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WW2 US Army Patches, WW2 US Marine Corps Patches, WW2 US Navy Patches, WW2 US Military Cloth Insignia.

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NOTE: In some cases, because we have small quantities of some of the patches listed, you may not receive the exact patch that is pictured; however, you will receive an original WW2 period patch, as good, or in better condition than the one shown. Of course, variations and patches that are listed because of their uniqueness will be the actual patch that you will receive.

American Military Patch Guide by Morgan & Thurman 
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1UP-01. “The most complete guide and reference book today of American military patches and tabs covering WW1 to present.” Copyright 1997, published by Medals of America Press, Fountain Inn, S. Carolina. 11-inch x 8-1/2-inch format, colorful illustrated paper covers, 87 pages illustrating over 2000, full color, Army, Army Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Civil Air Patrol, & National Guard patches and tabs, as well as a basic overview of patch construction and wear. An excellent quick reference for U.S. patches. New. $19.99

9th Infantry Division – The Varsity and The Old Reliables
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11UP-132. 2-1/2-inch diameter patch depicting a flower like design sometimes referred to as a “cookie.” The patch is worn with the red side up. European Theatre of Operations. North Africa, Algiers, Morocco, French Morocco, Tunisa, Bizerte and Sicily. Back to England in 1943 for additional training, Utah Beach, D-Day + 4. Cotentin Penninsula, Cherbourg, St. Lo, Falise Gap, Chateau Thierry, Belgium, Meuse River, Roetgen, Saarlautern, Schwammanauel Dam, Battle of the Bulge, Roer River, Ramagen Bridge, Mulde River, Dessau. 304 days in combat in eight campaigns, with 23,000 men killed or wounded, 2nd highest in casualties of the Infantry Divisions. Unused. Near excellent. $8.00 SOLD

9th Infantry Division – The Varsity and The Old Reliables
11UP-132a. Same description as above, except the patch exhibits very light soil on the white circle, (nothing at all serious); very light and insignificant signs of age. May possibly be used, it's difficult to tell. Very nice. Vg. $7.00 
9th Infantry Division – The Varsity and The Old Reliables - Unique German Made Variation (?)
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11UP-132b. Same description as above, except the patch exhibits light signs of age, use and insignificant soil. The background color tends to be more olive green than olive drab; the patch is soft and flexible, and it has unusual type embroidery on the backside, could be German made. A nice variation. Used. Vg. $10.00

9th Infantry Division – The Varsity and The Old Reliables 

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11UP-132c. Same description as above, except the patch exhibits moderate signs of age and use, no actual soil; The patch may have been laundered when while on a shirt; the colors are bright, however, the patch looks like it has been ironed at one time, (nothing detracting). Completely machine stitched around the outer edge with light tan thread. Nice. Vg. $6.50 

35th Infantry Division

35infgb.JPG (64341 bytes) 11UP-133. 2-1/4-inch diameter patch, fully embroidered, depicting a white “X” within a white circle, on a blue background with an olive green border. The patch takes its design from the trail markers, on the old Santa Fe Trail, used by early American settlers. The 35th Infantry Division was federalized in 1940 and embarked for the European Theatre of Operation in May 1944; aditional training in England and landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy on July 11, 1944. La Meauffe, Emilie, St Lo, Coetin Peninsula, Mortain Sector, Nancy. Entering Germany the 25th captured Saarguemines, Saar River, Bleis River; On Christmas day the 35th assisted in the battle to extract the Americans at Bastogne; Operation Grenade, Roer River, Siegfried Line, Rhine River; mopping up operations at Colbitz and Angern and occupation in Hanover, Germany. Five campaigns, 264 days in combat, at a very heavy cost of over 15,800 men. Unused. Excellent. $8.00 SOLD
35th Infantry Division SOLD
11UP-133a. Same description as above, moderate to heavy signs of age, wear and soil from handling and actual use. Used. About Vg. $6.50
8th Service Command – Greenback Variation
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11UP-134. 2-1/2in diameter, patch depicting an eight-sided star, with blue circle in center on a blue background. Reverse exhibits an overall green thread backing of particular interest to patch collectors. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, they were in charge of the logistics for the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. Moderately soiled from handling and storage; the patch does not appear as soiled, in person, than in the image. Does not appear to have been used. Vg.  $9.00 SOLD

