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A 17th Airborne patch with separate tab. Fully embroidered example in near mint condition.
XVIII Airborne Corps, a part of the Maj Gen Lewis H. Brereton's First Allied Airborne Army. After operation Market Garden the division was shipped to France and then Belgium to fight in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. The 17th gained its first Medal of Honor during its time fighting in the Ardennes, and was then withdrawn to Luxembourg to prepare for an assault over the River Rhine. In March 1945, the division participated in its first, and only, airborne operation, dropping alongside the British 6th Airborne Division as a part of Operation Varsity, where it gained three more Medals of Honor. The division then advanced through Northern Germany until the end of World War II.
A Para/Glider garrison cap badge, fully embroidered and in near mint condition.
Measures 2 1/8"
An early post war 508th Parachute Regiment patch. Embroidered on twill materiel. The 508 was a regiment within the 82nd Airborne.
A Paratrooper Garrison cap badge, embroidered silk thread on twill. Some age and in good condition.
127th Airborne Engineers (Eager Beavers) patch, fully embroidered patch in very good condition.
Attached to the 11th Airborne who fought in the Pacific Theatre.
A United States Glider Troops patch in near mint condition.
Measures 3 5/8"
A matching pair of 1st Allied Airborne D.I.'s, pin back with safety catches. Badges and enamel are in good condition.
A good original 508 patch, embroidered on twill with a cheese cloth back.
Measures 2 7/8"
The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment was activated during World War II on 20 October 1942 at Camp Blanding, Florida. Lieutenant Colonel Roy E. Lindquist formed the unit and remained its commander throughout the war.1
After extensive training and maneuvers the 508th embarked on 19 December 1943 in New York City, New York and sailed on 28 December 1943 for Belfast, Northern Ireland, arriving there on 8 January 1944. After additional training at Cromore Estate in Portstewart, the regiment was moved by ship to Glasgow in Scotland and by train on 13 March 1944 to Wollaton Park in Nottinghamshire, England, where they became part of the veteran 82nd "All American" Airborne Division, commanded by Major General Matthew Ridgway and later part id the 17th Airborne.
A good one piece type 7 101st Airborne Patch in good condition.
During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord the D-Day landings and airborne landings on 6 June 1944, in Normandy, France, Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and, perhaps most famously, its action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium and The Eagles Nest
An Enlisted Para/Glider cap badge, silk embroidered thread on twill with a cheese cloth backing.
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