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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 

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

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. Very lightly used with very slight signs of hand stitching, no thread remnants. A scarce private purchase variation. Excellent. $20.00

Army Service Forces – Green Border Variation with Distinct Circular Style Embroidery
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8UP-97brf. 2-1/2-inch diameter patch depicting a detailed blue star on white background with red trim and 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 is in excellent condition and depicts a detailed star, as well as distinct, and unique, circular style embroidery, which is very evident on the front and backside. Very nice. Unused. Excellent. $19.00

Army Service Forces – Green Border & Green Back Variation with Distinct Circular Style Embroidery - Staple Mark on Front

8UP-97mrf. 2-1/2-inch diameter patch depicting a detailed blue star on white background with red trim and an olive drab border. The reverse of this patch exhibits an overall olive green thread backing, which is of particular interest to patch collectors. The patch is in excellent condition and depicts a detailed star, as well as distinct, and unique, circular style embroidery, which is very evident on the front and backside. This example was removed from a patch manufacturers sample book and has dark impression of a metal staple in the center of the star; this staple mark can be clearly seen in the image, but is not so evident in person. A very good opportunity to obtain a nice variation at a reasonable price. Excellent. $15.00

Army Service Forces – Green Border & Green Back Variation

8UP-97amrf. Approximately 2-1/2-inch diameter patch depicting a flat embroidered blue star on white background with red trim and an olive drab border. The reverse of this patch exhibits an overall olive green thread backing, which is of particular interest to patch collectors. This example depicts one of the more standard types of embroidery encountered, (many different styles of embroidery were used in the production of this style patch). The patch exhibits light signs of age, insignificant wear and minor, even, soil from handling and storage; the patch is used; very minor remnants of original sewing thread still remain. Near excellent. $15.00

Army Service Forces – Green Border & Green Back Variation, Vertical Lines of Embroidery on the Backside

8UP-97bcce. Approximately 2-1/2-inch diameter patch depicting a setailed embroidered blue star on white background with red trim and an olive drab border. The reverse of this patch exhibits an overall olive green thread backing, which is of particular interest to patch collectors. This example depicts one of the more standard types of embroidery encountered, (many different styles of embroidery were used in the production of this style patch). The patch exhibits moderate signs of age, as well as moderate wear, in some spots and minor, even, soil from handling and storage. The patch is used; very minor remnants of original sewing thread still remain. Vg- $12.00

Army Service Forces – Green Border & Green Back Variation, Vertical Lines of Embroidery on the Backside

8UP-97bmrf. Approximately 2-3/8-inch diameter patch depicting a flat embroidered blue star on white background with red trim and an olive drab border. The reverse of this patch exhibits an overall olive green thread backing, which is of particular interest to patch collectors. This example depicts one of the more standard types of embroidery encountered, except for the backside, which shows the olive green thread , on the white portion, embroidered in a vertical fashion. This example exhibits light signs of age and wear, with insignificant soil for handling and use; remnants of original sewing thread still remain. A very nice used example. Vg+. $15.00

Army Service Forces - Embroidered on Felt

8UP-97cmrf. 4-1/4-inch diameter, "off white," heavy felt patch depicting a detailed embroidered blue star with " light colored red" thread trim; a very thin line of the white felt extends beyond the outside red edge. The backside has a muslin-like backing; the design is embroidered through the muslin backing. A high quality, most likely, private purchase patch. Just a hint of age from handling and storage, Impressive looking. Unused. Excellent $24.00

Army Service Forces - Embroidered on Felt

8UP-97dmrf. 2-1/8-inch diameter, "off white," thin felt patch depicting a detailed embroidered blue star with " light colored red" thread trim. The design is embroidered directly through the felt and the backside is without a backing. Very nice quality, most likely, private purchase patch. light signs of age from handling and storage, Nice. Unused. Excellent $22.00

Army Service Forces 
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8UP-97e. Approximately 2-1/4-inch diameter patch depicting a detailed blue star on white background with red trim; one of the more standard types of embroidery encountered, (many different styles of embroidery were used in the production of this style patch). This example exhibits just the slightest signs of age from handling and storage. Appears to be unused. Excellent. $6.00

Army Service Forces 

8UP-97f. 2-1/4-inch diameter patch, standard type embroidery. Light to moderate signs of age, wear and soil from handling and actual use. May have remnants of original sewing thread. Very nice representative example.  Sound collectible condition. We have several and will send out the best available first. Used. Vg. $4.50 

