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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

7th Service Command – Pointed Star Version - Felt Variation
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8UP-93. 2-1/2-inch diameter black wool felt patch depicting a heavily embroidered, seven point silver/white star with a black star in the center. This variation was worn during WW2; some authorities suggest that this “Special Purchase,” variation was designed for officers; however, there is no official proof that this is the case. It is, nevertheless, a known and sought after variation of the 7th Service Command patch. The 7th Service Command had its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and was responsible for Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. This specimen is a particularly beautiful, high quality patch exhibiting excellent detail. A scarce variation. Unused. Excellent. $20.00 SOLD

7th Service Command – Pointed Star Version - Blue Embroidered Variation
7servcom.JPG (65984 bytes) 8UP-93a. 2-1/2-inch diameter, fully embroidered blue patch depicting an embroidered  seven point star with a blue seven point star in the center. The 7th Service Command had its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and was responsible for Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. An excellent example. A scarce variation. Unused. Excellent. $15.00 SOLD
Antilles Department
AntillesDept1var.JPG (65722 bytes) 8UP-95. 2-3/4-inch wide x 3-inch high yellow gold embroidered patch depicting the red embroidered design of the Moro Castile in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The unit was established in July 1939 with headquarters in Puerto Rico, (first called the Puerto Rican Department), with a mission of protecting Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands against enemy attack, as well as, protecting from within against enemy sympathizers. In 1941 the Puerto Rican Department was redesignated as the Antilles Department. Unused. Excellent. Vg. $8.00 SOLD
Greenland Base Command
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8UP-96. 2-1/2-inch diameter patch depicting blue waves on a white background with red border. The unit was activated in 1941and Headquartered at Narsarssuak, Greenland, by agreement between the U.S. and Danish government. This added an important stop-over location or starting point, for U.S. planes heading to England, as well as an important weather gathering station. This example exhibits light age, as well as minor soil; the patch appears to be unused. Vg. $8.00 SOLD

Army Service Forces – Green Border Variation With Distinct Circular Style Embroidery
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8UP-97. 2-1/2-inch diameter patch depicting a blue star on white background with red trim and has an olive drab border. The Army Service Forces commanded administrative and technical forces as well as, many ports of embarkation and supply depots, smoothly administrating the logistics of providing food, clothing and housing for millions of personnel in the military. The patch exhibits very insignificant signs of age from light handling; it is in excellent condition and depicts a distinct, unique, circular style embroidery. A beauty. Unused. Excellent. $21.00 SOLD

Army Service Forces 
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8UP-97c. 2-1/4-inch diameter patch. standard type embroidery. Very nice. Unused. Excellent. $6.00

Army Service Forces 

8UP-97d. 2-1/4-inch diameter patch. standard type embroidery. Light to moderate signs of age, wear and soil from handling and actual use. Used. Vg.  $4.50 

