September 16, 2017 an m10 tank destroyer of the 634th tank destroyer battalion attached to the 1st infantry division fires at a german target in the city of aachen. Items for sale all insignia, badges, awards, and medals. A collection of links, articles and photos relating to the tank destroyer battalions numbered 701 through 795 that served in wwii. Original tank destroyer camp hood texas patch on twill. Tank destroyer ssi and insignia page 18 army and usaaf. This next one we cut off of a early og107 fatigue shirt in the mid1980s. Patches, united states, original period items, ww ii 193945, militaria, collectibles. National archives france, only three would be equipped with the hellcat prior to landing in normandy. This is a very hard version of the tank destroyer patch to find. The m18 hellcat tank destroyer by emmy french even before nazi germanys declaration of war on america on 11 december 1941, the u. Tank destroyer ssi and insignia page 2 army and usaaf.
Get the best deals on tank destroyer patch when you shop the largest online selection at. Have never seen another like this one in any collections. It is my hope that this site may bring together the families of these men to celebrate their accomplishments during wwii and in life. Us tank destroyers of wwii added a new photo to the album.
Wwii uniform worn us army tank destroyer patch 8 wheel. Su100 reliable and heavily armored for a tank destroyer. By this point, many men in the tank battalions were unhappy that they had no official recognition of their role as independent tank units and began to surreptitiously insert their battalion numbers onto their patches via pens or using a slightly darker shade of yellow for. Get the best deal for tank destroyer patch from the largest online selection at. World war 2 wwii tank destroyer patch usa military uniform. American wwii armoured patches bob sims militaria shop. The shirt was beyond hope of salvaging, due to the rips and overall horrible condition. This group of patches represents major and minor variations of the patches. Army was coming to terms with the need to adapt its arsenal and operational doctrines to the evolving european battlefield. These units were in half tracks and on the ground as well trained to take out the german tanks on the battlefield.
This is definately a older style korean machine embroidered style. I would recommend the book to anyone interested in the 601st td bn, tank destroyer units or wwii in general. Collection of world war 2era tank destroyer vehicles. Ww2 tank destroyer division panther patch army soldier vet. Shop top fashion brands novelty at free delivery and returns possible on eligible purchases. The tank destroyer on the other hand is specifically designed to take on enemy tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles. Formally called the 3inch gun motor carriage, m10, it was the most important u. Money back guarantee ensures you receive the item you ordered or get your money back. Tank destroyer patch tank destroyer, wwii collectibles, patches. Jan 19, 2007 page 3 of 21 tank destroyer ssi and insignia posted in army and usaaf. Ninetyone divisions saw action during world war ii. There are a total of 24 ww2 german tank destroyers 19391945 entries in the military factory.
Harry wheaton while he was commander of the 11th constabulary in occupied bavaria. Page 3 of 21 tank destroyer ssi and insignia posted in army and usaaf. Insignia 601st tank destroyer battalion army and usaaf. It came form an estate with a 7th armor patch and was labeled 7814 so i am guessing this is the 814th tank destroyer battalion but i have never seen an undersized patch like this one before. There was one mountain division, two cavalry divisions, five airborne divisions, 16 armored divisions, and 68 infantry divisions. Wwii uniform worn us army tank destroyer patch 8 wheel variation panther. Today while working on my revised pictorial guide to anti tank and tank destroyer memorabilia, i noticed a similarity in one of the fake or reproduction patches and one that is being sold as a rare theater made wwii patch on ebay 231166402444. When tested under a black light, it fort leavenworth tank destroyer military insignia pallette us army military history armed forces world war ii ww2. The origin of the m18 dates to these first few weeks before the united states entry into world war ii, when, on 27 november, lieutenant colonel andrew d. The tank destruction badge featured a blackened 42 mm by 18 mm panzer iv tank attached to an 88 mm by 33 mm silver band. Wwii423 original wwii patch is fully embroidered with cut edge. The badge was pinned to the sleeve, and then was sewn on.
