Original U.S. Global War on Terror US Air Force Named 41st Airlift Squardron “Black Cats” Grouping - 17 Items

Item Description

Original Items: One-Of-A-Kind. The 41st Airlift Squadron is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Mobility Command's 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. It operates Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

The 41st AS became Air Mobility Command's first active-duty C-130J combat unit during 2007.

The 41st participated in airborne drops on Nadzab, Noemfoor, Tagaytay, Corregidor, and Aparri, as well as aerial transportation in South, Southwest, and Western Pacific, during World War II. The squadron also participated in the Berlin Airlift in 1948, transported United Nations troops to the Congo in 1960, airlifted personnel and equipment to Southeast Asia from Ryukyu Islands from, 1965–1971, and supported airlift operations in Korea during the Pueblo crisis in January 1968. It has supported U.S. Army training and performed rotational duty throughout Europe, since 1971. The 41st airlifted personnel, special forces and supplies during operations in Grenada in 1983, Panama from December 1989-January 1990, and in Southwest Asia from, 11 August 1990 – 21 March 1991.

The Items In This Lot:
- Type II Desert Camouflage “Hot Weather Sun Hat” Boonie: The boonie has the name Poole written on the tag. The boonie is in a size 7 ⅝ and in great, slightly worn condition. The type of camouflage pattern is the Desert Camouflage Uniform DCU pattern.

- x4 “Black Cat” Patches: All patches, although different in design, features the same image of a large black cat carrying what appears to be carrying a smaller cat, with the text 41st Tactical Airlift SQ, 41st Airlift SQ and 41st Troop Carrier.

- x3 USAF Command/Mobility/Expeditionary Wing Patches: The best patch in this lot is the Air Mobility Command patch because of the challenge coin inserted by hand into the back of the patch. The coin is glued into position and we do not want to remove it. This was a common practice to do, especially when trading patches with other coalition forces.

- x3 Rank Chevrons: The ranks signify Airman First Class (E-3), Senior Airman (E-4) and Staff Sergeant (E-5).

- Afghan Gunrunners Patch: The patch features an image of a large aircraft dropping a crate by parachute.

- UCC Patch: We believe the patch to be for the Unit Control Centers.

- x2 Name Tape Patches: The patches would have been worn on the front of his flight suit. They read as SSGT JUSTIN POOLE.

All items are in wonderful condition and comes more than ready for further research and display.

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