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Fighting Squadrons(VMF, VMFA, VMFAT & VMFP)

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Marine Air Control Squadron-3 (MACS-3)

( see on VMA page at top )
VMFP-3 Photo-Reconnaissance Squadron

Patch is listed as circa 1980s at El Toro MCAS, CA and made by Rex of Japan

Marine Fighting Squadron 111 (VMF-111)

"Devil Dogs"

per Mr. Holmberg's dBase this was a 1949 Design


Blemishes at: 12:00(above his left-Horn) & 8:00, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Reactivated June 1, 1948 as part of the Marine Air Reserve; VMF-111, the “Devil Dogs”, were Recalled to active status July 23, 1950
Released from active duty in July 1953; stayed at Naval Air Station Dallas until Decommissioned October 22, 1965
(Assets given to VMF-112)

VMFA-115, 5.75" Japan made, insignia used on their 1st deployment to Vietnam in October, 1965, UnUsed.....(sold)

VMF(AW)-115, circa 1957-64, 2" Cap patch, probably Japan made, UnUsed...........inquire

VMF(AW)-115, circa 1957-64, 3/4" screwback DI, probably Japan made, Used.........inquire

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Marine Aircraft Group 15, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (Task Force Delta)
Stationed at the "ROSE GARDEN", Royal Thai Air Base at Nam Phong, Thailand
Units assigned to MAG-15 were: H&MS-15, MABS-15, VMFA-115, VMFA-232, VMA(AW)-533, VMGR-152, H&MS-36, and a "Det D"(with CH-46 Sea Knights)
( see on Groups page )
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VMFA-115, post-RVN Era

Date of this patch is undetermined - ranges from late-1970s to 1980s+

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partial History
Designated VMF(AW)-115 from 1957 - 1964
Re-designated VMFA-115 on January 1, 1964, received F-4B Phantoms
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122)
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VMFA-122, F-4B Phamton II era, made in Japan

large patch, scrapbook residue on back, has been folded, Unused......inquire

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VMFA-122 "Crusaders" Grouping, circa 1967-68 in Vietnam

3 x Japan made patches from a VMFA-122 Veteran


per Mr. Holmberg's database this is the 1st Design patch, minor puckering in blue area(see reverse scan), UnUsed.......(sold)

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 in Vietnam


larger Japan made patch


per Mr. Holmberg's database they were stationed at Chu Lai, RVN, UnUsed.......(sold)

"1000 COMBAT PREFLIGHTS"on Aircraft Number "DC-10"

"DC" is the tail code for VMFA-122 and "10" is the F-4B's number

The ultimate in Custom Patches - designed for one aircraft

Note: DC-10 is currently assigned to VMFA-122's F/A-18C 164275


RARE, one-of-a-kind, Insignia, minor puckering in border area, UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History
In 1964, VMF(AW)-122 deployed to Naval Air Facility Atsugi for a year and returned to Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California in January 1965; Transitioned to the F-4B Phantom IIs and Redesignated VMFA-122. Deployed to the RVN August 1967 operating out of Danang. In February 1968 supported Khe Sahn operations; Relocated to MCAS Iwakuni in September 1968; Redeployed SEA mid-1969 flying out of Chu Lai.
In September 1970 the Crusaders Relocated to MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; then sent to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan anticipating an order to Redeploy to the RVN to counter an NVA offensive; Returned to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in December 1972.



small Japan made insignia, UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History
VMF-212 Activated March 1, 1942 at Ewa Territory of Hawaii; Redesignated VMA-212; served in Korean and Vietnam War
Redesignated VMFA and transitioned to F/.A-18C Hornets(dates unknown)



small patch with cheese cloth backing, UnUsed......inquire
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VMF-214 - Design made for the TV SHOW


Blacksheep, RFU, stains from wear, Used........(sold)
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Left patch..............(sold)
Right patch, "Pappy" Boyington's Baa Baa Black Sheep TV Show, 5", circa 1976, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed..........(missing)
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partial History
Re-designated VMF(AW) in December, 1956
Re-designated VMA in July, 1957
Marine Fighter Squadron-232 (VMF-232)

