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A 101st Airborne Patch (Type 4) paired with an English made tab. all 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
A large original Airborne artillery paratroops pocket patch on felt with a cheesecloth backing. The patch measures 3 3/4"
A hard to find 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment patch. Fully embroidered and in very good condition.
On 14 February 1942, just two months after the American entry into World War II, the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment was formed, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel William M. "Bud" Miley. The regiment's 1st and 2nd Battalions were formed at Fort Benning, Georgia, from the 503rd and 504th Parachute Battalions, respectively. En route to Australia, the 503rd picked up a third battalion in Panama, where they had been undergoing jungle training. Unlike many other airborne units, which were deployed in the European Theater of Operations, the 503rd was the first airborne regiment to fight in the Pacific, and as an independent unit.
A 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion patch, fully embroidered example, removed from an album retains some paper to the back.
November 12, 1942 the 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion was instituted. It was activated as an element of the 11th Airborne Division on 25 February, 1943, at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, the birthplace of many airborne units. The Battalion consisted of three letter companies, A, B, and C, plus a Headquarters and Service Company
From the date of activation until June of 1945, the battalion was commanded by Lt. Col. Douglas C. Davis. The 127th was the second unit of Airborne Engineers to be activated.
A hard to find Glider Infantry Officer cap patch, embroidered on twill with a cheesecloth backing. in good condition some age and wear.
A Scarce Glider Officer cap patch, embroidered on twill with a cheesecloth backing, light blue variation, some age and wear.
An Enlisted Glider Infantry cap patch embroidered on twill with a cheesecloth backing. Some age and wear.
A fully embroidered EM Glider Infantry cap patch in good condition with some age and wear,
Measures 2 1/4"
Here is an Allied Airborne patch, fully embroidered in good condition.
The First Allied Airborne Army was an Allied formation formed on 2 August 1944 by the order of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force. 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.
Here is a good 135th Airborne Division "Ghost" patch with Airborne tab.
Allied intelligence services developed a plan called Fortitude by which; they would create two phantom army commands—one in Scotland to threaten an invasion of Norway, and the other in East Anglia and southeast England to threaten the Pas de Calais. The latter operation, known as Quicksilver, would establish an imaginary army group designated the First US Army Group (FUSAG). The commander of this ghost army had to be a general renowned enough to make the operation seem thoroughly credible to the Germans—a real blood and guts general. Lieutenant General George S. Patton was the perfect choice, and he was available.
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