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Navy Attack Squadrons:

Attack Type Designators/Acronyms

RVAH        Reconnaissance (Heavy) Attack Squadron               1964-1979
RVAW        Carrier Airborne Early Warning Training Squadron 1967-1983
STAGRON     Special Air Task Force Squadron (VK)         1943-1944
TACRON      Tactical Squadron or Tactical Air Control Squadron or Tactical Control Squadron        1946-present
VA          Attack Squadron                              1946-present
VA(AW)      All-Weather Attack Squadron                  1956-1959
VAH or VA(H) Heavy Attack Squadron                       1955-1971
VA(HM)      Attack Mining Squadron                       1956-1959
VAK         Tactical Aerial Refueling Squadron           1979-1989
VAL or VA(L) Light Attack Squadron                       1969-1972
VAP or VA(P)  Heavy Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron or Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) or Heavy Photographic Squadron     1956-1971
VAQ         Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron or Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron          1968-present
VAW         Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron    (?1948 1956-present?)
VAW         Carrier Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron  1968               1964-1979
VFA         Fighter Attack Squadron                      1980-1983
VFA         Strike Fighter Squadron                      1983-present

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Carrier Attack (VA) Squadrons


Navy associated patch - maybe from an Admiral(?)
Possibly a "TFR" (Terrain Following RADAR) patch - anyone know the story behind this patch?

7-stars & Broken pine tree, Japan made
Operation Redwing, Project 5.8

The 5.8 project was to determine the response of the structure of the Douglas A3D-1 aircraft to the Thermal effects of a Thermonuclear Explosion.

The overall project was called "Project 58", that patch is almost identical to this one except for the "58" versus this patch which has a decimal point "5.8".

From limited research the overall boss for Operation Redwing was "HQS JOINT TASK FORCE SEVEN" (circa 1955-56)

I have found no reference that the 3 x "A3D-1" aircraft, rushed to be finished by Douglas, were called Skywarriors, anyone know about these A-3D-1s?
The rush to finish these A3D-1s was so the Navy would have a "dog-in-the-fight" against the Air Force's B-52 Nuclear delivery capability.
One of the A3D-1s was lost in a crash; another was damaged beyond field-repair; the 3rd made it through the tests.
( Much of this information was gained through the assistance of an A-3D Association member who still had his Project 58 patch = many Thanks! )


I believe the young Indian Maiden is "......pretty Redwing....." from a 1907 song(?), UnUsed....inquire

( Also listed on the UI/Mystery page as UI#351 and Navy Aircraft page )
Able Dog (AD) Japan made Backpatch

Very-Large patch

known as A-1s in the USAF

For Spad Pilots, (Spads aka ADs & A-1s), this aircraft was used by many Units for close-air support, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), and etc. missions, (Patch is white on the front and cream on the back -- not a very good picfile but that will have to do (won't fit on the scanner), UnUsed.........(-10-).....inquire

(stored in the Blood Chit drawer)

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"SPAD", one of the names the A-1E, G, H, and J Douglas Skyraiders were called
(I think one of the USAF Squadrons used "SPAD" as a callsign?)
Very Large, Japan made, Backpatch
see Listing on USAF Special Operations Squadron page (at top)
 Reconnaissance Heavy Attack Squadron-1 (RVAH-1)

"Smokin' Tigers"


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partial History
VAH-1 Redesignated /RVAH-1
Transitioned from A-3 Skywarror to A-5A January 1963; Transitioned to RA-5C August 1964
Redesignated RVAH-1 September 1, 1964. 4 cruises to Vietnam; Disestablished January 19, 1979
Heavy Attack Squadron-2 (VAH-2)

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DET-61, VAH-2 and VAW-13 onboard USS Ranger, CVW-2

VAW-13( "ZAPPERS" ) & VAH-2, DET-61, USS Ranger Cruise with CVW-2 November 4, 1967 - May 25, 1968


Large Japan made patch, UnUsed.........inquire

( also in the VAW-13 section )

Squadrons in CVW-2 on this Cruise
USS RANGER (CVA-61) with CVW-2 November 4, 1967 - May 25, 1968:
VF-154, F-4B
VF-21, F-4B
      VA-22, A-4C
VA-165, A-6A
VA-147, A-7A
VAW-115, E-2A
VAH-2 Det 61, KA-3B
HC-l Det 61, UH-2A & UH-2C
VAW-13 Det 61, EKA-3B
VAP-61 Detachment, RA-3B
Heavy Attack Squadron-3 (VAH-3) (1956 - 1964)

Reconnaissance Heavy Attack Squadron-3 (RVAH-3)

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RVAH-3, the 2 x "EE"s were hand-embroidered (I assume the factory forgot to install them?), heavy-scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History
VAH-3 Established June 1956; Redesignated RVAH-3 in July 1964; Disestablished August 17, 1979
NAS: Jacksonville, FL, Sanford, FL, Albany, GA, Key West, FL
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarriors, R4D-7, Grumman F9F-8T (TF-9J) Cougar, Douglas A3D-2 Skywarriors, Douglas A3D-2T Skywarriors, North American A3J-1 Skywarriors, North American A-5B Vigilnate, North American YA-5C Vigilante, North American RA-5C Vigilante, Douglas A4D-2 (A-4C) Skyhawk, Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk, Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk

Heavy Attack Squadron Four (VAH-4 or VA(H)-4). circa 1956 - 1968
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 VAH-4, made in Japan


RFU, stains, 4-5 short tears in the border, 3-4 puckers in the border, Used.......inquire
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Heavy Attack Squadron-4 (VAH-4) 1967 - 1968

HATRON FOUR, made in Japan


I believe this is a hard to find patch, UnUsed........inquire
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VAH-4 DET Bravo "Bandits"


HATRON FOUR Detachment Bravo, Japan made, UnUsed.......inquire
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VAH-4 Detachment Bravo, made in Japan

Meaning of the 2 x Japanese Characters:
The two characters are "SHA" (duplicate, photograph) and "HAN" (edition) = there is no such word (kanji combination) in Japanese.
Advanced Harvard dictionaries dating back to 1942 (including Nelson) have any reference to this combination of characters.

My standard guess in any situation like this is.....a drunk serviceman met up with a tailor that understood NO English and this is what was born.
If anyone can provide a translation that means something, feel free to email.

( Both of these VAH-4 DET Bravo patches are from the same Aviator as the above listed Squadron patch )

VAH-4 DET-B, RFU, soiled and border damage from normal wear on a work jacket, Used.......inquire

DET BRAVO patch with the VAH-4 insignia hanging from the Torrii Gate, UnUsed.......inquire

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 onboard Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)

Backpatch for Heavy Attack Squadron Four, Detachment Echo, made in Japan, UnUsed.......inquire

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partial History
Commissioned as Patrol Squadron 931 (VP-931) active from 1946 through 1955 flying P-2V Neptunes
Redesignated Heavy Attack Squadron 4 (VAH-4) circa 1956 and Transitioned to A-3 Skywarriors
Redesignated Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) circa November 1968 Transitioned to the EKA-3 Skywarriors
Received EA-6B Prowlers in 1971
 VAH-5  to  RVAH-5 Era Grouping

HATRON FIVE -Heavy Reconnaissance Attack Squadron Five

( 4 patches from one Veteran )

VAH-5 "SAVAGE SONS", Japan made "Mushmouth", worn from 1955 to 1962, UnUsed..........(sold)

VAH-5 "HATRON 5 SAVAGE SONS", Indian design worn from September 1962 to May of 1964, RFU, Used......inquire

RVAH-5 "RECONNASISSANCE ATTACK SQUADRON  SAVAGE SONS OF SANFORD", Japan made, design used '64-'68 when NAS Sanford closed, UnUsed..........(sold)

USS Ranger CVA-61 (pre-June 31, 1975) insignia, UnUsed.......inquire

United States of America Flag, (probably pre-1976 era), UnUsed.....(sold)
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1976 WESTPAC Cruise

Philippine Islands made, ".umbl.ood-Squadron", "AT SHOP" (electronics maintainers), "CNI RECON" (squadron flew pre and post-strike Photo missions for the CNI), UnUsed....(sold)

( I assume he is commanding the "Turkey" to Fly! )
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partial History
VC-5 Established September 9, 1948
Redesignated VAH-5 November 1, 1955
Redesignated RVAH-5 in May 1956
Disestablished September 30, 1977
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older Japan made patch, UnUsed.....(sold)

RVAH-6 made in Japan, UnUsed.....inquire

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VAH-6 variation, made in Japan


scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire
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RVAH-6, Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron-Six, Made in Japan, RFU, Used....(sold)
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partial History
VC-6 Established January 6, 1950; Redesignated VAH-6 July 1, 1956; Redesignated RVAH-6 September 23, 1965; RVAH-6 Disestablished October 20, 1978
Reconnaissance Attack Squadron Seven (RVAH-7)


RECONATKRON SEVEN, USA made, UnUsed........(sold)
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I think this Japan made patch is UInCommon.