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-232 (VMFA-232)

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VMF-232 4th Design with bottom Tab

VMFA-232, 1960s at Iwakuni, Japan flying F-4Js, made in Japan, been in two scrapbooks, UnUsed......inquire

VMF-232, Blemish from factory(vertical imperfection just in back of his neck), circa late-1950s into 1960s flying the FJ-4 Fury, UnUsed.......inquire  

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4th Design "RED DEVILS" without the Bottom Tab

The diamond shape is like the 3rd pattern circa 1950 design but the Devil is like the 4th pattern design?
This is the second, 4th Design, I have seen without  the White Bottom Tab with "VMF 232" embroidered on it.  

Anyone ever see a similar 4th Design on a G-1 or other Marine Clothing?


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Marine Aircraft Group 15, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (Task Force Delta)
Stationed at the "ROSE GARDEN", Royal Thai Air Base at Nam Phong, Thailand
Units assigned to MAG-15 were: H&MS-15, MABS-15, VMFA-115, VMFA-232, VMA(AW)-533, VMGR-152, H&MS-36, and a "Det D"(with CH-46 Sea Knights)

( see on Groups page )

VMF (AW)-235

motto "RIDE NUNC" = "Laugh Now"

Known as the "Flying Wolves" in WWII
Known as "Death Angels" post-WWII
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VMF-235, after Reactivation in 1946
(see history below)

White Robed "Angel of Death"


UnCommon insignia to find, UnUsed....inquire
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VMF (AW)-235

per Mr. Holmberg's book this is the 3rd pattern used while flying F-8Us at Beaufort circa 1957

Black Robed "Angel of Death"


Japan made, Unused...(sold)
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partial History (most of this history is from the Tailhook site)
World War II
Commissioned/Activated January 1, 1943 at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California as Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 235 (VMSB-235)
Flew Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless in Operation Cartwheel, Battle of Bougainville, Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands
After 4 tours in the South Pacific the Flying Wolves (as they were then known) returned to MCAS Miramar to be
Decommissioned November 10, 1944
 Reactivated in 1946 as a Reserve squadron, the Death Angels adopted another insignia that depicted the Angel of Death w/bloody-sword & motto of "Ride Nunc"
Recalled to Active Service September 18, 1950; Assigned to Marine Aircraft Group-15 flying F4U-4 Corsairs at MCAS El Toro
 In September 1952 the squadron was re-equipped with F9F-2 Panthers; then Transitioned to the FJ-2 Fury and Relocated to NAF Atsugi, Japan in 1954
Received FJ-3M Furies circa 1956; later in 1956 received FJ-4s; Change tail code from WU to DB
In January 1957 VMF-235 stood down in Japan; Flag Transferred to MCAS Cherry Point; in November Squadron transferred to MCAAS Beaufort, SC, and started the Transitioning to F8U-1 Crusaders
Upgraded to the all-weather F-8D Crusader and Redesignated VMF(AW)-235 in February 1962
In late January 1963 unit reduced to zero strength and quite literally swapped places with the Warlords of VMF(AW)-451 at Atsugi on 1 February.
A year later, they were again reduced to zero strength and re-equipped with the F-8E at Beaufort
Vietnam War era
VMF(AW)-235 deployed to Vietnam  February 1, 1966 flying the F-8E Crusaders
From February 2 to November 15, 1966 the “Death Angels” flew over 6,000 combat sorties in support of over 22 major operations
Again returning to Vietnam February 15, 1967 and serving there until May 11, 1968
After leaving Vietnam they relocated to Hawaii and transitioned to F-4 Phantoms; they were the last active duty unit to fly Crusaders

