During WWII in the Aleutian Islands, the United States Navy operated a number of classic aircraft in the combat zone including the famous Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat, The Chance Vought OS2U Kingfisher, Lockheed PV1 & PV2 Ventura and Harpoon, Douglas R4D, Lockheed C-60 Lodestars, Grumman J2F Ducks, Grumman JR Goose & Widgeons. The operation of these aircraft and supporting maintenance staff came under the designation of ALSEC or
the “Alaskan Sector”.
In 1943 a distinctive logo was designed for use by personnel and their equipment. This included decals and signs and a stone mosaic art piece for the floor of the Navy Officers Club at
Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in the Aleutian Islands, a deluxe very limited edition of the ALSEC logo has been created. Four dozen were American produced;
six copies remain. The patches measure 5” across and are embroidered on hand cut, dense
crème machine wool felt, 3mm thick. The 13 thread colors are Pantone color matched. The backs of the patches have NO plastic adhesive and are backed in mesh in WWII era style. This keeps the original limber appearance and feel of the WWII original.
These colorful patches look great on the USN G1 leather flight jacket or your A2 jacket.
Postage is free.
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