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As can be seen in photos of the mission, and as with Gemini 3, the Gemini 4 crew did not wear an emroidered mission patch during the flight.

In fact, no embroidered patch was produced for the mission at the time but as the first crew to wear a U.S. flag on the shoulder of their spacesuits the crew considered this their mission patch.

The commonly-seen Gemini 4 patch design with a red background and a cartoon-like astronaut in white floating beside the Gemini capsule was never approved by the crew and bears no resemblance to the insignia of the mission.

However, an insignia did exist for the Gemini 4 mission. This design which incorporated an American Eagle (the intended call sign for the spacecraft) was used for the Fliteline medallions carried on board.

In 2008 a patch has been produced based on this design with the input and approval of mission commander Jim McDivitt himself and this patch represents the closest a patch collector can get to a 'crew patch' for the mission. These patches are available exclusively from Astronaut Central.

The 2008 Crew Souvenir Patch

Patch id:

Gemini 4 Crew Souvenir Patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Unknown.
Distribution: Available from Astronaut Central.
Dimensions: 3½" / 86mm
Type: Fully embroidered. Merrowed edge.
Scarcity: Currently available.
Value: On sale at $7.50.
Notes: This replica of the mission insignia was produced with input from James McDivitt in 2008.

Other Embroidered Mission Patches

Patch id:

Gemini 4 Eagle One Aerospace replica patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Probably Eagle One Aerospace
Distribution: Unknown
Dimensions: Approx. 3½" / 87mm
Type: Partially embroidered on red twill. Merrowed edge.
Scarcity: Uncommon.
Value: Unknown.
Notes: This replica version of the mission insignia was likely produced by Randy Wagner of Eagle One Aerospace (later Cargo Bay Emblems).
Patch id:

Gemini 4 replica patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: Unknown
Distribution: Unknown
Dimensions: 3½" / 87mm
Type: Partially embroidered on white twill. Merrowed edge.
Scarcity: Only one example seen.
Value: Unknown.
Notes: This version of the mission insignia patch is on display in the Michigan Military & Space Museum.
Patch id:

AB Emblem souvenir patch

Worn by crew? No.
Flown? No.
Manufacturer: AB Emblem
Distribution: Sold commercially.
Dimensions: Approx. 3" / 75mm
Type: Partially embroidered on red twill. Merrowed edge with 'tail'.
Scarcity: Common.
Value: Minimal value.
Notes: This is the AB Emblem souvenir patch for the mission.
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