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A ghost army called the first us army group comprised 11 nonexistent divisions under the command of general patton. British formation badges 19391945 talktalk business. We offer a patch for every army division which service in world war ii and additional patches for other army wwii units and branches of service. There was one mountain division, two cavalry divisions, five airborne divisions, 16 armored divisions, and 68 infantry divisions. This manuscript was prepared at the end of world war by the deployed combat historians assigned to the history section, united states army european theater of operations eto in paris. Second world war a gi wearing the 9 th division shoulder sleeve insignia contents. Division insignia of the united states army wikimedia.
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