WELCOME TO ERIC'S USAF PATCHES
My name is Eric Bosch and I would like to welcome you to my site. I have been collecting USAF patches for about 24 years starting in the mid 1980's when I went to school near Soesterberg AB/Camp New Amsterdam here in Holland . After school we often went to the base and watched the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron perform their day to day F-15 operations. At the spotters area we watched the guy's trade patches and at one time pilots from the 33rd TFW on TDY were handing out patches thru the fence and about that time the “itch” started. I started writing to the units, trading with other collectors and if the finances allowed it, I would buy a couple. So over the years my collection grew to the current number of about 19.000, mostly bright colored, patches. I don't really like subdued patches but then again, some units never had bright colored ones made.
Note that all the patches are for display purpose only and absolutely not for trade or sale. If you are looking for a particular patch please look at my trade list or contact me. If you need a high resolution scan of a patch or have a question or comment just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see what I can do to help you in any way.
Patch donations are most welcome and will add greatly to my collection and website. Please contact me at the email address mentioned above if you have any patches to donate. Full credit will be given!!
Please have a look at my “Unknown” section and see if you recognize any of the patches. If you have any information on the unit, base, time frame, type of aircraft etc.. of a patch that is shown in this section, please send me an email.
NEW as of Nov 12th; 49th FTS AT-38B/C Smurf Aggressor, 49th FTS AT-38C Smurf Aggressor 2x,49th FTS AT-38C/G Smurf Aggressor, 88th FTS old, 88th FTS AT-38B Smurf Driver, 89th FTS, 97th FTS, 97th FTS Hacker Flight, 434th FTS Phantom Flight, 434th FTS Mustang Flight, 434th FTS X-Flight, 435th FTS AT-38C Pimp Driver, 12th FTW Blacksmiths, 25th FTS Check Flight, 32nd FTS 1000 Hours T-1A, 89th FTS Tweet Driver, 97th FTS Schatzi, 97th FTS Skitter Flight 3x, 193rd SOW tan, 320th ECOMMS tan, 362nd ALCS, 474th OMS arc, 607th AIS, 1850th AACS Pacer Link, 1708th Ferrying Wing Japanese made, 17th AS, 437th AW Special Ops, 96th TG Det.2 2x, 419th FLTS B-1 DT ppp, 422nd TES Heritage, 370th EAES, 803rd AEAS, 379th AEW XP, 407th EOG, 422nd TES tan, 425th FS 10th Anniversary, 555th FS, 459th AES 2x, 809th MAES, 459th ARW Turkish made, 498th FIS "Geiger Tiger", 702nd TCS, 763rd ERS, 776th RADS, 961st AWACS Tag, 3500th PTS B-Flight, 4446th TTS Joint Warrior, 4511th CCTS, 2nd BMW Secret Squirrel, 393rd EBS, 393rd EBS "R", 9th SOS A-Flight Vietnamese made, 227th SOF, 12th MS Combat Crew Commander, 44th SMW Minuteman II, 319th MS Jolly Rogers, 14th FS RFA 11-03, 317th FIS William Tell 1963, 376th Loading Competition 4x, 480th FS Souda 2014, 493rd FS Bulgaria 2014, 493rd FS Bulgaria 2014 CC patch, SAC BNC 1971, Valiant Shield 2007, 27th TFW/340th AREFW SAC-A-TAC '89, 266th TFW Owyhee Roundup 1985, 14th FS Samurai Wood tan, 303rd FS A-10 tan, 493rd FS GMFPLMKR ppp tan, 15th TRS RF-4C, 38th TRS German made, 21st OS 2x, 100th OG, 100th OSS, 107th OG, 563rd OSS, 12th OG Gaggle, 354th OG Det.1, 33rd ARqS Snail'n, 37th ARRS Danang, 41st RWRW Stan/Eval, 79th RQS TDY, 79th RQS Rescue ppp, 36th TFW old, 48th TFW F-111F, 59th TFS, 67th FS 67 sorties ADIZ 2x, 67th FS 167 Hours F-15, 67th FS China ADIZ, 95th FS Raptor Keeper, 121st FS Heritage, 416th TFS Misty tab, 421st FS F-16 swirl, 492nd FS KCSO ppp, 492nd FS SDB, 492nd TFS F-100 era, 493rd FS new, 493rd FS AMRAAM ppp, 493rd FS Heritage, 493rd FS LPA ppp, 493rd FS Reaper Eagle Driver, 493rd FS US Eagles 2x, 494th TFS Japanese made, 510th FS Italian made, 4th FS Heritage, 36th TFS old, 47th FS 1500 Hours, 47th FS 20000 Hours, 47th FS 3000 Hours, 47th FS 5000 Hours, 90th FS F-15E Driver + WSO tabs, 112th FS, 194th FS, 391st TFS, 457th FS Fort Worth, 457th TFS F-4 Pharewell, 43rd AW tan, 306th EAS, 43rd ECS Heritage, 390th ECS EA-18G, 58th FIS, 144th FIW, 71st AREFS small, 351st ARS "D", 351st ARS ppp and 171st ARS Six Pack.