1980s & 1990s
 In November 1989, VMF(AW)-235 transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet and redesignated VMFA-235
Deployed to the Shaikh Isa Air Base,Bahrain, on August 22, 1990 in support of Operation Desert Shield.
Moved to MCAS El Toro in 1994; attached to MAG-11; Moved to MCAS Miramar in 1996; Decommissioned June 14, 1996
Marine Fighter Squadron 241 (VMF-241)

I checked with 3 x Gurus and none of them had ever seen one of these patches = probably very uncommon


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partial History
VMSB-241 Established on Midway Island March 1942; Disestablished August 1945
Redesignated VMF-241 and ReEstablished as a Reserve Squadron at NAS Los Alamitos, CA in 1946
Redesignated circa 1963 as VMA-241..........?
DesEstablished circa 1966.....?
 1942 - 1943 SB2U-3    
 1943 - 1945 SBD-5   
 1946 - 1954 F4U-4   
 1954 - 1957 F9F-5   
 1957 - 1960 F9F-6   
 1960 - 1962 F9F-8   
 1962 - 1966 A-4B


VMF-251, 4", 2nd Pattern Insignia used from 1956-64, variation with Orange Lightning Bolt, tape residue on back, Used..............inquire
Marine Fighter Squadron (VMF-312)

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 (VMFA-312)
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VMF-312, 2nd design

scroll still hand-stitched to the patch


large 4.5", never worn but has been stored incorrectly and is dirty, mark in upper-right corner where it was stored against something that made an impression, UnUsed.....(sold)
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"AL", "312 RADIO", Korean War era

Anyone know what the "DOG" is lying on?


Snoopy is sighing in English and Japanese "thought-balloons", Japan made, UnUsed......inquire
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VMF-312 Pictures from the Veteran

I got this batch of pictures (2 1/2" x 3 1/4" format) with the Veteran's badged WWII Khaki Summer Flying Jacket

Pictures will be sold in a single lot (no-parting-them-out), Used.....inquire

200 Missions, LT Yorg at Wonsan, North Korea, Itami, Japan

K-1: Bell Copter, & Army L-5 w/Checkerboard painted cowling, & F-7F

Looks like the L-5 joined the 312th

Very interesting shirt in the top-left picture

onboard USS Bataan (CVL-29), flying F-4Us, circa 1950

1LT Daigh(pictured below) is mentioned on a web site as destroying two YAKs in 1951

onboard USS Bataan (CVL-29), flying F-4Us

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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 (VMFA-312)

1st Design, Beaufort 1966 flying F-4Bs


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Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron-312 "FIGHTERS" (VMFA-312)


2nd Design, circa 1975 at Beaufort flying F-4Ss


cheesecloth backing, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
Redesignated VMA-312 during their Korean service, date unknown
Redesignated VMFA in January 1966


5.25" Asian made(?), UnUsed......inqiuire

VMFA-314, embroidered on felt, Used......inquire


VMFA-321, 4 1/8" Japan made, UnUsed..........inquire

2nd Design - per Mr Holmberg's Book, page 60


VMF-322, 6" twill patch, UnUsed........inquire

( from the information I can obtain, it appears the 2nd design was only used in 1958 )
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partial History
VMF-322 Re-established as VMF-322 July 6, 1951
Redesignated VMA-322 in May 1958
( VMA-322 used the Fighting Gamecock(different patch) patch ( see picture in Mule's Book or A-4 Assoc site ) from May 1958 to June 27, 1992 )

( check out the A-4 Association site for their History on this Unit )
 3507AA - VMFA-323 Baseball CAP

"Death Rattlers"


3507AA  - medium size Baseball cap, minor wear marks inside, near-new, Used......(sold)
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VMFA 333 1st Pattern, circa 1960s flying F-4Js

ID'd with Mr. Holmberg's book/DVD

VMFA 333 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron patch, 4 1/2"(vertical), Unused......(sold)
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VMFA-333 4th pattern, circa 1975, flying F-4Ss

ID'd with Mr. Holmberg's book/DVD


4th pattern VMFA-333, 3 3/4"(vertical),  Philippine made, UnUsed............inquire
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 334 (VMFA-334)


