Go to homepage Seattle, WA USA
 
Memories / Emblems & Patches

~ Click on any photo for original size ~

138th SigCo Patch
138th
Signal Company Patch,
Radio Intelligence
Shows stations from the year 1943: Spokane, Leyte, Japan, Korea, Australia, and 1st RSM at Johnson AB on Honshu.
1st RSM Patch 1952
1952 - 1st Radio
Squadron Mobile
Shows strong resemblance to its predecessor, the 138th Signal Company patch.
Fifth Air Force patch
1946
Fifth Air Force patch
1st RSM was under the Fifth Air Force in 1946 when the owner of this patch was stationed at Irumagawa (later Johnson) AB in Japan.
Army Air Corps Radio Operator patch
1946
Army Air Corps
Radio Operator patch
Worn by SSgt. Webster Keene, 1st RSM, in 1946.
USAFSS Patch 1960 USAF Security Service patch circa 1960
The USAF Security Service was established on 20 October 1948 at Arlington Hall Station, Virginia. HQ USAFSS moved to newly constructed HQ building 2000 the 1st week of August 1953. The USAFSS Command Emblem symbolizes the command mission. It consists of a shield divided equally into quarters by a vertical and horizontal line and identifying scroll. Significant of the command's worldwide influence, the first quarter is blue, thereon a green sphere with yellow land markings. Pertinent to transmission, the second quarter is red, thereon a yellow lightning streak. Significant of the United States Air Force, the third quarter is yellow, thereon a blue half wing. Symbolic of protection and security, the fourth quarter is blue, thereon over a sword with point to base (hilt and pommel yellow), a white shield, thereon a yellow flame shaded red. The emblem design by A2C William Rogers and was approved by Headquarters USAF in August 1952.
ESC Emblem 1979 1979 - Electronic Security Command Emblem
When USAFSS was renamed the Electronic Security Command (ESC) in August 1979, the command motto, "Freedom Through Vigilance", was retired and was not replaced. A contest that began 12/23/86 to select a motto ended 6/3/87 with the announcement that, once again, "Freedom Through Vigilance," a motto that had a proud heritage and special meaning for the Command, would be the command motto.
AF Intelligence Command 1991 1991 - Air Force Intelligence Command Emblem
Effective 1 October 1991, the the AFIC replaced the old ESC. The knight chesspiece had its origin in the ESC emblem and conveys classic deception, as embodied in the trojan horse. It is a powerful chessman; he strikes from unexpected quarter and is the only piece able to strike while obstructed. The shield had its origin in the USAFSS emblem, denoting now, as then, both defense and the security resulting from that defense. It is separated into four quadrants to symbolize the Command's worldwide mission of support. The double-edged sword refers to the military role of the Air Force. It signifies the readiness of AFIC to electronics in both defensive and offensive operations to ensure the security of the nation.
Air IOntelligence Agency 1993 1993 - Air Intelligence Agency Emblem
Effective 1 October 1993, the the AFIC was renamed the Air Intelligence Agency. The globe signifies the intelligence the agency provides to the Air Force Global Reach - Global Power Mission. The key represents the Air Intelligence Agency's efforts to unlock its protagonist's secrets. The teeth on the ward symbolize the disciplines of intelligence gathering - SIGINT, HUMINT, IMAGERY, and MASINT. The chess knight reflects counter-intelligence and the ability to use intelligence information in a variety of ways. The compass rose symbolizes intelligence operations reaching the four corners of the earth and the use of satellite information gathering.
1957 - 6921st RGM Patch
6921st RGM Patch
Given to Andy Anderson a few months before his departure from Misawa in 1957.
USAFSS Patch 1963
USAF Security Service patch circa 1963.
Variant of the USAFSS patch showing the bottom scroll outlined in gold trim rather than black.
USAFSS Pin
USAFSS Pin, Pre-1964
USAFSS Patch
Post-1963
USAF Security
Service Emblem
Upper banner added proclaiming, "Freedom Through Vigilance", the USAFSS motto adopted January, 1964.
6920th ESG Emblem 1979
1971
6921st Security Group