Fourth Corps (IV) – Heavy Embroidered Variation on Olive Drab Wool
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11UP-135. Approx. 2-1/2in diameter, fully embroidered patch designed in four parts, alternating white and blue, with a thin olive drab wool border. Embroidered in a style characteristic of the early 1930’s. The reverse has an overall black embroidered appearance. Mediterranean Theatre of Operations in March 1944. Gustav Line, Leghorn, Arno River, Pisa, Gothic Line, Po River, Parma, Verona, Milan and occupation duty. Minor signs of age; minor light, even, soil on the white part from handling and storage. There are a couple of, what looks like moth bites to the OD wool edge; I don’t think this is moth damage, its just where some of the wool threads have pulled out, (nothing seriously detracting). Faint signs of glue on backside.  A very nice looking, custom embroidered patch. SCARCE. Appears to be unused. Near excellent. $24.00 SOLD

69th Infantry Division 
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11UP-136. 2-1/4-inch wide x 2-3/4-inch high, fully embroidered patch bearing the entwined, stylized numbers “6” & “9.” European Theatre of Operation in November 1944 and trained in England until January 1945 when the unit landed in LeHavre, France then sent to Belgium where it relieved the 99th Division and secured the defensive positions in the Morichau Sector. Siegfried Line, Rescholl, Dickeerscheid, Honnigin, Hescheid, Hanhenberg, Schmidtheim, Dahlen. Crossing the Rhine River the 69th captured Ehrenbreitstein, and Kassel. Moving through Germany the 69th captured Munden, Weissenfels, assisted in taking Leipzig, then met up with Russian soldiers at the Elbe River. Occupation in Leipzig until September 1945. 86 days in combat, one campaign, at a cost of over 1,500 men. Unused. Excellent. $8.00

69th Infantry Division
11UP-136a. Same description as above, light to moderate signs of age, wear and soil from handling and actual use. Used. About Vg. $6.50
Anti Aircraft Command
AAcommand.JPG (58054 bytes) 11UP-137. Approximately 2-3/8-inch diameter patch depicting two red letter “A’s” embroidered on a white field with a wide blue border. The unit was activated March 1942; its mission was to instruct officers and enlisted men in the operation of antiaircraft artillery. The command’s training centers were located at the Mojave Desert antiaircraft firing range; a barrage balloon training center at Camp Tyson, Tennessee; as well as three Coast Artillery training centers. The command was disbanded in October 1945. Unused. Excellent. $7.00 SOLD 
Anti Aircraft Command
11UP-137a. Same description as above, except the patch exhibits light to moderate signs of age, insignificant wear, as well as light, even, soil from handling and light possible use. Used. Vg. $6.00
Anti Aircraft Command
11UP-137b. Same description as above, except the patch exhibits signs of age, and wear, as well as moderate soil from actual use. Used. Vg-. $5.00
Eastern Defense Command
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11UP-138. 2-1/4-inch wide x 3-inch high, fully embroidered, shield shaped patch with colors of red, yellow and blue representing the Artillery, the Cavalry and the Infantry branches of service. The crossed tridents and wavy line represents Coastal Defense activities. The unit was activated in March 1942 and was headquartered in New York City its mission was that of providing defense for the eastern United States against an invasion. Very Light and insignificant signs of age and soil from handling and storage. Unused. About excellent. $8.00

59th Infantry Division – Phantom Or Ghost Unit
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11UP-140.  2-3/8-inch diameter, fully embroidered blue patch depicting a white embroidered serpent, coiled on a golden yellow base; the patch has an OD border. During WW2, “Phantom” or “Ghost” units were authorized but never actually activated; shoulder patches for these units were designed, approved and manufactured; the exact rolls these units played during WW2 is still classified as secret. What is known is, that, under Operation Fortitude, the Allies created a vast deception, creating counterfeit military camps in southern England with the express purpose to lead the network of German intelligence into believing the Allied invasion would be in the Pas-de-Calais area and other camps in northern England to deceive the Germans into believing the British were intent in invading Norway. This deception included the leaking of all kinds of false information, false radio traffic, false quartermaster information, false vehicles, tanks and other equipment made out of plywood and cardboard, false bivouac areas, anything false to mislead the listening enemy. This nicely embroidered example exhibits overall moderate to heavy signs of age and surface wear, with overall light to moderate areas of soil. The nap of the material is raised, indicating some type of use. A very satisfactory representative example. SCARCE. Good+++. $24.00 SOLD