Army Service Forces - Green Back Variation
8UP-97grf. Approximately 2-1/4-inch diameter, oval shaped patch, depicting a detailed blue star on white background with red trim; one of the more standard types of embroidery encountered. The reverse of this patch exhibits a lightly stitched olive green thread backing, which is of particular interest to patch collectors. This example exhibits moderate signs of age, light wear, no soil, (the oval shape is due to laundering while attached to a uniform). Many remnants of original sewing thread still remain. A reasonably priced green back example. Vg. $10.00
 Army Service Forces Training Center Units
8UP-97k. Approximately 2-1/4-inch diameter, oval shaped patch, depicting a detailed 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. This example exhibits moderate signs of age and wear, no soil, (the oval shape is due to laundering while attached to a uniform). Remnants of original sewing thread still remain. A nice representative example. About Vg. $7.00 
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch with Lemon Yellow Embroidered Design
8UP-98cc. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch with heavy lemon/yellow embroidery and a separately embroidered, blue eye. The patch depicts a Thompson machine gun and anchor design, surmounted by a flying eagle. There are numerous subtle variations that exist in the manufacturing of the U.S. Army Amphibian Units patch. The design of the patch 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. The image appears to be golden/yellow, it is actually lemon/yellow. Appears to be unused. Excellent. $12.00 
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch with Heavily Embroidered Lemon Yellow Design
8UP-98acc. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch same description as above, except this example exhibits very heavy lemon/yellow embroidery and a very heavy, separately embroidered, blue eye. Unused. Excellent. $12.00 
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch with Heavily Embroidered Lemon Yellow Design
8UP-98b. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch similar description as above with very heavy lemon/yellow embroidery and a a very heavily,  separately embroidered blue eye, except the this example is slightly out of shape and exhibits just the slightest signs of age from light use; insignificant fuzziness on some parts of the border edge, which is a normal occurrence with some cut edge patches, nothing serious. The backside has a moderate soil spot near the top center edge, as can be seen in the image, (this situation does not interfere with the front of the patch). A nice used example. Vg++. $7.00 
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch with Nicely Detailed Embroidered Lemon Yellow Design
8UP-98c. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch similar description as above with, nicely detailed, flatter style, less heavy embroidery; the eagle's eye is part of the blue background and not separately embroidered onto the head. This example is slightly out of shape and exhibits light signs of age, as well as very insignificant wear from actual use. Vg. $7.00 
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch with Nicely Detailed Embroidered Lemon Yellow Design
8UP-98d. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch similar description as above with, nicely detailed, flatter style, less heavy embroidery; the eagle's eye is part of the blue background and not separately embroidered onto the head. This example is slightly out of shape and exhibits light signs of age, as well as very insignificant wear from actual use. The backside exhibits a large remnant of paper and glue form being in a scrapbook. Vg. $5.00 
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch with Nicely Detailed Embroidered Lemon Yellow Design - A, "Salty," Aged Example
8UP-98f. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch similar description as above with, nicely detailed, flatter style, less heavy embroidery; the eagle's eye is part of the blue background and not separately embroidered onto the head. This example exhibits moderate to near heavy signs of age, light, even, wear, as well as moderate to near heavy soil that is consistent with daily use. numerous remnants of original thread and signs of machine stitching still remain. A very, "salty," patch. Nice. $10.00
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch with Embroidered Lemon Yellow Design
8UP-98h. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch similar description as above except this example exhibits a moderately flat embroidery and the eagle's eye is embroidered as part of the lemon yellow design, (no blue showing through). Just a hint of age from handling and storage. Unused. Excellent. $12.00
U.S. Army Amphibian Units – British Combined Operations Style Patch with Embroidered Golden Yellow Design
8UP-98k. 2-7/8-inch wide x 3-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered "BLUE" patch similar description as above with, nicely detailed, flatter style, less heavy embroidery; the eagle's eye is part of the blue background and not separately embroidered onto the head. This example light signs of age, as well as very insignificant wear from actual use. Numerous remnants of original sewing thread and signs of machine stitching still remain. There are two, small, random, white thread stitches showing through the blue background, on the face of the patch, (as seen in the image, nothing serious). Vg. $7.00 
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, 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. The front and backside of this example exhibits, very distinct, separate lines of embroidery for each color; it has moderate to near heavy signs of age, moderate wear, as well as light, even, soil consistent with actual use. Some remnants of original sewing thread and stitch marks still remain. A worthy example with some nice character. Used. Vg-. $8.00

31st Infantry Division - The Dixie Division
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8UP-100brf. 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 

