Sources for purchasing Aviation Patches/Plaques
Sources for purchasing Ships' Patches/Plaques
Ager, VerKuilen U.S. Navy Insignia in Viet Nam. Rochester NY: The author, 1985. OCLC 13359710. [Patches reproduced in black and white. Also includes US Marine Corps.].
Elliot, John M. The Official Monogram US Navy & Marine Corps Aircraft Color Guide. 4 vols. Boylston MA: Monogram Aviation Publications, 1987-1993. [vol.1, 1911-1939; vol.2, 1940- 1949; vol.3, 1950-1959; vol.4, 1960-1993]. OCLC 18521944.
Grossnick, Roy A. Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons. Vol.1. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1995. OCLC 31242871. [Includes insignias of VA, VAH, VAK, VAL, VAP, and VFA squadrons].
Grosvenor, Gilbert et al. Insignia and Decorations of the U.S. Armed Forces. rev. ed. Washington: National Geographic Society, 1944 OCLC 569590 [Patches reproduced in color.]
Larkins, William T. U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft, 1914-1959. Concord CA: Aviation History Publications, 1959. OCLC 6058018.
____. U.S. Navy Aircraft, 1921-1941. New York: Orion
Books, 1988. OCLC 18071076.
Millstein, Jeff. U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Unit Insignia: 1941-1946. Paducah KY: Turner Publishing, 1995. OCLC 34162262.
Nelson, Derek and Dave Parsons. Official and Unofficial US Navy Air Patches, 1920s to Today. Osceola WI: Motorbooks International, 1990. OCLC 21410507. [Patches reproduced either in color or black and white. No index.].
Rawls, Walton H. Disney Dons Dogtags: The Best of Disney Military Insignia from World War II. New York: Abbeville Pub. Group, 1992. OCLC 26132307.
Roberts, Michael L. Patch Guide: U.S. Navy Ships and Submarines. Paducah KY: Turner Publishing, 1992. OCLC 27471284. [Patches reproduced in color. Book organized by types of vessels and includes ship index.].
____. United States Naval Aviation Patches: Aircraft/Attack Squadrons/Helicopter Squadrons. Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1995. OCLC 34096968.
____. United States Naval Aviation Patches: Aircraft Carriers/Carrier Air Wings/Support Establishments. Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1995. OCLC 33006887. [Patches reproduced in color. Book organized by Navy components described in book title and includes index.].
____. United States Naval Aviation Patches: Fighter Squadrons/Strike-Fighter Squadrons/Reconnaissance Squadrons. Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1995. OCLC 34096983. [Patches reproduced in color. Book organized by types of squadrons and includes index].
____. United States Navy Patches: Ships/AD/AE/AF/BB/CG/DD/FF/LSD/LST/etc. Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1997. OCLC 36807076. [Patches reproduced in color. Book organized by types of vessels and includes ship index]
The Trading Post. OCLC 7160518. [this quarterly publication of the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors is particularly useful, including black and white as well as color illustrations of patches with historical background. For example, see the July-September 1997 issue (vol.56, no.3) which includes George W. Connell, "The United States Cadet Nurse Corps in World War II," and C.R. Johnson "USS Blue Ridge (LCC19)." Their editorial and publication office is at 1331 Bradley Ave., Hummelstown PA 17036-9142. In addition to back issues for sale from the publisher, microfilm and microfiche copies are available from University Microfilms International, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor MI 48106.].