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All uniformed military and Political formations had their own uniform. Most were for daily wear while many were utilitarian, such as with the military where they were used for combat & training purposes. Still others were exclusively worn for dress or ceremonial occasions. Uniforms varied in material, color & decoration depending on their use (climate) and organization. CBI, ETO, US Army, USMC, US Navy, Marine Corps, AAF, USAAF, Camo, camouflage, tiger stripes, Heer, Army, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Navy, Waffen-SS, Political, Red Cross, Police, Reichsbahn, Stahlhelm, NSDAP, SA, NSKK, NSFK, DLV, RAD, DAF, SS, SD, HJ, DJ, TENO, NPEA,

WW2 US 36th Combat Engr Brigade Uniform

1 WWII US ARMY 36TH COMBAT ENGR BRIGADE Attributed UNIFORM; named to a PFC Howard Hawkes s/n 31320663; all original insignia to include a beautiful rare bullion 36th Engineers combat patch on right shoulder and theater-made pin-back painted 36th Engr DIs. probably all occupation made. Also original is a fourragere cord, silver expert marksman's badge & ribbon bar. Excellent with no mothing-SOLD

BACKGROUND: The brigade was deployed to the North African Campaign in 1942, participating in Operation Torch, where it conducted its first amphibious assault, and earning the brigade its first campaign streamer for the battle around Algeria and French Morocco, It would continue supporting Allied units as they pushed Axis forces out of North Africa during the Tunisia Campaign.
The brigade would then participate in the Battle of Sicily, conducting its second amphibious landing along with the 7th Army, It would push on with the rest of the force, eventually forcing German and Italian forces off of the island. The Brigade followed in the quick invasion of mainland Italy soon after, with an amphibious assault in the Naples-Foggia area followed closely by another landing in support of Operation Shingle near Anzio. For fifty days, during Operation Shingle, soldiers of the brigade held 7 miles (11 km) of the front line and earned the distinction by the German army as “The Little Seahorse Division”
The unit subsequently participated in the invasion of southern France in 1944, code named Operation Dragoon, conducting its fifth and final amphibious assault of the war. It would support Allied units through three additional campaigns up until the end of the war; the Rhineland Campaign, the Ardennes-Alsace Campaign, and the Central Europe Campaign.

 


 

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