USAF Bomber Patches

Bomber Special Instrumentation Patch Bomber Special Instrumentation Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.00

This is the Bomber Special Instrumentation (S.I.) test patch used for the flight testing of the USAF bomber fleet. The orange part comes from the orange wiring and test equipment used in the flight test. These are being done for the 412th Test Group at Edwards AFB California.

58BW / 509BS 58BW / 509BS
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

In August 1943, it was decided that 58th Bombardment Wing would be stationed in the China Burma India Theatre by the end of 1943 and would begin attacking Japanese home island targets by flying out of bases in China. It would be commanded by General Kenneth B. Wolfe and would consist of four operational groups of B-29s. It was envisaged that once sufficient numbers of B-29s were available, Japan could be forced out of the war within six months by the destruction of her war industries, making a costly seaborne invasion of the home islands unnecessary. It was projected that such a program could defeat Japan by mid-1945. This is a reproduction of that squadron patch.......

81st Range Control Squadron Patch (Subd) 81st Range Control Squadron Patch (Subd)
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $6.99

This is the small subdued version of the squadron patch for the 81st Range Control Squadron located at Tyndall AFB, FL. It says "WETSTONE CONTROL" at the bottom and I believe it is the patch worn on the camoflauge uniforms.

92BW 'Heritage' Patch 92BW 'Heritage' Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

Established and organized as the 92nd Bombardment Wing, (Very Heavy) at Spokane Army Air Field on November 17,1947, the facility was renamed Spokane Air Force and the following year, it was renamed Fairchild AFB. In 1947, Fairchild was transferred to the Strategic Air Command and assigned to the 15th Air Force. The 92nd was a double wing, as it had two groups: the 92nd and the 98th. Both flew the B-29 Superfortress, the most advanced bomber of their day. On July 12, 1948, the 92nd was redesignated a (Medium) bomb wing because SAC was bringing the enormous new B-36 into it's inventory, which caused a reclassification of aircraft size. This is a reproduction of their "historic" Bomb Wing patch. They now fly the KC-135 as part of the 92 Air Refueling Wing. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

341 Bomb Wing (Pax) Patch 341 Bomb Wing (Pax) Patch
Size: 5 1/4" High
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the reproduction crest patch created for the 341st Bomb Wing and states "PAX ORBISPER ARMA AERIA" along the bottom of the patch. Not sure of any other info on them..........

343BS (Orange) 343BS (Orange)
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 343d Bomb Squadron was a USAF Reserve squadron, assigned to the 307th Operations Group. It is stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The squadron was first activated during World War II as the 343d Bombardment Squadron and saw combat in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, participating in the low level attack on oil refineries in Romania. It earned two Distinguished Unit Citations for its combat operations. After VE Day the squadron returned to the United States and trained with Boeing B-29 Superfortresses until inactivating in Spring 1946. The squadron was reactivated in 1947 with Superfortresses. During the Korean War, it deployed to Japan and earned another Distinguished Unit Citation for its combat operations. The squadron returned to the United States and converted to the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, which it flew until inactivating in 1966 when the B-47 was withdrawn from service and Lincoln Air Force Base closed. The squadron was reactivated in 2010 and flies the B-52 Stratofortress out of Barksdale AFB, LA. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

346th Heavy Jet BS 346th Heavy Jet BS
Size: 3.75" High x 5" Wide"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 346HJBS was re-activated in 1953 as a Strategic Air Command B-36 Peacemaker intercontinental strategic bombardment squadron. Engaged in worldwide strategic bombardment training and stood nuclear alert until 1956 when the B-36 was retired. Re-equipped with B-52 Strato-fortresses and continued training and nuclear alert status. Deployed to Pacific during the Vietnam War, engaging in Arc Light combat missions over North Vietnam the 346th also deployed to Thailand flying out of U-Tapao for combat missions over Cambodia and Laos. They were deactivated in 1974 with the inactivation of parent 99th Bombardment Wing and closure of Westover AFB. This is a reproduction patch.

380th OMS Bomber Patch (Subdued) 380th OMS Bomber Patch (Subdued)
Size: 3 1/2"
In Stock: >5
Price: $6.00

This is the subdued version of the squadron patch for the 380th OMS. The 380th OMS patch and Metal insignia (below) on your page is from Plattsburgh AFB, NY - they were responsible for launching the Bombers and Tankers on the flightline. The aircraft crew chiefs were assigned to the 380th OMS.

380th OMS Bomber Patch (METAL) 380th OMS Bomber Patch (METAL)
Size: 3 1/2"
In Stock: >5
Price: $6.00

This is the metallic version of the squadron patch for the 380th OMS. The 380th OMS patch (above) and Metal insignia on your page is from Plattsburgh AFB, NY - they were responsible for launching the Bombers and Tankers on the flightline. The aircraft crew chiefs were assigned to the 380th OMS.

484 Bomb Wing Patch 484 Bomb Wing Patch
Size: 4" High
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.00

This is the reproduction crest patch created for the 484th Bomb Wing. Not sure of any other info on them right now..........

494 Bomb Wing Patch 494 Bomb Wing Patch
Size: 3 3/4" High
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.00

This is the reproduction crest patch created for the 494th Bomb Wing. Not sure of any other info on them right now..........

644th Bomb Squadron Patch (Original) 644th Bomb Squadron Patch (Original)
Size: 3 1/2" High
In Stock: THREE only!!
Price: $14.99

This is an original squadron patch created for the 644th Bomb Squadron. Not sure of any other info on them right now..........and it does not have velcro attached.

873rd Bomb Squadron 'Elephant' Patch (Repro) 873rd Bomb Squadron "Elephant" Patch (Repro)
Size: 4 1/2" Wide
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.00

This is the reproduction patch for the 873rd Bomb Squadron. This was their "Friday" patch showing the "elephant on a cloud" dropping a bomb. They were in the 498th Bomb Group which was in the 73rd Bomb Wing back in August 1945.

7101st 'AIR BASE WING' Crest (Repro) 7101st 'AIR BASE WING' Crest (Repro)
Size: 3.5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the reproduction patch for the 7101st Air Base Wing. During WWII, the 87th Infantry Division confiscated the Luftwaffe 'Weisbaden' base, along with property belonging to the Wehrmacht. From 1945-1973, Weisbaden served as the USAFE HQ, and the airbase was home to the 7101st Air Base Wing. This is the crest version of their patch and it does not have velcro attached.

US Strategic Command Patch US Strategic Command Patch
Size: 3 1/2"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.00

This is the US Strategic Command patch for STRATCOM. They no longer exist, as all the USAF "commands" were redone a few years back.

   
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