Rare Large USN Korean War VF-821 Jacket Patch Corsair & Cougar Squadron

Rare Large USN Korean War VF-821 Jacket Patch Corsair & Cougar Squadron

Code: usnsq50821ccs-CON

SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

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NOTE: All of these USN patches being listed on consignment with consignor code CON-DSS come from the lifelong collection of a retired Vietnam War USN Pilot who had close times with the Tailhook Association and was able to obtain some very special and unique patches. We are proud to have been given the opportunity to bring parts of this collection to market. We will be listing 25 or so now, and hope to have another offering in April or May.  

This is a Rare, Large, US Navy Korean War VF-821 Jacket Patch as worn on the USS Princeton and the USS Essex. 

Originally established as a Naval Reserve squadron VF-821 on 20 July 1950 it was redesignated VF-143, and the Squadron Insignia Changed, on 4 February 1953.

VF-821 equipped with F4U-4 Corsairs was deployed on USS Princeton to the waters off Korea from 30 May-12 September 1951. The squadron lost 4 F4Us and 3 pilots killed during this deployment.

In June 1952 VF-821 now re-equipped with F9F-6 Cougars was again deployed to Korea on USS Essex under the command of Damon W. Cooper. The deployment ended on 6 February 1953 without the squadron losing any aircraft.

VINTAGE: Korean War era.

SIZE: Approximately 6-1/8" in height x 5-1/8" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Fully embroidered in cotton/silk/polyester thread. Purple is the main color.

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto Flight Clothing.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a large collection of Aviation squadron, group, patches that we will be putting over the next few months. CON-DSS-23 LGIEX02/01/23 SGIEX11/16/23 REPVGEJX

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The patch shows minor to moderate wear.

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