Owner ~ Bill Ries
6920th ESG Emblem 1979
1979 - 6920th Electronic Security Group, Misawa
New emblem to reflect the newly designated Electronic Security Command
6920th ESG Patch
6920th Electronic Security Group
Reportedly in use
1988-1991
1955 T1 BirdWatchers 1955 Trick 1
Bird Watchers Patch
"The T1 Trick Chief of the Morse Operators organized an after-mids roll call in a bar at the curve in Flake Alley [DutchNote - maybe near the Stand Bar in AP Alley?]. We had a bird in a cage that we hung from the light on the dance floor, and we sang the BWA (Bird Watchers Song) and toasted the bird, then got drunk. This patch is from that roll call."
Owner ~ Robert Gean
T1 Zoom Service Patch, 1957
1957 Trick 1
Zoom Service Patch

Owner ~ Denny Arnold
T1 Patch 57-59
Trick 1 Patch 1957-1959
Each patch personalized
T1 Patch 57
Trick 1 Patch 1957-1959
Each patch personalized
Owner ~ Denny Arnold

T1 Patch, c. 1961
Trick 1 Patch, c. 1961
Owner ~ Bill Wood
T1 Patch, c. 1961
Trick 1 Patch, c. 1961
Owner ~ Bill Wood
T1 Patch 63-64
Trick 1 Patch 1963-1964
aka the "Treacherous Foot Soldier"
T1 Patch 66-72
Trick 1 Patch
1966-1972
T1 Article 15 Patch 66
Trick 1 Article 15 Patch
1966
Owner ~ Jim Woodard

T1 Football patch, 1967
Trick 1
Football Patch, 1967
T1 Triple Crown 67-68
Trick 1 Triple Crown Sports Patch
1967-1968

Design by
Robert J. Clark
T1 Football Champs, 1969
Trick 1 Football Champs Patch, 1969
T1 Pin 69
Trick 1 Pin from 1969
T1 Patch 72-76
Trick 1 Patch
1972-1976

(plaid cap, lost the headsets, Nippon bottle tougher to distinguish)
T1 Patch, early 80's
Trick 1 Patch
Early 1980's

Owner ~ Steve "Kaz" Kaznica

T1 Spartan Football 1972
Trick 1 Spartan Football Patch, 1972
Owner ~ Harry Lawrence
T1 Football 74
Trick 1 Football Patch
1974
T1 Trick Patch, 1980
Trick 1 Patch, 1980
Owner ~ Steve "Kaz" Kaznica
T1 Pin 82-86
Trick 1 Patch
1982-1986

Design by Tom Brack
6920th T1 patch, late 80's
6920th T1 patch
late 80's

T2 1st RSM Patch 57
Trick 2 Patch, 1st RSM
(pre-6989th RSM) 1957

T2 Patch 58
Trick 2 Patch, 1958
Owner ~ Lowell McCreight
T2 Roll Call Patch, 1961-62
Trick 2 Roll Call Patch
1961-62

Owner ~ Roy Southern
T2 Patch 62
Trick 2 Patch, 1962
Owner ~ John Young
T2 Patch 63-65
Trick 2 Patch
1963-1965

T2 Patch 65-67
Trick 2 Patch
1965-1967

Design by
Merwin Andrews

T2 Patch 68-70
Trick 2 Patch
1968-1970

Design by Johnnie Maya

T2 Patch 70-72
Trick 2 Patch
1970-1972

T2 Football Patch, 1971
Trick 2 Football Patch, 1971
Owner ~ John Butts
T2 Base Football Champions, 1971
Trick 2 Base Football Champions Patch, 1971
Owner ~ John Butts
T2 Triple Crown 71-72
Trick 2 Triple Crown Sports Patch, 1971-1972
T2 Patch 73-74
Trick 2 Patch
1973-74

Design by Francis Aki

T2 Baker Bears Patch 74
Trick 2
Baker Bears Patch
1974
T2 Baker Bears Patch 75-78
Trick 2
Baker Bears Patch
1975-1978

