US Air Force Collectibles

Thanks for stopping by the "Collections Site". I created this section in an effort to help the Widows/Families of our American Heroes find a place for some of the mementos and collectibles they are willing to part with. This (I hope) helps the families in an effort to go through all the memorabilia we aviators tend to collect while we're in......these items are NOT NEW, therefore you will see some "wear" on items, as they were obtained over the years. Enjoy, and know that you are helping preserve the history and legacy of some of these families.......

RULES: These are on a "first-come, first-gets" basis. If you want something, please EMAIL me at (whiteyinga@av8rstuff.com). This will help keep things in a chronological order so that the first to ask for something gets "dibs" on it. When listing what you want, use the (number) and title listed, as that's what I know it by. If you want to see a "closeup" or a picture of the back(ing) of the item, let me know and I will send via email. Remember, most of these are in a "used" condition, many worn in COMBAT, and are guaranteed for AUTHENTICITY by the family, as these are ORIGINAL items collected by the member!

PROCEDURE: Since every item is a "ONE-ONLY" quantity, no "cart" or "checkout" feature is being offered. These are being reserved via email (see above), then you can settle up either by PAYPAL, Check, or Credit Card. Email me to verify the ones you "won", then I will give you the details of your order. I hope to remove them as quickly as they are sold, that way preventing any "double-selling" a single item....best way I know how to control this is manually.

AS-IS: These come in the condition you see. You'll see some of these patches that are on the website, but THESE ARE ALL ORIGINAL pieces purchased AT THE TIME they were made, unless otherwise specified. ASSUME AUTHENTIC ORIGINALS and (if needed) will differentiate when it isn't). Please ask all questions before finalizing, as I couldn't bear to ask for a refund from any of the family members.....thanks again to the greatest group of enthusiasts on the web..........you all are awesome and make me proud to know you!!

566) OP DESERT THUNDER Patch 566) OP DESERT THUNDER Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 3.5" Diameter

Operation DESERT THUNDER was a response to threats by Iraq's president Saddam Hussein to shoot down U-2 spy planes, and violate the no-fly zone set up over his country. The operation was designed to bring stability to the region by bringing in a military presence during the negotiations between Iraq and the UN over weapons of mass destruction. The name Operation Desert Thunder has been applied to the build-up of forces in the Persian Gulf region during 1998. No velcro.

604) 390FS 2002 OSW Patch 604) 390FS 2002 OSW Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the deployment patch created by the 390FS for their 2002 Operation SOUTHERN WATCH support. It says "JIHAD THIS" and shows the mighty F-15E STRIKE EAGLE over the NYC skyline. No velcro.

606) Air Battle Manager Patch 606) Air Battle Manager Patch
Price: $9.99

Size: 3.6" Height

ORIGINAL: This is a patch created by those in the back of AWACS or JOINT STARS that control the air and ground battles. This one is for those in the back of the E-4 AWACS, showing them tracking an airborne threat, handing it off to a fighter, and says "WE TRACK 'EM, YOU WHACK 'EM" (bottom). No velcro.

610) SAC Crest (Color) 610) SAC Crest (Color)
Price: $6.99

Size: 3.1" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the color version of the 'STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND' (SAC) crest worn by those who operated USAF Bomber Aircraft. No velcro.

611) SAC Crest (Subd) 611) SAC Crest (Subd)
Price: $6.99

Size: 3.1" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the subdued version of the 'STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND' (SAC) crest worn by those who operated USAF Bomber Aircraft. No velcro.

626) 2001 WI 'Badger' Tanker Patch (Des) 626) 2001 WI 'Badger' Tanker Patch (Des)
Price: $12.99

Size: 4" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) from the WISCONSIN (WI) Air National Guard (ANG) patch for their 2001 deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. It says "BADGER TANKERS vs. BIN LADEN" (top), "2001 DUST BOWL" (inner top), and OEF (bottom). No velcro.

