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A good un-issued, fully embroidered example, colours good.
Measures 3 1/8" x 1 3/4"
A good Stars and Striped shoulder Title nint condition.
During World War II, the Stars and Stripes newspaper was printed in dozens of editions in several operating theaters. Again, both newspapermen in uniform and young soldiers, some of whom would later become important journalists, Some of the editions were assembled and printed very close to the front in order to get the latest information to the most troops
A messenger patch for civilians attached to the Army Air Force in mint un-issued condition.
A good original patch, green/black back in mint condition
Pacific Theatre, Gilbert Islands, Saipan.
A WWII patch in mint un=issued condition.
The 90th landed on Utah Beach on 6th June D Day and had the mission to cross the Merderet River and capture Pont L'Abbe, after some hard fighting they launched an attack to clear the Foret de Mont Castre onto Le Mans, Falaise pocket, action in Metz and into Germany fighting up to the Czech border 19200 KIA or wounded for 308 days in combat.
An early war original, removed from uniform some fading but in good condition
European Theatre landing on Utah Beach in August 1944. Entered European Theatre in July 1944. Fought in Avranches, Argentan, Falaise Pocket, Moselle, Ardennes Battle of the Bulge, Luxemburg City, and onto Bastogne as part of the relief force, then on through Germany, Austria. 17087 KIA or wounded for 239 combat days.
An scarce early war 78th "Lightening" Division Black Back patch in near mint condition.
Entered European Theatre landing in France in November 1944, on to Belgium, Huertgen Forest, Monschau, capturing the Schwammanuel Dam intact, crossed the Ruhr, Rhine and captured the Ludendorff Bridge at Ramagen, next to the Ruhr pocket capturing over 45,000 German prisoners ending the war at Hesse. 8144 KIA or wounded for 125 days of combat.
A rare original 29th Division patch, removed from uniform with service wear, some fading and slightly out of shape. Fully embroidered with black cotton backing. A hard to find period example.
Formed in 1917, the division deployed to France as a part of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Called up for service again in World War II, the division's 116th Regiment, attached to the First Infantry Division, was in the first wave of troops ashore during Operation Overlord, the landings in Normandy, France. It supported a special Ranger unit tasked with clearing strong points at Omaha Beach. The rest of the 29th ID came ashore later then advanced to Saint-Lô, and eventually through France and into Germany itself.
An early example embroidered on wool, with age and two small stains on the left side of the star.
2nd landed Omaha Beach 7th June, fought throughout France, Belgium, Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, St Vith and on to Germany.
A good period example fully embroidered, removed from uniform with some service wear.
36th division landed in North Africa, conducted amphibious training and on 9 September 1943, landed in Italy at Paestum in the Gulf of Salerno. The 36th was the first American combat division to land on the continent of Europe.
Landed at Anzio and fought in Southern France and Germany.
400 combat days with 19466 wounded or KIA.
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