Original U.S. WWII 1st Arctic Search and Rescue Squadron Patch USAAF

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Original item: Only One Available. United States Army Air Force 1st Arctic Search and Rescue was based in Narsarsuaq, Greenland during 1944-1945. This is a very good condition patch embroidered on orange twill, 4-3/4" round.

The Arctic Training School was activated in the summer of 1943 at Buckley, Colorado. This school produced the 1st Arctic Search and Rescue Squadron, which deployed to Greenland in 1944, the 3d Arctic Search and Rescue Squadron deployed to the North Atlantic Division, and the Alaskan Wing Squadron deployed to Alaska. In addition, the 10th Rescue Boat Squadron deployed to Elmendorf, Alaska. The units in Alaska used a variety of equipment including C-64 Nordless Norseman and L-5 Sentential light planes, OA-10s, C-47s equipped with rescue boats, and dogsleds.
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