Owner - Phil Symmonds
T2 Patch 197x
Trick 2 Patch, 1970's
T2 6920th ESG, 198x
Trick 2 Patch
6920th ESG, 198x

T2 SOB Patch 1985
Trick 2 Ski Patch, 1985
S.O.B. (Skiers on Baker) Ski Club
Design by Jason Smith

T3 Trick Patch, 1958
1958 Trick 3 Patch
Anyone remember what "Kabutsa" means?
Dave doesn't.
Owner -
Dave Cunningham
T3 Roll Callers Patch, 1959
1959 Trick 3
Roll Callers Patch

Owner - Stan Morris
T3 Patch 1960
Trick 3 Patch, 1960
T3 Patch 1961
Trick 3 Patch, 1961
Owner - David Hedger
T3 Softball Patch 65
1965 Trick 3
Softball Patch

1965 World Marathon Softball Champs, Operation Eyesight
1965
World Marathon Softball Champs, Operation Eyesight
Ownher - Jim Lipa

T3 Patch 66
Trick 3 Patch, 1966
Design by
Charles W. Welsh
T3 Patch 72
Trick 3 Patch, 1972
Design by
Michael O'Connor
1973 T13 Patch 1973 Thirsty
13 Patch

Design by Steven G. Patterson
"The T-13 patch is from 1973. We decided to have our names put on them. Since I was the treasurer at the time, I ordered them. This was done by a JN business who said they could not fit Garfunkel on the patch, so I shortened it to Funkel. I spelled it for them and the 'L' still came out 'R'! I don't know if they did it on purpose or if something was lost in the translation. I actually wrote it down for them - and it STILL got changed!"
Owner ~ Steve "Garfunkel" Harris
T3 Patch 73
Trick 3 Patch, 1973
T3 Patch 75
Trick 3 Patch, 1975

T3 Patch 75
Trick 3 Patch, 1975
T3 Patch 76
Trick 3 Patch, 1976
Design by Karen Rickenbach
  Webhoncho's Award
for Best Misawa Trick Patch Design

 

T4 Patch 59
Trick 4 Patch, 1957
Owner ~ Ken Weston

T4 Patch 57-58
Trick 4 Patch, 1957-58
Owner ~ John Speece

T4 Patch 59
Trick 4 Patch, 1958
Design by Ken Weston

T4 Patch 59
Trick 4 Patch, 1959
T4 Patch 60-63
Trick 4 Patch
1960-1963

Design by Dutch Wiest

T4 Patch 64
Trick 4 Patch
1964-1965

Design by Wes Ackiss

T4 Patch 67-71
Trick 4 Patch
1966-1971
T4 1966 T4 Super 10 Patch
Trick 4
Super X Patch, 1966

Owner ~ Randy Heatley
T4 1967 T4 Super 2 Patch
Trick 4
Super 2 Patch, 1967

Owner ~ Randy Heatley
T4 1969 Telethon Song Patch
Trick 4 Telethon Song Patch, 1969
T4 Patch 71-73
Trick 4 Patch
1971-1973
T4 Patch 74-75
Trick 4 Patch
1974-1975

Owner ~ Nick Pacura

T4 Patch 76
Trick 4 Patch, 1976
T4 Patch 77-78
Trick 4 Patch
1977-1978

Owner ~ Cheri Marchant Howell
T4 Ski Bums Patch 1978
Trick 4 Ski Bums Patch, 1978
Owner ~ Cheri Marchant Howell
T4 Patch 81-82
Trick 4 Patch
1981-1982
6920th T4 Patch, Late 80's
6920th T4 Patch
Late 80's
6920th ESG T4 Patch, year unknown
6920th ESG T4 Patch
Era unknown

