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Locally machined, made in country patch. fully embroidered on blue twill with a cheese cloth backing. Removed from uniform with light wear.
Vietnam deployment began on 23 June 1967 and was completed upon arrival at the Naval Air Facility at Cam Ranh Bay on 30 June 1967. On arrival in-country, the 1st Army Security Agency Company (Aviation) was assigned the cover designation of 1st Radio Research Company (Aviation). The 1st Army Security Agency Flew classified missions for 5th Special Forces.
After the Company became operational in Vietnam, more than 900 officers and men served this elite unit.
The mission of the 1st Army Security Agency Company was important to both tactical and strategic units who expressed their appreciation for the valuable intelligence provided. The missions flown were not removed from the hazards of war, for on Easter Sunday, 14 April 1969, enemy 37mm antiaircraft gunners scored a hit on an RP-2E causing extensive damage to the aircraft.
Deployed: 21 June 1967
Cover Designation: 1st Radio Research Company (Aviation)
Assigned Command: 224th Aviation Battalion (Radio Research)
Supported Command: MACV*
Location: Cam Rahn Bay
Inactivated: 30 April 1972
Vietnam Campaign Credit: 1**, 5-17
Vietnam Honors: 2 MUCs and 1 RVN CGP
From Mar 1971 to Apr 1972, a detachment from the 146th Avn Co was attached to the 1st Aviation
A hand and machine made applique style patch for the 118th Assault Helicopterb Company Motor Pool.
Novelty patch measures 4 5/8" x 3 1/8"
Here we have a quality hand made patch embroidered on white twill on a cheese cloth backing. Measures 4" x 3 3/4"
The mission of the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company was to provide tactical air movement of combat troops in airmobile operations, and to provide tactical air movement of combat supplies and equipment. The 173rd Aviation Company (Airmobile) (Light) was activated on 1 September 1965 and was initially assigned to the 10th Aviation Group at Fort Benning, GA. The 173rd Avn Co (Airmobile) (Light) remained at Fort Benning for organization and training until January 1966 when it began deployment to Vietnam. February 1966 and arrived in Vung Tau, Vietnam 10 March 1966. The 173rd was assigned to the 1st Aviation Bridge's 11th Combat Aviation Battalion at Phu Loi and made their base at Lai Khe. The 173rd supported elements of the 1st, 9th and 25th Infantry Divisions in the III Corps, in the Tactical Zone north of Saigon.
Rare WASP patch embroidered on twill no moth or damage.
An embroidered WASP wing in bullion This is an odd piece, clearly has age but I cannot pin down a date and I have no reference on it.
Measures 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"
An original CBI pilot, A2 Jacket named to the first pilot to complete 50 missions over the "Hump" Elmer Eberhardt. (documented see more images on item 51279)
A good condition all original A2 by Pouskeepsie, size 40, leather is in great supple condition with no rips or tears, usual wear on the collars (see images) Waist band and cuffs have some wear but are complete.
Hand painted patch on the left front depicts a Boxcar which the aircraft C54 was known. Blood Chits have been removed from the back of the jacket which has the stitch marks, name tag above patch.
Elmer was a C54 Pilot with the 316th Troop Carrier Group based in India from January 1943 until March 1944.
A super rare original grouping, RAF pilot trained in the USA, comprising of his U.S. Pilot Graduation Wing, pin back in Sterling Silver. Engraved to"H.P.Gibbons RAF dated October 1942, SEAAFTC" and includes the two book booklets and two period distintive insignia (one screw back and one pin back) and a copy of the combat report.
H P Gibbons trained in the USA gained his wings in Oct 1943 by Americans at the South East Army Air Force Training Command.
Flight Lieutenant Gibbons was with 168 Squadron when he was killed in action on 1/1/45 in action flying a Typhoon aircraft serial number MN486 and is buried in the Eindhoven Woensel Cemetery sadly he was only 24.
I have researched the casualty records in the National Archives and have a copy of the Personal Combat Report. It reads:-
"F/L Gibbons took off at 0906 hours for the purpose of conducting an air test on A/C QCD. He returned during the attack on the aerodrome and was seen by 1479766 LAC Whitfield R.W. (ME) to attack and a FW190 from behind and above. F/L Gibbons was then at 100 feet and the FW190 at 50 feet. The tail was seen to fly off the FW190 and it crashed into the ground. F/L Gibbons a/c also crashed he being attacked by another ememy a/c at the same time. LAC Whitfield was familiar with the Typhoon QCD and knew the F/L Gibbons was the pilot doing the air test"
A scarce grouping of items to an RAF Sgt Pilot H Hutchinson, trained at the Spartan School of Aeronautics No 3 British Flying Training School in Miami Oklahoma. Awarded wings 19th February 1945 just a bit too late to fly on operations. After the war he trained as a French teacher.
The grouping consists of the following:-
1 x Log book first entry December 1943 and completed training in 24th March 1945 with a total of 232 hours 57 minutes detailing all aspects of flying training. Arriving back in England July 3rd 1945.
1 x Period set of RAF Pilots Wings.
1 x Metal plate named certifying award of RAF wings.
1 x Small booklet from Spartan Flying School 14 pages of printed photo aspects of Flying training.
A rare grouping to an RAF Sergeant Pilot Jack Coller. Trained on flying boats by the U.S. Navy.
The grouping consists of the following :-
His graduation U.S. Navy Pilot Wing engraved
"Sgt J.J.Coller RAF 7-3-42 in sterling silver and 1/20th gold filled, pin back by Amico.
WWII RAF period RAF pilot wing removed from uniform penned on the reverse Coller.
One pair of Tropical RAF eagles in silk thread.
One pair of RAF regulation RAF eagles in silk thread.
One enlisted RAF cap badge.
Four King's crown RAF buttons 2 small and 2 large each example is in brass and bakelite.
Naval Aviator certificate named to "Sgt Pilot Jack J Toller" dated 3rd July 1942 it has been laminated measures 13 3/4" x 10" note the mis-spelling of Toller not Coller.
RAF photo dated June 1941 also laminated.
Photo of an RAF Sunderland Flying boat also laminated.
Brand New Oxygen Moby Dick DVR 40 - Divers Watch
Black Face and Bezel - Measures 1 1/2" Across
Good for 100 metres
Stainless Steel Case
Nato G10 Strap
Clear Solid Timing Bezel
2 years Guarantee.
Comes in a styled presentation box
Recommended price is £129.00
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