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"SENSO" = SENSOR OPERATOR, made in Japan

Not sure where to list this patch - if anyone knows a unit that used this patch let me know


Large Japan made patch, Unused......inquire

 VB and VBF Squadrons

VBF-80 Corsair Squadron

VBF-80 "SCRAPPERS", flew Corsairs and converted to Hellcats at the end-of-the-War, part of Air Group 80 which made cruises onboard the USS Ticonderoga and USS Hancock before June of 1945, In July of 1945 the Squadron transferred from Ream Field in San Ysidro to Holtville, California to support Corsair training, participated in Carrier Qualifications onboard the USS Ranger off San Diego, switched to F6F-5 Hellcats after the War's end and boarded the USS Boxer on January 4, 1946 for a nine month peacekeeping tour off Saipan, UnUsed.......inquire

(I have digital images of documents on this ID; the buyer is welcome to them-if I can find them)
VB-109/VPB-109 WWII B-24 Squadron

Left - VB-109/VPB-109 Twill patch, UnUsed....(sold)

Right - VB-109/VPB-109 Leather patch, it is used or the holes were pre-punched(?), Used(?)......inquire

(Squadron flew PB4Y-2Bs(B-24s) which carried Bat Glide-Bombs ( anti-shipping ASM-N-2 radar-homing),
first combat use of the Bat was against enemy shipping in Valikpapan Harbor, Borneo)
(VB-109 Established 2 August, 1943 - Redesignated VPB-109 1 October, 1944 - Disestablished 12 October, 1945

Patrol (VP) Squadrons

Patrol Squadron Two (VP-2)

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PATRON-2 variations, One King Neptune without a Crown

Both made in Japan

smaller patch, UnUsed......inquire

Larger insignia, Unused......inquire

Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4)

"Black Griffin" (Nicknamed "Skinny Dragons" due to the figure on the patch)

Large insignia, this could be a very-early patch for this 1965 design


PATRON-4, made in Japan, UnUsed......(sold)
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partial History  
The first squadron Designated Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4) was established in 1928 and was based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Re-designated Patrol Squadron TWENTY-TWO (VP-22) in 1938, the squadron was nearly destroyed during the Japanese attack on 7 December, 1941.  Following the attack, the squadron was reformed, refitted, and called to duty in World War II.  While in the defense of the Philippines the squadron lost all but one aircraft leading to the Disestablishment of the squadron.

In July 1943 Bombing Squadron ONE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR (VB-144) was Established at Alameda, California and continued to conduct combat and reconnaissance operations throughout the Pacific Theater.  VB-144 was redesignated Patrol Bombing Squadron (VBP-144) in October of 1944.  Following the war, VPB-144 was placed in an Inactive status and existed only administratively at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California.  On 15 May 1946 VPB-144 was Redesignated Patrol Squadron (VP-144). Shortly thereafter, on 15 November 1946, VP-144 was Redesignated Medium Patrol Squadron (Landplane) FOUR (VP-ML-4), M for multi-engine, L for light.  In 1947 VP-ML-4 was Reactivated at Naval Air Station Miramar, California.  After taking receipt of the United States Navy's newest patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, the P-2V Neptune, VP-ML-4 moved to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington in January of 1948.   

In September of 1948 the squadron was Redesignated VP-4.  

In 1956 VP-4 was again Relocated to Naha, Okinawa flying Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) missions against CHICOM threat to Quemoy & Matsu Islands.

In April 1964, VP-4 Relocated to Barber's Point, Hawaii with Deployments to support SEA Operations. In 1965 VP-4's Insignia was changed from the Okinawa-era "Neptune" design to a Hawaiian-inspired "Black Griffin" which was referred to as a "Skinny Dragon" and the new nickname was quickly adopted.

In 1966, the "Skinny Dragons" began Upgrading to the P-3A Orion.

 "MAD FOXES" based at Rota, Spain for Desert Shield/Storm, home station at NAS Jacksonville, FL


 CAG-6, "One Good Deal After Another", Unused......inquire

( Not sure where made, maybe Japan? )
VP-6 Grouping - RIMPAC 1984
AD1's Grouping from VP-6, VP-6 DET-19, and VP-31

Will "part-out"

Name Tag, "AIR WARFARE", RFU, Used.....inquire

P-3 Orion Maintenance, plastic backing, RFU, Used.....inquire

Patrol Squadron Thirty-One (VP-31), 4 5/.8", RFU. Used.......(sold)

PATRON SIX BLUE SHARKS (VP-6), PI Made, some puckering (common with PI patches), RFU, Used.....inquire

DET-19, VP-6 "RIMPAC - 1984", 5 1/8" PI made, RFU, Used......(sold)
VP-8 Detachment Keflavik, Iceland for 1986
(Squadron based in Rota, Spain(?))


