Great Mid-1960's Vietnam 1st Commando Squadron "1" Patch Handmade in Vietnam
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Great Mid-1960's Vietnam 1st Commando Squadron "1" Patch Handmade in Vietnam

Code: afsq60001acs


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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WE ARE OUT OF THE OFFICE!!!... We are OUT OF THE OFFICE for the NEXT TEN 10 DAYS, From Monday 10/18/21 until Wednesday 10/27/21 09/24, WITH LITTLE OR NO SHIPPING CAPABILITIES until our Return to THE OFFICE From our Travels to the Police Collectors National in St. Charles Missouri on Thursday October 28th.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection, BUT Please Note that we will be OUT OF THE OFFICE, from Monday 10/18/21 through Wednesday 10/27/21, and We will be UNABLE TO SHIP, until our return the Office on Thursday 10/28/21, at which time we will resume NORMAL SHIPPING CAPABILITIES. But, during our time away, we will be happy to accept any orders and get the ordered artifacts marked as SOLD right away.
Thank you, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT: Great mid-60's Vietnam War 1st Air Commando Squadron "1" Patch. The patch, in the shape of a number "1" displays a red, white, and blue embroidered eagle, wings spread towards the sky and clutching a blue circle in one talon and red arrows in the other. The entire patch is outlined with a white embroidered border and the base of the patch reads: "AIR COMMANDO". The 1st was activated June 17, 1963 under the Pacific Air Force, proceeding to Bien Hoa and being assigned first to the 34th Tactical Group. The 1st was reassigned several times over its career and on August 1, 1968 became the 1st Special Operations Squadron. The squadron saw extensive combat in Southeast Asia for a decade between 1963 and 1973 and during that time flew the A-26 Invader, T-28 Trojan, performed the first combat tests of the famous FC-47 gunship in 1964, and began flying the A-1 Skyraider. The 1st Air Commando missions were mainly reconnaissance, pilot rescues, and close air support for U.S. and Vietnamese ground forces. In addition, the 1st Air Commando Squadron also trained Vietnamese Air Force pilots beginning in the early sixties.

VINTAGE: Circa mid-1960's.

SIZE: Approximately 3-3/4" in height x 2-1/8" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Embroidered cotton twill, cotton/polyester thread.

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto Flight Clothing.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRVAEJX15 TRAJM15 LBGEX10/15 SBEJX02/16

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine—Excellent): The patch shows minor to moderate wear, light storage/age wear, overall very fine condition.

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