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division
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11UP-141. Approximately 3-5/8-inch wide x 4-1/2-inch high fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting an Indian head in full headdress, superimposed onto a white star. There are many slight manufacturing variations in the embroidery of the Indians face as well as the headdress; you can own many of these patches, each with its own distinct embroidered design. Omaha Beach D-day Plus 1, (June 7, 1944). The 2nd Division faced the German 3rd Para Division in the fight for St. Lo. Brest, St. Vith, Battle of the Bulge, Remagen Bridge, Gottingen, Saale River, Leipzig, Mulde River, Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, Crossed the Rhine. Five campaigns, suffering over 16, 700 casualties. This large and impressive looking patch has nice vertical lines of embroidery and exhibits very insignificant signs of age. 2nd Infantry Division patches have become very popular and their demand continues to increase, which makes them somewhat difficult to acquire. A very nice example. Unused. Excellent. $19.00 SOLD

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division
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11UP-141a. Approximately 3-1/2-inch wide x 4-5/8-inch high fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting an Indian head in full headdress, superimposed onto a white star. There are many slight manufacturing variations in the embroidery of the Indians face as well as the headdress; you can own many of these patches, each with its own distinct embroidered design. Same as above, except this design depicts a flat face Indian. The patch has lightly visible vertical lines of embroidery and exhibits very insignificant signs of age. The backside has some very light tan spots that could be from glue or tape adhesive residue, (nothing at all detracting). The tan spotting, on the backside, is not as pronounced as in the image, which has greatly enhanced the color. Unused. Excellent. $19.00 SOLD

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division - Interesting Variation Embroidery on the Backside
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11UP-141b. Approximately 3-3/8-inch wide x 4-1/4-inch high fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting an Indian head in full headdress, superimposed onto a white star. There are many slight manufacturing variations in the embroidery of the Indians face as well as the headdress; you can own many of these patches, each with its own distinct embroidered design. Same as above, except this design depicts a semi- flat face Indian. The patch has lightly visible vertical lines of embroidery and exhibits very insignificant signs of age. The black stitching along the Indian's profile is somewhat crude. The backside exhibits an interesting symmetrical type of embroidery. Nice variation backside. Excellent. $19.00 SOLD

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division 
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11UP-141c. Approximately 3-1/4-inch wide x 4-1/4-inch high fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting an Indian head in full headdress, superimposed onto a white star. There are many slight manufacturing variations in the embroidery of the Indians face as well as the headdress; you can own many of these patches, each with its own distinct embroidered design. Same as above, except this design depicts a flat face Indian. The patch exhibits light to moderate signs of age and wear, as well as very insignificant soil, on some of the parts of the star, from handling and use and has a soft and flexible feel.. This patch has been removed from a uniform and there are some fray areas along the outer edge and slightly into the shield area, probably from crude hand stitching. Not as soiled looking as in the image. Vg. $15.00 SOLD

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division - Variation Black Backside
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11UP-141d. Approximately 3-1/42-inch wide x 4-1/8-inch high fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting an Indian head in full headdress, superimposed onto a white star. There are many slight manufacturing variations in the embroidery of the Indians face as well as the headdress; you can own many of these patches, each with its own distinct embroidered design. Same as above, except this design depicts a flat face Indian. The patch exhibits moderate to heavy signs of age and wear, as well as moderate to spots of heavy soil, on some of the parts of the star, from handling and actual use and it has a very soft and very flexible feel. This patch has been removed from a uniform; it is difficult to tell if it was machine or hand stitched. The backside has a flat and smooth black embroidery, except in the area of the star. A unique backside variation. SCARCE. Vg-. $24.00 SOLD

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division, Hand Embroidered Indian Head, On Wool Felt Shield - A Unique Theatre Made Variation
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11UP-141e. Approximately 3-3/8-inch wide x 4-inch high, medium weight, black wool, shield-shaped patch bearing a separately applied, machine sewn, off-white twill, five-pointed star; the 2nd Division Indian head design is hand embroidered onto the center of the star. The felt exhibits very light signs of age; the star is moderately aged and has light, even, overall soil from handling and storage, (nothing of a serious nature), as well as one moth bite on the bottom left leg of the white star. The black wool has a tiny bit of moth tracking but is is very difficult to see, (no actual holes). The Indian head is hand embroidered and has a very nicely detailed profile and headdress design. There are light signs of hand stitching along the edge of the patch, indicating that the patch has been removed from a uniform. The star is not yellow as it appears in the image. A very unique theatre made, hand crafted, example. Scarce. Used. Vg. $65.00 SOLD

