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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

5th Infantry Division – The Red Diamond Division 
5div.JPG (38347 bytes) 9UP-105. 1-1/2-inch wide x 2-1/2-inch high red diamond shaped patch. Overseas training in England and Ireland, landed in Normandy on July 9, 1944; St. Lo, Angers, Reims, Moselle River, Metz, Lauterbach, Germany, Saar River, Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, Siegfried Line, Rhine River, Frankfurt am Main, Rhur Pocket and on to Czechoslovakia with a loss of nearly 13,000 men. This example exhibits very light and insignificant age, wear and soil from very light handling. In the image, shadows make the patch appears to be soiled along the outer edge; the patch is not soiled on the edges, (the soil is so miniscule that it does not show up in the image). Nice. Appears to be unused. Vg. $7.00 SOLD
29th Infantry Division - The Blue And Gray Division 
29id.JPG (63644 bytes) 9UP-106. 2-1/4-inch diameter patch, fully embroidered design suggests the blue and gray colors of the U.S. Civil War, as well as the Korean “Yin-Yan” symbol. The division trained in Scotland and England in preparation for the Normandy Invasion. One Regiment of the 29th Division landed with the 1st Infantry Division on Omaha Beach on June 6th 1944, “D-Day;” the remainder of the Division landed in the evening of June 6th.  The unit fought at St. Lo, Vire, Brest, Aachen, Roer River, Operation Grenade, Ruhr, Klotze Forest and participated in occupation duty in Germany. Four campaigns, 242 days in combat in some of the toughest battles of the war. the 29th Infantry Division was the sixth highest Infantry Division for casualties. Light and insignificant age. This patch, which has always been in demand, has become even more popular recently and has become somewhat difficult to obtain. SCARCE. Unused. Excellent. $20.00 SOLD
80th Infantry Division – The Blue Ridge Division 
80div4var.JPG (66673 bytes) 9UP-107. Approximately 2-inch wide x 2-1/4inch high fully embroidered shield shaped patch depicting three teal blue colored mountains on an olive background with white trim and a white border. The mountains represent the “Blue Ridge States” of Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Activated in 1942, European Theatre of Operation in 1944, landed at Utah beach in August 1944. Arvanches, Argentan, Falaise Pocket, Moselle River; The Saar, Metz, Maginot Line, Siegfried Line, Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne, Operation Plunder, Rhine River, Occupation of Nurnberg, Regensburg, Enns River in Austria as well as occupation in Germany. Four campaigns, 239 days in combat with a cost of over 17,000 men. Minor age from handling.Unused. Near excellent. $9.00 SOLD
80th Infantry Division – The Blue Ridge Division
9UP-107a. Same description as above, moderate signs of age and wear, moderate to heavy soil  from handling and actual use. Used. About Vg. $7.00 SOLD
80th Infantry Division With Matching Airborne Tab - The Blue Ridge Division
80idAirborne.JPG (59307 bytes) 9UP-107b. Approximately 2-inch wide x 2-1/4inch high, fully embroidered, shield shaped patch depicting, three, teal blue colored mountains on an olive background with white trim and a white border, with the addition of a separate Airborne tab with teal blue letters, which are embroidered on an olive background that matches the patch. This airborne configuration is slightly post WW2. I have listed this patch in the WW2 section because I believe it to be a noteworthy collectible that will enhance any WW2 patch collection. The history of this patch is that after the units’ participation in WW2 it was deactivated in January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey; then in July 1946 it was redesignated the 80th Airborne Quartermaster Company and at the same time the 80th Infantry Division was redesignated as the 80th Airborne Division. The teal blue airborne tab is quite difficult to acquire. A very nice example that exhibits extremely slight signs of age from handling. Overall near excellent condition. SCARCE. $32.00 SOLD
Atlantic Base Commands
atlanticbascom.JPG (63749 bytes) 9UP-108. 2-1/4-inch diameter patch depicting a white dolphin like creature on a blue background with a white and red border. Atlantic base Commands bases were formed, starting in 1941, to protect approaches and water frontiers of the United States. Negotiations also placed some of these bases in Canada, Great Britain, the Caribbean and Newfoundland. The Atlantic Base Command incorporated both Army and Navy personnel and their respective equipment and ultimately proved to be a definite advantage to all nations involved.  Minor age from handling. Some glue on the backside, looks like it came from the factory that way. Appears to be unused. SCARCE. Near excellent. $19.00 SOLD
Bomb Disposal Personnel
bombdispose.JPG (38879 bytes) 9UP-109. 1-1/2-inch wide x 2-3/4-inch high black embroidered patch depicting a red bomb outlined in yellow. This patch was worn by all bomb disposal personnel while assigned to bomb disposal duties. Worn on the right sleeve, four inches above the cuff on the service tunic and overcoat, or, on the left pocket of the shirt when worn without the uniform jacket. Just the slightest signs of age from handling. Scarce. Unused. Excellent. $20.00 SOLD
8th Army
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9UP-110. Fully embroidered octagonal patch bearing a white, propeller like, cross on a red background. Activated 1944, Pacific Theatre of Operation. New Guinea, New Britain, Admiralties, Morotai, Mapia-Asia, Southern Philippines, Leyte, Luzon, Okinawa, as well as numerous other islands and Atolls. The 8th Army executed fifty two “D-Day” style landings. At the end of Japanese hostilities, the 8th occupied the min Japanese Islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. Unused. Excellent. $7.00 SOLD

