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A fully embroidered patch in near mint condition. Three small blue tack marks on the back.
USA variant of the British badge. The American Naval Amphibious forces shoulder insignia is embroidered on a scarlet background of the same colour as the scarlet chevrons of a rating badge. The badge was approved by the Secretary of the Navy in BUPERS Circ LTR-44 on June 15th 1944. It was worn at the top of the left arm only. The authorisation to wear the insignia terminated with the individuals detachment from the Amphibious Forces
A good WWII example an original U.S.N. Pilot wing. Pin back with safety catch, maker marked Vanguard N.Y.
Measures 2 3/4"
A quality USN Petty Officer's cap badge in a pin back fitting, marked L.E.Thatcher CO.
An early US Navy tape in mint condition.
Here is a Grumman F14 Tomcat USN patch "Anytime Gaddaffi" in bullion thread. Unused obtained from a Navy Crew Chief.
Measures 4" x 4"
A fully embroidered F-14 Tomcat patch, "Anytime Saddam" in mint condition.
Measures 4" x 4"
A fully embroidered USN VF124 Gunfighters Squadron patch in mint condition.
Measures 4" x 4"
In 1972, VF-124 became the Pacific Fleet training squadron for the new F-14A Tomcat.
Here is an Officer's Garrison cap badge in sterling silver and 1/20 gold filled by Imperial, pin back. Together with two different 2nd Lieutenant Rank bars pin back fitting.
A matching pair of Navy Nursing Corps insignia, gilt finish, pin back with safety clasp in sterling silver.
Here we have a large USN Pilot Group Lt Theodore "Ted" Eskild who served in the Pacific with the VC80 Squadron flying torpedo bomber fighters on the USS Manila Bay Escort carrier on WWII.
Service Record - Operations in the Pacific
Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign,
Western New Guinea campaign,
Battle off Samar,
Battle of Mindoro,
Invasion of Lingayen Gulf,
Operation Magic Carpet
Awards: 8 Battle stars
Consisting of the following items:-
1. Named to T.Eskild - Green Service Dress uniform, black braided rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade line Officer to the lower sleeves and Bullion Pilot Wings. In excellent condition jacket and trousers no moth.
2. USN Visor Cap named in excellent condition with an Officers badge on a cap band in sterling silver maker marked Viking.
3. Green Navy Garrison cap in good condition, no moth with pin back sterling Lt. rank to the right and pin back sterling Officer insignia to the left. Made by Gemsco branded "Top Flighter" and named.Sized at 7 1/8"
4. Summer Flying Helmet in used condition with service wear, fully wired with Type TH37A receivers and with issue label by Buaero, size 7 1/8" with leather chin strap.
5. Pair of An 6530 Flyers Goggles in good condition as worn, missing the elastic head strap.
6. A framed photographs. One is a formal picture of trainee pilots in uniform. Marked on the back Ted Eskild 2nd row from right pilot training Pensecola Fl.
6. Framed photo of squadron pilots in flight gear on the deck of the carrier posing in front of a Vought F4U Corsair. marked on the back composite squadron VC80 Ted Eskild first row far left USS Manila Bay escort carrier.
7. Un-framed photo of flight school squadron pilots posing in front of an aircraft (could be a SBD Dauntless
A-24 Banshee) autographed by the pilots Ted Eskild is 1st row 2nd from right.
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