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Very rare Un-official 1st Allied Airborne Task Force Para Wing for the invasion of Southern France. Maker marked Firmin London in sterling silver with a pin back fixing.
Measures 1 3/8" x 7/8"
A mint un-issued Glider Trooper Cap patch, fully embroidered.
Here is an original English made Glider Trooper Wing maker marked by Ludlow London a pin back example.
Quality fine detailing to the feathering.
A Paratrooper Wing, pin back with safety catch in sterling silver.
Scarce Paratrooper wing by Ludlow London, English pin back, some age with tarnishing (would polish up if desired)
Paratrooper wing, pin back with safety catch, maker marked Meyer New York. Great detailed wing.
An enlisted Glider Trooper cap badge in good condition, used and removed from cap, some service wear.
A one piece Airborne Command patch, original and removed from uniform with some service wear.
The Airborne Command shoulder sleeve insignia was adopted by the command on March 22, 1943. and was charged with the training of US paratrooper and glider forces during WWII.
17th Airborne Division patch and Arc/tab original piece in good condition, near mint.
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 The 17th gained its first Medal of Honor during its time fighting in the Ardennes, and was then withdrawn to Luxembourg to prepare for an assault over the River Rhine.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.
An original 1st Allied Airborne patch, used and removed from uniform with some wear and fading.
The First Allied Airborne Army was an Allied formation formed on 2 August 1944 by the order of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The formation was part of the Allied Expeditionary Force and controlled all Allied airborne forces in Western Europe from August 1944 to May 1945. These included the U.S. IX Troop Carrier Command, the U.S. XVIII Airborne Corps, which controlled the 17th, 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and a number of independent airborne units, all British airborne forces including the 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions plus the Polish 1st Parachute Brigade.
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