Patrol Squadron Eight, "THE EYE OF THE TIGER  KEFLAVIK", made in the Philippines, UnUsed.......(missing)

(I think most of these were made in Europe or U.S.)
Patrol Squadron-9 (VP-9)

"AVIATOR'S EQUIPMENT" patch circa 1966-67 for "JIM" an Aviation Metalsmith


PATRON NINE made in Japan, RFU, border damage and stains, Used.......inquire
VP-21 "The Truculent Turtle"
(circa 1953 - 1959)

Patrol Squadron-21, 5 1/8", P-2V-6 Neptune era, moved from NAS Pautuxent River, MD to NAS Brunswick, ME in 1954, participated in the Lebanon Incident in 1958, damage at the top by the border-hard to see from the front, RFU, Used......(sold)
"The PROs"


VP-30, "As the Pro Flys", circa late-1960s to mid-1970s, UnUsed.....(sold)

Partial History from a Veteran
".......special patch relating to Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30), P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron
at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.  ...........patch refers to P-3 pilots specifically; but, Naval Flight Officers and enlisted air
crew were also taught P-3 systems and tactics in the squadron....."

see patch on this page:
http://www.vpnavy dot com/vp30_patch.html

( formerly on Mystery patch page #34 )
Patrol Squadron Thirty-One (VP-31)
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RFU leather G-1, which also had a VP-42 patch

Patrol Squadron-31, 4 15/16"(V) patch removed from a leather G-1 flyer's Jacket, Used......(sold)
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VP-31 squadron patch and UI Triangle with Lightning Bolt

large patch RFU, puckered at the tailor shop, Used.....inquire

triangle RFU, not sure what it represents (maybe the emblem on the plane's vertical stabilizer?), came with the SQ patch, Used.....Inquire

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partial History
Established June 30, 1960......Dis-established November 1, 1993
Patrol Squadron Forty (VP-40)

"The Fighting Marlins"

motto "Laging Handa" = "Always Ready" in Tagalog
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Patrol Squadron-40


RFU, Used.......(sold)
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"Lauer's Losers" Crew 6

VP-40 Crew 6 patch for the deployment with P-3B Orions to Sangley Point in the Phillipines during which they manned a detachment at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Base,  Thailand.

Crew list avaiable to the buyer


Patrol Squadron Forty "SANGLEY UTAPAO", Thai made, UnUsed.......(sold)
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partial History
Patrol Squadron FORTY Commissioned January 20, 1951 at NAS North Island, San Diego, CA

In January 1969, Patrol Squadron FORTY made its first deployment with the P-3B Orion aircraft; also in early 1959 it adopted the motto "Laging Handa" meaning "Always Ready" in Tagalog, the native language of the Philippines.

In February 1965, Patrol Squadron FORTY resumed their six-month deployment schedule to Sangley Point in support of "Operation Market Time" in South Vietnam. By February 1967, they departed once again to NAS Sangley Point on what was to be the last deployment of an operations seaplane squadron with the U.S. Navy. In April and May of that year, Patrol Squadron FORTY flew the last operational flight of a Navy seaplane. In November 1967, the squadron changed homeports to NAS Moffett Field and began its transition to the land-based P-3B "Orion" aircraft.

In January 1968, Patrol Squadron FORTY made its first deployment with the P-3B Orion aircraft. Based at MCAS Iwakuni Japan, the squadron flew advanced base patrols out of Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam. The squadron received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Search and Rescue operations conducted to find an EC-121 aircraft lost off the coast of North Korea, as well as the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal for service in Vietnam. April 1970 once again found the "Fighting Marlins" deployed to Sangley Point, A total of 145 individual awards, including Air Medals were earned by squadron personnel during this deployment. The Squadron also earned the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation for its work in Operation Market Time.