Genuine us army 819th tank destroyer battalion patch wwii. Armed with a 76 mm cannon, the vehicle was the fastest tracked, armored fighting vehicle during world war ii with a top speed up to. Sold archive area wwii us army usmc navy air force patches. Wwii us army tank destroyer forces patch military badge t70a1. Welchs story and gives a clear picture of the 601st tank destroyer battalion, the army and its inner workings.
Landed in italy in late october 1943, located in vicinity of pignataro in the migniano sector as of december. Early war tank battalion patches were bare armored corps patches, with no unit markings at all. The patch i am looking for info is the 2 patch in the center. Aug 08, 2014 the m18 hellcat was a american tank destroyer of world war ii. The 100mm l60 gun was one of the best of the war in terms of penetration, barrel life, and design. The speed was attained by keeping armor to a minimum, using the innovative torqmatic automatic transmission. The personal perspective given through the letters truly provides a soldiers view of the war. Wwii uniform worn us army tank destroyer patch 8 wheel variation panther ww2 uniform worn, wwii, tank destroyer patch featuring ferocious panther and 8wheels designation. The m18 hellcat tank destroyer the campaign for the national. Buy ww2 tank destroyer division panther patch distressed tee. For example, by the end of january, 1945, the 47 th infantry regiment which fought in france and germany had lost well over 100% of their strength to battle casualties, where men were either killed, wounded, missing, or taken as prisoner of war. M3 motor gun carriage half track tank destroyers at camp hood.
The m18 hellcat was a american tank destroyer of world war ii. A patch from the world war ii era america 773rd tank destroyer battalion depicting a black cat crushing tank tracks in its mouth. Armed with a 76 mm cannon, the vehicle was the fastest tracked, armored fighting vehicle during world war ii. Tank destroyer units were broken into three groups, brigades, groups and battalions. Its a great jumping off point for research and includes copies of the 634th tank destroyer battalions after action reports and other documents. Its a nice original piece for collectors of german militaria.
Patch is in excellent condition with a nice white snowy back. The tank destroyer battalion was a type of unit used by the united states army during world war ii. Wwii tank destroyer forces panther patch vintage popsockets grip and stand for phones and tablets. This one is uniform removed in the past and in nice condition with some use but in nice shape and a nicer variation of the patch. Wwii army armor corps td tank destroyer 8 wheel tank killer patch no glow. The tank destroyer was a world war ii united states tank destroyer which was based on the chassis of the sherman tank, it was fitted with the a us tank destroyer of baker coy td battalion, in action backing up infantry of the inf. Tank destroyer units world war ii missing in action. Thought i would show some variations of tank destroyer patches for my friend erwin. Stug iii widely distributed german selfpropelled gun which was often used in a tank destroyer role as the stuk 40 l48 allowed for. The casualties suffered by a typical american infantry regiment serving in world war ii were horrendous. Mar 01, 2017 the armys first motorized tank destroyer, featured here, was the t12m3 gun motor carriage, a modified m3 half track with a 75mm m1897a4 gun mounted in the rear, an adaptation of the quick.
Befitting their assignment to the infantry, the first anti tank units wore crossed muskets, differentiated from those of the infantry by the addition of an a and t on either side of the angles created by the muskets, or in the lower angle when a unit number was added to the upper angle. Overlooked military surplus wwii us patches thumbnail. Total of 4 wwii military uniform worn tank destroyer embroidered patches condition used, preworn as pictured us seller 264282261474. Shop ww2 tank destroyer division panther patch army soldier vet veteran wwii military gift tank destroyer division tshirts designed by anijaf50 as well as other tank destroyer division merchandise at teepublic. All insignia, badges, awards, and medals thumbnail. The patch is in nice condition, but does have some residue on the back. The new york national guards 102d antitank battalion was federalized on january, 1941, and converted into the 802d tank destroyer battalion on 15 december at camp shelby, mississippi. Here is a tank destroyer patch that was worn by col. Battalions 800s a collection of links, articles and photos relating to the tank destroyer battalions numbered 801 through 899 that served in wwii.