Was handsewn to a uniform (never washed), 4 x impressions at top(probably from the maker's shop), Used......inquire
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partial History  
Commissioned Composite Squadron Seven (VC-7) at Moffett Field, CA in October 1950.
VC-7 transferred their AJ  Savage aircraft to NAS Norfolk. After one Med cruise they moved north to NAS Patuxent River, MD.
Redesignated VAH-7 July 1, 1955; Relocated to NAS Sanford, FL; Re-Equipped with A3D Skywarriors in March 1958
( VAH-7 known as the "GO DEVILS" circa 1960 )
VAH-7 transitioned to the A5A Vigilantes (Formerly A3J-1s) in August 1961
After transitioning to the RA5C Vigilante (formerly A3J-3P) the present squadron insignia was adopted and the men of VAH-7 became known as "The Peacemakers of the Fleet."
 In 1963 the RA5Cs were modified from a Bomber to Reconnaisance aircraft.
Redesignated RVAH-7 December 1, 1964 and the mission changed from Attack to Carrier based Tactical Reconnaissance.
In October 1965 they embarked on their first combat tour aboard USS Enterprise; 2nd tour June'69 - May 1970; 3rd from February - December 1972  
RVAH 7 Decommissioned in October 1979
Between combat deployments RVAH-7 made two Med deployments.  Following the April to December'68 cruise, the squadron returned to a new home at NAS Albany.  
In the summer of 1979 the squadron returned to NAS Key West from the last RA5C Vigilante deployment.  
Decommissioned in October 1979
RVAH-9 (Reconnaissance Heavy Attack Squadron Nine)


Flew RA-5C Vigilantes circa 1964 to 1977


Collector's ID on reverse, Made in USA in the 1960s, embroidered on blue twill, gauze backing material, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Commissioned VC-9 at NAS Sanford, FL January 15, 1953 flying TBMs/P2V; later received AJ-1s and P2V-3s; Deployed to Port Layautey, Morroco in 1954
 Redesignated VAH-9 in November 1955 ("HOOTERS" unofficial name) deployment on the USS TICONDEROGA (CVA-14) circa December to May of 1956
Received A-3 "Skywarriors" in January 1957; flew in the 1958 Labanon Crisis from the USS SARATOGA (CVA-60)
Began transitioning to RA-5C Vigilantes" in April 1964; Redesignated RVAH-9 (Reconnaissance Heavy Attack Squadron Nine) in June 1964
Flew 2 x Combat Tours (December 1965 - August 1966; October 1968 - May 1969) from the USS RANGER (CVA-61)
 Relocated to NAS ALBANY, GA (date unknown); Relocated in January 1974 to NAS KEY WEST, Florida
Decommissioned in September 1977
 Heavy Attack Squadron-10 (Squadron active 1961 - 1970)

Redesignated VAQ-129 September 1, 1970
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VAH-10, DET-42 "1966", "YANKEE TEAM" "GET HOSED"

( Early use of PELON backing material - I have traced PELON backing to 1963-used on a dated U.S. Army patch )


I cut the opening in the outer layer of the PELON backing to expose the embroidery-style on the reverse side, UnUsed.......inquire
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VAH-10, DET 59


depicts an A-4 being refueled by a RA-5C Vigilante

large  Whale patch made by ACE with label


"1967", UnUsed......inquire
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partial History  
VAH-10 Established May 1, 1961; Redesignated VAQ-129 September 1, 1970



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partial History
Established as VC-8 December 3, 1951; Transitioned to RA-5Cs in 1966; REDES RVAH-11 in July 1966; Disestablished June 1, 1975
4 x combat cruises to Vietnam, 3 x cruises to Mediterranean
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Eleven (VAW-11)

"Early Elevens"
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Only history I could find......this patch was in use circa 1965-66 by a DET Charlie
I think it was the First E-2A Squadron(?) - anyone have a short history for the squadron?


CARAEWRON-11, large Japan made patch depicting a Black Fighting Cock, RFU, does not lay flat (results of washing), Used......inquire
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VAW-11 DET BRAVO circa 1965 - 1966

Aboard the USS Ticonderoga CVA-14 in 1965-1966


large Japan made patch, UnUsed.......inquire

"We Point the Way"

call sign = "SPEARTIP"


made in Japan, scrapbook redidue on back, UnUsed.....(sold)
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partial History
Reconnaissance Attack Squadron Twelve (RVAH-12) Commissioned July 1, 1965 at NAS Sanford, Florida; Disestablished at NAS Key West July 2, 1979

"Flying Ubangis" - later known as the "Clinchers"


Attack Squadron-12, small patch, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed..............inquire
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Twelve (VAW-12)



VAW-12, made in Japan, RFU, Used.....inquire
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VAW-12 Detachment 60, Japan made patches

Both from the same Veteran

DET-60 circa 1967 on a MED Cruise, residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire

Japan made, scrapbook residue on reverse, UnUsed......inquire

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partial History
Established as Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron TWO (VAW- 2) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia July 6, 1948 using assets of Fleet Air Electronics Training Unit.
Redesignated circa 1949 as Composite Squadron TWELVE (VC -12) and Relocated to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island flying several aircraft models.
Redesignated Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron TWELVE (VAW-12) In 1956 flying the AD Skyraider "Guppy" model.
ReEquipped in 1959-60 with the E-1B "Willie Fudd" (Formerly known as WF-1(later WF-2).
Relocated to Breezy Point at NAS Norfolk, Virginia in 1962.
Started transitioning to the E-2A Hawkeyes in July 1966.
ReOrganized/Established as Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing TWELVE with 6 x Squadrons on April 1, 1967
Received E-2B Hawkeyes in 1970; E-2C Hawkeyes received May 31, 1973

My information stops in 1973, got later or corrected verbage....send it.
Heavy Attack Squadron-13 (VAH-13)

Reconnaissance Heavy Attack Squadron-13 (RVAH-13)

Not sure which era this is from, the VAH or RVAH, anyone know?


"HATRON THIRTEEN", RFU, Used......(sold)
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HATRON THIRTEEN (VAH-13) Commissioned January 3, 1961 flying A3D-2 Skywarriors and Assigned to CVG-11
Deployed on USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) departing Norfolk July 1, 1961
VAH-13 Transferred to the Pacific Fleet and Relocated to NAS Whidbey Island, WA in 1961
The "BATS" Deployed on the USS Kitty Hawk several times from 1962-July 1962
Re-located back to NAS Sanford, Florida in August 1964 and Transitioned from the Douglas A3D Sky Warrior to the North American RA-5C Vigilante
Redesignated from Heavy Attack Squadron Thirteen to RVAH-13 November 1, 1964
VAW-13 Detachment Delta Grouping from 1960-61

I think this DET was known as the "ZAPPERS"

USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Far East Cruise 9/19/60 - 5/27/61

All patches removed from a G-1; most are Japan made


VAW-13 DET "D" "FAR EAST 60/61  BOGEY  YOGIES", flew Grumman WF-2 ("Willy Fudd") Tracers, redesignated E-1Bs in 1962 ( predecessor of the E-2 Hawkeye("Super Fudd" ), Used....inquire

( also called a "Stoof with a Roof" )  


Task Element, Used.....inquire
( Task Element could have been the: Carrier, Air Group, or Squadron )

CVG-15 "VIS UNITA FORTIOR", Used....inquire

"AKADAMA BUG" Atsugi Japan 60-61, sweet Red Rice Wine (drinkable when mixed with SEVEN-UP), Used...inquire

Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club, probably from the 1964-65 era, Used.....inquire

F-3H "DEMON DRIVER", pilot's patch for the McDonnell Demon, Used......(sold)

DET-61, VAH-2 and VAW-13 onboard USS Ranger, CVW-2
( see details above in VAH-2 section )
 Attack Squadron-22

see VF-22 for an older patch
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3506BP - VA-22 Squadron FLAG with Fighting REDCOCK Insignia

1960s into 1970s, circa Vietnam War

One Veteran said the cock was known as "Romeo Redcock" onboard the carrier(?).

3506BP - Attack Squadron 22's double-sided Squadron Flag, 32"(V) x 36"(Horizontal), for it's age it has average stains and fading, the free-edge has been resewn by the riggers(see closeup below), hardware and cotton line must have been appropriated from the Government=heavy duty items, Used......inquire  

left picture = same side as above                                                                  right picture is the reverse side

sample of:                         hardware                                                            embroidery                                                                      rigger made hem
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VA-22  "Fighting Redcocks"

CVW-15's Cruise onboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43) circa 1977 flying A-7Es


Attack Squadron 22, PI made patch, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

( several patches (see list below)  from this Aviator's Grouping are listed on the site )
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partial History of CVW-15
CV-15's  WESTPAC Cruise from February 15, 1977 to October 5, 1977 onboard the USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with these Squadrons:
VF-191 (*) Satan's Kittens............F-4J........listed
 VF-194 (*) Red Lightnings...........F-4J........listed
VA-22 Fighting Redcocks...........A-7E........listed
VA-94 Shrikes...........A-7E........listed
VA-95 Green Lizards...........A-6E/KA-6D........listed
VAW-114 Hormel Hogs...........E-2B........listed
VFP-63 DET-3 Eyes of the Fleet...........RF-8G........listed
 HC-1 DET-4 Pacific Fleet Angels...........SH-3G........listed
VQ-1 Detachment World Watchers...........EA-3B
(*) disestablished March 1, 1978
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Plain RED Bands = versus the Blue Band with White Stars?