Jan. 1st 2015; HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!! Hope this will be a great patch year for all of us! All the best wishes and good health from Holland!!
Jan 5th; 42nd TEWS "Sooies", 49th TESTS, 6512th TS F-15 JTF far east made, 54th FTS V-Flight, 96th FTS 500 missions John Black IP, 96th FTS Check Flight, 96th FTS Good Grief IP, 96th FTS No Loss IP, 96th FTS Pilot Upgrade, 3510th FTS Japanese made, 88th FTS T-37 Japanese made, 102nd RQS, 130th RQS, 212th RQS, 37th ARRS Det.7, 66th RQS, 56th RQS Pararescue tan, 332nd ERQS Jolly Green, 99th ERS, 91st SpW morale, 62nd BMS tan, 96th EBS Guam 2014, 96th EBS crew 9, 69th EBS crew 3, 69th EBS crew 7, 111th RS A-Flight, 196th RS A-Flight, 432nd ATKS morale, 432nd Wing Staff, 432nd Wing Staff ppp, 185th ARS Heritage, 429th AREFS, Andersen TTF, Caribbean TTF, 9th AREFS morale, 70th AREFS B-Flight, 314th AREFS Boom Operator, 384th ARS Boom Operator, 323rd TrS, 324th TrS, 352SoSS UK made tan, 62nd ERS, 568th SMS Japanese made, 608th AOC CPD, 608th AOC SMAC, 738th AEAS UK made, 761st RADS, 768th EABS, 920th AREFS tan, 3526th STURON Who Dat, 3535th NTS Japanese made, 4321st SW Japanese made, 4512th CCTS, 4017th CCTS Twill, KC-135A/R Dual Qual, B-52 SAC Gunner, USCENTCOM CAOC AMD, 18th RS Red Flag 14-1, 25th FS Red Flag Alaska 14-2, 36th FS Red Flag Alaska 14-2, 44th FS Cope North 2013, 44th FS Red Flag Alaska 2012, 67th FS Commando Sling 14-1, 67th FS ATR 2013, 67th FS Red FLag 11-6/WSEP 11-7, 80 FS Red Flag Alaska 14-3, 90th FS WSEP 2014, 92nd ARS Red Flag 12-4 TTF, 148th FW Saber Strike 2014, 177th FW Team Spirit 2014, 1st SOS yellow Japanese made, 7th SOS TDY UK made, 16th SOS Crew 30 Thai made, 353rd SOG, 550th SOS 40 years, 3rd TFW Vietnamese made, 13th TFS Thai made, 23rd TFW Gaggle, 47th FS 3000 Hours A-10, 67th FS 2000 Hours F-15C/CF-18, 67th FS Egg mafia, 67th TFS, 67th TFS Misawa era, 75th FS 3x ppp, 77th TFS Twill, 77th TFS A-Flight, 79th FS F-16 Swirl, 90th FS Guam 2014, 107th TFG ACE Novelty, 301st FS T-38 driver, 493rd FS Red Air, 494th TFS Rubber heritgae, 561st TFS, 25th TFS, 44th FS Endless Summer, 54th FG, 54th FG F-16, 80th FS F-16 Crush 'em, 81st FS Last A-10's in Europe, 90th TFS Thai made, 144th FW, 144th FW ANG F-15, 177th FW The Jersey Devils, 357th TFS F-105 arrowhead Japanese made, 421st TFS The Kiss of Death Thai made, 555th FS Italian made, 555th TFS Thai made, 480th FS Polska Viper 2014, 25th FS Red Flag Alaska 14-2, 34th TFS Team Spirit 1985, 79th FS Red FLag 2014, 96th EBS Det.1 Red Flag Alaska 2014, 494th EFS Roadshow 2014 2x rubberized, NORAD Weapons Loading COmp 1979, 4th EFS 2014-2015, 122nd FW Blacksnakes, 336th EFS, 104th EFS Bagram 2012, 67th EFS 2011, 34th WPS Jolly Green, 65th AS end of era, 340th WPS Titan's Wrath, 5th BW 95 years, 11th BS B-52H FTU, 23rd BS TDY to Ellsworth, 93rd BS Combat Crew, 93rd BS Heavy Metal rubberized, 334th BMS Japanese made, 343rd BS Heritage, 688th BMS, 9th AES Japanese made 2x, 10th AEG Japanese made, 6481st AEG Japanese made, 10th TCS, 35th TCS, 328th TCS, 12th TRS Japanese made, 16ht TRS Japanese made, 20th TRS Japanese made, 13th FIS Voodoo large, 132nd FIS F-102, 190th FIS F-102, 98th FIS, 326th FIS US made, 18th AMU 2x, 523rd AMU, 6914th ESS, 7227th SUPG, 804th CSG Heli Ops, 61st FS F-35, 69th TFTS fully embroidered, 23rd AF Det.3, 24th SRS Japanese made, 95th RS Hog Henge, 28th OG Gaggle, 48th OG QA UK made, 48th OG XP UK made, 552nd OG Gaggle, 154th OG, 732nd OG Det.1, 732nd OG Gaggle, 35th TAS, 17th AS, 105th AS and a SAM SLAYER Japanese made patch.