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WWII 17th Airborne Enlisted Tunic Dated 1942



A good 17th Airborne EM tunic dated 1942 in a large size 42. Fully badged 17th AB with Paratrooper wings pin back in sterling silver, medal ribbons including bronze star, Technical Sargeant rank to both sleeves, enlisted branch of service collars, 2 years overseas bars and a pin back Presidential Unit Citation.

Unfortunately not named and no CBI badge which I'm sure would have been awarded. This is how the item came to me.

Code: 54748

195.00 GBP


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WWII U.S.Army 508th Parachute Regiment



A rare 508th patch, embroidered on tan material with a black backing. In near mint condition. Measures 3"

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.

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, which had seen distinguished service in Sicily and Italy. The Regiment Parachuted into Normandy on 6th June. Also saw service in the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Market Garden.

Code: 54621

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WWII U.S.Army 17th Airborne Patch



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 The 17th gained its first Medal of Honor during its time fighting in the Ardennes, and was then withdrawn to Luxembourg to prepare for an assault over the River Rhine.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.

Code: 54606

35.00 GBP


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U.S.Army 508th Parachute Regiment Patch



An early post war 508th Parachute Regiment patch. Embroidered on twill materiel. The 508 was a regiment within the 82nd Airborne.

Measures 3"

Code: 54595

25.00 GBP


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WWII U.S.Army Parachute Engineers/Artillery Cap Badge



A Paratrooper Garrison cap badge, embroidered silk thread on twill. Some age and in good condition.

Code: 54594

40.00 GBP


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WWII 127th Airborne Engineers Patch



127th Airborne Engineers (Eager Beavers) patch, fully embroidered patch in very good condition.
Attached to the 11th Airborne who fought in the Pacific Theatre.

Measures 3"

Code: 54596

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WWII United States Glidertroops Patch



A United States Glider Troops patch in near mint condition.

Measures 3 5/8"

Code: 54598

55.00 GBP


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WWII U.S. Army 508th Para Infantry Patch



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.

Code: 54526

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WWII U.S.Army 101st Airborne Division Patch

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

Code: 54527

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WWII U.S.Army Enlisted Para/Glider Trooper Garrison Cap Badge

An Enlisted Para/Glider cap badge, silk embroidered thread on twill with a cheese cloth backing.

Measures 2"

Code: 54529

40.00 GBP


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