VA-22 (similar to a 1959 design with the Red Stripe), Asian made, UnUsed.........(sold)

VA-22, Asian made, UnUsed.........inquire

VA-22, Excellent quality embroidery, Asian made, Unused.............inquire

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VA-22 & VFA-22 Fighting Redcocks

VA-22, pre-May 4, 1990, UnUsed.......inquire

VFA-22, post-April, 1990, UnUsed.......inquire
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VA-22 ReDesignated VFA-22 on May 4 , 1990

Rare Patch =  1 of 13 made

Some History why & when this "VFA-22 Line Division" Insignia was made
Patch made for the initial CVW-11 Cruise on the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) which departed May 1991
".....VFA-22's sister squadron VFA-94 Mighty Shrikes (both flying F/A-18s) had some made up before we left....
my Division Chief thought it would be a good idea for us to have the same thing....he asked me to design the patch.....
we would get them made in the Philippines either on our way to the Persian Gulf or on the way back......
....we were unable to have them made the first time we stopped in the PI.....
(Due to the unforseen erruption of Mt. Pinatubo (Operation FIERY VIGIL = evacuation of U.S. dependents from Subic Bay))
we had them made on the way home in 1991...."

Patch was designed by Airman Apprentice Raymond Pierce in September 1991,
13 were made (one for each member of the Line Division, costing $5.00 each )

Exceptionally RARE Patch

Large insignia, VFA-22 "CVW-11" "FIGHTING REDCOCKS LINE DIV(ision)  PLANE CAPTAIN", PI made Backpatch, Used.....inquire
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partial History
VF-22 Established as VF-22 30 Sep 1942
Disestablished 19 Sep 1945
2nd VF-22 Established as VBF-74A 1 May 1945
Redesignated VBF-74 1 Aug 1945
Redesignated VF-2B 15 Nov 1946
Redesignated VF-22 1 Sep 1948
Disestablished 6 Jun 1958
VFA-22 "Fighting Redcocks" claim lineage from VF-22 Strike Fighter Squadron 22 was originally commissioned as Fighter Squadron 63 at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia in 1948, the squadron was re-designated as Attack Squadron 22 in July 1959 after the decomissioning of VF-22 in 1958. The first Redcock aviators flew the F8F Bearcat. Later, Redcocks flew the F4U Corsair, F9F Panther, F9F Cougar, FJ4 Fury, A-4 Skyhawk, A-7 Corsair II, and the FA-18C Hornet. Today, the 220 enlisted men and women and 40 officers of VFA-22 are based in NAS Lemoore,California, and has completed the transition from the F/A-18E to the F/A-18F Super Hornet.

Korean War -- Lake Champlain (CVA 39) with CVG-4 (26 Apr 1953 - 4 Dec 1953) VF-22 flew F2H-2 with tail code F
VA-23 (ATKRON 23)



Large Japan made patch, UnUsed.....inquire
Attack Squadron-25 (VA-25)
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Made in Japan, from a CVA-34 Grouping circa 1969-1971

see USS Oriskany (CVA-34) section for a list of the other patches from the Veteran's Jacket


RFU, Used....inquire
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VA-25, light-green stain below upper-left star(hard to see), PI made, UnUsed........(sold)

VA-25, Lightning Bolt, PI made, UnUsed.......inquire

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partial History
VA-65 Redesignated Attack Squadron TWENTY FIVE (VA-25) July 1, 1959
Redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron 25 (VFA-25) July 1, 1983
Attack Squadron-27 (VA-27)

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VA-27, Japan made, UnUsed........inquire

VA-27, made in Japan, UnUsed........inquire

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VA-27 made in Japan with Issue VA-27 Arc/Tab

see CVA-34 section for other patches in the circa 1969-1971 Veteran's Grouping


RFU, pucker above scroll on right side, Used.......inquire
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"CNO Safety "S" Grampaw Pettibone Award" "BATTLE"

"CHARGERS" is VFA-27's nickname that was officially adopted January 24, 1991 - early use of the new nickname(?)


1986 "E" "CHARGERS", UnUsed........inquire
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partial History
On 24 January 1991 VA-27 (the "Royal Maces") transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet and were officially Redesignated the "Chargers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27)

"Blue Blasters"
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2nd VA-34 era, larger size Japan made patch


made in Japan, "VA-34 Saratoga" printed on reverse,  UnUsed.....(sold)
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made in Philippines Islands, UnUsed.....inquire

faint stain on upper-right, UnUsed.....inquire
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"Commander Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet Battle E Readiness"

"1994", UnUsed.......inquire

"BLUE BLASTERS", A-6 Intruder patch, residue on back, UnUsed.......(sold)
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partial History for the SECOND VA-34
Established as Fighter Squadron TWENTY (VF-20) on 15 October 1943
Redesignated Fighter Squadron NINE A (VF-9A) on 15 November 1946
Redesignated Fighter Squadron NINTY ONE (VF-91) on 12 August 1948
Redesignated Fighter Squadron THIRTY FOUR (VF-34) on 15 February 1950
Redesignated Attack Squadron THIRTY FOUR (VA-34) on 1 July 1955
Disestablished on 1 June 1969
later History
Attack Squadron-34 Redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) September 30, 1996 and began transitioning to F/A-18 Hornets
VAAW-35, VAN-48, onboard USS Hornet circa 1957


VAAW-35 Redesignated VA-122 in 1959


small, Japan made insignia, UnUsed........inquire
( ATKRON-35 is a Tentative Identification )

The "Black Panthers" were flying A-6Es for CVW-17 (USS Saratoga) which flew some of the First Missions into Iraq = which adds to this ID.
Shown in Michael L. Roberts' book "United States NAVAL Aviation Patches" page 88, listed as "attributed to VA-35"

Attack Squadron 35 is a tentative ID, Bagdad Bullseye January 17, 1991, residue on backside, UnUsed.........inquire

( this possible ID was written on a paper that came with the patch )
Attack Squadron-36 (VA-36)

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VA-36, patch made in Japan


ATKRON-36, Japan made insignia, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire
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ATKRON 36, UnUsed......(sold)
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partial History
Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED TWO (VF-102) Established May 1, 1952
Redesignated VA-36 July 1, 1955; VA-36 disestablished August 1, 1970
VA-36 Re-Established March 6, 1987
The "ROAD RUNNERS" flew A-6Es off USS Roosevelt for CVW-8 during Desert Storm
ATKRON-36 Dis-established April 1, 1994
Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37)

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ATKRON-37, made in Japan

First Design approved March 26th, 1968

ATKRON-37, snorting Bull on blue disc, UnUsed.......inquire
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Design used until circa November 28, 1990

Design used during the "NO Testicle" era


ATKRON-37, Blue Bull on a blue field, pebble cloth backing (looks 1970s Asian made?), UnUsed.....inquire
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VA-37 "BULLS" "Schlitz Beer Blue Bull" Design


Attack Squadron-37, RFU, harness rub on borders, Used......inquire
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partial History
VA-37 stood-up circa July 1966 flying A-7s
Redesignated VFA-37 circa November 1990 flying F/A-18



Made in USA, UnUsed.......inquire
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partial History
June 1, 1945, VB-75 established; November 15, 1946, VB-75 redesignated VA-3B; September 1, 1948, VA-3B redesignated VA-44; DisEstablished June 8, 1950; VF-44 Established September 1, 1950; Redesignated VA-44 January 1, 1956; Disestablished May 1, 1970
VF-44's Hornet patch was first used before December 1952 and approved by CNO on December 11, 1952. This patch was used by both VF-44 and VA-44.
The patch had a blue shield with a yellow banner across the shield with the word "Hornets" in red. There are two white playing cards, one with four black clubs and the other with four red hearts - to identify the squadron's designation number. The Hornet is yellow and black with a red eye and white details.
VA-52 (ATKRON-52)

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Attack Squadron-52

VA-52, Japan made, UnUsed..........inquire

Large made in Japan, Unused.....inquire

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VA-52, Philippine made, UnUsed.........inquire
Attack Squadron-55

VA-55 "WARHORSES", Japan made, UnUsed.......(sold)

VA-55, Asian made, UnUsed..........inquire


VA-56 patch made in Japan, heavy maker's glue on back, puckered on border, UnUsed......inquire
 Attack Squadron-65 (VA-65)
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Attack Squadron Sixty Five

large patch by ACE Novelty of Tokyo, Japan - still has the label attached

VA-65 on a  'WORLD CRUISE 1964' aborad the USS Enterprise, scrapbook residue on back, Unused.....inquire

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1966 SEA Cruise onboard the USS Constellation (CVA-64)


large VA-65 patch made in Japan, has stain around the "Q" in squadron, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.......inquire
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Large patch with cheesecloth backing, RFU, Used......(sold)
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VA-65, Attack Squadron Sixty-Five, Vietnam 1966 Constellation, 5"(V) Japan made, UnUsed.......inquire

ATKRON Sixty Five, green background, UnUsed.......(sold)

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3 x variations

cut-edge fully-embroidered, UnUsed.........inquire

cut-edge fully-embroidered, white PELLON, UnUsed.........(sold)

merrowed-edge partially embroidered, residue on back, UnUsed........(sold)
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Commander Atlantic Fleet's "E" Battle Readiness Award for 1991

