My Original Artwork: 480th TFS Squadron Patch #3 (Summer 1985)

In the summer of 1985 our squadron deployed to Zaragoza AB, Spain, for a month for training, where I painted my third and final 480th TFS ‘Great Warhawk Nation’ squadron patch in this series in the deployed squadron WTD Operations Building.  I’ve included photos of my completed patch, which was about three feet across, as well as photos of the Life Support and WTD Operations Buildings, where deployed squadrons left their ‘zaps’ or stickers behind on the doors as calling cards.  Mine was the first squadron patch to be painted in the Ops Building – above a pass-through area into a small lounge – but it started a tradition with many of the visiting squadrons deciding to paint their patches in the building as well:

480th TFS Squadron Patch #3 (Summer 1985)

(Original Painting by Mark D. Jones)

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