Maybe one of the most curiously successful failures in u. Tanks are armoured fighting vehicles designed for frontline combat. This one is the patch used by the 819th tank destroyer battalion, though its uncertain whether it was actually worn by the unit late in world war ii. Tank destroyer wwii us army td battalion combat reels. Which insignia would a private from the reconnaissance company of the 601st tank destroyer battalion wear during wwii. For example, by the end of january, 1945, the 47 th infantry regiment which fought in france and germany had lost well over 100% of their strength to battle casualties, where men were either killed, wounded. There are a total of 42 ww2 tank destroyers 19391945 in the military factory. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator.
Vintage original wwii ww2 us army tank destroyer ssi patch eight. During world war ii, the primary user of the m10 tank destroyer was the united states, but many were lendleased to the united kingdom and free french forces. Jul 26, 2009 a very good tank destroyer for an attacking role. This is a very nice original tank destroyer camp hood texas patch on twill. An effective fighting countermeasure to the tanks became the tank destroyer. The m18 hellcat tank destroyer the campaign for the. Green collection wwii patches from one collector return to.
Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order 1toz. After us entry into world war ii and the formation of the tank destroyer force, a suitable vehicle was. Army air force squadron logos were placed on letterheads or. The m10 tank destroyer was a world war ii united states tank destroyer which was based on the chassis of the m4 sherman tank, it was fitted with the 3inch 76. Tank destroyer ssi and insignia page 3 army and usaaf. Beautiful 8 wheel version of the tank destroyer sleeve patch. Ribbed construction, no red lightning bolts in panthers mouth. M18 crewmen from the 603d tank destroyer battalion relax around their vehicle in marnach, luxembourg, 21 february 1945. A tank destroyer, tank hunter, or tank killer is a type of armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a directfire artillery gun or missile launcher, with limited operational capacities and designed specifically to engage enemy tanks. Pictorial guide to anti tank and tank destroyer memorabilia reference book. Niceall of my items are guaranteed to be 100% original period pieces and are quality military antiques.
Page 1 of 20 tank destroyer ssi and insignia posted in army and usaaf. Ebay police there are no offensives symbols here hidden or otherwise. The unit was organized in one of two different formsa towed battalion equipped with antitank guns, or a mechanized battalion equipped with armored selfpropelled guns. Since future tank destroyer battalions would be numbered in the 600, 700 and 800 series, the 93rd, 94th, and 99th infantry anti tank battalions became the 893rd, 894th, 899th tank destroyer battalions. There are 112 soldiers of the tank destroyer units world war ii still listed as missing in action. Tank destroyer nets stated goal is to honor tank destroyer battalion soldiers and educate the public about their service during wwii. Insignia 601st tank destroyer battalion army and usaaf u. The m18 hellcat officially designated the 76 mm gun motor carriage m18 or m18 gmc was an american tank destroyer of world war ii, also used in the korean war. Patch, tank destroyer forces wwii impressions, inc. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands. The following section provides individual pages for each unit and provides a short history along with everything we have on the unit, to this point. Insignia 601st tank destroyer battalion posted in army and usaaf. The speed was attained by keeping armor to a minimum, using the. Watch emblems of honor armor cavalry tank destroyer us ww1 ww2 patch reference book.
From the 1st tank company patch to the 899th tank destroy battalion we have a lot of. Wwii german silver tank badge 2 examples the tank badge was designed on december 20th, 1939 by ernst peekhaus. Tank destroyer patch m18 hellcat, american exceptionalism, tank destroyer, lds. Wwii army armor corps td tank destroyer tank killer patch no glow. Ii tank destroyer unit variation patches the patches are cotton embroidered, no glow in very good to fine condition.
Military signs, military art, disney go, air force patches, military insignia, joko. New listing vintage original wwii ww2 us army tank destroyer ssi patch eight wheel. This is my first time and i hope the attached photos show up properly. Ww2 tank destroyers 19391945 world war 2 saw a dizzying array of tank destroyers deployed, some allnew designs while others were built from existing vehicles. Company c of the original battalion consisted mainly of battery d, 5th field artillery, the only army unit with a continuous history from the revolutionary war. Committed to battle 20 february 1943 at kasserine pass in tunisia.1288 149 920 425 989 314 1636 1504 532 1013 936 278 147 1046 394 42 1492 6 323 514 1476 654 967 1683 1590 765 1197 1461 496 368 723 867 697 434 797 249 1225 985