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Here is a Paratrooper Jump Wing, pin back in sterling silver with safety catch, maker hallmarked with the Robbins logo, late war marker.
Rare original 17th Airborne fully embroidered "Blood" Claws and "Blood" Airborne Arc in good condition with some service wear.
Some patches of 17th veterans were modified by painting, dying or overstitching the talons in red. This is most likely were the “Blood on the Talon” term comes from, denoting the 17th’s combat lineage from being bloodied in combat. Most, who served with the 17th in one or more of the Ardennes Campaign, the Central Germany Campaign, or the Rhineland Campaign, are combat veterans who were “bloodied” in battle. Some of them proudly modified their SSIs by changing the color of the talons red.
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 The 17th gained its first Medal of Honor during its time fighting in the Ardennes, and was then withdrawn to Luxembourg to prepare for an assault over the River Rhine.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 101st Airborne Division American made patch with separate British made Airborne Arc.
An original British made and in near mint condition Airborne tab as used by the U.S.101st Division.
Have a small number of these in stock.
This is an unusual and scarce variation Paratrooper Jump Wing with screw post fittings in good condition. Solid piece no maker marks.
Post war 11th Airborne Division patch with separate tab.
The division was deployed 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.
Here is a rare 101st Airborne Ike Jacket dated December 1944 from the family of PFC Michael D Coladonato Battery B, 907th Glider Field Artillery. Wounded in Bastogne, Belgium.
Ike Jacket is:-
1. Badged with 101st Airborne patch to the left sleeve in cross stitching.
2. Four overseas bars to the lower left arm.
3. A Belgian Fourragere on the left arm
4. Medal ribbons on the left Purple Heart, Good Conduct medal, ETO Campaign with three campaign stars and the American Defence medal.
5 Sterling silver Glider Infantry badge pin back.
6. US clutch back and screw back Artillery collars
7. Pin Back Presidential Unit Citation to the right.
8. Ruptured Duck honorable discharge sewn above the PUC.
9. Rare 907th D.I. pin back in sterling by Dondero pinned on the right lapel.
Overal the jacket is good but has moth nips/holes on the lower right sleeve, one to the right lapel and three to the back these are small but there is one 1" long on the right below the collar.
Please note the jacket is not named and comes with three copies documents where Coladonato is named.
Here is a grouping to 82nd Paratrooper Technical Sargent Russell "Buck" Daniel HQ Company consisting of:-
1. Field Jacket, badged and dated 9th june 1944, size 38R, 82nd patch and Technical Sergeant Rank, pin back paratrooper wing in sterling silver on an HQ Oval, British made ribbon bars for Good Conduct, American Campaign, European Campaign with Normandy Arrow and Four Combat Stars, Presidential Unit Citation pin back, Combat Infantry Badge in sterling silver, enlisted US and Infantry collar insignia and an Honorable discharge badge and finally a shoulder Holland Fourragere . In good condition no moth.
2. Rigger made Airborne Infantry Garrison cap piped in Infantry Blue lined with rigger tape.
3. Corcoran Jump Boots size 9 1/2" named inside to Daniels. Not marked Corcoran
4. Pair of Wool Trousers in good condition waist 31 leg 33.
5.Copies of photos, service records etc.
T/Sgt Russell "Buck" Daniel served in the US secret service prior to and after WWII and volunteered for paratrooper duty and completed Jump training in England. He Jumped into Normandy on D Day and into Holland. He retired as Deputy Chief of the US Secret Service in 1961.
An original Glider Officer's cap badge in good condition, reemoved from album, slight glue residue to the back.
Here is an rare original period 508 Oval, used and removed from uniform, some service wear but in good condition.
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,
The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment participated in Operation Overlord, jumping into Normandy at 2:15 a.m. on 6 June 1944. Their immediate objectives were to capture Sainte-Mère-Église. Operation Market Garden, jumping on 17 September 1944. The regiment established and maintained a defensive position over 12,000 yards (11,000 m) in length, with German troops on three sides of their position. They seized a key bridge and prevented its destruction. Other units prevented the demolition of the Waal river Bridge at Nijmegen. The 508th later played a major part in the Battle of the Bulge in late December 1944, during which they screened the withdrawal of some 20,000 troops from St. Vith and defended their positions against the German Panzer divisions.
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