A Veteran's experience in VP-40, circa 1968 - 1970
" I checked into the squadron after Christmas in 1968 at NAS Moffett Field, assigned to crew 8 (Riley's Rogues) and deployed with the squadron on it's first deployment in P-3's to MCAS Iwakuni Japan in Jan 1969. We flew advanced base patrols out of Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam. On April 15, 1969, I was in the Ready Alert flight crew at MCAS Iwakuni when the N. Koreans shot down a Navy EC-121 of VQ-1. Shortly after we received word of the incident, we were launched on a Search and Resue mission for the downed aircraft. We unfortunately found no survivors of wreckage. Our flight was cut short by the approach of a few Migs from the coast of NK. Later that year I was transferred to Crew 6, “Lauer's Losers” for the 1970 deployment to Sangley Point, PI. and detachments to U-tapao AB in Thailand."
Patrol Squadron 42 (VP-42)
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Japan made, removed from G-1 Flyer's Jacket
large 5 3/8"(V), RFU G-1 jacket (also had a VP-31 patch), Used.....(sold)
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VP-42, CREW 8



Japan made, has a tiny stain in center(see pic - to the left of the "ASA's" bag), UnUsed.......inquire
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VP-42 Crew-9


ID from a Veteran: Unit stationed at Iwakuni, Japan circa 1965  


Large 6 1/4" Japan made,  "9 The Hallmark Crew", minor soiling, UnUsed.....inquire
Navy Patrol Squadron-46 (VP-46), circa 1948

A Griffin crushing an enemy submarine - hand-embroidered on Mainland China before the CHINATs tucked-tail and got out of Dodge.

VP-46 is the oldest Maritime Patrol Squadron and the 2nd oldest Aircraft Squadron in the U.S. Navy


Insignia designed in 1948 and Officially Approved in 1952, UnCut.......(sold)
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"ALPHA" Crew member of Patron 46, Grouping

All patches Removed from a TACCO's (Tactical Controller) old GWEP Flight Jacket

( patches can be sold seperately )

PATRON FORTY-SIX, RFU GWEP, Used.......(sold)

"ALPHA" crew Qualification Insignia, RFU GWEP, Used.......inquire

"TACCO" "U.S. NAVY P-3 ORION", RFU GWEP, Used.......inquire

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( came with a small 1940s VP-46 Griffin patch - not sure VP-46 is the correct unit number )


Large Thai made patch, UnUsed.......inquire
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VP-46 CREW 11, Elephant with a Bomb in it's trunk

( came with a small 1940s VP-46 Griffin patch - not sure VP-46 is the correct unit number )


Thailand made, UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History
From Naval Archives
The squadron's third insignia used a Griffin in its design.

Squadron Designators
VP-5S Established as at FAB(NAS) Coco Solo, Panama July 1, 1931
 Redesignated VP-5F April 1, 1933
Redesignated VP-5 October 1, 1937
Redesignated VP-33 July 1, 1939
Redesignated VP-32 July 1, 1941
Redesignated VPB-32 October 1, 1944
Redesignated VP-32 May 15, 1946
Redesignated VP-MS-6 November 15, 1946
Redesignated VP-46 September 1, 1948
Still Active in 2012
Aircraft Flown and Date First Received
PBM-5E, January 1945
( VP-46 flew the Martin Mariner PBM-5E (twin tail) in 1948-53 )
PBM-5S2 , July 1951
P5M-1, September 1953
P2V-5F, January 1961
P2V-7/SP2H , November 1961
P-3A , January 1963
Wing, Tail Code,  and Date Assigned
Fleet Air Wing-18, WA, September 12, 1945
FAW-1, WA, 1947
FAW-1, BD, August 4, 1948
FAW-14, BD, July 23, 1949
FAW-10, RC, July 1, 1957    
ComPatWingsPac, RC, June 30, 973
Patrol Air Wing-10, RC, June 1, 1981

 Narrative form of VP-46's History from Naval Archives:
September 12, 1945: The squadron was ordered to the West Coast for Reassignment to a new home port. On 12 September VPB-32 departed NAS Alameda, California aboard the USS Bogue (CVE 9) enroute to its new home port at Saipan, Marianas Islands. Upon arrival, the squadron began semi-weekly mail and passenger flights to Truk.
Detachments were deployed as needed at Kwajalein; Truk; Eniwetok; Yokosuka, Japan; Tsingtao, China; Okinawa; Hong Kong; and Sangley Point, Philippine Islands.

February 1, 1948: A six-plane detachment from VP-MS-6 operated at Eniwetok under Joint Task Force 7 in Operation Sandstone during nuclear weapons testing.

March 26, 1949: VP-46 relieved VP-41 on station in the China and Japan areas, establishing three-plane detachments at Tsingtao and Yokosuka. Operational control was under FAW-1 at Agana, Guam.

July 1, 1949: VP-46 was transferred to a new home port at NAS San Diego, California, arriving and reporting for duty under FAW-14 on July 23, 1949.

November 13, 1949: VP-46 deployed to Magdalena Bay, California with VP-47 for combined ASW competitive and advanced base operations, tended by the USS Pine Island
(AV 12).

