masanoritrial Store This is a Vietnam era “90th Tactical Fighter Squadron” and a trapezoid patch with mini patches on it. These patches were originally obtained by former Air Force pilot Frank Garza. The Patch (DICE)seems to be made in Vietnam???? In 1964, the 3d Bombardment Wing converted to a tactical fighter wing, as did the 90th, which became the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 June 1964. The wing and the 90th moved to England Air Force Base, Louisiana, as part of an overall reorganization to reduce the number of wings located in Japan. While at England AFB, the 90th gained the F-100 Super Sabre. At the beginning of the Vietnam War, the 3d Bombardment Wing began deploying units to Vietnam on a rotational basis, while the remainder continued training in their ground support role. In November 1965, the wing moved to Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam, during the buildup of forces. The 90th flew close air support missions from Bien Hoa through tens of thousands of sorties. In 1969, the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron reverted to its pre-World War II designation of 90th Attack Squadron. On 31 October 1970, the 3d Tactical Fighter Wing ended its duties in Vietnam and remained active in ‘paper’ status until it moved to Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, in March 1971. The 90th Attack Squadron was reassigned to the 14th Special Operations Wing on 31 October 1970 and was redesignated the 90th Special Operations Squadron and remained in Vietnam at Nha Trang Air Base. McDonnell Douglas F-4E-42-MC Phantom Serial 69-0275 of the 90th TFS/3d TFW Clark AFB, Philippines, 1979. From late 1970 until 1974, the 90th underwent several command reassignments. It remained with the 14th Special Operations Wing until 1 September 1971, when it moved to the 483d Tactical Fighter Wing and remained at Nha Trang Air Base. On 15 April 1972, the 90th moved again, this time to the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. This assignment lasted only a few months, as the unit was assigned to the 405th Fighter Wing in December 1972 and moved to Clark Air Base, Philippines. The squadron was redesignated the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron on 8 July 1973, and began to fly F-4s. In September of the following year, the 90th returned once again to the 3d Tactical Fighter Wing, when it relocated to Clark Air Base after the 405th Fighter Wing was inactivated. In 1975, the 90th converted to the F-4E and participated in combat training and providing air defense for the Philippines. This patch is one of many I am listing from an estate sale of former USAF pilot Frank Garza. Disclaimer: By bidding on this item you agree that the photographs and the description have been viewed thoroughly and you understand the condition and quality of this item.We will not devalue the item for the purpose of cheating customs. If you have any questions or concerns about this item, please contact us before bidding. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- SHIPPING SERVICE USED IS USPS PRIORITY MAIL. WE WILL ONLY SHIP TO THE ADDRESS THAT IS USED TO CHECKOUT. SHIPPING COSTS CAN BE FOUND ON THE SHIPPING TAB. I AM AN ANTIQUES DEALER FOR OVER 30 YEARS, ALL ITEMS ARE DESCRIBED TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. On Dec-06-10 at 19:41:30 PST, seller added the following information:
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