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WWII US Army 13th Airborne Division Patch

WWII US Army 13th Airborne Division Patch

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  • Model: 22319


  • In very good condition
  • Cut edge construction
  • Activated on August 1944
  • This is an original WWII patch

    The 13th Airborne Division was an airborne formation in the United States Army during World War II, and was commanded by Major General Eldridge Chapman. It was officially activated in August 1943 at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, remaining active until February 1946, but never saw combat.

    After activation the division remained in the United States to complete its training. This training was completed by September 1944, but had to be extended by a further four months when the division provided reinforcements for the 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division. The division also encountered delays in mounting large-scale training exercises due to a lack of transport aircraft in the United States. This shortage was caused by the 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division taking priority over the 13th in terms of equipment due to the two divisions serving in combat in Europe. As a consequence of these delays the division was only fully trained and combat-ready by January 1945, and was transferred to France and the European Theater of Operations in February.

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