June 15 to December 1950: VP-46 was the first seaplane squadron to be deployed for combat aerial patrols off the China Coast and the Formosa Straits during the Korean War. The squadron began flying combat operations from the Pescadores based onboard the USS Suisun (AVP 53) on July 31, 1950.

December 1, 1950: VP-46 was redeployed to NS Sangley Point, R.P., to conduct 24-hour reconnaissance of China coastal waters from south of Swatow north to the Saddle Islands. A patrol detachment was supported during the deployment at Buckner Bay, Okinawa, and a courier detachment at NS Sangley Point, R.P. During the tour the squadron
completed 3,583 hours of flying.

( must have returned to the States )

September 26, 1951: The squadron departed for WestPac onboard Floyds Bay (AVP 40) and Gardiners Bay (AVP-39). VP-46 operated from Iwakuni, Japan, under FAW-
6, as part of the Search and Patrol Group of TG 96.2, conducting ASW, over-water search and reconnaissance, and rescue missions. During this period VP-46 operated a detachment from an advanced base at Chinhae, Korea, tended by Suisun (AVP 53).

March 1, 1953: The squadron deployed for its third tour in the Korean combat zone, based at NAF Iwakuni, Japan, aboard Kenneth Whiting (AV 14). Patrols were flown over the Formosa Straits and eastern Korean coastal waters until the cessation of hostilities in July 1953.

When hostilities erupted in Southeast Asia in the mid-1960s, VP-46 was again tasked to support. The squadron made its first deployment in support of the Vietnam War in 1965 to NAF Naha, Japan. VP-46 provided around the clock surveillance of Vietnamese Coastal waters as part of Operation Market Time. The Grey Knights again returned to Naha two years later, but by 1968 the squadron also operated out of Adak, Alaska tracking Soviet submarines helping to win the Cold War: In 1970 and 1972 VP-46 Relocated to the Philippines and MCAS Iwakuni to support the SEA effort.
Patrol Squadron-47 (VP-47)

( also known as the "THE BEST IN THE WEST" )


large patch, gauze backing material, UnUsed......(sold)
6766R - VP-48 baseball cap

click on picture for details
Patrol Squadron Fifty-Six (VP-56)



RFU, Used......(sold)
Patrol Squadron 57 (VP-57)
ID'd on the VPNAVY Web Site
Patch design originally used by VP-931
(see History below in VP-931 section)


VP-92 "GARFIELD'S ONE PUNCH VP-92 FIVE ALIVE", 4" U. S. made, UnUsed...........Inquire

(manufacture is very similar to many patches done by a Carolina(?) Company in the early-mid 1970s)
Patrol Squadron 881 (VP-881)

"Prairie Navy"

From same Navy Veteran who had: CVW-19, 2 x VA-97, and a VAW-113


Reserve Squadron flying EP & SP-2E Neptunes out of Olathe, Kansas, Unused......inquire
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ypartial History
"Reserve squadron flying out of NAS Olathe, Kansas Established October 1952
Flew EP/SP-2E Neptunes in the latter part of their Service
Part of Reserve Air Wing 88 (RAW-88)
Disestablished January 1968
Patrol Squadron 931 (VP-931)


ID'd on the VPNAVY Web Site

Embroidered on wool/felt, UnUsed.......inquire

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ypartial History
Established in 1946 as VP-931(Reserves), called to active duty September 2, 1950
Redesignated VP-57 February 4, 1953 (changed patch design after redesignation)
Redesignated VAH-4 July 3, 1956 and transitioned to the A-3 Skywarrior
Redesignated VAQ-131 November 1, 1968 and transitioned to the EKS-3 Skywarrior
 P5M Amphibian Patrol Squadron


Unkown VP Squadron from 1958 for "CREW-EIGHT", 3.25", Japan made(?), UnUsed......inquire

( also on UI/Mystery patch page -- no number issued )

Fleet Air Reconnaissance
(VQ) Squadrons

VQ       Electronic Countermeasures Squadron (ECMRON)       1955 - 1960
VQ       Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (FAIRECONRON)       1961 -

Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (VQ-1) (1955 - 1960)


1950s era ECMRON-1, large patch, UnUsed.......inquire
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Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1) (1961 - )




PI made patch, does not lay flat (very common), UnUsed......inquire  
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 FAIRECON-1 Detachment Bravo onboard USS RANGER

VQ-1 DET Bravo EA-3B Sky Warrior with CVW-9's tailcode "NG" on a USS Ranger cruise, large patch made in the PI, UnUsed.....inquire

