26th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

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From Clark Air Base in the 1950s Philippines, comes one of the more odd-looking patches in my collection. A Viking perhaps? Some forgotten cartoon character? Whatever the case, the squadron went out of the interceptor business in 1959 so it’s likely the inspiration for this patch will remain a mystery. BTW: They were fixing cameras on F-86’s.

4 thoughts on “26th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

  1. Hello Jivebombers,
    Barry Stein here. I’d like permission to use the photo of the 26th Fighter-Interceptor Sqn patch in a new edition of my book on patches of the US Armed Forces. If you agree, please advise the name you would like to present for attribution and thanks in advance for your consideration of this request.
    Barry

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  2. Am I glad I found this site! Years ago I found a great story on the Internet titled, “For The Love of Flying,” a story about a mission in an F-86D at night during a Thunderstorm. The author was in the 26th FIS back in the 50’s and I emailed him. We had a brief conversation and then I forgot about the story. I found it today, but the copy doesn’t have the authors name. Can you help? I can’t find it on Google anymore and it needs to be published somewhere for all to read.

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