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WWII US ARMY PARATROOPER INSIGNIA -
Paratroopers are used for tactical advantage as they can be inserted into the battlefield from the air, thereby allowing them to be positioned in areas not accessible by land. It is one of the three types of "forced entry" strategic techniques for entering a theater of war; the other two are by land and sea. This ability to enter the battle from different locations allows paratroopers to evade fortifications that are in place to prevent attack from a specific direction.

This form of combat was developed during WWII. The United states started developing their paratrooper forces in in April of 1941 with the creation of the 501st Airborne Regiment. Training was started in Fort Benning, Georgia. By 1942 the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions were created. The first big jumps took place on 1943.

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WWII US PARATROOPER 39th COLLAR INSIGNIA - This is a set of infantry crossed rifles with the unit number 39 applied to the top. Pin-back construction. Used on the collar.


WWII US PARATROOPER 325th COLLAR INSIGNIA - This is an infantry crossed rifles insignia. Silver color with unit number 325 on top. Pin-back construction.


WWII US PARATROOPER 501 COLLAR INSIGNIA - This is a collar insignia consisting of crossed rifles with the number 501 written on top. Clutch back construction.


WWII US PARATROOPER 505 COLLAR INSIGNIA - This is a silver colored set of crossed rifles with the unit number 505 placed on top. Clutch back construction.




WWII US PARATROOPER CLOTH TAGS - This is a grouping consisting of a set of crossed rifle patches with the numbers 501 and 325. A white nametag is also provided.


WWII US PARATROOPER 180 COLLAR INSIGNIA - This is a set of infantry crossed rifles with the unit number 180 placed above. Clutch back construction without any markings.


WWII US PARATROOPER CLOTH FLASHES - This is a set of WWII US Army airborne ovals. One has a red background with a blue border. The other has a blue background with a white border.


WWII US PARATROOPER H-MINUS DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA - This is a set of distinctive insignia for the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Very nice enameling to front. Pin back construction.




WWII US 39th INFANTRY DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA - This is a set of US Army 39th Infantry DI's. This is not a paratrooper group.


WWII US PARATROOPER MISCELLANEOUS INSIGNIA - This is a large theater made metal flash. Blue background with a silver edge. A set of paratrooper wings are found in the center.





 
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