Designated VMFA-334 circa 1967 - 1971


made by REX of Iwakuni, Japan, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Marine Attack Squadron 334 (VMA-334)  Reactivated May 31, 1952 at Marine Corps Air Station Miami, Florida flying F9F Panthers
Received FJ Fury and Redesignated Marine Fighter Squadron 334 {VMF-334} January 23, 1954
Deployed early-1957 to NAS, Atsugi, Japan
Relocated to MCAS El Toro in January 1958 and transitioned  to F8U-1 Crusaders
Vietnam War
Redesignated Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 334 (VMFA-334) August 1, 1967; ReEquipped with F-4J Phantom IIs
Deployed to Danang in August-September 1968
Relocated to Chu Lai, RVN in early-1969; Relocated to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan; Relocated in March 1971 to El Toro, CA; Deactivated December 30, 1971
Marine Fighter Training Squadron-401 (VMFT-401)


Adversary Squadron based at Yuma, Arizona flying F-21A Kfirs and F-5E/F Tiger IIs


PI made, puckered on side borders(from the maker's shop), UnUsed.......inquire


VMFA-451 "VINI-VICI", 5", UnUsed................inquire

 "VINI-VICI", variation, UnUsed.........(sold)


Pirate with a patch over his right eye is listed as the 2nd Design during F-4U era
(picture shown in the dBase uses a lighter-shade of yellow for background embroidery)


ID's on back by Mr. Burns, stain on upper-right, puckered on upper-right border area, UnUsed........inquire


VMFA-513, circa 1963-64 flying F-4s, made in Japan, UnUsed........inquire

VMF(AW)-513, circa 1960 at Atsugi flying F4D-1s, Japan made, UnUsed........inquire

VMFA-513, 2nd Pattern, circa 1965 (Iwakuni, Japan) flew F-4Bs, UnUsed.....(sold)

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partial History
Commissioned as VMF-513 February 15, 1944 at Marine Corps Auxiliary Field Oak Grove, North Carolina, flying Grumman F6F Hellcats
Relocated to Marine Corps Auxiliary Field Walnut Range, Arkansas September 1944; Moved moved to Marine Corps Air Station Mojave, CA in December
Redesignated VMF(CVS)-513 June 15, 1945; sailed on the USS Vella Gulf (CVE-111) & served on Carriers in the Pacific Theater; Supported the 3rd MARDIV on Okinawa
Korean War
Stationed at MCAS El Toro, CA and Transitioned to F4U-5Ns; Redesignated VMF(N)-513 ("Night Fighters"); Deployed to Japan in August 1950; OPCON of 5th Air Force
Nicknamed "Flying Nightmares" circa March 1951; received F3D Jets in Summer of 1952; Moved to El Toro & Reformed; Equipped with F-4 Phantom IIs in early-1963
Redesignated VMFA-513 August 1, 1963; Relocated to NAS Atsugi, Japan October 1964; Deployed to the RVN June 1965; Reformed October 1965 Cherry Point, NC; Redesignated VMA-513 flying AV-8A Harriers
Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron 531 (VMFA-531)

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Japan made


Japan made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....inquire
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VMFA-531, Red Flag 77-7 Phantom-Flogger

This patch is the same as the one shown in Mr. Homberg's Marine Fixed-Wing Book on page 71
Has the Red Star on left wing and the Aircraft nose has "531" squadron number
Some patches do not have these features


Russian cyrillic writing for "VMFA", UnUsed.....(sold)
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partial History
VMF(N)-531 Activated November 16, 1942;  Redesignated VMF(AW)-531 October 14, 1948; Redesignated VMFA-531 August 1, 1963
Supported War effort in SEA; ; Decommissioned March 27, 1992
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Marine Aircraft Group 15, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (Task Force Delta)
Stationed at the "ROSE GARDEN", Royal Thai Air Base at Nam Phong, Thailand
Units assigned to MAG-15 were: H&MS-15, MABS-15, VMFA-115, VMFA-232, VMA(AW)-533, VMGR-152, H&MS-36, and a "Det D"(with CH-46 Sea Knights)

