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EAGLE PATCH CORNER - 101st Airborne WW2
Eagle Patch Corner. Since 1968, this webmaster has interviewed over 900 WW2 survivors of the 101st ABD, and has paid particular attention to design variances of the eagle patches on their vintage uniforms and in their effects. I've concluded that at least seventeen different WW2 era U.S. made Types exist (with numerous sub-variations made by the same companies), as well as eight British-made designs which …
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WWII 101st Airborne Patches and Insignia
Jan 23, 2014 · Here is more of the massive F Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division grouping that has been the subject of my previous three posts (M42 jump pants, M43 rigger modified pants, reinforced jump jacket). Pictured are two variations of the airborne patch designed to be sewn on the overseas cap.
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Eagle Patch Corner Page 3 - 101st Airborne WW2
When the 101st Division's First Brigade deployed to Nam in 1965, they were all wearing full color, U.S. made patches with raw edges, of WW2 type manufacture. When the rest of the division deployed in 1967's Operation Eagle Thrust, the troops were still wearing the same traditional type patches. However sometime around 1968, patches of a design style similar to WW2 Type 14, but with Merrowed Edges, …
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101st airborne division type 8 patch | airbornejumpjacket.com
Jan 17, 2013 · by airbornejumpjacket. WWII US 101st Airborne Division Patch Type 8. This WW2 101st Airborne Division Patch is a style that is sometimes referred to as a Type 8 by collectors today. It is one of the most desirable and hardest to find variations of the WWII 101st Airborne Division screaming eagle patch.
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Insignia - 101st Airborne WW2
Johnson's 501 PIR was inactivated in July, 1945 and not reactivated until the 101st Airborne Division was brought back into existence in 1956. After the 501 was re-activated in 1956, a much smaller (in diameter) variation of Johnson's design was made, with the word "APACHES" embroidered across the front of the patch.
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Show your RARE WWII 101st Airborne Patches especially
Dec 22, 2008 · Here is a nice US made variation, that has become the most sought after 101st patch of them all. The velvet officers patch. Mark Bando classifies this patch as the US type 8. These were made in 1943 for the officers in the 101st before they sailed for England. Enough were made so that every officer in the 101st could have 2 for their dress uniforms.
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Eagle Patch Corner Page 2 - 101st Airborne WW2
The patch at bottom left was given to me by Gary Porter of 3/187,(Vietnam 67-68). Gary was issued the patch at Ft Campbell in 1967 just before going to Vietnam as part of Operation Eagle Thrust, which deployed the rest of the 101st to join the First Brigade. Like WW2 patches, Gary's example is …
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What does the modern 101st Airborne do?
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was the first unit to deploy in support of the American War on Terrorism. The 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division brigade performed counterinsurgency operations within Afghanistan, consisting mostly of raids, ambushes and patrolling. The 101st also performed combat air assaults throughout the operation.
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Did the 101st jump in Vietnam?
When I was assigned to the 101st in Vietnam in 1970, the division was designated “101st Airborne Division (Airmobile).” Although many members of the division were jump qualified, they did not make jumps in Vietnam.
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