8th Army
9UP-110b. Same description as above, except this example exhibits moderate to heavy signs of age and wear, as well as moderate soil from handling and actual use; remnants of original sewing thread still remain. Used. Good. $4.50
Nineteenth Corps (XIX) - 1st Design
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9UP-111.  2-1/4-ichc wide x 2-1/2-inch high patch in the shape of a Spanish Mission bell, an early design approved in 1935. this design was used because the unit was made up of reserves in California and seven western and north western states; the mission bell represents the Spanish influence of those areas. Very slight storage age. Unused. Near excellent. $9.00 SOLD

General Headquarters Patch With PURPLE Flag - 1946 Variation
GhqPurple1var.JPG (66120 bytes) 9UP-113. 2-1/2-inch square, olive green embroidered patch depicting a “PURPLE” waving flag with gold "GHQ" letters. Established in 1942, their mission was to defend and support Allied operations in the Pacific and Indian Theatre of Operations. Also approved for General Macarthur's U.S. Army Forces in the Pacific, as well as Headquarters of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers. In 1946, at the request of the unit, the color of the flag was changed to purple from wartime blue color. This example is used and exhibits very light and insignificant signs of age, wear and soil. Many remnants of original sewing thread still remain. Somewhat difficult to find. Nice. Vg. $8.00 SOLD
GHQ, (General Headquarters), Reserves
9UP-113a.This example of the GHQ Reserve patch is approximately 2-1/4-inch in diameter and depicts a central circle, which is horizontally dividend into three parts; the top portion is blue, the center is white and the bottom is red; the central design has a wide white border edge; the patch is officially worn with the blue color at the top. The GHQ Reserves, (General Headquarters Reserves), was established in 1940 and the personnel, there in, were at the disposal of the GHQ Commander. The GHQ Reserves was comprised of small, non-Divisional units that were trained and ready for combat if needed. When a Division was reduced in size to three or four Regiments and became non-operational as a Division, the unit’s personnel were assigned to the GHQ, where they trained with other similarly reduced Divisional units, which were used at the discretion of the GHQ Commander. The patch was authorized on July 19, 1941 and was worn till January 29, 1947 when the wearing of the GHQ Reserve patch was cancelled. The front of this example very signs of age, as well as light to moderate soil from handling and storage. (nothing serious). Vg. $5.00
GHQ, (General Headquarters), Reserves With Distinct Lines Of Embroidery And An Olive Border
GHQreserve1var.JPG (67117 bytes) 9UP-113d. This example of the GHQ Reserve patch is approximately 2-7/8-inch in diameter and depicts a central circle, which is horizontally dividend into three parts; the top portion is blue, the center is white and the bottom is red; the central design has a wide white border edge, which has a narrow olive colored outside border edge. The central, three-colored, design has very distinct vertical and horizontal lines of embroidery, (blue & red are vertical and white is horizontal). The wide white border has circular lines of embroidery. The front of this example is in excellent condition and exhibits just the very slightest and insignificant signs of age from handling. The backside feels like it had very light rubber contact cement applied to it for placement in a scrapbook, (nothing at all of a serious nature). Appears to be unused. Very nice. Overall near excellent. $22.00 SOLD
Twelfth Corps (XII)
