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WWII USMC Paratrooper Battalions Patch in near mint condition. Fully embroidered.
Rare United States 1st Marine Division Guadalcanal patch with green back in good condition.
Measures 3 1/2" x 2 3/4"
On 31 July the entire Marine task force was placed under the command of Vice Admiral Frank J. Fletcher's Task Force 61. The division as a whole would fight in the Guadalcanal Campaign until relieved at 1400 on 9 December 1942 by Alexander Patch's Americal Division. This operation won the Division its first of three World War II Presidential Unit Citations. The battle would cost the division 650 killed in action, 1,278 wounded in action with a further 8,580 contracting malaria and 31 missing in action. Others were awarded for the battles of Peleliu and Okinawa
Following the Guadalcanal Campaign, the division's Marines were sent to Melbourne, Australia for rest and refit. It was during this time that the division took the traditional Australian folk song "Waltzing Matilda" as its battle hymn. To this day, 1st Division Marines still ship out to this song being played
Pacific USMC Purple Heart awarded for wounds received on the Pacific island of Tinian on 31st July 1944 in the early scarce US Navy issue box. With award orders dated October 1944 to Corporal James S Dunn 2nd Marine Division. Medal is un-named and a studio photograph
The Battle of Tinian was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Tinian in the Mariana Islands from 24 July until 1 August 1944. The 8,000-man Japanese garrison was eliminated, and the island joined Saipan and Guam as a base for the Twentieth Air Force. On the morning of 24 July the two Marine divisions landed under the command of Lt. Gen. Harry F. Schmidt, USMC. Of the 415 amphibious vehicles used to bring the troops ashore, 225 came from the Army's 534th, 715th, and 773d Amphibian Tractor Battalions. The Army's 708th Amphibian Tank Battalion stood by offshore, ready to land and support the infantry. As the marines pushed beyond the shoreline, the Army's 1341st Engineer Battalion administered the beach, sending personnel and supplies inland and transferring casualties to ships.
Tinian was also the island that Enola Gay the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber took off from the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy", was targeted at the city of Hiroshima, Japan.
USMC Fleet Marine Force Pacific War Dog Platoons patch. In near mint condition.
USMC HQ troops in good condtion, removed from album some tape to the back.
United States Marine Corps - For DUKW amphibious troops in good condition, removed from album retains some marks to the back.
A Korean or Japan made 1st Marine Brigade patch in good condition.
US Marine Corps Patch 1st Marine Brigade FMF,1940-50s..The brigade was stationed at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) from 1956 (when the 1st Provisional Marine Air Ground Task Force was redesignated as the 1st Marine Brigade), until 1992, when the brigade was deactivated. In 1960 and again in 1964, the brigade participated in large-scale exercises in Taiwan; and in 1990 the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade deployed to Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield
A pair of USMC Gunnie Sergeant rank chevrons. Applique construction green wool sewn onto red wool.
In good un-used near mint condition.
Measures 5 3/4" x 3 3/4"
A pair of USMC Staff Sergeant rank chevrons. Applique construction green wool sewn onto red wool.
In good un-used near mint condition.
Measures 4 1/4" x 3 7/8"
Several pairs in stock
A scarce USMC 1st Class medic rank insignia for the tan shirt uniform. Fully embroidered eagle and red cross with applique chevrons stitched on and in mint un-issued condition.
Measures 3 1/8" x 5 7/8"
2 in stock as at 27/7/20
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