627) U-2 Dragon Lady Patch 627) U-2 Dragon Lady Patch
Price: $9.99

Size: 4" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the famous rendition of the 'U-2 DRAGON LADY' patch. Believe it or not, my mother-in-law is actually "THE DRAGON LADY" (no, she was the $$-lady on the U-2 program!!). It shows the 'green dragon' on the aircraft with the famous saying "IN GOD WE TRUST, ALL OTHERS WE MONITOR". No velcro.

690) 25th FTS Squadron Patch 690) 25th FTS Squadron Patch
Price: $24.99

Size: 4.5" Height

(ORIGINAL) This is the older version of the squadron patch for the 25th 'Flying Training Squadron' (FTS). It was sewn onto something, as it has the tiny 'sew-holes' along the border. It has a thin, plastic backing, a cut edge and does not have velcro attached, but definitely has that "old" feel and look to it.

691) 40th Tactical Wing Crest Patch 691) 40th Tactical Wing Crest Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 3" Height

This is the subdued version of the wing crest patch for the 40th Tactical Wing. Definitely has that older look/feel to it, a thin plastic backing, a cut edge and does not have velcro.

692) 35th Tactical Fighter Wing Crest 692) 35th Tactical Fighter Wing Crest
Price: $14.99

Size: 3" Height

This is the white version of the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing crest patch. This one is in perfect condition, so I don't think it's a Vietnam-era version, but still a nice collectible. It has that 'old style' stitching on the back, no backing, a cut edge and does not have velcro attached.

695) F-16 'PEACE CARVIN II' Exercise Patch 695) F-16 'PEACE CARVIN II' Exercise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4" Height

This is an ORIGINAL of the exercise patch created by the 421st Fighter Squadron for their participation in the 'PEACE CARVIN II' exercise. IT looks to be worn, as it has velcro attached, with a little bit of wear/character on it!

696) 425th Fighter Squadron Patch (Red) 696) 425th Fighter Squadron Patch (Red)
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.2" Height

This is an older version of the 425th Fighter Squadron. It looks to be worn, as it has velcro attached, with a little bit of wear/character on it!

697) 704 TFS 'OUTLAWS' Patch 697) 704 TFS 'OUTLAWS' Patch
Price: $9.99

Size: 4" Height

This is the squadron patch for the 704th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS). This patch has no backing, a merrowed black border, and does not have velcro attached.

698) 944th Fighter Wing Crest 698) 944th Fighter Wing Crest
Price: $9.99

Size: 3" Height

This is the crest patch for the 944th Fighter Wing. This patch has a cut border and does have velcro attached. I have two of these patches.

699) 7th Bomb Wing Shield 699) 7th Bomb Wing Shield
Price: $19.99

Size: 3.9" Height

This is the 'SHIELD' version of the 7th Bomb Wing 'MORS AB ALTO' Patch. This patch seems to be embroidered on felt (older version), has a cut edge and does not have velcro attached.

700) 15th Reconnaissance Squadron 700) 15th Reconnaissance Squadron
Price: $9.99

Size: 4" Height

This is the blue/yellow version of the 15th RECONNAISSANCE SQDN. It has a thin plastic backing, a merrowed black border, and does not have velcro attached.

701) 17th Reconnaissance Squadron 701) 17th Reconnaissance Squadron
Price: $9.99

Size: 3.8" Height

This is the red/blue version of the 17th RECONNAISSANCE SQDN. It has a thin plastic backing, a merrowed red border, and does not have velcro attached.

704) Adv. Tactical Support Bases Patch 704) Adv. Tactical Support Bases Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 4" Diameter

(ORIGINAL) This is the yellow version of the 'Advanced Tactial Support Bases' patch. It says 'Operation GIANT SLINGSHOT' along the bottom with the names: MOC HOA, TUYEN NHON, BEN KEO, GODAUHA, TRACU, BEN LUC. It has a 'tight cheesecloth backing with a thin plastic layer, a laser cut border, and does not have velcro attached.

712) 355th Fighter Wing Crest Patch 712) 355th Fighter Wing Crest Patch
Price: $7.99

Size: 2.85" Height

(ORIGINAL) This is the yellow version of the 355th Fighter Wing (A-10s) Crest patch that says 'OUR MIGHT ALWAYS'. It has no backing, a cut border, and does not have velcro attached.