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VQ-1 Crew-34



Maker's chalk marks onm front, PELON backing, UnUsed.......inquire
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Partial History of VQ-1
VQ-1 active in 1955
VQ-1 based at NAS Atsugi since 1960
Equipped with EA-3Bs in October 1962
First VQ-1 Detachments flying from carriers began in May 1964

partial History of CVW-9 on USS Ranger (CVA/CV-61)
In February 1960, CVG-9 embarked on the first of four WESTPAC cruises on USS RANGER (CVA-61)
Also operated from USS Ranger (CV-61) circa August 1982

Besides the Naval ELINT aircrews some missions were flown with the ASA Special Activities Detachment-1 personnel
 Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2)

Flew A-3D Skywarriors and many other aircraft in their long history
Had a close working relationship with the Army Security Agency during the Cold War
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VQ-2, made in Japan


Does not lay flat, UnUsed....(sold)
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3506AB - “FAIRECONRON TWO” (VQ-2), 4.5” Squadron insignia decal on a Ceramic Hotpad/Wall Hanger. 6" square, wall hanger clip & cork pad on back, probably never used, UnUsed..........inquire

( also on Army ASA page )
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Partial History of VQ-2
VQ-2 was commissioned on 1 September 1955 as Electronic Countermeasures Squadron TWO (ECMRON TWO), originally home ported at the NAS Port Lyautey, Morocco.
In January 1960 they Transferred to Naval Station Rota, Spain and was ReDesignated Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2).
Relocated to its present homeport, NAS Whidbey Island, WA in October 2005.
EC-121M Super Constellation
EA-3B Sky Warrior
P-3 Orion, EP-3E ARIES July 1971 -
ARIES II Aircraft received in 1991
            Since commissioning, VQ-2 has collected intelligence on areas and units of naval and national interest world-wide.
VQ-2 plays an integral role in the War on Terrorism, combat action, crisis operations, and peacetime intelligence collection.

( for History on VQ-2 and Army Security Agency:  http://www.norpaccrows dot org/SAD_P_1.html )

 VR Squadrons

VR    Transport Squadron or Air Transport Squadron or Fleet Logistic Air Squadron    1942-1958
VR    Fleet Tactical Support Squadron    1958-1976
VR    Fleet Logistics Support Squadron    1976-present
VRC or VR(C)    Fleet Tactical Support Squadron    1960-1976
VRC    Fleet Logistics Support Squadron    1976-present
VRE   Air Transport Evacuation Squadron    1945
VRF    Transport Ferry and Service Squadron    1943-1946
VRF    Air Ferry Transport Squadron or Air Ferry Squadron    1943-1948
VRF or VR(F)    Aircraft Ferry Squadron    1957-1986
VRJ    Utility Transport Squadron    1945-1946
VRS    Air Ferry Service Squadron or Ferry Command Service Squadron     1943-1946
VRU    Transport Utility Squadron    1946-1948

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Twenty One (VR-21)

VR-21 Atsugi, Japan Detachment became VRC-50 in 1966

1960s Japan made


Fleet Logistics Support Squadron-21, "Fleet Tactical Support, U. S. PACIFIC FLEET", UnUsed......(sold)
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partial History
On October 1, 1966 VR-21 was Decommissioned; it's NAS Atsugi, Japan Detachmentat was Designated VRC-50 (Fleet Tactical Support Squadron FIFTY)

This is a DECAL, not a patch

DET ROTA SPAIN Decal, was sold at "Bill Brookes Stickers" in Salop, UK, UnUsed.......inquire


Aircraft Ferry Squadron-31, "100,000 MILES", UnUsed........inquire
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partial History
VRF-1 Established December 1, 1943; Redesignated VR-31 September 1, 1948
     Redesignated VRF-31 July 15, 1957; Disestablished October 1, 1986
Fleet Tactical Support Squadron FIFTY (VRC-5O)

I was told this is an exceptionaly Large Foo Dog patch - most Foo Dog patches have a bottom Scroll


Large Japan made "FOO DOG", scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History for VRC-50
On October 1, 1966 VR-21 was Decommissioned; it's NAS Atsugi, Japan Detachmentat was Designated VRC-50 (Fleet Tactical Support Squadron FIFTY) and Established on that date; flew C-1A "Trader" aircraft for Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD); Received C-2A "Greyhound" in December of 1966.
In July 1967 CT-39E "Sabreliners" (a light transport jet) were received and used for transport between WESTPAC Bases/Airports.
In September 1968 the Squadron Established a DET at NAS Cubi Point, PI.
In June 1969 the Squadron received 3 x C-130F "Hercules".
Squadron Relocated from NAS Atsugi to North Island in San Diego, CA
Squadron Established a C-1A DET at Danang Air Base, Vietnam assuming responsibility for Yankee Station COD.
Squadron Relocated from NAS North Island to Cubi Point, PI in July 1972.
 In April 1976 squadron was Redesignated "Fleet Logistics Support Squadron FIFTY.
Fleet Logistic Air Squadron-51 (VR-51) (circa 1950s)

I am not sure this is the correct noun Designator for this patch - anyone know for sure what it was called when this patch was used?