"paper-like" backing material (NOT PELLON), UnUsed......inquire
Attack Squadron-66 (VA-66)
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ATTACKRON-66 made by ACE of Tokyo, Japan

RARE to find an ACE patch with the orignal envelope and 1964-65 Calendar

Large size patch made in Japan, UnUsed........inquire

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Left - UnUsed................(sold)
Center - UnUsed...........(sold)
Right - UnUsed......(sold)
Attack Squadron-72 (VA-72)

"BLUE HAWKS" (Formerly know as the "HAWKS")

First Insignia for VBF-19/VF-8A was a BEARCAT jumping from the deck of a Carrier through clouds(squadron was flying F6F Bearcats)
2nd patch (1950) was the Spread Wing Hawk with claws extended(No name or squadron identification on Insignia)
Third design and final patch worn was the Spread Wing Hawk with Nickname and Squadron type and number on scroll
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Large patch made in Japan by ACE Novelty


ACE Novelty Label on back side, Japan made, UnUsed......inquire
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RFU, Used patch.......inquire
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Large, Japan made, NOVELTY Backpatch


Made in Japan for the Vietnam era, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Established VBF-18 January 25, 1945; Redesignated VF-8A November 15, 1946: Redesignated VF-72 July 28, 1948;
Redesignated VA-72 January 3, 1956; Stood-down June 30, 1991
VA-72 era the squadron flew: F9F-5 (1951-55), A-4A/B/C/E/B (1956-69),  A-7B/E (1970-91)
Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75)

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ATKRON-75, wide-mesh cheesecloth backing with long pigtail, UnUsed.....inquire
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"INTRUDER", UnUsed......inquire

"THE SUNDAY PUNCHERS", UnUsed......inquire

"The Final Punch All Weather Attack" 1963 - 1997, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Established as Bombing Squadron EIGHTEEN (VB-18) July 20, 1943; Redesignated Attack Squadron 7A (VA-7A) November 15, 1946
Redesignated Attack Squadron 74 (VA-74) July 27, 1948; Redesignated Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) February 15, 1950; Decommissioned February 1997
(2nd squadron to use the VA-75 designation)
Attack = A-1 Skyraider and A-6 Intruder
Bomber = SBD Dauntless and SB2C Helldiver
Fighter = F4U Corsair
Cruise History
May to December 1965, WESTPAC/Vietnam
May 1966 to February  1967, North Atlantic/MED/Indian Ocean
December 1967 to June 1968, WESTPAC
July 1969 to February 1970, Mediterranean
May 1970 to November 1970, Mediterranean
April 1972 to February 1973, WESTPAC/Vietnam
Attack Squadron-81



VA-81 "DEAN", "Sunliners" circa 1959-1988, minor usage, Used........inquire
Attack Squadron-75

Attack Squadron-86

VA-75 "SUNDAY PUNCHERS", UnUsed.......(sold)....(2 other VA-75s listed above)

VA-86 "SIDEWINDERS", ACE Novelty from Japan, UnUsed........(sold)
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Know the ID of this patch?


Could this be a VA-86 Novelty or Systems patch?

click on picture for details
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If you know some info on the above, contact:   Jack@LJMilitaria.com  
 VA-83 Grouping

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VA-83, FASRON-112, & CVG-8 from same Pilot

This Grouping is probably from the mid-to-late-1950s era.


Attack Squadron-83, stain above the left horn,border at bottom of scroll has damage, UnUsed.......inquire
(I believe most of the 1950s VA-83 patches had a blue background; not gray like this one, probably an uncommon variant)

Carrier Air Group-8


CVG-8, the word "AIR" looks worn but this is an UnUsed patch, UnUsed......inquire
( Many CAG-8 patches look like they are faded )


The white figure resembles the comic strip "Shmoo"; an armless character introduced by Cartoonist Al Capp in 1948 for his "Li'l Abner" comic strip

This unit was active from 1949 to 1959 assigned to NAS  Whidbey Island, Washington


Fleet Air Service Squadron-112, made in Japan-label still attached, UnUsed........inquire
( The red background looks like it needs more thread - I have seen other Japan made patches from the 1950s that are finished this way? )

FASRON-112 partial History
FASRONs were known as CASUs during WWII; Redesignated FASRONs in 1946
FASRONs were assigned to Air Stations
FASRON-112 was Established in April 1949 and Assigned to NAS Whidbey Island; Disestablished in June 1959

( CVG-8 and FASRON-112 are also on their respective pages )
VA-85 Grouping

will sell seperate

small cap/beret patch for Attack Squadron 85, RFU, Used......inquire

large, RFU, puckered on border,  Used......inquire

Attack Squadron-86 (VA-86)

Vietnam made "Beercan DI"
Flew SEA Missions for several months to include Operation Linebacker/Linebacker II

small metal Pinback(PB) insignia, Used.......inquire
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Partial History for the RVN Era
VA-86 flew it's first Combat Mission in SEA on July 1, 1965 while onboard the USS Independence
VA-86 transitioned to the A-7E model and went to SEA for the 2nd time deployed aboard the USS Coral Sea September 1969 to July 1970
Deployed from June 1972 - March 1973 to SEA again onboard USS America (CV-66) flying Operation Linebacker and Linebacker II Missions
Attack Squadron-87 (VA-87)

VA-87, ACE Novelty from Tokyo, UnUsed............inquire

VA-87, PI made (higher quality construction than normal), UnUsed........inquire

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron-88


VAW-88, "CARAEWRON 88", RFU a model "C" GWEP flight jacket, 2 green stains, Used......inquire


va-94 (ATKRON-94)

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Attack Squadron-93

Vietnam War era flying Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawks


Large Japan made insignia, UnUsed......inquire
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VA-93 made in Japan, UnUsed......inquire
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VA-93, Japan made, stain at 1300, Used.......inquire

VA-94, large Japan made, UnUsed......(sold)

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Attack Squadron-94

CVW-15's Cruise onboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43) circa 1977 flying A-7Es


Attack Squadron 94, PI made patch, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

( several patches (see list below)  from this Aviator's Grouping are listed on the site )
partial History of CVW-15
CV-15's  WESTPAC Cruise from February 15, 1977 to October 5, 1977 onboard the USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with these Squadrons:
VF-191 (*) Satan's Kittens............F-4J........listed
 VF-194 (*) Red Lightnings...........F-4J........listed
VA-22 Fighting Redcocks...........A-7E........listed
VA-94 Shrikes...........A-7E........listed
VA-95 Green Lizards...........A-6E/KA-6D........listed
VAW-114 Hormel Hogs...........E-2B........listed
VFP-63 DET-3 Eyes of the Fleet...........RF-8G........listed
 HC-1 DET-4 Pacific Fleet Angels...........SH-3G........listed
VQ-1 Detachment World Watchers...........EA-3B
(*) disestablished March 1, 1978
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partial History for VA-93
Commissioned VF-93 circa March 1952 at NAS Alameda, California; Redesignated VA-93 in October 1956; Disestablished August 31, 1986
Attack Squadron-95 (VA-95)

"Green Lizards"
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Made in Japan


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CVW-15's Cruise onboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43)


Attack Squadron 95, Japan made patch, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......(sold)
( several patches (see list below)  from this Aviator's Grouping are listed on the site )
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( see Operation Praying Mantis section for patches and info )

I am not sure this is a VA-95 patch from "Operation Praying Mantis" but will list it here until someone proves it is not a VA-95 Novelty/Morale insignia.

Link for VA-95 and Operation Praying Mantis:
http://95thallweatherattack dot com/operation-praying-mantis/operation-praying-mantis.html


Looks PI made, UnUsed......inquire
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VA-95 Japan Made Lizard patch without Trident

Unusual Lizard patch without the Trident in his grasp, Japan made, Unused.....inquire

1980s - early-1990s, UnUsed......inquire
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VA-95 Lizards Last Romp

WESTPAC 1995 on CVN-72

last Cruise patch, embroidery blemish-the "A" is not finished in "VA", UnUsed.......inquire

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partial History of CVW-15
CV-15's  WESTPAC Cruise from February 15, 1977 to October 5, 1977 onboard the USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with these Squadrons:
VF-191 (*) Satan's Kittens............F-4J........listed
 VF-194 (*) Red Lightnings...........F-4J........listed
VA-22 Fighting Redcocks...........A-7E........listed
VA-94 Shrikes...........A-7E........listed
VA-95 Green Lizards...........A-6E/KA-6D........listed
VAW-114 Hormel Hogs...........E-2B........listed
VFP-63 DET-3 Eyes of the Fleet...........RF-8G........listed
 HC-1 DET-4 Pacific Fleet Angels...........SH-3G........listed
VQ-1 Detachment World Watchers...........EA-3B
(*) disestablished March 1, 1978
 Attack Squadron 97 (VA-97)
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Attack Squadron 97 (ATKRON-97)

"War Hawks"

Came with the VA-97 CVW-14 (Tail Code "NK") Cruise Patch dated 1968-1969 listed below

Flew A-7B Corsair IIs from USS Constellation (CVA-64)


Made in USA, pin holes at top and bottom with rust spots (cheap foreign straight pins apparently used to display the patch), UnUsed.....inquire
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Attack Squadron 97 (ATKRON-97)