713) 432nd Wing Crest Patch (LX) 713) 432nd Wing Crest Patch (LX)
Price: $19.99

Size: 3.5" Height

(ORIGINAL) This is the 432nd 'WING' Crest patch with a leather border. They are currently a 'drone' squadron, but historically flew the F-4 Phantom and F-16 Falcon...this patch is from the F-16 era, is worn and does have velcro attached.

714) 78 FS 'Bushmasters' Patch (Yellow) 714) 78 FS 'Bushmasters' Patch (Yellow)
Price: $8.99

Size: 3.75" Height

This is the yellow version of the squadron patch for the 78th 'Bushmasters' Fighter Squadron that flies the F-16 Falcon...this patch has a cut border and does have velcro attached.

715) 701st Combat Ops Sqdn (A-10) 715) 701st Combat Ops Sqdn (A-10)
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.1" Height

This is the deployment squadron patch for the 701st Combat Operations Squadron 'Air Component Battle Staff' that supports the A-10 Warthog. This patch has a cut border and does have velcro attached.

727) F-4 3rd Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Subd) 727) F-4 3rd Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Subd)
Price: $39.99

Size: 3" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be the subdued version of an authentic original squadron patch from the Vietnam-era / early 1970s when they flew the F-4 Phantom (I think). This patch has a cut border and does have some glue/adhesive on the back. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

728) F-4 4th TAC FTS SQ (Color) 728) F-4 4th TAC FTS SQ (Color)
Price: $49.99

Size: 3.4" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be the color version of an authentic original squadron patch from the Vietnam-era / early 1970s when they flew the F-4 Phantom (I think). This patch has a cut border and does have a thin, plastic backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

729) F-4 4th Tactical Fighter Wing (Subd) 729) F-4 4th Tactical Fighter Wing (Subd)
Price: $39.99

Size: 3" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be the subdued version of an authentic original WING patch from the Vietnam-era / early 1970s when they flew the F-4 Phantom (I think). This patch has a cut border and does have a thin, plastic backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

730) F-4 9th Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Color) 730) F-4 9th Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Color)
Price: $39.99

Size: 4" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be the color version of an authentic original squadron patch from the Vietnam-era / early 1970s when they flew the F-4 Phantom (I think). This patch has a cut border and does have a thin, plastic backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

731) F-4 12th Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Subd) 731) F-4 12th Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Subd)
Price: $39.99

Size: 4" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be the subdued version of an authentic original squadron patch from the Vietnam-era / early 1970s when they flew the F-4 Phantom (I think). This patch has a cut border and does have a felt backing with some adhesive on the back. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

732) F-4 21st Tactical Fighter Wing (Subd) 732) F-4 21st Tactical Fighter Wing (Subd)
Price: $39.99

Size: 3" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be the subdued version of an authentic original squadron patch from the Vietnam-era/1970s when they flew the F-4 Phantom (I think). This patch has a cut border and does have some adhesive on the back. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

733) F-4 22nd Tactical Fighter Squadron (Color) 733) F-4 22nd Tactical Fighter Squadron (Color)
Price: $49.99

Size: 3" Diameter

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be the color version of an authentic original squadron patch from the Vietnam-era/1970s when they flew the F-4 Phantom (I think). This patch has a merrowed border and does have a thin, plastic backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

734) 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing Crest (Subd) 734) 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing Crest (Subd)
Price: $39.99

Size: 3.75" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be the subdued version of an authentic original wing patch from the 1970s when they had several different aircraft in the Wing (I think). This patch has a cut border and does have a thick(er), plastic backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

735) 32nd Tactical Fighter Sqdn (USAFE) 735) 32nd Tactical Fighter Sqdn (USAFE)
Price: $69.99

Size: 4" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic squadron patch when they were in USAFE (US Air Forces, Europe) (I think). This patch has a cut border and some type of adhesive on the back. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

736) 36th Tactical Fighter Wing (Blue) 736) 36th Tactical Fighter Wing (Blue)
Price: $49.99

Size: 4" Diameter

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic wing patch from the 1970's (I think). This patch has a cut border and (just a little) type of adhesive on the back, but no backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