92nd Infantry Division - The Buffalo Division - Early Style Horizontal & Vertical Lines of Embroidery

8UP-101aze. 2-1/4-inch diameter, heavily embroidered and nicely detailed olive drab patch depicting a black embroidered buffalo within a black embroidered border. Excellent detail, high quality embroidered design. Very distinct vertical lines of embroidery on the OD background and horizontal lines on the buffalo. Activated in October 1942; the Division embarked for the European Theatre of Operation, arriving in North Africa for additional training. Elements of the 92nd were 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. The background  lined do not show up clearly in the image, however, they are very prominent in person. A beautiful, high quality, example. Unused. Excellent. $20.00

92nd Infantry Division - The Buffalo Division
8UP-101daz. Approximately 2-1/4-inch diameter, embroidered olive drab patch depicting a black embroidered buffalo within a black embroidered border. This, very slightly oval, example exhibits light signs of age a tiny bit of wear from possible use, (difficult to tell), no actual soil. Nice. Near excellent. $12.00
92nd Infantry Division - The Buffalo Division
8UP-101cce. Approximately 2-1/8-inch diameter, embroidered olive drab patch depicting a black embroidered buffalo within a black embroidered border. This, oval, (the oval shape is probably due to laundering while attached to a uniform), example exhibits light, to near moderate signs of age, light wear, no actual soil. A nice used example. Vg. $10.00
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, with Left Facing Stem

8UP-102Lcc. 2-1/4-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered red clover shaped patch with a black embroidered grape leaf. Same description as above except, this example has a stem the turns decidedly to the left. It appears that most stems are fairly straight or turn to the right, but some, like this one, turn to the left. I don't think it is an actual variation, it's probably just a manufacturers interpretation of the patch specifications; (seems like most stems turn to the right). Insignificant age from handling and storage. Near excellent. Unused. $9.00

43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory
8UP-102acc. 2-1/4-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high, fully embroidered red clover shaped patch with a black embroidered grape leaf. This example exhibits insignificant age, no actual wear, as well as very insignificant soil from storage and handling. Unused. Vg+.  $7.00
43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory 
8UP-102b. Same description as above except, the patch exhibits moderate to heavy signs of age and wear from handling and actual use; may have minor remnants of original sewing thread. A nice representative example. Used. About Vg. $5.00
43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory - Green Border Variation with Distinct Vertical Lines of Embroidery
8UP-102ccc. 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 on the grape leaf. A very nice, large size, impressive looking, patch in excellent unused condition. Very nice. $19.00
43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory Division - Green Border Variation with Semi-Distinct Horizontal Lines of Embroidery
43id3Gb.JPG (65804 bytes) 8UP-102d. 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 horizontal lines of embroidery. The patch exhibits very insignificant signs of age, no actual wear or soil. The patch is used and has been removed from a uniform; minor remnants of original sewing thread still remain. Near excellent. $14.00
43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory Division - Green Border & Green Backside Variation
8UP-102eaz. Approximately 2-1/4-inch wide x 2-3/8-inch high fully embroidered red clover shaped patch with a black embroidered grape leaf, 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, (one small clip in the border edge on the bottom left side; nothing serious), as well as very light, even, soil consistent with light use. minor remnants of original hand-stitched thread still remain; semi-distinct vertical lines of embroidery on the leaf. Nice. Used. Vg. $20.00
43rd Infantry Division - The Winged Victory Division - Private Purchase Patch with a Very Unique Style of Construction
8UP-102brf. Approximately 2-3/8-inch wide x 2-inch high red clover shaped patch with a embroidered grape leaf; very unique style of construction depicting a red background embroidered with thick and deep horizontal lines; the grape leaf is embroidered using black, brown and dark brown threads. On close inspection it appears that the patch has been cut from an early, private purchase, wool base patch. The patch exhibits light signs of age, minor wear and no actual soil. Remnants of original sewing thread still remain. The whole patch is quite unique. Used. Vg. $35.00
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

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. Moderate signs of age, light wear, as well as heavy soil, on the white axe, from actual use. A very respectable representative example. Good+. $5.00

65th Infantry Division – The Battle Axe Division
8UP-104a. 1-7/8-inch wide x 2-3/4-inch high shield shaped patch depicting a white battle axe embroidered on a blue background. This example exhibits heavy age moderate wear, as well as heavy, even, soil that is infused into the entire patch; the condition is consistent with a patch that has seen moderately heavy use. A really nice "salty" appearance. Good. $8.00

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