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It was shown on one of the Liason Pilot sites as a blazer patch. The "Cub" at the top was the nickname of the L-4A/B aircraft and the "Grasshopper" was a nickname also associated and included on other Liason unit patches. The patch appears in groupings of ex-liason pilots of various units. A search for liason pilot on this site will brig up numerous articles on the subject showing the patch.

 

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One other note on finding the patch with other Army Aviation or Air Force patches. The Liason mission was originated during WWII as artillery spotting and moving personnel into short fields. This is where grasshopper comes in. After the war the USAAF became the US Air Force and many pilots stayed in the USAF and others went into the US Army where an aviation program of it's own was initiated. Since liason pilots were in both branches of the military it is not at all uncommon to find it in groupings attributed to individuals of both organizations. The span of time these pilots remained in their respective organizations ran up into the Vietnam period. General Olds is a good example. Finding patches from WWII origin into Vietnam USAF or US Army is not at all unreasonable. 

 

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