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Hey, guys. Seeing that several of us love Marine stuff, I was curious if anyone knew what the significance for this patch was. I've never seen one like it before. It is in my friend's collection and he isn't sure what unit or group it may have represented.

 

Any ideas?

 

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Hey, guys. Seeing that several of us love Marine stuff, I was curious if anyone knew what the significance for this patch was. I've never seen one like it before. It is in my friend's collection and he isn't sure what unit or group it may have represented.

 

Any ideas?

 

1st Marine Air Corps - here's one for the 1st Marine Air Corps Barrage Balloon Squadron:

 

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I found that here: http://www.skylighters.org/barrageballoons/index.html


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While I agree with Bob that it is aviation I also think it is an unauthorized patch. It does not shown on the USMC patch charts as an authorized shoulder blaze.

 

Okay, so I found a site that shows a lot of similar patches with different centers.For instance they call this one 1st Division Raiders:

 

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They have several others, but nothing with the pilot's wings: http://www.bluejacket.com/usmc_force_insig.html

 

and then 23rd Marine Regiment has this:

 

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Hey, guys. Seeing that several of us love Marine stuff, I was curious if anyone knew what the significance for this patch was. I've never seen one like it before. It is in my friend's collection and he isn't sure what unit or group it may have represented.

 

Any ideas?

 

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There was a Marine Aviator several years ago that created his own patches by hand sewing them. He never intended them to fool anyone as patches were not a very desirable collectible then. He created odd USMC patches just to amuse himself and he was very accomplished with a needle and thread. This may be some of his work. It is definately not an official authorized patch. A good friend of mine is a retired Gunny that knew him. I'll see if I can get some more information.

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Can you show the reverse?

 

 

I've never seen one like that, not in all the books or research I've done....almost looks like an 'aviator' private purchase patch to me. Def. not one of the Marine Air wings, though.

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After having a double bypass this past year, it's time to downsize and pass along much of my 'stuff'. I've had my fun, now it is someone elses turn.

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