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Late 60's USN Carrier Airborne Early Warning Sq. 115 (VAW-115) Japanese-Made Jacket Patch
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ARTIFACT: Beautiful, late 1960's United States Naval carrier airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115), large Japanese-made jacket patch, as worn aboard the USS Ranger. During the Vietnam War, VAW-115 made two combat deployments during the Gulf of Tonkin incident. The squadron, nicknamed "Liberty Bells", was formed in 1967 and witnessed the evolution of the Early Warning Squadron, still active today after 23 years and over 46,000 flying hours. The patch depicts the squadron's insignia the torch of liberty in front of crisscrossed red bolts within a white disc with a sunburst like border, the patch is fully embroidered in bright green, yellow, red, and white thread and reads: "VAW-115".
VINTAGE: Circa Late 1960's.
SIZE: Approximately 5" in height x 4-1/2" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Fully embroidered in silk/cotton/polyester thread on cotton.
ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto Flight Clothing.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a USN Vietnam Era collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBEX15 LABEX2/15 SABEX04/02/21
CONDITION: 9 (Excellent&emdash;Near Mint): Patch shows hardly any wear, one spot where thread is separated.