US WW2 8th Infantry Division Patch (Green Back) . USP1017

$20.00

U.S. WW2 8th Infantry Division “Pathfinder” shoulder sleeve insignia. Green back patch. Worn and used condition.

Additional Notes: During WW2, the 8th Infantry Division was sent to Europe to fight against the Axis. After training in Ireland the 8th Infantry Division landed on Utah Beach, Normandy, July 4th 1944, and entered combat on July 7th. Shortly after its arrival, the division captured the French cities of Rennes and Brest. Fighting through the hedgerows, it crossed the Ay River, July 26th, pushed through Rennes, August 8th, and attacked Brest, France in September. When U.S. Brigadier General Charles Canham, who was at the time the deputy commander of the 8th Infantry Division, arrived to accept the surrender of German troops in Brest, the commander of the Brest garrison, General Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke asked the lower-ranking man to show his credentials. Canham pointed to his nearby troops and said “These are my credentials”. That phrase has since become the 8th Infantry Division’s motto.

 

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Weight2 oz
Dimensions4 × 2 × .3 in

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