"War Hawks"

CVW-14(NK) Cruise Patch dated 1968 - 69 flying A-7B Corsair IIs from USS Constellation (CVA-64)
WESTPAC/Vietnam Cruise May 29, 1968 to January 31, 1969 with CVW-14 (NK) onboard USS Constellation (CVA 64)

Naval Efficiency Award  July 1, 1968 to December 31, 1969


came from same Veteran as the USA made VA-97 patch above, Japan made with an 'E' Efficiency Award, UnUsed.....inquire
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VA-97 made in Japan


ATKRON-97, UnUsed......inquire
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VA-95, Japan made, Unused......(move above)

VA-97, 3.5" Asian made, UnUsed......inquire

VA-97, Asian made, UnUsed.......inquire

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(Attack Squadron 97 flew A-7s from 1967 - 1990s - cup copyrighted 1988)


VA-97 "WARHAWKS", flying A-7 Corsairs, the VA-97 insignia is a sticker, Unused.......inquire
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partial History
Established Attack Squadron NINETY SEVEN (VA-97) June 1, 1967 flying A-7A Corsair IIs; Redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron NINETY SEVEN (VFA-97) January 24, 1991
 Attack Squadron-105 (VA-105)

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The first VA-105's insignia was approved by Chief of Naval Operations March 2, 1953; it depicted a yellow winged Red Cannon and Black Bomb on a yellow background.
My thought on this design with the missile; probably after they received air-to-air missiles(?).  

(Not sure if the current VA-105/VFA-105 ("GUNSLINGERS") has the same Squadron History as the Mad Dogs; I will keep them seperate)

Does anyone know what "FSPC" on the Dog's collar mean?


ATKRON-105, 1950s era Japan made, was hand-stitched to a cloth jacket, Never Washed, Used........inquire  
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partial History
Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED FIVE was originally Commissioned May 1, 1952 at NAS Cecil Field, Florida and was known as the “Mad Dogs”.
Initially equipped with the AD-1 “Skyraider”; later transitioned to the AD-4, AD-4NA, & finally to the AD-6.
First deployed in October 1952 aboard the USS Tarawa for a six month cruise to the Mediterranean.
In June 1954 it was assigned to the newly formed Air Task Group 201 and made a WESTPAC cruise aboard the USS Bennington.  
In the workups for this deployment, VA 105 became the first squadron to qualify all its pilots using the newly introduced Mirror Landing System.
VA 105 distinguished itself by winning the Atlantic Fleet Battle Efficiency “E” award for props in the years 1955 and 1956.
Circa Summer 1958 it flew Close Air Support missions from the Essex (CVA-9) during the landing of U.S. Marines in Lebanon.  The Squadron covered the first landings and flew border reconnaissance sorties.
In September 1958 the CHICOMs started shelling the Quemoy Islands and the Essex was ordered to transit the Suez Canal to join the 7th Fleet off Taiwan.
Decommissioned February 1, 1959 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida(DeComm date may be circa March 1959).
Attack Squadron-105 (VA-105)


2nd VA-105 Squadron (see above for the First unit, named the "MAD DOGS"
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( ZIPPO's Green Paint is VERY-Bright....NOT washed-out like my Picture )
ATKRON-105, ZIPPO, (stamped "I" "II" = September 1986), Never-Used, UnUsed......(sold)
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pre and post 1984 Insignia

pre-1984 ATKRON 105 insignia, UnUsed.......inquire

post-1984 "GUNSLINGERS", UnUsed.....inquire

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Training Squadron-110


lower red feather on wing shows a brown spot = does not exist-it was lint, lower-right border and scroll has some brownish stains (same as on back), UnUsed.......(sold)
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 (VAW-113)

"World Famous Black Eagles"

Same Navy Veteran had 2 x VA-97 and CVW-19 patches


CAEWS-113, made in Japan, UnUsed.....inquire
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Tom is standing on the Hawk's Gauntlet drawing his six-shooter and ready to fight.

"HAWKEYE", made in Japan, UnUsed.......(sold)
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VAW-113, made in the PI, Unused......inquire

"SIC EM BABY" HAWKEYE with an F-14 TOMCAT on his wing, made in the PI, RFU, Used.....inquire

VAW-113, RFU, PI made, Used.....inquire

VA-113 (ATKRON 113)

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Japan made Variations

Attack Squadron-113insignia, UnUsed.....inquire  

Large patch embroidered in Japan, ID'd on reverse, UnUsed......inquire



F/A-18 Hornet insignia for the Power Plant Shop, UnUsed......inquire

Redesignated VFA-113 March 25, 1983
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron-114 (VAW-114)
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Made in Japan "HAWK"

The Hawk patch was used prior to changing over to the redesigned "Hormel Hog"


Japan made, puckered at the maker's shop, UnUsed......inquire

partial History for the Hawk patch
conflicting dates for insignia changeover:
from a Veteran
Change-over period circa April 1976 - July 1977 during CMDR Tom Amantea's watch Squadron was home based at NAS (now MCAS) Miramar
from another Veteran who still has his Flight Jacket......
I am not certain of the exact dates but I do know the "razorback" patch was used prior to 1976. I was a flight tech with the "Hormel Hogs" from 1974 to 1976. Our skipper was A. C. Driver and CMDR Amantea was our XO (Super Exec. by the way).  As a matter of fact I have a squadron insignia tattoo ("razorback") done in Hong Kong in 1975 while on a WestPac with VAW-114. Still have my flight jacket with: VAW-114, VAW-112, CVW-11, CVW-2, USS Ranger Bi-Centenial cruise, Kitty Hawk WestPac '75, and WestPac 73-74 patches on it.
from another Veteran
"Having been at NAS NI as an E-2B Flight Tech, the swap over to the Hormel Hawgs patch was during CDR Ace Drivers tour as CO. That would have been 1974. I left VAW-112 and reported to VAW-114 as a Hormel Hawg in December of 75. Of course I still have my "Hawg"."  
( you can contact Dock at:   dock_s@yahoo.com   )

( Have info?....send it )

( I have taken the liberty to: rearrange/delete/change words/etc. for clarity )
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VAW-114 "HORMEL HAWGS", made in Japan


Japan made "HAWGS", UnUsed......inquire
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VAW-114 "Hormel Hogs"

CVW-15's Cruise onboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43) circa 1977 flying E-2Bs

patch modeled after the Arkansas razorback


PI made patch, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

( several patches (see list below)  from this Aviator's Grouping are listed on the site )
partial History of CVW-15
CV-15's  WESTPAC Cruise from February 15, 1977 to October 5, 1977 onboard the USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) with these Squadrons:
VF-191 (*) Satan's Kittens............F-4J........listed
 VF-194 (*) Red Lightnings...........F-4J........listed
VA-22 Fighting Redcocks...........A-7E........listed
VA-94 Shrikes...........A-7E........listed
VA-95 Green Lizards...........A-6E/KA-6D........listed
VAW-114 Hormel Hogs...........E-2B........listed
VFP-63 DET-3 Eyes of the Fleet...........RF-8G........listed
 HC-1 DET-4 Pacific Fleet Angels...........SH-3G........listed
VQ-1 Detachment World Watchers...........EA-3B
(*) disestablished March 1, 1978
Attack Squadron-115
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VA-115, Japan made, Used......inquire
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VA-115 "Eagles"

Official Attack Squadron of the 1988 Summer Olympics


made in the PI, Unused......inquire
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE SIX (VAW-116)


VAW-116, UnUsed......inquire

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partial History
On April 20, 1967 VAW-116 was Commissioned and Equipped with E-2Bs
Served with Carrier Air Wing 9 and 15 on Far East Cruises
Transferred to Attack Carrier Air Wing 8 in July 1975
Transitioned to the E-2Cs in 1980
Attack Squadron-122 (VA-122)

VA-122, Japan made, UnUsed......inquire

VA-122, Asian made(?) with 1970s plastic backing, UnUsed......inquire

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Fleet Replacement Squadron for FA-18 Hornets at NAS Lemoore, CA

Merrowed-edge, Unused......inquire

cut-edge, UnUsed......inquire
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Flying Eagles

RFU, Used.....inquire
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron-122 (VAW-122)


Never seen one of these - may be UnCommon

VAW-122, 1993 Around the Horn onboard the USS Constellation (CV-64) in CVW-2, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Commissioned April 1, 1967 and equipped with E-2A/B/C Hawkeyes; did service in SEA during the War; flew anti-drug Missions
Dis-Established March 30(31), 1996 at NAS Norfolk assets given to VAW-77 based at NAS Atlanta, GA
VAH-123 (Heavy Attack Squadron 123)

"Professionalism is Our Business"


Heavy ATKRON 123, UnUsed....inquire
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VAH-123 Centurion 300, "ADRENALIS ADDICTUS", made in Japan

The "3" was added by the Pilot

A3Ds were nicknamed "All Three Dead"

Large Japan made patch, UnUsed.......inquire

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partial History
Established as Heavy Attack Training Unit, Pacific (HATUPAC) June 15, 1957; Redesignated Heavy Attack Squadron 123 June 29, 1959
Insignia approved by CNO August 12, 1959; In 1961 the patch design was modified to include an Over-Scroll with the motto "Professionalism is Our Business"
Nicknamed the "Professionals" circa 1961 – 1971
Stationed at NAS Whidbey Island July 1, 1957 - 1971
Disestablished February 1, 1971; their Training Mission for A-3s and KA-3Bs transferred to VAQ-130
(Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron)