Army Service Forces Training Center Units
AsfTrainingCenter.JPG (60883 bytes) 8UP-97e. 2-1/8-inch diameter, fully embroidered patch depicting a white star, outlined in blue, on a white, cloud-like, background with a blue border. Army Service Forces Training Centers Units operated 34 different training centers at the peak of their existence and trained 1,300,000 soldiers in the traditional service branches, support units, as well as technical and administrative services. Throughout the WW2 years the Army Service Forces Training Center Units, trained over 6,000 different military organizations. An interesting and unique variation of the Army Service Forces patch. Unused. Excellent. $7.00 SOLD
Army Service Forces Training Center Units
8UP-97f. 2-1/8-inch diameter, slightly oval, fully embroidered patch, same description as above, except, this example has been used and removed from a uniform; it exhibits light to moderate signs of age and wear, as well as light and very insignificant soil that is consistent with a patch that has seen light to moderate use. A very nice representative example. About Vg. $6.00 
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch - Blue Variation With Golden Yellow Embroidered Design
AmphibEngBluGold.JPG (77108 bytes) 8UP-98. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch with heavy golden yellow thread embroidery depicting a Thompson machine gun and anchor design, surmounted by a flying eagle. The design is actually a representation of the WW2 British Combined Operations patch, which was worn by British Commandos and Landing Craft personnel. The Amphibian Units were activated in June 1942 they were located at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts and consisted of four Brigades. The units were assigned the responsibility of transporting combat units to enemy shores in various types of landing craft, transporting and unloading supplies for combat units at the beachhead level, controlling the movement of supplies on the beachhead, as well as, moving supplies inland to supply dumps, and removing wounded and prisoners of war from the beachhead area. Shore elements of the unit included Engineer, Ordnance, Medical, Signal, and Quartermaster Troops. The 1st Engineer Amphibian brigade made landings in North Africa, Italy and Normandy on D-Day and then moved to the Pacific Theater and made assault landings on Okinawa. The 2nd brigade participated in many assault landings in the Pacific Theatre of Operations and provided fire support from support landing craft vessels. The 3rd Brigade landed General MacArthur on Leyte in April 1944. The 4th Brigade operated a command post at Oro Bay, New Guinea and participated in two combat assaults in the Pacific Theatre of Operation. Unused. Excellent. $16.00 SOLD
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch - Blue Variation With Golden Yellow Embroidered Design
8UP-98b. 2-3/4-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch, same description as above with heavy embroidered golden yellow design, except, this example has been used; the patch exhibits moderate signs of age and wear, consistent with actual use; remnants of original sewing thread still remain. A very nice representative example. Vg. $9.00   
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch - Blue Variation With Lemon Yellow Embroidered Design And Blue Embroidered Eagle Eye 
AmphibEngBlu2Lem.JPG (73481 bytes) 8UP-98f.  2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch, same description as above with very heavy golden yellow thread embroidery; the eagle on this example has a large, blue embroidered eye. The patch does not appear to have been used, however, it exhibits extremely light age from handling and storage. A very nice example. Vg+. $16.00
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch - Blue Variation With Lemon Yellow Embroidered Design
AmphibEngBluLem.JPG (75600 bytes) 8UP-98g. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch, same description as above, except, this example has the design is heavily embroidered using lemon yellow thread. The patch does not appear to have been used, however, it exhibits light age and extremely light, even, soil from handling. Vg+. $12.00 SOLD
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch - Blue Variation With Lemon Yellow Embroidered Design
8UP-98h. 2-3/4-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch, same description as above with heavy embroidered lemon yellow design, except, this example has been used; the patch exhibits moderate signs of age and wear, consistent with actual use. A very nice representative example. Vg. $9.00  
U.S. Navy Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch - Red Variation With Golden Yellow Embroidered Design. SCARCE
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8UP-98m. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "RED" patch with heavy golden yellow thread embroidery depicting a Thompson machine gun and anchor design, surmounted by a flying eagle. The design is actually a representation of the WW2 British Combined Operations patch, which was worn by British Commandos and Landing Craft personnel. The U.S. Navy Amphibian Units developed and operated a large number of different vessels, which were adapted for ship to shore and amphibious warfare, such as large ocean-going vessels like the 325 foot Landing Ship Tank (LST), as well as the Landing Ship Dock, (LSD); the Landing Ship Vehicle, (LSV); etc. They also trained Scouts, Raiders, Beach Jumpers, Combat Demolition Teams, Joint Assault Signals Units, Beach Battalions and Amphibious Medical Units in both the European and Pacific Theatre of Operations. The red variation is the most difficult version to acquire; we do not often acquire this patch. A beautiful example. Unused, Excellent+. $36.00 SOLD

U.S. Navy Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch - Red Variation With Golden Yellow Embroidered Design. SCARCE
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8UP-98n. 3-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "RED" patch with heavy golden yellow thread embroidery depicting a Thompson machine gun and anchor design, surmounted by a flying eagle. Same description as above, except this example is slightly larger, has a brighter red background with semi-distinct vertical lines of embroidery and subtle differences in the embroidery as compared with the above patch. A beautiful example. The red variation is the most difficult version to acquire; we do not often acquire this patch. Unused, Excellent+. $36.00 SOLD