Made in Japan, Tail Code 'VR', RFU (lots of border fraying), Used.......inquire
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Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 51, Detachment GLEN


Hawaiian Navy Reserve Squadron


VR-51 DET GLEN, "FLAMIN' HOOKERS", RFU, small flecks on front (maybe overspray?), Used.....inquire



Fleet Logistics Support Squadron-55, RFU, minor puckering on border area, Used.......inquire
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partial History
VR-55 Established April 1, 1976
I believe they were(are) flying C-130s
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Sixty Six (VR-66)


VS Squadrons

VS    Scouting Plane Squadron or Scouting Squadron    1922-1946
VS    Anti-Submarine Squadron  or Air Anti-Submarine Squadron or Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron    1950-1993
VS    Sea Control Squadron    1993 -
VSF    Anti-Submarine Fighter Squadron    1965-1973

Information from the Bluejacket Webmaster:
There were no WW2 "anti-submarine" labeled squadrons as the duty was primarily handled by the VP patrol squadrons
Also in the 1960s and into the mid-1970's there was a VSF designation which was a composite of anti-submarine and fighter squadrons
See the Blue Jacket site on this link:  http://bluejacket dot com/   

Some Air Anti-Submarine Squadrons are extremely hard to determine which-is-what?

If you see one mis-identified, let me know

Anti-Submarine Squadron 22 (VS-22)


Submarine in a Noose, damage on top border (probably had a cheap-thumb-tack used as a hanger), UnUsed........inquire
Anti-Submarine Squadron 25 (VS-25)
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Large insignia depicting a mailed-fist crushing a submarine, day or night, in any weather, UnUsed......inquire


"STOOF" is a nickname for the S-2 Tracker which carried "MAD" gear (Magnetic  Anomally Detector)


circa late-50s into 1960s, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire
Air Anti-Submarine Squadron-28 (VS-28 )



large patch, stain at the "2", Japan made, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
VS-28 Established June 1, 1960
Air Anti-Submarine Squadron-29 (VS-29)

"Dragon Fires"


scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History
VS-29 Established April 1, 1960
Sea Control Squadron-31 (VS-31)



Older PI made patch(better quality), Unused........inquire
Air Anti-Submarine Squadron THIRTY TWO (VS-32)
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Made in Japan


Air Anti-Submarine Squadron-32, RFU (puckered from washing), Used.......inquire
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VS-32 "SIGONELLA" Detachment circa 1977


does not lay flat, Unused.......inquire
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partial History
Commissioned Air Anti-Submarine Squadron THIRTY TWO April 1950 flying TBM AVENGERs based NAS Norfolk, VA.
Relocated to NAS Quonset Point, RI in 1951. Received Grumman S-2F TRACKERs circa 1954.
Relocated to NAS Cecil Field, FL circa 1973.
Transitioned to S-3A VIKINGs in 1975; obtained S-3B VIKINGs later.
Moved NAS Jacksonville, FL circa 1997-98.
Air Anti-Submarine Squadron THIRTY THREE (VS-33)



 Air Anti-Submarine Squadron-33, UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History
VS-33 Established April 1, 1960

VS-35 was part of a CVSG-57 (Carrier Antisubmarine Air Group -57) cruise in 1961-62 on USS Hornet (CVS-12)

( from the same Veteran, see:  HS-2  and   VS-37


Large VS-35, Japan made, part of a HUK Team on CVS-12, UnUsed.......inquire

( this design was changed around 1966 )

"Rooster Tails"
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Left-Hand design - Japan made, circa 1961-62, S-2 Tracker Era

VS-37 was part of a CVSG-57 (Carrier Anti-submarine Air Group -57) cruise in 1961-62 on USS Hornet (CVS-12)

from the same Veteran, see:    HS-2  and   VS-35


part of a "Hunter-Killer"(HUK) Team on the Hornet, UnUsed.......(sold)
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Right-Hand design patch, S-3 Vikings era

 Air Anti-Submarine Squadron-37, RFU, Used.......inquire
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partial History
 VS-871 (Reserve Squadron) was Activated July 1, 1951; Redesignated VS-37 June 24, 1953
Sea Control Squadron THIRTY EIGHT (VS-38)


"Red Griffins"


