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A good scarce fully embroidered Tanker patch in near mint condition.
Good near mint condition Armored Force patch.
I have three in stock
A good example of the 1st Armored patch, I have several in stock all good pieces. Nick name The Old Iron Sides.
The 1st Armored arrived in Northern Ireland on 16 May 1942, and trained on the moors until they moved on to England on 29 October 1942. The unit's first contact with an enemy was as part of the Allied invasion of Northwest Africa, Operation Torch. They fought in Sicily through Italy and Germany.
A good 3rd Armored patch in near mint condition.
The first elements of the 3rd Armored in France saw combat on 29 June, with the division as a whole beginning combat operations on 9 July 1944. During this time, it was under the command of VII Corps and XVIII Airborne Corps for some time, and assigned to the First Army and the 12th Army Group for the duration of its career. They went on to fight across France, Belgium (Battle of the Bulge) Holland and Germany.
A good 4th Armored patch in used issued condition. Have three in stock they all differ slightly.
The 4th Armored Division of the United States Army was an Armored Division that earned distinction while spearheading for General Patton's Third Army in the European theater of World War II.
Battle of the Bulge
Two days after the Germans launched their Ardennes Offensive, the 4th AD entered the fight (18 December 1944), racing northwest into Belgium, covering 150 miles in 19 hours. The 4th AD, spearheading for General Patton's Third Army, attacked the Germans at Bastogne and on 26 December, the 4th AD was the first unit (Company C, 37th Armored Battalion) to breakthrough at Bastogne and relieve the besieged 101st Airborne Division.
The 4th Armored, unlike most other U.S. armored divisions during World War II, didn't officially adopt a nickname for the division during the war. However, their unofficial nickname "Name Enough" came to be years after the war due to the 4th Armored Division commander who trained them during the war having stated back then, that, "Fourth Armored Division was name enough"; "They shall be known by their deeds alone".
A good 6th Armored patch in near mint condition, have serveral in stock.
The 5th Armored "Victory" Division was activated on 10 October 1941, and reached the United Kingdom in February 1944.
The division landed at Utah Beach on 24 July 1944 and moved into combat on 2 August, driving south through Coutances, Avranches, Vitré, and across the Mayenne River to seize the city of Le Mans, 8 August. Turning north, the division surrounded the Germans in Normandy by advancing, through Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe liberated on 11 August, to the edge of the city of Argentan on 12 August8 days before the Argentan-Falaise Gap was closed. Fought across France and Germany.
A good example of the 6th Armored patch, un-issued near mint. Have several in stock. Nick name for the 6th was The Super Six.
Trivia, In the film Kelly's Heroes, Oddball the tank commander was from the 6th Armored.
After continuing its training in England, 6th AD landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on 19 July 1944 as a follow-on unit, and went on the offensive as separate combat commands in the Cotentin Peninsula in support of the Normandy Campaign. From there across France and Germany.
A 7th Armored Patch in near mint condition. The nick name was Lucky Seventh.
The division landed on Omaha and Utah Beaches, 1314 August 1944, and was assigned to U.S. Third Army, commanded by General George S. Patton. The division drove through Nogent-le-Rotrou in an attack on Chartres. The city fell on 18 August. From Chartres, the Division advanced to liberate Dreux and then Melun, where they crossed the Seine River, 24 August. The division then pushed on to bypass Reims and liberate Château-Thierry and then Verdun, 31 August. Elements of the division assisted the 5th Infantry Division in expanding a bridgehead east of Arnaville, south of Metz, and on 15 September, the main part of the division crossed the Moselle there. The division was repulsed in its attacks across the Seille River at and near Sillegny, part of an attack in conjunction with the 5th Infantry division that was also repulsed further north. On 25 September 1944, the 7th was transferred to U.S. Ninth Army and began the march to the Netherlands where they were needed to protect the right (east) flank of the corridor opened by Operation Market Garden. They were to operate in the southeast Netherlands, so that British and Canadian forces and the 104th Infantry Division could clear the Germans from the Scheldt Estuary in the southwest Netherlands and open the shipping lanes to the critical port of Antwerp, to allow Allied ships to bring supplies from Britain.
A good near mint 8th Armored patch. Division nick name The Iron Snake.
From the period of April through October 1944, the division conducted post-maneuver training, losing a number of trained personnel to other units and absorbing and training their replacements. At the end of October the 8th received movement orders to Camp Kilmer, New York in preparation for shipment overseas. On 6 November 1944 the division left Camp Kilmer and boarded ships in New Jersey for the United Kingdom. The ships arrived in Southampton on 18 November and the division moved to Tidworth Camp, joining the newly formed US Fifteenth Army. They deployed to France, Belgium and Germany.
A good example of the 9th Armored patch, near mint. The divisions nick name was Phantom Division. 91 days of combat with 3845 KIA or wounded.
he 9th Armored Division landed in Normandy late in September 1944, and first went into line, 23 October 1944, on patrol duty in a quiet sector along the Luxembourg-German frontier. When the Germans launched their winter offensive on 16 December 1944, the 9th, with no real combat experience, suddenly found itself engaged in heavy fighting. The Division saw its severest action at St. Vith, Echternach, and Bastogne, its units fighting in widely separated areas. Its stand at Bastogne held off the Germans long enough to enable the 101st Airborne to dig in for a defense of the city. After a rest period in January 1945, the Division prepared to drive across the Roer River. The offensive was launched on 28 February 1945 and the 9th crossed the Roer to Rheinbach, sending patrols into Remagen. On 7 March 1945, elements of the 9th found that the Ludendorff Bridge was still standing. When German demolition charges failed to bring the bridge down, they crossed it, disarming and removing the remaining charges, which could have exploded at any time.
The Division exploited the bridgehead, moving south and east across the Lahn River toward Limburg, where thousands of Allied prisoners were liberated from Stalag XIIA. The Division drove on to Frankfurt and then turned to assist in the closing of the Ruhr Pocket. In April it continued east, encircling Leipzig and securing a line along the Mulde River. The Division was shifting south to Czechoslovakia when the war in Europe ended on 9 May 1945.
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