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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 

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-132aex. 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

9th Infantry Division – The Varsity and The Old Reliables
11UP-132a. 2-1/2-inch diameter patch, same description as above, except the patch exhibits very light and insignificant signs of age, as well as very insignificant soil on the white circle, (nothing at all of a serious nature). Very nice. Vg+. $7.00 
9th Infantry Division – The Varsity and The Old Reliables - Unique Variation with Horizontal & Vertical Lines of Embroidery, Darker Green Background, Snowy Backside, Possibly German Made

11UP-132b. 2-1/2-inch diameter patch, same description as above, except the patch exhibits light signs of age and  use, as well as light toning to the center circle. 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. Signs of hand stitching along outside edge, (no thread remnants). Used. Vg+. $10.00

9th Infantry Division – The Varsity and The Old Reliables 

11UP-132c. 2-1/2-inch diameter patch, same description as above, except the patch exhibits moderate to heavy signs of age and wear, no actual soil; It appears that the patch has been laundered and ironed during normal use; the colors are still bright and it has a very nice "salty" look. Original, light tan, machine-stitched thread still remains around the border edge. Nice. Vg. $6.00 

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. $7 .00

69th Infantry Division - Variation
11UP-136a. Same description as above, except this example has a slightly crude appearance and the cut-edge material is black and the internal white area separating the numbers is much thinner that the above patch. Moderate signs of age and wear, light soil, (toning), on the white areas. Does not appear to have been used. About Vg. $7.00
Anti Aircraft Command
AAcommand.JPG (58054 bytes) 11UP-137aze. 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
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, to near moderate, even, soil from handling and light possible use. Still in very sound collectible condition. Used. Vg. $5.00
Anti Aircraft Command
11UP-137b. Same description as above, except the patch exhibits moderate to  heavy signs of age, and wear, as well as moderate soil from handling and actual use. An excellent representative example. Used. Vg-. $4.00
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. Unused. Excellent. $8.00

21st Airborne - Operation Fortitude - Phantom or Ghost Division

11UP-140aex. 2-3/8-inch diameter, fully embroidered blue patch depicting golden/yellow lightning bolts coming out of white clouds. 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; other camps in northern England were used 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,  as well as false bivouac areas, etc...; anything false to mislead the listening enemy. This nicely embroidered example exhibits very light signs of age from handling and storage; no actual wear or soil. The backside has a moderate area of remnants of glue from being in a scrapbook, (nothing too serious) .SCARCE. Near excellent. $42.00 

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division

11UP-141aex. Approximately 3-5/8-inch wide x 4-5/8-inch high fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting a nicely detailed profile of an American Indian 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 exhibits very light signs of age from storage and light handling; no actual wear or soil. 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. Near excellent. $19.00

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division

11UP-141b. Approximately 3-1/2-inch wide x 4-3/8-inch high fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting a profile of an American Indian in full headdress, superimposed onto a white star. Similar to above, except this design has subtle and distinct differences when compared to other 2nd Division patches shown. This example depicts heavily embroidered Indian head and star. The patch shows very light signs of age, no actual wear; some very insignificant toning to the white portions from storage. does not appear to have been used. Near excellent. Vg+.$19.00

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division

11UP-141brf. Approximately 3-5/8-inch wide x 4-1/2-inch high fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting a nicely detailed profile of an American Indian in full headdress, superimposed onto a white star. Similar to above, except this design has subtle and distinct differences when compared to other 2nd Division patches shown. This example depicts a black cut-edge and a very heavily embroidered Indian head and star; the star also exhibits, semi-distinct, horizontal lines of embroidery. The patch shows very light signs of age, insignificant wear, insignificant soil, as well as some very light soil toning to the white portions from storage and possible use, (there seems to be a few pieces of original black sewing thread on the border of the patch), its difficult to tell. A very nice, lightly aged, patch. Vg++. $19.00

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division

11UP-141cce Approximately 3-inch wide x 4-1/8-inch high fully fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting a very nicely detailed profile of an American Indian in full headdress, superimposed onto a white star. Similar to above, except this design has subtle and distinct differences when compared to other 2nd Division patches shown. This example exhibits moderate, to near heavy, signs of age, light wear, as well as moderate, even, toning to the white areas, consistent with daily use. The black portions of the patch show signs of laundering, ironing and starching, which were the results of normal laundering during the time it probably was sewn onto a shirt; minor remnants of original sewing tread and indentations from hand-stitching still remain. The backside has moderate areas of residual surface glue from being taped in a scrapbook. Quite a "salty" looking patch. Vg- $15.00

2nd Infantry Division - The Indian Head Division 

11UP-141mrf. Approximately 3-1/4-inch wide x 4-1/2-inch high fully fully embroidered, large size, shield shaped patch depicting a detailed profile of an American Indian in full headdress, superimposed onto a white star. Similar to above, except this design has subtle and distinct differences when compared to other 2nd Division patches shown. This soft and flexible example exhibits light to near moderate signs of age, insignificant wear, as well as light, even, toning to the white areas, consistent with light actual use. There is a blue blemish on the white star next to the blue tips if the upper feathers, caused by a larger blue blemish on the backside, which has bled through to the front, (not too bad looking, but it is there), appears to be ink. Minor remnants of original sewing thread still remain. An excellent representative example. Used. Vg-. $9.00

20th Corps (XX) 
11UP-142a. 3-inch wide x 3-7/8-inch high shield shaped patch, depicting two, stylized, gold “X’s,” (Roman numeral 20, the units number), 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 signs of age, wear and soil, consistent with light actual use. Minor remnants of original sewing thread and machine-stitch marks still remain. A large and impressive looking patch, in very nice collectible condition. Nice snow on the backside. Used. Vg. $8.00
20th Corps (XX) 
11UP-142b. 3-inch wide x 3-7/8-inch high shield shaped patch, depicting two, stylized, gold “X’s,” (Roman numeral 20, the units number), embroidered on a blue background with a gold and red border. Same description as above; moderate signs of age and wear, mostly around the border edge, with a heavier spot of wear on the upper left edge, as well as light, even, soil that is consistent with moderate use. A nice used example. About Vg. $6.00

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am to 5 pm 
Friday, 11am to 8pm 
Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, 12noon to 5pm

Military Specialties, Inc.
2543 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT. 06111
U.S.A.

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