VAW-124, "Bear Aces", UnUsed........inquire
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partial History
VAW-124 was commissioned on 1 September 1967 and nicknamed the "Bullseye Hummers"  
Assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing SEVEN (CVW-7) in 1968 and deployed aboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CVA-62);
In 1970 & 1972 deployed with CVW-9 aboard USS AMERICA (CVA-66) to Southeast Asia;

On 19 August 1981, USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) captured world attention while operating in the Gulf of Sidra. In response to an unprovoked attack, F-14 Tomcats under the control of a VAW-124 Hawkeye, intercepted and shot down two Libyan SU-22 "FITTER" aircraft demonstrating the deadly effectiveness of the "Hawkeye-Tomcat" team.
Attack Squadron-125 (VA-125)

"Rough Raiders"


RVN era small ATKRON-125 patch, made in Japan, UnUsed.....inquire
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partial History of three Attack Squadrons that were designated VA-125
The first began as Reserve Attack Squadron FIFTY FIVE E (VA-55E); probably Established in 1946
Remained in an InActive status until Redesignated VA-923 (Reserve) in January 1950
Redesignated VA-125 February 4, 1953; Disestablished April 10, 1958

The 2nd unit originally known as the "Skylanchers" was Established VA-26 June 30, 1956
Redesignated VA-125 Rough Raiders April 11, 1958 (day after the first VA-125 was Disestablished) flying F9Fs from NAS Moffett Field, CA
In July 1961 VA-125 relocated to Reeves Field, NAS Lemoore, CA flying A-4s until the fall of 1969
In September 1969 the "Rough Raiders" received A-7 Corsair IIs
The end of the War in SEA caused a RIF (reduction in force) and VA-125 was Disestablished October 1, 1977
The current VFA-125 "Rough Raiders" were Established November 14, 1980 at NAS Lemoore, CA becoming the Navy's first F/A-18 unit
VFA-125 Disestablished October 1, 2010; Assets were Incorporated into VFA-122

Japan made


VA-127, made in Japan, UnUsed.....inquire
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6670D - VA-127 Navy Jumper with 'VIETNAM' Liberty Cuffs

( Terrible pictures = dark blue does not shoot well for me )

6670D - VA-127 with “ATKRON 127” Right Shoulder ARC(tab), “VIETNAM” Liberty Cuffs, Issue Jumper modified with a left-side zipper but the cover has been hand stitched shut(can be re-opened), label needs to be resewn, “ITF” stenciled inside, “TSG” and “ISG” on label along with his last name, Used....inquire

Chest = 39”+
Sleeve = 32 ½”
Back = 26”

VAQ-130 DET-4

Large Color Drawing of a patch (came with a VF-122 CPO's Grouping)

Design is for a DET-4 patch from a 1974 USS Ranger WESTPAC Cruise with CVW-2

Flying EKA-3B SKYWARRIORS, "LAST OF THE WHALES", was folded vertical, THIS is a DRAWING!...........inquire

UnUsual that it is Thai made


Attack Squadron 133, made in Thailand, UnUsed......inquire



Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron-136, RFU(was hand-stitched to a uniform), never washed, scrapbook residue on back, Used......inquire
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partial History
VAQ-136 Established April 6, 1973



Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron-138 "TACELRON-138", Unused......inquire
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partial History
Established February 27, 1976; flies the Grumman EA6-6B Prowler for CVW-9 onboard the USS Nimitz
Home Stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, WA  

Redesignation of all VAQ squadrons from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (TACELRON)  to  Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQRON) occurred in 1998.
VA-144 (ATKRON 144)


Attack Squadron 144, made in Japan, UnUsed.....(sold)
Attack Squadron-145 (VA-145)


The "Charging Texas Long Horn" with Bomb and Rocket" design originated with VA-702
This insignia was Approved March 8, 1951 - a new design (see below) was Approved April 7, 1954

( Collector's data on back )

( see patch below for the "RUSTLER's" LAST RIDE )


Made in Japan, UnUsed........inquire
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NOW we switch to the "Swordsmen" era

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VA-145 (ATKRON-145)

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Both made in Japan

Large "Swordsmen" patch made in Japan, UnUsed.........inquire

Large Attack Squadron-145 patch made in Japan, UnUsed......inquire

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2 x versions of what "TRIM" expands to:
Trails, Roads Interdiction Mission
Trails, Roads Interdiction Multisensor

VA-145 flew the A-6C in 1970 through 1971 in support of U.S. Forces in SEA

see below for a partial History of the Squadrons that flew the A-6Cs

Japan made patch, RFU, Used.......inquire

Thanks to researchers from Pensacola, Florida and France I now have this partial History for the A-6C TRIM Aircraft:
Designator A-6C assigned to 12 x A-6As that had been Modified (circa February to June 1970) to: detect, track, & attack night vehicle traffic on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
A-6C (conversion) BuNos: 155647, 155648, 155653, 155660, 155662, 155667, 155670, 155674, 155676, 155681, 155684, and 155688
A-6Cs assigned to:
VA-165, stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, WA, assigned A-6Cs February 27, 1970
The Boomers deployed in April 1970 with 16 aircraft (eight of the 12 existing A-6Cs, five A-6As, and three A-6B PATS)
 (VA-165's CO Cdr. Blackman flew the first A-6C combat mission on May 26, 1970)
VA-145 assigned four A-6Cs on May 11, 1970 while stationed at NAS Whidbey
By July 1970, eight A-6Cs were still in VA-165 (CVW-9)
Five A-6C were transferred from VA-165 to VA-145 when they “in chopped” in October 1970 giving VA-145 a total of nine A-6Cs
VA-145 assigned to CVW-2 onboard USS Ranger (CVA-61) departed October 27, 1970 equipped with A-6A/Cs for WESTPAC/Vietnam
VA-145's A-6Cs would carry-out Combat Missions until returning to Homeport on June 17, 1971
From mid-1971  through 1975 A-6Cs were deployed to the Medditerrean by: VA-34, VA-35, VA-42, and VA-176
1 x A-6C was lost, the remaining eleven were brought up to A-6E standard between October 1975 to February 1980
No USMC Squadrons flew the A-6C TRIM aircraft to my knowledge
( In 1974 a Target Recognition and Multi-Sensor (TRAM) package was used on Upgraded A-6Es )
 If you have different, or more, information, send it!

( also on Aircraft  page )

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VA-145, "RUSTLER'S LAST RIDE" in 1993

"RUSTLERS" was the "SWORDSMENS" name pre-April 7, 1954 (see patch above)

Cruise from East Coast (May 27 - July 22, 1993) to the West Coast

Around the Horn aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64) in CVW-2, UnUsed.........inquire
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partial History
Established as Reserve Attack Squadron 702 (VA-702) December 1, 1949; Called-up July 20, 1950
Redesignated VA-145 February 4, 1953; DisEstablished October 1, 1993
Attack Squadron-146 (VA-146

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VA-146, PI made, UnUsed......inquire

PI made, UnUsed.......inquire

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Arabian Sea circa 1984


PI made, (Arabian Sea January 13 - August 1, 1984), Hawaii-Philippines-Korea-Australia, Unused.......inquire
Attack Squadron-147 (VA-147)

Strike Fighter-147 (VFA-147)

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ATKRON-147, made in Japan


VA-147, Japan made, UnUsed.....inquire
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scrapbook residue on back, Unused.......inquire

Strike Fighter 147, F/A-18C Hornet, UnUsed......inquire
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RFU, puckering around most of the border, Used.....inquire
Attack Squadron-152 (VA-152)


 ATKRON-152, made in Japan, UnUsed.....(sold)
 Attack Squadron-153 (VA-153)

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Pilot's Grouping - very clean patches - were displayed underglass

ATKRON-153 & Carrier Air Wing-15

I also have the USS Coral Sea "CARRIER WEST" 1964-65 Cruise Book for this deployment
( very uncommon cruise book - made-up of parts in a binder that can be added to? )
( catalog #3507CA-D, listed on Naval Aviation Main Page in BOOK Section )

( See VF-173 and VF-62 for other patches from this Grouping )

( also linked from the CVW-15 page )

VA-153, made in Japan with ACE Novelty label, UnUsed........inquire

CVW-15, made in Japan, UnUsed........inquire

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Japan made patch with an Issue VA-153 Arc-Tab

see CVA-34 section for list of patches in the Veteran's Grouping, circa 1969-1971


RFU, puckered, Used.....inquire
Attack Squadron 155 (VA-155)

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ATKRON-155, made in Japan, Baseball Cap size


Cobra in the Skull with green vee, UnUsed......inquite
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Attack Squadron 155, A-4D Skyhawk Era


