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WWII U.S. Army 29th Infantry Division Patch - The Blue and Grey



An early, original and scarce 29th Division patch, fully embroidered on wool. Removed from uniform with service wear and age.

Measures 2 1/2"

The 29th Infantry Division, under the command of Major General Leonard Gerow, was sent to England on 5 October 1942 on RMS Queen Mary. The 29th then trained in Devon and loaded transports for in Falmouth. First wave to land on Omaha beach on 6th June 1944 and suffered heavy losses.

From July 1943, the 29th Infantry Division was commanded by Major General Charles H. Gerhardt. The division had such a high casualty rate that it was said that Gerhardt actually commanded three divisions: one on the field of battle, one in the hospital and one in the cemetery. The 29th Infantry Division lost 3,887 killed in action, 15,541 wounded in action, 347 missing in action, 845 prisoners of war, in addition to 8,665 non-combat casualties, during 242 days of combat. This amounted to over 200 percent of the division's normal strength. The division, in turn, took 38,912 German prisoners of war.

Code: 55085

85.00 GBP


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WWII U.S.Army 3rd Infantry Division Patch



A Third Infantry Officer patch. Constructed in the applique style all wool, removed from uniform and in good condition. Measures 1 7/8"

The 3rd Division is the only division of the U.S. Army during World War II that fought the Axis on all European fronts and was among the first American combat units to engage in offensive ground combat operations. Audie Murphy, the most highly decorated American soldier of the war, served with the 3rd Division. The 3rd Infantry Division saw combat in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Germany and Austria for 531 consecutive days. During the war the 3rd Infantry Division consisted of the 7th, 15th and 30th Infantry Regiments, together with supporting units.

Code: 55086

55.00 GBP


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WWII U.S.Army 3rd Infantry Division Patch



A scarce variation 3rd Division "green back" patch. used and removed from uniform with some service wear and age. Measures 2 1/16"

The 3rd Infantry Division saw combat in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Germany and Austria for 531 consecutive days. During the war the 3rd Infantry Division consisted of the 7th, 15th and 30th Infantry Regiments, together with supporting units.

Code: 55087

35.00 GBP


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WWII U.S.Army 3rd Infantry Division Patch



A 3rd Division patch, used and removed from uniform with some service wear and age. Measures 2 1/8"

The 3rd Infantry Division saw combat in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Germany and Austria for 531 consecutive days. During the war the 3rd Infantry Division consisted of the 7th, 15th and 30th Infantry Regiments, together with supporting units.

Code: 55088

15.00 GBP


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WWII U.S.Army Officer of the 90th Infantry Division Bullion Patch



A very high quality Officer's 90th Infantry patch. Bullion edging and silk thread. Really exception workmanship.

Measures 2 1/2" X 2 1/2"

First elements of the division saw action on D-Day, 6 June, on Utah Beach, Normandy, the remainder entering combat 10 June, cutting across the Merderet River to take Pont l'Abbe in heavy fighting. After defensive action along the river Douve, the division attacked to clear the Foret de Mont-Castre (Hill 122), clearing it by 11 July, in spite of fierce resistance. In this action the Division suffered 5000 killed, wounded, or captured, one of the highest casualty rates suffered in WW II. An attack on the island of Saint-Germain-sur-Sèves on 23 July failed so the 90th bypassed it and took Périers on 27 July. Normandy, Northern France,
Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe.

Code: 55067

100.00 GBP


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WWII U.S.Army 45th Infantry Division Officer's Bullion Patch



Officer of the 45th Infantry Division patch. Bullion embroidered on wool, used and removed from uniform and remains in good condition.

The 45th Infantry Division guardsmen saw no major action until they became one of the first National Guard units activated in World War II in 1941. They took part in intense fighting during the invasion of Sicily and the attack on Salerno in the 1943 Italian Campaign. Slowly advancing through Italy, they fought in Anzio and in Monte Cassino. After landing in France during Operation Dragoon, they joined the 1945 drive into Nazi Germany that ended the War in Europe.

Code: 55069

115.00 GBP


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WWII U.S.Army 2nd Infantry Division Patch



An older example od a 2nd Infantry patch. Applique and embroidered construction on wool. Quality work and unusual variation. Removed from album races of glue residue on the back. Used with age and servi9ce wear.

After training in Northern Ireland and Wales from October 1943 to June 1944, the 2nd Infantry Division crossed the channel to land on Omaha Beach on D plus 1 (7 June 1944) near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. The division took a brief rest 19–26 September before moving to defensive positions at St. Vith, Belgium on 29 September 1944. The division entered Germany on 3 October 1944, and was ordered, on 11 December 1944, to attack and seize the Roer River dams. The German Ardennes offensive in mid-December forced the division to withdraw to defensive positions near Elsenborn Ridge, where the German drive was halted. In February 1945 the division attacked, recapturing lost ground, and seized Gemund, 4 March. Reaching the Rhine on 9 March, the division advanced south to take Breisig, through Germany and division crossed over to Czechoslovakia on 4 May 1945, . The division lost 3,031 killed in action, 12,785 wounded in action, and 457 died of wounds.

Code: 55070

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WWII U.S.Army 80th Infantry Division Patch - Blue Ridge



Here is an 80th Division fully embroidered edged with Dog Tag chain. Very unusual and original example.

On 5 August 1944, the 80th landed at Utah Beach. The division was destined to become the "work horse" of General Patton's Third Army and to play a key role in the breakthrough at Avranches. The Division then attacked Argentan, taking it, 20 August, and creating the Falaise Pocket. After mopping up in the area, the 80th took part in the Third Army dash across France, cutting through Saint-Mihiel, Châlons, and Commercy in pursuit of the retreating Germans until stopped by the lack of gasoline and other supplies at the river Seille. After 10 days rest, the division returned to combat, moving southeast to take part in an attack on the Siegfried Line at Zweibrücken when the Germans launched their winter offensive in the Ardennes.7 The 80th was moved northward to Luxembourg and was hurled against the German salient, fighting at Luxembourg and Bastogne and on through Germany.

Code: 55068

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WWII U.S.Army 1st Infantry Division Patch - The Big Red One

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A 1st Infantry Division patch, fully embroidered in very good condition. Black back.

Measures 4" x 2 7/8"

The division landed in Oran, Algeria on 8 November 1942 as part of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of French North Africa. In July 1943, the division took part in the Allied invasion of Sicily, code named Operation Husky, still under the command of Major General Allen. Lieutenant General George S. Patton. The 1st Infantry Division and one regimental combat team from the 29th Infantry Division comprised the first wave of troops that assaulted German Army defenses on Omaha Beach on D-Day. The division fought through France, Ardennes Belgium and into Germany.
Casualties were KIA1973 wounded 11448 Missing 951 POW 631.

Code: 55066

35.00 GBP


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U.S.Army 1st Infantry Division Patch - The Big Red One



An unusual 1st Infantry Division patch embroidered in a bevo type weave in very good condition and high quality. May be a late WWII German or occupation manufacture.

The division landed in Oran, Algeria on 8 November 1942 as part of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of French North Africa. In July 1943, the division took part in the Allied invasion of Sicily, code named Operation Husky, still under the command of Major General Allen. Lieutenant General George S. Patton. The 1st Infantry Division and one regimental combat team from the 29th Infantry Division comprised the first wave of troops that assaulted German Army defenses on Omaha Beach on D-Day. The division fought through France, Ardennes Belgium and into Germany.
Casualties were KIA1973 wounded 11448 Missing 951 POW 631.

Code: 55065

40.00 GBP


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