12corps.JPG (51790 bytes) 9UP-114. 2-1/2-inch high x 2-1/4-inch wide shield shaped patch, depicting an orange windmill embroidered on blue. Activated in 1942, European Theatre of Operation in 1944 landing on Utah Beach on July 27th. Orleans, Yonne River, Loing River, Seine River, Troyes, Muse River, Moselle River, Nancy, Maginot Line, Blies River and into Germany; Battle of the Bulge, Siegfried Line, Bitburg, Koblenz, Mainz and Worms. The Twelfth Corps crossed the Rhine River at Oppenheim, Darmstadt, Main River. The Twelfth Corps captured the Merkers Salt Mine recovering German gold reserves, as well as, numerous works of art and other treasures. Coburg, Bayreuth, into Czechoslovakia and were the first American troops to enter Austria. The Twelfth Corps is credited with the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp and at Mieningen they captured the complete German Prisoner of War files. Unused. Excellent. $9.00 SOLD
Twelfth Corps (XII)
9UP-114a. Same description as above, light to moderate signs of age, light soil from handling and actual use. Moderate signs of soil. Used. Vg. $7.00 SOLD
Twelfth Corps (XII) – Unique And Very Unusual Theater Made Variation
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9UP-114b. 2-inch wide x 2-1/2-inch high shield shaped, dark blue, linen patch, which depicts dark orange embroidered windmill blades; the outside edge of the patch is trimmed with a thin, dark blue, machine sewn border edge. Activated in 1942, European Theatre of Operation, landed on Utah Beach on July 27, 1944. Orleans, Yonne River, Loing River, Seine River, Troyes, Muse River, Moselle River, Nancy, Maginot Line, Blies River and into Germany; Battle of the Bulge, Siegfried Line, Bitburg, Koblenz, Mainz, and Worms. The Twelfth crossed the Rhine River at Oppenheim; Darmstadt, Main River. The Twelfth captured the Merkers Salt Mine recovering German gold reserves as well as, numerous works of art and other treasures. Coburg, Bayreuth, into Czechoslovakia and were the first American troops to enter Austria. The Twelfth is credited with the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp and at Mieningen they captured the complete German Prisoner of War files. The front of the patch exhibits signs of light age and some darkening from storage; the backside has a buckram/burlap type backing. A very unusual and uniquely constructed patch. This is the first time we have encountered this style patch. A scarce variation. Unused. About excellent. $35.00 SOLD

U.S. Army Forces South Atlantic
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9UP-115. 2-5/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high embroidered patch. The aquamarine wavy lines depict the south Atlantic Ocean, the golden yellow mountains represent Ascension Island and the white stars represent the constellation of the southern cross. The unit was activated in 1942 and headquartered at Ibura Field, Recife, Brazil. Their mission was to support Air Transportation Command operations, with the cooperation of the Brazilian government. The Command was deactivated in October 1945. One of the most colorful and beautifully designed WW2 U.S. patches. Unused. Excellent. $19.00 

U.S. Army Forces South Atlantic
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9UP-115a. 2-5/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high embroidered patch, same description as above, except, this example exhibits moderate age, as well as moderate to heavy soil from actual use, still a very worthy collectible. Vg-. $12.00 SOLD

First Corps 
1stCorps1var.JPG (64686 bytes) 9UP-116. Approximately 2-3/8-inch diameter embroidered patch with a black center, a white inner circle and a black outer edge. East Indies Campaign then departed for the Pacific Theatre of Operation. New Guinea, Australian Territory of Papua, Reckless Task Force, Hollandia, Philippines, Luzon and occupation duty on Honshu and Kyushu. Unused. Excellent. $9.00 

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