Large Cobra and Skull patch made in Japan, Unused.....(sold)
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large 4" x 6" McClusky Award patch


partial History
McClusky is a Trophy event for Naval Attack Squadrons
It is an award to the squadron receiving the best bombing scores and was named after LCDR Wade McCluskey who led the dive bomber assault on the Japanese carriers at Midway. It usually went to VA/VFA units, but a couple of Tomcat units (VF-41 & probably VF-211) won it once they got ground attack capability.
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partial History
Established in the Reserve as VA-71E in 1946
Redesignated: VA-58A in 1948, VC-722 in 1949,  & VA-728 in 1950
VA-728 called to active duty in 1951; Redesignated VA-155 in 1953
Disestablished in 1977; Reestablished September 1, 1987; Stood-down April 30, 1993
SB2C Helldiver, TBM Avenger, AM Mauler circa 1946 - 1950
Skyraiders flown circa 1951 - 1958: AD-1, AD-2, AD-4, AD-4L, AD-4Q, AD-4NA, AD-6, AD-7
A-4D Skyhawks circa 1959 - 1986
 A-7A/B Corsair IIs 1987 - 1993
Attack Squadron 163 (VA-163)


Patch was approved(?) circa 1961; colors: blue, gray, & gold/yellow depicts the Squadron's all-weather, day/night ability to deliver Nuke weapons over land and sea.
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Made in Japan


Japan made, UnUsed.....inquire
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made in Japan, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
Attack Squadron One Hundred and Sixty Three Established at NAS Cecil Field, Florida circa September 1960
Place on Inactive status circa April 1969; Disestablished circa July 1971
Naval Air Station Cecil Field circa 1960
Naval Air Station Lemoore circa 1961
CVG-16 CVA 34 A4D-2 WestPac, 1962
CVW-16 CVA 34 A-4B WestPac, 1963-64
CVW-16 CVA 34 A-4E Vietnam-Combat, 1965
CVW-16 CVA 34 A-4E Vietnam-Combat, 1966
CVW-16 CVA 34 A-4E Vietnam-Combat, 1967-68
CVW-21 CVA 19 A-4E Vietnam-Combat, 1968-69
 Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk (1960  - 63)
Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk (1964 - 1967)
Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk (1968 - ?)
VA-164 (ATKRON-164)

callsign "GHOST RIDERS" used circa 1961 - 1975

( VF-142 was the other "Ghostriders" squadron )


 ATTACK SQUADRON 164 patch made in Japan, insignia approved in May 1961, UnUsed.......(sold)
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partial History
Established September 1, 1960 as Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR; DisEstablished December 12, 1975
Stationed at Naval Air Station Cecil Field when established; moved in September 1961 to NAS Lemoore
September 1, 1960 to CVG-16 (redesignated CVW-16 December 20, 1963); reassigned March 1, 1968 to CVW-21
1962 onboard CVA-34 flying A4D-2 Skyhawks, WESTPAC
1963-64 onboard CVA-34 flying A-4Bs, WESTPAC
1965 onboard CVA-34 flying A-4Es, WESTPAC/Vietnam
1966 onboard CVA-34 flying A-4Es, WESTPAC/Vietnam
1967-68 onboard CVA-34 flying A-4Es, WESTPAC/Vietnam
1968-69 onboard CVA-19 flying A-4Es, WESTPAC/Vietnam
1969-70 onboard CVA-19 flying A-4Fs, WESTPAC/Vietnam
1970-71 onboard CVA-19 flying A-4Fs, WESTPAC/Vietnam
1972 onboard CVA-19 flying A-4Fs and TA-4Fs, WESTPAC/Vietnam
1973-74 onboard CVA-19 flying A-4Fs and TA-4Fs, WESTPAC/Vietnam/IO
1975 onboard CVA-19 flying A-4Fs and TA-4Fs, WESTPAC
Attack Squadron-165 (VA-165)

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Japan made Attack Squadron-165


Large ATKRON-165, made in Japan, UnUsed.....inquire
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VA-165 Large Japan made patch


The maker's machine got the Yellow and Green thread mixed-up of some of the scroll letters, maker's BLEMs at 0300 and 0900 near the border, UnUsed......inquire

"Blue Bolts"

( Blue Bolt design used from October 19 1950 until January 15 1971 when Squadron disestablished )


Japan made, UnUsed........(sold)

( construction looks late-1950s to mid-1960s, A4 Skyhawk era (?) )
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partial History
established VBF-82 August 20 1945;
redesignated VF-18A August 11 1948
redesignated VF-172 November 15 1946
redesignated VA-172 November 1 1955
disestablished January 15 1971, VA-172

1950 - F2H-2 Banshee
1956 - F2H-4 Banshee
1956 - F2H-2B Banshee
1957 - A4D-1 Skyhawk
1958 - A4D-2 Skyhawk
1961 - A4D-2N (redesignated A-4C in 1962) Skyhawk
Attack Squadron 174 (VA-174)


 ATKRON-174, USA made, UnUsed.....inquire
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ATKRON-174 "HELL RAZORS", Asian made, Unused.......inquire

plastic back, probably from the 1980s, Unused....inquire

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partial History
VF-174 Redesignated VA-174 July 1,1966 flying A-7s; Disestablished June 30, 1988
Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176)
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Attack Squadron 176, design used until 1975


Navy Attack Squadron-176, made in Japan, UnUsed......inquire
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ATKRON-176, made in Japan


correct number of stars, UnUsed.......inquire
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Variant with incorrect number of Stars on one side


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pre-1975 design, UnUsed......(sold)

VA-176, post-1974 design, UnUsed......inquire

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VA-176, design used 1975 to 1992


1980s to 1992, UnUsed.......inquire
Attack Squadron-192 (VA-192)


VF-192 Redesignated VA-192 March 15, 1956


ATKRON-192, RFU (never washed), minor soiling from wear, Used......(sold)
Attack Squadron (VA-192)

"World Famous Golden Dragons"

Formerly VF-192
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"WORLD FAMOUS GOLDEN PRAGONS", very nice variation "Pragons vs. Dragons", UnUsed.....inquire

Attack Squadron-192, Ace Novelty made, UnUsed........(sold)

VA-192 by ACE Novelty of Tokyo

made by Ace Novelty, torn while being removed from Flight Suit, Used......inquire

Philippine made, UnUsed......inquire

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ATKRON-192, made in Japan


small made in Japan patch, UnUsed.....inquire
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Partial History
( see VA-192 predecessor squadron  VF-192   )
Redesignated VA-192 March 15, 1956: Redesignated VFA-192 January 10, 1986
Attack Squadron-195 (VA-195)

"Dam Busters"
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2 x variations of ATKRON-195, both made in Japan

Not sure, but this design may have been adopted circa 1963
(anyone know if this is true....or if you have hardcopy info stating otherwise.....let me know)

ATKRON-195, UnUsed....inquire

larger patch, UnUsed.....inquire

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Small Beret Flash, Japan made


Small patch worn as a Beret "FLASH", made in Japan, UnUsed......inquire
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Attack Squadron 195 (VA-195)

possible History on patch
This Hawk motif is probably associated with VA-195's service onboard the USS Kitty Hawk while homeported many years in Atsugi, Japan.
They deployed several times with CVW-11[1] on the USS Kittyhawk in the 1970s.
Might have been a party favor or freebie at a special event such as a mess night, navy ball, or etc.
VA-195 was active from 24 Aug 1948 - 1 Apr 1985 when VFA-195 stood up.
[1] see the USS Kitty Hawk section on my Carrier page, I have a fierce Hawk patch listed from a 1975 WESTPAC cruise.


probably circa 1970s, dealer(maker's) name on back = by Tidewater Emblems of Virginia, RFU, small patch, Used.....inquire

( also on USS Kitty Hawk section )
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partial History
August 15, 1943 Torpedo Squadron NINETEEN (VT-19) was established.
November 15, 1946 VT-19 was redesignated Attack Squadron TWENTY A (VA-20A).
August 24, 1948, VA-20A was redesignated Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE (VA-195).
April 1, 1985 VA-195 was redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE (VFA-195)
VA-196 (ATKRON 196)

"THUNDERCATS" circa 1948 – 1950s
"THE MAIN BATTERY" circa 1950s - present
Starting circa 1979 "MILESTONES" was used interchangeably with "The Main Battery"
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Attack Squadron-196, circa late-1960s


 ATTACK SQUADRON 196, made in Japan, UnUsed.......(sold)

( some modern patches are available but unlisted )
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Partial History
After being Redesignated VA-196 the old Devil and Ace of Spades insignia was used until September 14, 1967 when the current design was approved by CNO
Colors for the patch changed to: Devil's face is an orange background with a black border; the Ace of Spades is black with the Devil’s face superimposed
on it and his face is outlined in yellow, the teeth, eyes and horns are white with black pupils and black markings on the horns; the scroll has a white background
bordered in black, with black lettering


"ATKRON 204", "River Rattlers", Japan made, UnUsed......(sold)



ATKRON-205, Green Falcon carrying a Bomb, UnUsed......(sold)
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partial History
Established July 1, 1970 in the Atlantic Fleet Reserve based at NAS Atlanta, GA; Disestablished December 31, 1994
Equipped with:
Douglas A-4L Skyhawks on September 1, 1970
Vought A-7B Corsair IIs on September 26, 1975
Vought A-7E Corsair IIs on June 20, 1984
Grumman KA-6D Intruders on August 22, 1990
Grumman A-6E Intruders on November 17, 1990

(Tactical Electronic Warfare (VAQ) Squadron)


