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This is an Extremely Rare Mid 1950's LARGE Chain Stitch 85th FIS Fighter Interceptor Squadron Jacket Patch with Squared S.
Patch design was approved 7 August 1953. It is a VERY Mid-Century Modern type of design.
The unit flew F-51 Mustangs initially (1952 -1953), F-86D Sabre Interceptor next (1953-1957), and finally F-86L Sabre Interceptor (SAGE) until inactivated (1957-1959).
The unit was part of Air Defense Command and flew out of Scott Air Force Base, in Illinois, from 1 November 1952 - until inactivated on 1 July 1959.
Approximately 5-5/8" in height x 5" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Fully-embroidered patch in multi-colored silk/cotton threads.
To be sewn onto Flight Clothing.
This is from a squadron, group, wing, etc. patches that we will be putting over the next few months. MAEJV21 LFGEX12/28/21 SFGEX01/24/22
8 (Excellent): The patch shows minor wear, nice used condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.