"AIRANTISUBRON THIRTY EIGHT",  4 7/8" PI made, Unused........(sold)
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partial History
Originally Activated as VC-892; Called to active duty during the Korean War; ReDesignated as an Anti-submarine warfare squadron
In 1954 they were equipped with 2F "Tracker" aircraft
Supported Operation Market Time in Vietnamese waters
 Transitioned to the S-3A "Viking"
Supported Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm
In 1993 they Upgraded to S-3B aircraft and were Redesignated Sea Control Squadron 38
  VS-38 was Disestablished at NAS North Island, California April 17, 2004

ACE Novelty label still attached - made in Japan

 Air Anti-Submarine Squadron-41, Unused......inquire
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partial History
VS-41 Established June 30, 1960
VS-xx (formerly UI#356, Lion with a submarine in it's jaws, chenille embroidery, anyone know the ID?

UI#383 - possible ID is VS-771 (Air Anti Submarine Squadron-771) at NAS Los Alamitos flying TBMs, AFs, and S-2Fs in the early-1950s, however I have not been able to verify that ID, anyone have a picture of a VS-771 squadron patch.

( Listed on the UI/Mystery page )

 Training (VT) Squadrons

Training Squadron-3


small size, probably for a BB Cap, UnUsed......inquire




large 5 3/8"(V) patch, "NAVY" on the aircraft, factory BLEM (main blemish is his left arm), UnUsed......inquire
Airborne Early Warning (VW)  


AEWRON-13 flew EC-121 Constellations on the North Atlantic Barrier (between Argentia, Newfoundland and the Azores) during the late-1950s into the early-1960s as a RADAR picket line to detect Russian missiles before the BMEWS RADAR network was built in Thule, Greenland

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partial History
VW-13 Established September 1, 1959; DisEstablished July 30, 1965; ReDesignated VAQ-130 October 1, 1968    
Flew Lockheed Super Constellation EC-121s ("The Willie Victors")

 AIRDEVRON (VX) Squadrons

Arctic & Antarctic Items

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron ONE (VX-1)



AIRTEVRON ONE, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
Started during WWI as an anti-submarine unit; in 1946 the unit was Recommissioned as the Antisubmarine Development Squadron One and was moved to Boca Chica Field, NAS Key West, Florida. The new squadron's mission was to test and evaluate ASW and related equipment
In the 195f0s new aircraft were evaluated: P-2Y "Neptune", AD-1 "Skyraider", S-2 "Tracker", P-5M "Marlin", plus other equipment
In October 1949 the unit was Redesignated Development Squadron One, then in February 1950 to Air Development Squadon One
January 1, 1969 it was Redesignated Air Test and Evaluation Squadron One
Other aircraft were evaluated, the P-3 "Orion", SH-2 "Sea Sprite", SH-60 "Sea Hawk", S-3 "Viking", and others

Fleet All Weather Training Unit, Pacific (FAWTUPAC)
circa 1951-54

circa 1955-56, flew F6Fs and PB4Y2s(?) as Drones for Live Fire and Missile Targets

(email 110314)

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron FOUR (VX-4)

"The Evaluators"


AIRTEVRON FOUR, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Originally Commissioned in 1950 the unit was Redesignated Air Test and Evaluation Squadron FOUR on January 1, 1969
On September 30, 1994, VX-4 was disestablished; Assets transferred to VX-9 (Detachment Point Mugu) Vampires
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Six (VX-6)

 "Puckered Penguins"

Antarctic Development Squadron Six (VXE-6)

"Ice Pirates"
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 partial History
Established January 17, 1955 at NAS Patuxent River, MD as Air Development Squadron Six (VX-6)
VX-6  had its roots in Operation High Jump which conducted an aerial survey circa December 1946 by Admiral Richard E. Byrd
VX-6's first deployment, in support of Operation Deep Freeze, was in November 1955
Relocated to NAS Quonset Point, RI circa 1956
Redesignated Antarctic Development Squadron Six (VXE-6)  January 1, 1969; Relocated to NAS Point Mugu, CA circa 1974
Deactivated March 27, 1999 at NAS Point Mugu, CA
R4D-5L/6L (LC-47H/J) Skytrains, R4D-8L (LC-117D) Skytroopers, R5D-3 (C-54Q) Skymasters, R7V-1/1P (C-121J) Constellations, P-2V-2N and P2V-5L (LP-2J) Neptunes, UC-1 (U-1B) Otters and HUS-1A (UH-34E) and HUS-1L (LH-34D) Seahorse helicopters. Beginning in 1961, four ski-equipped UV-1L (C-130BL, later LC-130F) Hercules transports were added, dramatically increasing the squadron's lift capability. The LC-130Fs were augmented during the early 1970s by six LC-130R versions. At this time, the LC-130 became the only fixed-wing aircraft type operated by the squadron, with the exception of an EC-130Q and TC-130Q used for crew training during the early 1990s. UH-1D "Hueys" augmented the LH-34Ds in 1970, but both types were replaced by the UH-1N (later HH-1N) helicopter beginning in 1972. The HH-1Ns were operated by VXE-6 until replaced in April 1996 by contractor-operated helicopters
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pre-1969 Patches