1963 Rats of Stalag 645 Patch
6921st RGM, Rats of Stalag 645 Patch
Daze, 1963

Owner ~ Henry Luepp
1963 Transec Patch
6989th RSM Tech Services Patch, 1963
Owner ~ Henry Luepp
1963 Transec Patch
6989th RSM Transec Patch, 1963
Owner ~ Joe Koester
1963-64 Transec Patch
6989th SS Transec Patch, 1963-1964
Owner ~ Henry Luepp
1964 Maintenance Patch
6989th SS Maintenance Patch, 1964
Owner ~ Henry Luepp
1964 MCPA/P Patch
1964 Multichannel Processing Activity/Pacific (MCPA/P) Patch
Owner - Gene Frasur

Straight Days Patch, c. 1961
Straight Days Patch
c. 1961

Owner ~ Bill Wood
Day Ladies Patch, 60's-70's?
6921st SW
Day Ladies Patch
1968-1974?
T5 Patch 74-75
Trick 5 (Daze) Patch
1974-1975
Daze Patch 74-76
Trick 5 (Daze) Patch
1974-1976
Daze Patch 75-77
Daze Patch
1975-1977

Designer - Daniel Brown

Misawa Powerboat Patrol Patch, 1968
Misawa Powerboat
Patrol Patch, 1968

Owner - George Logan, Jr.
NSG Patch
NSG Patch
Owner ~
George Logan, Jr.
1968 NSG Hat Patch
NSG Hat Patch, 1968
Owner - George Logan, Jr.
1970 NSGD Patch
NSGD Patch, 1970
Owner - Steve Quinn
1971 NSGA Patch
NSGA Patch, 1971
Adopted in 1971 when the Navy Detachment grew large enough to become an Activity. The motif is one of a horse to represent the islands of Japan because the emperor's horse farm was located near Misawa.
Owner - Steve Quinn

1974 Block 5 Patch
Block V Patch, c1974?
Block V Patch 74-77
Block V Patch
1974-1977
1969 JDSP Patch
1969 JDAP Patch
(Joint Development Activity Pacific)

Owner ~ Al Jump
Misawa Earthquake Patch
Misawa 1968 Earthquake Survivor Patch
Design by
Robert J. Clark
Misawa Earthquake Patch
Misawa 1968 Earthquake Survivor Patch
Misawa Earthquake Patch
Misawa 1968 Earthquake Patch
Submitted by
Steve Quinn

1965 Misawa Fast Pitch Softball Champs
1965
Misawa Fast Pitch Softball Champs
1966 Softball Marathon
1966
Softball Marathon Patch
1966 Softball MarathonBook Cover Booklet Cover
1966 Softball Marathon
for Operation Eyesight

Booklet from the 80-hour world record softball game benefiting Operation Eyesight in 1966. Booklet donated to Heritage Hall.
Owner ~ Fred Teschner
1967 Base Fast Pitch Softball Champs
1967
Base Fast Pitch
Softball Champs

League Champs, American Bowling Congress 1964-1965
1964-1965
League Champs,
American Bowling Congress
Owner ~ Jim Lipa
1965 JISBA All Spare Game Patch
1965 JISBA
All Spare Game Patch
Owner ~ Jim Lipa
1965-1966 Basketball League Champions
1965-1966
Basketball League Champions
Owner ~ Jim Lipa

Moya Ski Area Patch, 1971
1971 Ski Patch
Moya Ski Area
Owner/designer ~ John Butts
Owani Ski Area Patch, 1971
1971 Ski Patch
Owani Ski Area
Owner/designer ~ John Butts
Yake Yama Ski Area Patch, 1971
1971 Ski Patch
Yake Yama Ski Area
Owner/designer ~ John Butts
Zao Ski Area Patch, 1971
1971 Ski Patch
Zao Ski Area
Owner/designer ~ John Butts

Misawa Dusters Club Patch 1963
1963 Misawa Dusters Motorcycle Club Patch
Note the spelling of "motorcicle" - Machi "Engrish" strikes again!
Misawa Dusters Club Patch 1970
1970 Misawa Dusters Motorcycle Club Patch
Note: By 1970, the spelling of "Motorcycle" has been corrected
Misawa MCFAJ Patch
1963 Motorcycle Federation All Japan (MCFAJ) Patch
100 Mission Alley Patch 73
1973
100 Mission Alley Patch
Motley Crew Patch, 1975-1976
1975
Motley Crew Patch

