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An eight wheel example of the Tank Destroyer patch, removed from uniform with wear, age and slightly out of shape.
A tank destroyer, tank hunter, or tank killer is a type of armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a direct-fire artillery gun or missile launcher, with limited operational capacities and designed specifically to engage enemy tanks.
Tanks are armoured fighting vehicles designed for front-line combat, combining operational mobility and tactical offensive and defensive capabilities; tanks perform all primary tasks of the armoured troops. The tank destroyer on the other hand is specifically designed to take on enemy tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles.1 Many are based on a tracked tank chassis, while others are wheeled.
A 3rd Armoured patch, early issue example embroidered on wool, used and removed from uniform with age and service wear.
A 2nd Armoured variation in roman numerals, fully embroidered and in good condition.
The 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels"2) was an armored division of the United States Army. The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany
A 3rd Armoured Tank Patch. Fully embroidered , removed from uniform with age and service wear.
A good example.
The 3rd AD arrived in the European Theatre on 15 September 1943, conducting pre-invasion training in the Liverpool and Bristol areas. It remained in Somerset, England until 24 June 1944, when it departed to partake in the Normandy operations. Hurtgen, Battle of the Bulge and on to Germany.
A 2nd Cavalry patch, straight edge and full size at 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"
2nd MCG landed in Normandy as part of General Patton's Third Army. Their early assignments during the Battle of Normandy included rear area security, attempting to disrupt the activities of German infiltrators. They were then attached to General Troy Middleton's VIII Corps during Operation Cobra, and served as a flank security and reconnaissance element for the 4th Armored Division. The cavalry scouts performed such daring reconnaissance missions that their German foes gave them the nickname, "Ghosts of Patton's Army." In August, the 2nd MCG conducted recon of the city of Nantes and aggressively used its light armor and firepower to probe the edges of the Wehrmacht's defense.
An early example of the 1st Cavalry patch, straight edge and full size at 5" x 3 1/2"
The 1st Cavalry Division ("First Team") is a combined arms division and is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army. It is based at Fort Hood, Texas. It was formed in 1921 and served during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, with the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the Iraq War, in the War in Afghanistan and in Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
A 3rd Armoured pocket hanger in good condition, clutch back fittings.
A Tank Destroyers four wheel patch, fully embroidered and measures 3".
An early III Armored Division patch in mint un-issued condition. Fully embroidered in cotton thread.
The 3d AD arrived in the European Theatre on 15 September 1943, conducting pre-invasion training in the Liverpool and Bristol areas. It remained in Somerset, England until 24 June 1944, when it departed to partake in the Normandy operations.
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