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An Enlisted Glider Trooper cap badge. Embroidered on twill with a cheese cloth backing, some age and wear, retains strong colours.
Rare WWII Camp Toccoa Comb and Nail File set, PX purchase in good condition. The face has a Paratrooper emblem and "Camp Toccoa" embossed in gold which is faded with age. The comb and file are in good condition.
A unique personnel item.
Measures 5 3/8" x 1 5/8"
Here is an rare Staff Sergeant of the 11th Airborne Division uniform group attributed to S/Sgt Wallace Lebsack. Consisting of the following:-
1. Fully badges tunic with 11th A/b insignia in cross stitch, Staff sergeant rank to both sleeves, three year overseas bars in bullion, pin back presidential citation, paratrooper wing pin back in sterling by Meyer of New York. Two three piece medal ribbon bars both pin back. Infantry branch of service and US collars with clutch back fitting. Size of jacket is a 38L dated 1945. All in very good condition.
2. Service shirt badged with an 11th A/B patch, Meritorious service patch and S/Sgt rank in a 15 1/2" collar.
3. Pair of issue trousers sized at 31" waist and 33" leg.. Comes with a service belt and an unusual customised and named belt buckle.
4. Overseas Garrision cap piped in infantry blue with a Para Glider cap badge in a 6 7/8".
5. This group comes with copies of Separation record, Honorable Discharge certificates, 7 pages in total.
An all round original grouping with no rips, tears or moth.
Held in reserve in the United States for the first half of 1944, in June the division was transferred to the Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon arrival it entered a period of intense training and acclimatization, and by November was judged combat-ready. The 11th Airborne saw its first action on the island of Leyte in the Philippines, but in a traditional infantry role. In January 1945 the division took part in the invasion of Luzon. The two glider infantry regiments again operated as conventional infantry, securing a beachhead before fighting their way inland. The parachute infantry regiment was held in reserve for several days before conducting the division's first airborne operation, a combat drop on the Tagaytay Ridge. Reunited, the division participated in the Liberation of Manila, and two companies of divisional paratroopers conducted an audacious raid on the Los Baños internment camp, liberating two thousand civilians. The 11th Airborne's last combat operation of World War II was in the north of Luzon around Aparri, in aid of combined American and Philippine forces who were battling to subdue the remaining Japanese resistance on the island. On 30 August 1945 the division was sent to southern Japan as part of the occupation force
A good WWII example of an American made U.S.Army Paratrooper badge. Pin back with safety catch.
An enameled First Allied Airborne D.I. pin back with safety catch.
Original and scarce enlisted 326th Glider Infantry Regiment cap patch embroidered on twill. Removed from cap, with wear and some staining.
Measures 2 3/4" x 1 3/4"
A scarce English made Enlisted Parachute Glider Trooper cap patch. Fully embroidered using silk threads, removed from cap slightly out of shape and remains in good condition.
Measures 1 7/8"
Glider Infantry Officer cap patch, silk embroidered on twill with a cheese cloth backing. Used and removed from uniform with service wear.
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