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Crymetimes123

This patch came from a small collection of Iowa air guard patches. I was told on a facebook group it might be related to the genie missiles. 

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I have seen this ID'd to the 179th FIS of the Minnesota ANG, but it could be generic. It is for the Douglas AIR-2 Genie, an unguided rocket (not a missile) with a nuclear warhead designed to take out bomber formations. It was carried by F-89s, F-101s and F-106s. The 124 FIS of the Iowa ANG did have F-89Js, so maybe they used this patch as well. Loading would have been for the weapons load technicians that attached the rockets to the aircraft and helped maintain the weapons systems. I have seen this patch without any writing as well.

 

Randy

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