Great, Late '50's USAF 3rd Aerial Port Squadron Jacket Patch with Disney's Jiminy Cricket

Great, Late '50's USAF 3rd Aerial Port Squadron Jacket Patch with Disney's Jiminy Cricket

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ARTIFACT: Great, late 1950's United States Air Force 3rd Aerial Port Squadron jacket patch with Disney designed Jiminy Cricket. The orange twill patch is nicely embroidered and shows Jiminy Cricket floating down, past the clouds, towards the earth with an umbrella in one hand that serves as a parachute and a load adjuster in the other. Along the top it reads: "3D AERIAL PORT SQUADRON" and the bottom: "PER ASTRA AD APSPERA" meaning "To the Stars Through Difficulty". Jiminy Cricket has been on the 3rd Aerial Port Squadron patch for over fifty years, celebrating his 50th anniversary in 2009. His first appearance was in 1959 and became the first patch approved for the APS, the original design was drawn by Airman 2nd Class Robert Dunlap.
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VINTAGE: Circa late 1950's

SIZE: Approximately 4-1/2" x 3-11/16"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Embroidered twill, cotton/polyester/silk threads, gauze backing



ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-EDK-25-16 LGEX8/16 SGBX8/16

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): The patch shows minor wear, the colors are bright, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.