Pursuit departed New York on 15 February for Pearl Harbor, arriving 14 April. She operated in Hawaiian waters until May when she sailed for Long Beach, California. Mooring there 9 May, she began inactivation and decommissioned 30 June 1960. Her name was struck from the Navy List on 1 July 1960.

 

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ex-Auk Class Minesweeper USS SHELDRAKE (AM-62) commissioned in 1942 - New Hebrides, Solomons, Guadalcanal, Kwajalein, Saipan, Eniwetok, and Okinawa. Sheldrake earned 4 battle stars for World War II service.

 

Daffy Duck - Warner Bros.

First appearance Porky's Duck Hunt April 17, 1937

Patch Circa 1950's

 

Oceanographic Survey Ship - NAVOCEANO

 

USS SHELDRAKE (AGS-19) Converted Auk class minesweeper. Sheldrake recommissioned at San Diego, California, on 14 April 1952 and sailed to New York City for conversion to an oceanographic survey ship. Over the next 16 years, she plied the waters of the western Atlantic and the Caribbean, from Newfoundland to Cuba, conducting over 25 separate surveys. On three occasions, Sheldrake left her normal area of operations to conduct surveys. Two of these cruises were to the Mediterranean, February to April 1958 and November 1965 to March 1966. The third departure from normal Atlantic Ocean operations came in July 1966 when she changed homeports, from New York City to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Departing Bayonne, New Jersey, on 7 July, she laid over at Norfolk, Virginia, until 12 July; then got underway with Towhee for the Panama Canal. They transited the canal on the 19th, visited Mazatlán, Mexico, on the 29th, and arrived at Pearl Harbor on 12 August. After almost three months in Hawaii, Sheldrake deployed to the western Pacific on 9 November. For almost a year and one-half, she, Tanner and Towhee surveyed in the western Pacific, in the Philippines, and along the Southeast Asian coast. On 9 April, she returned to Pearl Harbor. She remained in Hawaii until struck from the Navy List on 30 June 1968 and decommissioned on 1 August.

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Here are two recent additions (from hundreds) direct from a friend in Kabul, Afghanistan.

1. Believed to be in reference to the "Patient Evacuation Coordination Cell (PECC)", featuring Woody Woodpecker.

2. Unknown patch featuring Garfield and Odie.

 

 

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GUMBY - USS SPRUANCE (DD-963) Cold War Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea 1988

 

Gumby was created by Art Clokey in the early 1950s after he finished film school at the University of Southern California (USC). Gumby's famous slanted head was based on the hairstyle of Clokey's father, Charles Farrington, in an old photograph. In 1955 and 1956, 25 eleven-minute episodes aired on NBC. In 1959, The Gumby Show entered syndication, and more episodes were produced in the 1960s.

 

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"Bill the Cat" (Bloom County) morale patch, 320th Bombardment Wing, Mather AFB CA, mid 1980's. I designed this patch for a friend who was a B-52 navigator. It was spotted being worn by guys from the squadron from time to time.....

 

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Looking for items related to the Ninth Coast Artillery District and 6th Coast Artillery Regment

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Donald Duck

Unknown WW2 NAVY Sq patch. Posted Image

 

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"Bill the Cat" (Bloom County) morale patch, 320th Bombardment Wing, Mather AFB CA, mid 1980's. I designed this patch for a friend who was a B-52 navigator. It was spotted being worn by guys from the squadron from time to time.....

 

Tom

 

Bill the Cat - Can't get a break.....

 

USS ELLIOT (DD-967) Spruance class destroyer, communications and electronics division

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Woody Woodpecker

 

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First appearance November 25, 1940
Last appearance Woody Woodpecker (2018)
Created by Walter Lantz
Ben Hardaway
Voiced by Mel Blanc

 

USS WOODSON (DE-359) John C. Butler class destroyer escort in service 1944 to 1962

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Pretty sure this is "Pete", aka Peg Leg Pete, nemesis and antagonist of Mickey Mouse in the early days.



USS DAMATO (DDE-871) Gearing class destroyer in service 1946 to 1980



The Damato also used Donald Duck on their emblems and ships' lighters


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Here are two recent additions (from hundreds) direct from a friend in Kabul, Afghanistan.

1. Believed to be in reference to the "Patient Evacuation Coordination Cell (PECC)", featuring Woody Woodpecker.

2. Unknown patch featuring Garfield and Odie.

 

 

Nice PECC patch!


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