USMC 52nd Defense Battalion Patch . USP1066


USMC WW2 52nd Defense Battalion shoulder sleeve insignia (patch). Worn and used condition. The 52nd Defense Battalion was the second combat unit in the Marines made up of solely African-American soldiers. The patch is crest-shaped and shows a banner with four stars and the number 52.

Additional Notes:  The 52nd Defense Battalion, like the 51st, was organized at Montford Point Camp, New River, North Carolina, and manned by African Americans commanded by white officers. Planned as a composite unit, the 52nd took shape as a conventional defense battalion. It absorbed the pack howitzer crews made surplus when the 51st lost its composite status and retrained them in the employment of other weapons.


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Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × .2 in

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