This is a beautiful AND VERY SCARCE Korean War USMC theater made Sqd Patch for VMC-1 Avn Marine Composite Sqd one. This unit flew Radar equipped AD Sky Raiders and F3D Skynights with VMF 513(N) which was the first night fighter unit to shoot down a jet in combat with the F3D Radar Skyknight. (see wiki on the F3D skyknight). This patch is the very rare early local made variation and beautifully done embroidery on wool felt and has a different overall shape than the basic later made patches shown on the marine Korean war patch poster that I used as a reference any VMC-1 patches are RARELY FOUND, but this one is really RARE! The patch appears to have never been sewn on and shows light storage wear only.
I also have the Korean war theater made bullion VMF-513(N) patch that came with together with this emblem listed in my other auctions. See the pics, they tell the story. The item "STUNNING USMC MARINE CORPS Korean War F-3D Fighter Pilot's VMC-1 SQUADRON PATCH" is in sale since Thursday, October 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Patches". The seller is "win73-4440" and is located in White City, Oregon.This item can be shipped worldwide.