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English made period original U.S. Paratrooper qualification wings, maker marked J.R. Gaunt London, typical pin back fitting.
This is a one piece 17th Airborne Patch fully embroidered on twill material. Near mint condition a good period piece.
A good used Enlisted Para Glider Infantry badge. Some wear and fading.
Measures 2 1/8"
A good Glider Trooper wing, pin back with safety clasp and in sterling silver.
Here is an 82nd Airborne Ike dated 1944. Badged with 82nd Airborne, Allied Airborne, Sterling pin back Paratrooper badge, medal ribbin bars for ETO and two campaign stars, Enlisted collar or signals, presidential unit citation pin back and the Holland Fourragere. Has the name Wood on the inside. All in very good condition.
Rare period, pin on Marbel Gladstone of Mich USA Compass.
Sometimes worn by U.S. Paratroopers on their jump jackets.
In good order and working.
Please note - working order although the accuracy is not implied or warranted
Measures 1 1/8" across dial and 1 5/8" overall
A 13th Airborne distinctive insignia (DI) all enamel is good with a pin back fitting and safety catch.
Measures 1 1/16" x 3/4"
The 13th Airborne Division was an airborne forces formation of division-size of the United States Army that was active during World War II. The division was commanded for most of its existence by Major General Elbridge G. Chapman. It was officially activated in the United States in August 1943 at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, remaining active until February 1946, but never saw combat.
A good Allied Airborne insignia, emamelled (not chipped or damaged) pin back with safety clasp.
Measures 1 1/16"
A Combat Medic Medic badge, pin back with safety clasp (no maker) cross has been painted red, tarnished with age on a Para Artillery oval cheese cloth back.
A near mint example of the Rangers sleeve patch. Fully embroidered.
On June 19, 1942 the 1st Ranger Battalion was sanctioned, recruited, and began training in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Rangers fought in Dieppe raid in August 42. The 3rd and 4th Ranger Battalions fought in North Africa and in Italy Battle of Cisterna (29 January 1944) when most of the Rangers of the 1st and 3rd Battalions were captured. Of the 767 men in the battalions 761 were killed or captured.
The the 5th Ranger Battalion landed on Dog White sector on Omaha Beach, during the Invasion of Normandy, the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the 90-foot (27 m) cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, a few miles to the west, to destroy a five-gun battery of captured French Canon de 155 mm GPF guns.
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