"Puckered Penquins", UnUsed........inquire

Large 5 5/8" AIRDEVRON-6, RFU (was hand-stitched to a jacket-never washed), would probably pass for new, Used.......(sold)

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Operation Deep Freeze, pre-1969


5 3/8" older AIRDEVRON 6, UnUsed.......inquire

( stored in gray cabinet )
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Operation Deep Freeze



4 1/2", Unused......inquire

( stored in gray cabinet )
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Old Antarctic Explorer - McMurdo, Antarctica

OAE., modern,  UnUsed......inquire
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found together

Forty Years on Ice, Last HELO Deployment, modern (probably mid-1990s?), Unused.......inquire

OPERATION DEEP FREEZE COURAGE SACRIFICE DEVOTION, modern  (probably mid-1990s?), Unused.......inquire
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SAR Team for the South Pole

paper backing, UnUsed....inquire

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( not sure of spelling = hard to read the embroidered verbage )


older USN patch, RFU (was handsewn to a uniform), Used.......inquire
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see more Arctic & Antarctica on the  Coast Guard  page

Oceanographic Development Squadron Eight (VXN-8)


OCEANDEVRON EIGHT, Asian made, UnUsed.....inquire
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China Lake Weapons Systems Test

TA-7 is a twin-seat Trainer made by Ling-TEMPCO-Vought (LTV)

narrow border, UnUsed......inquire

wide border, UnUsed.....inquire

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partial History of VX-5
Air Development Squadron FIVE (VX-5) Commissioned June 18, 1951 at NAS Moffett Field, California
July 1956 VX-5 moved to NAF China Lake, CA
In June 1993 VX-4 and VX-5 were combined to Create VX-9



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Links to Other Naval items

3506AR - WWII Naval Photo RECON Wing

Unofficial enlisted Badge from early-WWII

(see more information on the Navy/Coast Guard GEAR page)


see on Navy Gear page
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5008L - Helmet and Oxygen Mask Bag

click on picture for details
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Naval Aviation Observer's Wing for Navigators

authorized from 31 March, 1945 to 18 March, 1947
Worn by Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and WAVE Navigators

click on picture for details

UI/Mystery Items

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UI#18 - VP Squadron? - Japan Made


UI#256 - "KRUDE 7 KOMMIE KILLERS POON'EM TILL THEY GLOW", probably a Navy VP Squadron's #7 crew patch

UI#381 - 'THE ICERIDERS' 'WE LOVE IT ON TOP' '1',  a female in red garter belt superposed on an ocean and blue sky, anyone know this patch?  Looks like it might be a Crew patch for a VP SQ?

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Japan made, probably a 1950s to very early 1960s patch, storage stain on lower-right, UnUsed.....(sold)
Squadron active October 1958 - January 1968
flew P-2V Neptunes and possibly other aircrew
AirAsRon-36 Squadron
VS-36, RFU, stains, damage to border at 11:00, flew TBM-3 Avengers on ASW missions, Used.....(sold)
( shown in "Hook" magazine - see below )
 6766 - VP-4 CREW-10  
6766M - size small, Bullion Aircrew Wings, made by Fuji Tailor, Iwakuni, Japan
Japan made patches: small Confederate Flag and a Blue Wolf's Head on back
Direct embroidery: “42nd MECH, Tally-Ho, Charlie", & 1 x Red Rank V-Stripe (E-4) below the Bullion AirCrew Badge on front.  
Grey wool cap fully lined, leather sweatband has deteriorated (I have had it re-tacked as most of it was loose),
moth nips & staining, “Just, fair wear and tear”, overall in Good Condition, Used.......(sold)    
large, older patch, could be from the 1950s to 1969, UnUsed........inquire
UI#356 - 1940s to 1950s Chenille "LION" with submarine(?) in it's mouth patch....looks similar to the old VS patches = animal with a submarine in it's mouth.
Anyone known the ID of this patch?
UI#356 - 1940s to 1950s Chenille "LION" with submarine(?) in it's mouth patch....looks similar to the old VS patches = animal with a submarine in it's mouth.
( see any updated details on UI/Mystery Item page )