42nd Infantry Division - The Rainbow Division
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8UP-99. Approximately 1-3/8-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered patch with a light color olive drab border depicting red, gold, and blue colors suggesting the colors of a rainbow. European Theatre of Operation, arriving in Marseilles France in December 1944. Entered combat on Christmas Eve 1944 near Strasbourg and relieved or replaced combat units where necessary. Ardennes, Bulge Area, Haguenau, Hardt Mountains, Siegfried Line, Dahn, Busenburg, Rhine River Crossing, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Schweinfurt, Furth, Donauworth to Dachau and liberated the infamous concentration camp located there; then onto Munich and Austria where they remained for occupation duty until 1946. 106 days in combat, two campaigns, with a loss of over 3900 men. Unused. Excellent. $8.00 SOLD

42nd Infantry Division - The Rainbow Division 
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8UP-99a. Approximately 1-3/8-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered patch, same description as above, except, this specimen has very light fraying, on one area, along the light color olive drab border, (top right corner), which is sometimes characteristic of WW2 cut-edge patches, (nothing at all serious). A very nice example. Near excellent. $7.00 SOLD

42nd Infantry Division - The Rainbow Division - Early Style Embroidered Variation
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8UP-99b. Approximately 1-3/8-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered patch with a light color olive drab border depicting red, gold, and blue colors suggesting the colors of a rainbow. This example exhibits a ribbed style embroidery that is associated with an early style of embroidery  that is of particular interest to collectors. A beautiful example. Unused. Excellent. $9.00 SOLD

42nd Infantry Division - The Rainbow Division - Early Style Embroidered Variation
8UP-99c. Approximately 1-3/8-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered patch, same description as above, except this example exhibits moderate to heavy age and use and has moderate soil from handling and use. Stitch marks and minor remnants of original sewing thread still remain. A worthy example with a bit of character. Used. Vg-. $7.00
31st Infantry Division - The Dixie Division
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8UP-100. 2-1/2-inch diameter patch depicting two red back to back “D’s” on a white background with red border. The 31st Infantry Division was comprised of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi National Guards. The 31st Infantry Division fought in the Pacific Theatre of Operation at New Guinea and surrounding islands, the Philippines, Mindanao and  Operation Victor V. They participated in two campaigns. Just a hint of age. Unused. Excellent. $7.00 SOLD

31st Infantry Division - The Dixie Division
8UP-100a. Same description as above, moderate to heavy signs of age and use, moderate overall consistent with actual use. A sound representative example. Used. Vg. $5.50 SOLD
31st Infantry Division - The Dixie Division - Green Border & Green Back Variation
31infGbGb.JPG (71741 bytes) 8UP-100b. 2-3/4-inch diameter, slightly oval patch depicting red back to back “D’s” on a white background; same description as item# 8UP-100 above, except, this example has an olive green border and the reverse exhibits an overall olive green thread, which is of particular interest to patch collectors. The patch exhibits light to moderate age and wear, as well as light soil consistent with light use. About Vg. $19.00 SOLD
92nd Infantry Division - The Buffalo Division - Early Style Vertical Lines Of Embroidery
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8UP-101. 2-1/4-inch diameter. fully embroidered olive drab patch depicting a black embroidered buffalo within a black embroidered border. Excellent detail and design; light, vertical line variation embroidery. Activated in October 1942; the Division embarked for the European Theatre of Operation, arriving in North Africa for additional training; elements of the 92nd organized as the 370th Regimental Combat Team and were attached to the 1st Armor Division; the 92nd Division entered combat in Italy, crossed the Arno River and occupied Lucca. Northern Italy, The Ligurian Coast, Serchio Valley, Castelnuovo, Fiume La-Force Line, Serchio Sector, Gothic Line, Genoa, as well as a period of occupation. The 92nd fought in two campaigns, loosing nearly 3,000 men. Traditionally a Black unit. A difficult patch to acquire. Unused. Excellent. $19.00 SOLD