( see on Groups page )
Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron 542 (VMF(AW)-542)

Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron 542 (VMFA-542)

"The Tigers"
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1950s Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron 542


VMF(AW)-542 patch, UnUsed......inquire
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Marine All Weather Squadron 542, Japan made, UnUsed......inquire
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Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron 542 (VMFA-542)


VMFA-542 Tigers' patch made in Japan circa late-1960s flying F-4B Phantom IIs, collector ID'd on back, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
 Commissioned Marine Night Fighter Squadron 542 (VMF(N)-542) March 6, 1944, at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina flying F6F Hellcats
Relocated to San Diego, California in mid-summer 1944; squadron arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands and began flying combat air patrols
Participated in the Battle for Okinawa flying Night operations from Yontan Airfield, Okinawa
After occupation duty at Yokosuka, Japan, VMF(N)-542 was transferred to MCAS El Toro, California; Redesignated VMF(AW)-542  in 1948
 After receiving the new twin-engine, radar-upgraded F7F Tigercat, VMF(AW)-542 was ordered to Kimpo Airfield, South Korea in September 1950
Flew close air support, air interdiction, and reconnaissance flights were conducted against the enemy in Korea
Between August 1959 and November 1963, VMF(AW)-542 made two extended deployments to Atsugi, Japan. On November 2, 1963, the Squadron was re-designated Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 542 (VMFA-542) and began training in the F-4B Phantom in place of the F-6 Skyray.

UI/Mystery Items


Great looking patch - anyone know what unit or system used it?

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Fighting Squadrons(VMF & VMFA)

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VMFA-542, 3 5/8" Japan made, Unused...(sold)
(designated VMFA from 1963-69, saw RVN Service and flew F-4Bs)
WWII Night Fighter Squadron
VMF(N)-544  -  Activated in May of 1944, Insignia designed in 1944, 6" across wings, Embroidered on Wool, Squadron flew: F6F-5Ns & F6F-3Ns, some Border thread missing on the left, Used...(sold)
VMFA-122, 3 5/8", UnUsed.........(sold)
VMFA-122, 3.75" Japan made, tape residue on back, UnUsed....(sold)
Re-designated VMFA in 1965 and served in the RVN with F-4B Phantoms
VMFP-3 "EYES OF THE CORPS", Photo-Recon, 5.5" Japan made, UnUsed.......(sold)
VMF-232 "Devil" Style Patch, 5" Japan made, New Condition........(sold)
Designated VMF from 1958 - 1967
Redesignated VMFA in 1967 when they received their F-4s
VMFA-232 "Viking" Style Patch, 4.5", Tan background material with cheesecloth backing, shrinkage of the BG material but the patch looks unused.....(sold)- - - -
VMFA-232, 5" wide cheesecloth backing, Used........(sold)
2nd design Insignia, flying out of Cherry Point circa 1969 with F-4Bs
part of border not finished at 0800, other areas of the border "rough" from the factory, UnUsed....(sold)
VMFA-312, Japan made(?), UnUsed....(sold)
VMFA-314, 6" Japan made, brownish stain on right side, UnUsed.......(sold)
per Mr. Holmberg's book, page 70 this "Yellow-face" Tiger is a 2nd pattern circa 1967 while flying F-4Js
2nd pattern VMFA-333, 3 7/8", removed from Jacket, Used.......(Sold)
VMFA-334, 4 7/8" Japan made, glue residue on back, UnUsed......(Sold)
( see  Marine Gear  for a 1940s VMF-312 Khaki Jacket with Squadron Patch )
VMF-214 - Made for the TV SHOW's on-Camera Cast
These patches were seen in an episode near the end of the Show's life-span
I understand the episode had the General visiting the Squadron and the Pilots had G-1 Jackets with Name Tags
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