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A near mint hand machine made patch in applique construction, retains some paper to the back.
Large patch at 4 5/8" x 4 1/2"
307th Aviaiton Battalion. Activated at Can Tho, Vietnam, 20 December 1967. Inactivated 14 June 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Activated 20 September 1971 in Vietnam; inactivated 30 January 1972 in Vietnam.
A locally made hand embroidered patch, removed from fatigues with light fading. A good used and period example.
Measures 3 1/16" x 2 1/4"
A hand machine made patch for the 51st Aviation Maintenance Company in good condition.
Based at Can Tho
Measures 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
A Vietnam hand machine made patch. Note not is great condition worn and removed from flight suit some of the blue on the front has a tear.
Measures 3 1/2" x 3 3/8"
Moved to Thailand in Dec 1965 and commenced combat operations. Operations included bombardment, ground support, air defense, interdiction, and armed reconnaissance. In the latter stages of the Southeast Asian conflict, the wing’s mission shifted from combat air patrol as new types of aircraft became part of its force. In May 1968, the Wing was the first to use laser-guided bombs (LGBs) in combat. During its final years of combat, the wing used B–57s for night attacks, AC–130 gunships for ground support and armed reconnaissance, and F–4s for fast-forward air control, interdiction, escort, armed reconnaissance, and other special missions. After North Vietnam invaded the Republic of Vietnam in Mar 1972, the 8th Wing was augmented by additional F–4 units from the United States. To make room for these forces, the B–57 squadron moved to the Philippines.
A good Vietnam hand machine made in applique construction.
Large patch at 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"
A locally made hand embroidered patch, removed from fatigues with fading. A good used and period example.
Measures 3 1/4" x 2"
The Brigade served in Vietnam from May 1966 until March 1973 and were then assigned Aviation Battalions and Companies, or Squadrons and Troops in the case of Cavalry units. The 1st Aviation Brigade was responsible for forty percent of the Army's helicopter assets and one hundred percent of its fixed wing assets in Vietnam. In 1969, the brigade carried more than 6.5 million troops in more than 4 million sorties, flying more than 1.5 million hours
A good patch in good condition, hand embroidered.
Measures 3 1/2"
377th Combat Support Group Forward Operating Location based at Bien Hoa. Responsibility included housing, maintenance, base defense, and liaison with the South Vietnamese Air Force and support to numerous associate organizations and turn round services for F-4 Phantoms.
A used original patch, removed from uniform, subdued material, fading and some wear. Please note top right corner some damage when removed (please see Images)
114th was the first Aviation company to deploy to Vietnam 10th may 1963 departed 29th February 1972. Based at Vinh Long. Flew AML and AHC helicopters.
A good hand embroidered 125th ATC patch, quality work on white twill.
Measures 4 3/16" x 3 5/8"
The 125th Air Traffic Control Company was deployed to Vietnam to provide non-divisional Air Traffic Control and Flight for all US Army Aviation. Each of the Divisions (1st Cav, 1st Div. 4th Div. 25th Div.) deployed to Vietnam
The 125th ATC Company platoons were assigned to a Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) Corps area. 1st Platoon was assigned to I Corp(far northern Corp; 2nd Platoon to II Corps; 3rd Platoon to III Corps and finally 4th Platoon to IV Corps(far southern Corp). These Platoons were quite large and provided tactical control towers, flight following and remote relay radios for flight following services to US Army helicopters. In some cases they provided Air Traffic Control services for major airfields owned by the Vietnamese with control towers, radio beacons and GCAs.
An original hand machine made with applique construction, not mint condition some ageing.
Flew Cobra Gunships.
Measures 3 7/8"
Upon arrival in country on February 3rd 1966, the 162nd was sent to Phouc Vinh, just north of Saigon and assigned to the 11th Combat Aviation Battalion (CAB) at Phu Loi which supported the First Infantry Division in
the III Corps area. On 1 November 1968, the company was relocated to Dong Tam in the upper Delta region and assigned to the 214th CAB which was the direct support aviation battalion for the 9th Infantry Division.
Upon the withdrawal of the 9th
Division from Vietnam in August 1969, the 162nd was assigned to the 13th CAB
in the Mekong Delta and relocated to Can Tho.
The period at Can Tho saw a shift in type of missions flown from the previous emphasis on Combat Assaults
After the pullout of the 9th Division (parts of the division did not leave until early 1970) there were no US infantry units left in the Delta, and the Vultures primarily supported ARVN units. This included the 5th,9th and 21st ARVN Infantry Divisions as well as other Vietnamese units throughout the IV Corps area until the company stood down in April 1972.
The 162nd had the distinction of being the last assault helicopter unit in the Delta.
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