My Cool Old Stuff
49th AA Brigade
Strategic Air Forces Europe
Mediterranean Air Forces
Alaska Defense Command
Aleutain Islands Forces
Tank Destroyer Forces
London Base Command
.Southeast Asia Command Second Version 1944
Hawaiian Coastal Defense Forces 1942 (Unofficial)
Desert Air Force
Merrill's Marauders - 5307th Composite Regiment
Army Sir Forces
Second Design 1942
Theater Sewn Gold and Silver Bullion
Chinese Training and Combat Command
Army Chemical Warfare Major wearing a 40th Infantry Division shoulder patch.
First Special Service Forces
Kiska Task Force
China Burma India patch. Theater sewn with silver bullion thread.
Army Air Forces
US Army WWII Shoulder Insignia
Shoulder Insignia or "patches" have been used to identify units. The heraldry of organized unit insignia dates to 1919 when the War Department was given the authority to approve coats of arms. There are hundreds of different unit patches. Some are quite familiar and other more obscure. My collection focuses on World War II era insignia. I have chosen some of the less common or more visually interesting to share. Patches noted as "Unofficial were not approved by the War Department. Thanks to anglefire.com for great information.