Scarce Mid - 1950s USAF Large 85th FIS Fighter Interceptor Sq Jacket Patch Soiled

Scarce Mid - 1950s USAF Large 85th FIS Fighter Interceptor Sq Jacket Patch Soiled

Code: afsq50085b

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ARTIFACT: This is a Scarce Mid - 1950's United State Air Force Large 85th FIS Fighter Interceptor Squadron Jacket Patch Soiled. Removed From Flight Clothing. Light to Moderate Soiling.

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.

VINTAGE: Mid 1950s.

SIZE: Approximately 5-1/16" in height x 4-3/4" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Fully-embroidered patch in multi-colored silk/cotton threads.

ATTACHMENT: To be sewn onto Flight Clothing.


ITEM NOTES:  This is from a squadron, group, wing, etc. patches that we will be putting over the next few months. MEGM21 LBDEX12/28/21 SBDEX01/18/22

CONDITION: 6 (Fine): The patch shows Removed From Flight Clothing. Light to Moderate Soiling.

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