Designed by
Rick Duey & Gary Super

Misawa Hawaii Club patch 74
1974
Misawa Hawaii Club Patch
Misawa Motley Crew Patch 1974
Motley Crew Patch
1974

Owner ~ Tom Beam
Hachinohe Peak 1 Patch, 1975
Peak 1 Patch
Hachinohe, 1974

Owner ~ Jim Stephens
Misawa Bicentennial 1976
Misawa Bicentennial Patch, 1976

ALS Crest
Army Language
School Crest

(now known as DLIFLC)
ALS Pin
Army Language
School Pin

(now known as DLIFLC)
USAFSS Beaver Pin
USAFSS Beaver Pin
Zero Defects Program

(no comment)
Big Red Golf Champs 1975
Big Red Golf Champs
1975
1966 The 200 Club
1966
The 200 Club

Gene Madia of Trick 4 designed this patch for lifters who could bench 200 lbs.
1960 Misawa Circulators Model Airplane Club Patch
1960
Misawa Circulators
Model Airplane Club

Belonged to Fallen Eagle Hank Krasusky 59-61; donated by his son, Roger

1955 Casual Status Patch 1955 Casual
Status Patch
"This is a casual patch that we had in 1955. Everyone that arrived in Misawa in '55 [without] their clearance was placed in a detail that was called Casuals. We had to do all the roads and grounds work until our clearances arrived in operations."
Owner ~ Robert Gean
Design by Frank Kluk &
Sgt. Frank (?DeMello?)
Misawa ShortTimer Patch
Misawa Short Timer Patch
Misawa Patch
Misawa Patch
Misawa R/C Club Patch
Misawa R/C Club Patch
6989th RSM Misawa AB Baseball Champions Patch, 58-59
6989th RSM
Misawa AB
Baseball Champions 1958-59
6989th RSM Misawa AB Track Champs Patch
6989th RSM
Misawa AB
Track Champions 1959

Misawa Pistol Club, 1960
Misawa Pistol Club Patch, 1960
Misawa Golf Course Patch, 1974
Misawa Golf Course Patch, 1974
1958 Champion Pistoleers
1958 Misawa
Champion Pistoleers

Owner ~ Stan Morris
1959 Misawa Gun Club
1959 Misawa Gun Club
Owner ~ Stan Morris
Omisawa Rod & Gun Club
Omisawa
Rod & Gun Club

Owner ~ Stan Morris
1958 Small Bore Instructor's Badge
1958, Misawa
Teen Small Bore Summer League

Owner ~ Stan Morris

Nippon Beer Patch
1957
Nippon Beer Patch

Owner ~ Denny Arnold
Sapporo Beer
Sapporo Beer Patch
(available with multiple oak leaf clusters)
Sapporo Beer Patch
1961
Sapporo Beer Patch

"Breakfast of Champions"
Owner ~ Steve Kelly
Sapporo Beer Patch
1966
Sapporo Beer Patch

"Breakfast of Champions"
Owner ~ John Alvey
Three Dueces Patch
1966
Three Dueces Patch

Owner ~ John Alvey
CS Formula Patch
1966
Formula for
Chicken Crap

Owner ~ John Alvey
Worn of the sleeve of his T2 Jacket

Teen Club Sayonara Patch 74-75
1974-1975
Misawa Teen Club
Sayonara Patch
Conroy Youth Ctr. Patch 74
1974
Conroy Youth
Center Patch
Teen Club Patch 74
1974
Teen Club Patch
Youth Baseball Champs 74
1974
Youth Baseball
Teen Division Champs

Youth Football 73
1973
Youth Football
Teen Girls Softball 76
1976
Girls Softball


Do you have other patches, emblems or pins from Misawa that belong here?
Do you have additional information or corrections?
Please forward to Webhoncho .


Contact Webhoncho Contact Webhoncho
HOME
TOP of PAGE
03/04/2012
Copyright © 2002- Mirage Computing