737) 44th Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Subd) 737) 44th Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Subd)
Price: $49.99

Size: 4" Diameter

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic subdued version of the squadron patch from the 1970's (I think). This patch has a merrowed border and (just a little) type of adhesive on the back, with a felt backing. It says "KADENA" on the sticker on the back also. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

738) 47th Fighter Sqdn (Gray) 738) 47th Fighter Sqdn (Gray)
Price: $29.99

Size: 4" Diameter

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic gray version of the squadron patch from the 1980's (I think). This patch has a merrowed black border no backing. It says "BARKSDALE" on the sticker on the back also. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

739) 48th Fighter Wing Crest (Subd) 739) 48th Fighter Wing Crest (Subd)
Price: $29.99

Size: 3" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic subdued version of the wing crest patch from the 1970's (I think). This patch has a cut border with a plastic backing...has that "old" feel to it. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

740) 60th Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Subd Red) 740) 60th Tactical Fighter Sqdn (Subd Red)
Price: $49.99

Size: 4" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic subdued (red) version of the squadron patch from the 1970's (I think). This patch has a cut border with no backing, but does have some adhesive (like it was mounted on a board) on it... has that "old" feel to it. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

741) 63rd Fighter Sqdn (Red) 741) 63rd Fighter Sqdn (Red)
Price: $29.99

Size: 4" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic colored version of the squadron patch from the 1980's (I think). This patch has a cut border with a plastic backing (that is peeling off)...it does have that "old" feel to it. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

743) 77th Fighter Sqdn 75th Anniv Patch 743) 77th Fighter Sqdn 75th Anniv Patch
Price: $69.69

Size: 4.5" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic colored version of the 77th Fighter Squadron's 1993 '75th Anniversary' commemorative patch....very rare. This patch has a cut border with no backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

744) 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron Patch 744) 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron Patch
Price: $49.99

Size: 3" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be a small, authentic colored version of the 79th TAC FTR SQQ from the 1970's (I think)... very rare. This patch has a cut border with a plastic backing and has that "old school" feel to it. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

745) 79th Fighter Squadron Patch 745) 79th Fighter Squadron Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 3.4" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic colored version of the 79th Fighter Squadron from the 1980's (I think).... This patch has a yellow merrowed border with no backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

746) 79th Fighter Squadron Patch (Throwback) 746) 79th Fighter Squadron Patch (Throwback)
Price: $19.99

Size: 3.5" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic colored version of the 'throwback' patch that the 79th Fighter Squadron created as a commemorative patch (from the 1990's (I think)).... This patch has a black merrowed border with a felt backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....

747) 80th Tactical Fighter Squadron Patch 747) 80th Tactical Fighter Squadron Patch
Price: $69.69

Size: 3.75" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic, subdued version of the 'throwback' patch that the 80th Fighter Squadron created.... This patch has a brown merrowed border with a felt backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....pretty damn rare.

748) 81st Fighter Squadron Patch 748) 81st Fighter Squadron Patch
Price: $49.99

Size: 4" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic, colored version of the 81FS deployment to Bosnia. It says "PATIENCE MY ASS" (top) and "I WANNA KILL SOMETHING" (bottom) which is a play on the 510FS motto.... This DET patch has a yellow merrowed border with a paper backing. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures.....this one too is pretty damn rare.

749) 81st Tactical Fighter Wing Crest 749) 81st Tactical Fighter Wing Crest
Price: $39.99

Size: 3.1" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic, subdued version of the 81FS Tactical Fighter Wing Crest Patch. It has a cut border with a thick, plastic backing (one corner peeling). Email me if you'd like to see more pictures......

750) 32nd Tactical Fighter Group Crest 750) 32nd Tactical Fighter Group Crest
Price: $29.99

Size: 3" Height

This patch came from a collection where the collector was a fan of the F-4 Phantom, and this looks to be an authentic, subdued version of the 32nd Tactical Fighter Group Crest Patch. It has a cut border with some kind of 'paper' over cheesecloth backing, with a little adhesive like it was mounted on something. Email me if you'd like to see more pictures......

     
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