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A ETO patch. English made, fully embroidered and unusual variation with a red back, some light age and in good condition.
Another variation of the USA-ETO patch. Fully embroidered in silk threads. Removed from uniform with age and light wear.
An English made USA-ETO patch. Removed from uniform with age, service wear and fading.
Another variation of the ETO-USA patch. English made and fully embroidered with some age and wear.
A printed example of the USA-ETO patch in un-issued condition near mint.
An English made variation of the ETO-USA patch. Fully machine embroidered with a border and black back. Un-issued and near mint condition.
Here is an English made ETO-USA patch embroidered on felt with a paste back. In near mint condition.
An ETO-USA standard embroidered patch, cut from a uniform sleeve.
WWII English made ETO-USA patch with attached ADSEC title, fully embroidered example, removed from uniform with some service wear and age.
ADSEC or ADSEC/COMZ represents "The Advance Section, Communications Zone", European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA), which was formally activated at Bristol in February 1944. It is commonly referred to as simply "ADSEC". This was a U.S. Army logistical agency, the first on the Continent. Upon its creation ADSEC was attached to the U.S. First Army, and gradually took over the Communications Zone activities. The agency moved forward with the Armies and provided close support. ADSEC provided detail planning for the invasion of Normandy, D-Day.
As such, ADSEC did not have a "base" of operations because this support organization was designed to be on the move continuously. For example, major operations always had a designated "D" day or start date for operations. ADSEC units were moved into operating areas on or several days after a particular "D" day. They stayed until about the D+40, at which time FECOMZ (Forward Echelon, Communications Zone) units would take over. ADSEC units then moved forward to the next "D" location.
An English made ETO-USA Officer pattern patch in bullion and silk threads. Excellent needlework in this patch. Measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
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