VAQ-208,  Japan Made variant patch ("VAQ-208" is usually in Black?), worn from 1970 - 1979, UnUsed.......(sold)
VA-212 (ATKRON 212)


VA-216 (ATKRON 216)
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Attack Squadron 212


Large Japan made VA-212, UnUsed....(sold)
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VA-212 "SUCCULENT SIX  SMART BOMBERS 1967", Japan made, UnUsed........inquire
"Smart Bomb" is a reference to the WALLEYE Weapons System
    They deployed to Vietnam on the Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) with CVW-21 from January 26 - August 25, 1967

VA-216 "BLACK DIAMOND", Japan made, Used.......inquire

VA-215 (ATKRON-215)

"Barn Owls"


Large Attack Squadron 215 made in Japan, black vertical line on the right side is embroidery thread (NOT a stain), UnUsed.....inquire


Has the merrowed edge and short pigtail (probably older than the other Squadron patch?), cheesecloth covered with paper backing, UnUsed.......inquire

cut-edge squadron patch, backing is cheesecloth covered with the fuzzy-PELON, UnUsed.....inquire

pre-1988 A-7 SLUF merrowed-edge diamond, cheesecloth style backing with short pigtail, UnUsed......inquire

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partial History
Transitioned from the A-7E Corsair II in 1988 to A-6Es and KA-6Ds; Disestablished 1994
Pacific Fleet Reserve Squadron, Naval Air Station Alameda, California
Attack Squadron-305 (VA-305)



ATKRON-305, UnUsed......inquire
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partial History
VA-305 Established at NAS Los Alamitos, CA circa July 1970
Re-Designated VFA-305 circa 1987
Disestablished 1994

Tactical Electronic Warfare (VAQ) Squadron


Japan made, UnUsed.........Inquire
 VA-735 patch

Squadron flew Martin AM-1 Mauler aircarft


"ABEL MABEL", cheesecloth backing, 1950 - 53 era, Unused.......(sold)

"Able Mabel" refers to the Martin AM-1 Mauler aircraft; it did not have a good reputation and was sometimes
referred to as the "Awful Monster"; the Martin Maulers lost-out to the Able Dog (AD) Skyraiders in the Fleet
and were turned over to the Reserves in 1950 and retired in 1953
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partial History
Squadron was probably based at Grosse Ile NAS, MI

Bureau Number 22301 (VA-735) crashed through trees into slope near
Lansing, MI 8/11/1951; this is the only solid reference found for this unit

Modern Patches Available for some:

VA, VF, VFA, Rotary, CAW, and CVs  -  e-mail for your needs

Related Items
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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
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CVLG-58 (later CVLG-1)
The Navy site indicates this design was approved for VT-58 on July 1, 1946 (I have doubts on this ID?)
CVLG-58 served aboard the USS Saipan (CVL-58) with 2 squadrons:
VF-58 (later VF-1L) flying Grumann Hellcats and Bearcats
VT-58 (later VA-1L) flying Grumann Avengers
This could be one of the first Combo/Gaggle patches(??)
listed on GROUP/WING page

Mystery Items

If you know the ID on any of these, contact:   Jack@LJMilitaria.com  
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UI #68 - Possible VAH, A-3 Sky Warrior patch?


Japan made, written on the back is "Flying Fish 1961", any ideas on the Unit ID?
(added: could be from a squadron flying the A3 Sky Warrior "Whale", hanging object from the lower-fin is supposed to depict the 3rd Crewman facing to the rear)
(also listed on the UI page)
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UI #126 - Raptor-Hawk insignia, know the ID?

also on the UI page
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UI#373 - "SEMPER ANTE MAXIMUS", Japan made, possibly a Naval Nuke (Training/Research?) site in New Mexico?....maybe an Electronics Squadron?
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Know the ID of this patch?


click on picture for details

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Helmets, Caps, Survival Maps/Kits, & etc.

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VA-303 "GOLDEN HAWKS" "ATTACK SQUADRON 303", Japan made(?), used.........(sold)
VA-304, 4.5", older cheesecloth back, UnUsed........(sold)
VA(AW)-35 Det Lima - U.S.S. Lexington
(1958 Cruise in the Pacific - Japan made patches)
Left - Eyeball insignia, usage unknown, UnUsed......(sold)
( Patch has been ID-d as VAN-53 onboard USS TICONDEROGA with VA95 from September 16, 1957 to April 25, 1958 )
Center - Task Force 77  1957  1958  VAAW-35  USS Ticonderoga CVA-14  USS Lexington CVA-16......(sold)
Right - VA(AW)-35 Detachment Lima "TEAM 58" (VAN Team 58), Used.......(sold)
( Pilot's Grouping also had a USS Wasp patch )
VA(AW)-35 Det Lima Team 58 Bird patch is pictured in black and white in the 1958 USS Lexington cruise book
The USS Lexington cruise of 1958 with CVG-21 consisted of: GMGRU-1 (Guided Missile group) flying FJ-3Ds, HU-1 flying HUP-3s, VA-212 flying FJ-4Bs, VA-215 flying AD-6s, VA(AW)-35 flying AD-5Ns, VAH-8 flying A3D-2s, VAW-11 flying AD-5Ws, VF-213 flying the F4D-1s, VF-24 flying the F3H-2Hs, and VFP-61 flying the F9F-8Ps
Cruise started in July 1958 and ended in December 1958 making the usual ports of: Hawaii, Japan, and Subic Bay PI
"VAN" expands to: Heavier than Air, NIght Attack
VC-35 and VA(AW)-35 Detachments were the only Squadron to use "VAN" numbers
VA(AW)-35 Redesignated VA-122 June 30 1959
( see an earlier VA(AW)-35 Cruise Patch  with ATG-2 on the Hancock )
( good site for VA(AW)-35 items  http://www.vc-35andvaaw-35 dot org/van_teams.html )
Found with the above Grouping
Japan made, UnUsed.......(sold)
( Anyone know the History of this Grouping, or any patch shown, contact   Jack@LJMilitaria.com  )  
RVAH-5 Savage Sons of Sanford
( design was worn from 1964 to 1968 )
RVAH-5 "RECONNASISSANCE ATTACK SQUADRON  SAVAGE SONS OF SANFORD", 4 7/8" Japan made, used from 1964 until NAS Sanford was closed in 1968, Used.....(sold)     
(RVAH-5 made it's last cruise, on the USS Kitty Hawk, in 1975)
I prefer to sell this as a Group; could be broken-up with the correct inducement
UI#44 -  "Easy Flight" "E Pluribus Manana" (many tomorrows?), "SEMPER  R. O. N." (= Always Remain Over Night), 1950s Japan made(?). any ideas?
Patch Wanted
On Yankee Station from April - October 1972
Was on the Line for all of Linebacker I
War-Cruise patch, WESTPAC '72 "HUMMM" USS Kitty Hawk, Ace Novelty made in Tokyo, Japan, RFU, Used....(sold)
Attack Squadron-144
VA-144, 6" Japan made, UnUsed..(sold)
"RECONATKRON SEVEN", 4.5" (this  insignia adopted in 1961), cheesecloth backing, UnUsed.......inquire
VA-12, UnUsed..............inquire
Smokin' Tigers
circa 1950s
Attack Squadron(Heavy)-One, small 2 7/8" patch for a Bib or Cap(?), RFU, Used.....(sold)
partial History
Established November 1 1955 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida; Nucleus of personnel from VP-3
Flying A3D-1/2 "Skywarriors" (1st Operational Unit to fly Skywarriors)
ReLocated to NAS Sanford, Florida in January 1959
Began Transition to North American A3J-1s in August, 1962
Redesignated RVAH-1 September 1 1964 and Transitioned to RA-5Cs
DisEstablished: January 29 1979
RVAH-Three, Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....(sold)
3506AY - VA-22 “Fighting Redcocks”
3506AY - VA-22 “Fighting Redcocks” Black Baseball CAP, made in Japan by Matsuo of Yokohama, woven label reads size 7 (37cm), Japan made VA-22 patch sewn on front, direct embroidery: on front is “FIGHTING REDCOCKS VA 22” and on back is “GREEK TOO”, high-quality black wool cap and the workmanship is outstanding, near-New, Used.......(sold)
( also on Navy  and Headgear pages )
VA-65, 1980s(?), UnUsed..............inquire
VA-65 "CVA-63  ATTACK SQUADRON 65  VIET NAM 1969", 5 1/8" Japan made, UnUsed......(sold)
VA-65 1966 Vietnam Cruise onboard the USS Constellation, 5" Japan Made, UnUsed.........inquire
VA-65 (Fighting Tigers)......(sold)
VA-65, 1980s(?), UnUsed...(same design as patch below)..........inquire
VA-65, 1980s(?), UnUsed..............inquire
VA-52, Japan made, UnUsed..........inquire
VA-52, 4.75" Japan made, UnUsed.......(sold)
(moved up to VA-34)
VA-37, 3.75", Asian made, (looks like early 1970s backing material(?)), UnUsed........inquire
( ATKRON-174 =  see above )
ATKRON-174 "HELL RAZORS", Asian made, Unused.......inquire 4 3/8", design worn 1956-1974, Unused.....(sold)
  ATTACK SQUADRON 195, made in Japan, UnUsed....inquire