92nd Infantry Division - The Buffalo Division - Owner Altered Variation
92inf4var.JPG (69533 bytes) 8UP-101a. 2-3/8-inch diameter, fully embroidered olive drab patch depicting a black embroidered buffalo within a black embroidered border; the original owner embellished the patch by hand sewing Artillery piping around the border of the patch. The patch is used and exhibits moderate overall age and wear, as well as light to moderate soil from handling and use; it appears that the patch was laundered and pressed during its use. A very unique variation. Vg-. $19.00 SOLD 
43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory 
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8UP-102. 2-1/4-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered red clover shaped patch with a black embroidered grape leaf. The Southwest Pacific Theatre, Russell Islands, Rendova Island, New Georgia, Arundel Island, New Guinea, Philippines and occupation of Japan. The 43rd Infantry division fought in three campaigns with over 6000 casualties. Unused. Excellent. $8.00 

43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory 
8UP-102a. Same description as above, except, the patch exhibits moderate to heavy signs of age and wear from handling and actual use. A nice representative example. Used. About Vg.  $4.50 
43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory Division - Green Border & Green Back Variation
43idGb1var.JPG (61046 bytes) 8UP-102b. 2-1/2-inch wide x 2-1/2-inch high, fully embroidered red clover shaped patch with a black embroidered grape leaf; the patch has an olive green border, as well as an overall olive green thread backing, which is of particular interest to patch collectors.  The Southwest Pacific Theatre, Russell Islands, Rendova Island, New Georgia, Arundel Island, New Guinea, Philippines and occupation of Japan. The 43rd Infantry division fought in three campaigns with over 6000 casualties. This example exhibits light signs of age from handling and light use; the patch has been removed from a uniform; indications of hand stitching, as well as remnants of black and OD thread still remain. A very nice example. Vg. $24.00 SOLD
43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory Division - Green Border Variation and Distinct Horizontal Lines of Embroidery
43id3Gb.JPG (65804 bytes) 8UP-102c. 2-1/2-inch wide x 2-1/2-inch high, fully embroidered red clover shaped patch with a black embroidered grape leaf and an olive green border, as well as very distinct vertical lines of embroidery. The patch exhibits very insignificant signs of age. The patch is used and has been removed from a uniform; minor remnants of original sewing thread still remain. A very nice example. Excellent. $19.00
10th Army
10tharmy.JPG (56015 bytes) 8UP-103. Approximately 2-1/2-inch wide x 2-inch high fully embroidered patch depicting two red triangles forming the Roman numeral “X.” Activated in June of 1944, Headquartered at Schofield Barracks Hawaii with the mission of preparation for the invasion of Formosa. A change of orders set the unit to the Ryukyus Islands. On April 1, 1945 the combined Army and Marine forces of the 10th Army made landing assaults on Okinawa, capturing airfields and engaging the Japanese defensive positions situated in caves and difficult terrain. This very difficult campaign, resulting in the capture of Okinawa, cost the 10th Army over 7,600 men killed and an unprecedented 31,000 wounded. Unused. Excellent. $7.00  
65th Infantry Division – The Battle Axe Division
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8UP-104. 2-inch wide x 2-3/4-inch high shield shaped patch depicting a white battle axe embroidered on a blue background. Le Havre, France in January 1944, Saarlautern,  Saar River, Neunkirchen, Rhine River, Numarkt, Danube River, Regensburg, Inn River, Austria and Linz. 55 days in combat with a loss of over 1200 men. Light signs of soil on the axe from handling and storage. Unused. Vg+. $6.00 

65th Infantry Division – The Battle Axe Division
8UP-104a. Same description as above, moderate signs of age, insignificant wear, no soil, may have been used. Used. Vg.  $5.00 

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