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division. The Indian And Star Are Machine Embroidered On Black Twill With A Separately Embroidered, Not Merrowed, OD Border. A Very Unique Variation
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11UP-141f. Approximately 3-5/8-inch wide x 4-3/4-inch high, thin black twill, shield-shaped patch bearing a, machine embroidered, white, five-pointed star; the 2nd Division Indian head design is machine embroidered onto the center of the star; the Indian head is nicely detailed; the patch is edged with a 3/16-inch wide, light The star and Indian design exhibit light signs of age, minor wear, as well as light and insignificant soil from handling. The black twill background is in excellent condition. The OD border has some light to moderate fray spots, (which is a normal occurrence for this type of border), where the patch was once hand stitched to a uniform; minor remnants of hand sewn thread still remain. The backside exhibits moderate signs of age, as well as light and insignificant soil; the back has a cheese cloth backing and the patch has a soft and flexible feel. This is the first time we have encountered this unique variation of the 2nd Infantry Division patch; we have attempted to research the manufacturing source and period of manufacture, to no avail. It is a "real" patch and it has seen some very light use; we have added this patch to the WW2 section of 2nd Infantry Division patches because it is truly a unique and scarce variation. Near Vg+. $55.00 SOLD

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division - Unusual Embroidery Technique - Unique Black Backside 
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11UP-141g. Approximately 3-3/8-inch wide x 4-1/2-inch high, thin, fully embroidered black shield-shaped patch bearing an embroidered, white, five-pointed star; the 2nd Division Indian head design is embroidered onto the center of the star; the headdress is very nicely detailed. The star exhibits an unusual, slightly loose, embroidery technique, as does the black background, which has, somewhat distinct vertical lines of embroidery; the backside has an overall, slightly coarse, loose black embroidery style; the patch is somewhat thin and very flexible. The patch exhibits moderate age, light wear, as well as moderate, even, soil; it appears that the patch was sewn onto a uniform at some time. The Indian head design exhibit moderate light signs of age, minor wear, as well as moderate soil from handling and use. The black backside is in Vg condition. The patch has a soft and flexible feel. Unfortunately the uniqueness of the embroidery cannot be seen in the images. This is the first time we have encountered this unique embroidery variation of the 2nd Infantry Division patch; we have attempted to research the manufacturing source and period of manufacture, to no avail. It is a "real" patch and it has seen some use; we have added this patch to the WW2 section of 2nd Infantry Division patches because it is truly a unique and unusual variation. About Vg. $55.00 SOLD

20th Corps (XX) 
20Corps.JPG (73098 bytes) 11UP-142. 3-1/8-inch wide x 3-7/8-inch high shield shaped patch, depicting two, stylized, gold “X’s” embroidered on a blue background with a gold and red border. The unit was first activated at in 1942 at Camp Young, California as the IV Armor Corps. In 1944 the unit was re-designated XX Corps with Headquarters established in England. The 20th Corps landed on Utah Beach on July 23, 1944. Mortain, Angers, Chartres, Melan, Fontainebleau. The 20th Corps crossed the Marne River and took Chateau-Thierry destroying elements of the 9th German Panzer Division. Armored units of the Corps crossed the Meuse and captured Verdun. House to house fighting in the Metz area cleared the German defenders and the Corps continued to the Siegfried line. The corps halted its advance to reinforce troops in the Battle of the Bulge and defended the Moselle-Saar sector until February 1945. On the advance again the corps broke the Siegfried line and captured over 43,000 enemy troops. Crossing the Rhine River the Corps captured Erfurt and Weimer, liberating the survivors of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The town of Chemnitz was captured after house to house fighting and the 20th Corps advanced to Nurnberg; captured Regensburg and crossed the Rhine River into Austria and met up with the Russians at the Enns River. The 20th Corps participated in five campaigns and after a short period of occupation duty they were deactivated in Germany in 1946. Light and very insignificant signs of age from handling. A large and impressive looking patch. Unused. Near excellent. $8.00 SOLD
20th Corps (XX) 
11UP-142a. Same description as above; light to moderate signs of age, wear and light soil form handling and actual use. Vg. $7.00

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