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Shoulder Patch Insignia of the United States Armed Forces

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Shoulder Patch Insignia of the United States Armed Forces
  • by Wolf Appleton
Hundreds of superb line drawings of many of the shoulder patches worn by U.S. forces, mostly during World War II (some from World War I and between the wars).


No descriptions or color information as this was intended merely as a guide to identify the various patches.


  • Division Patches

  • Cavalry and Coast Artillery Frontier Patches

  • Air Force Patches

  • Armored, Parachute and Specialist Patches

  • Port of Embarkation, ASTP, Ferry and Other Patches

  • Defense Command Patches

  • World War I and Other Patches

  • Victory Corps and Civil Air Patrol Patches

  • U.S. Marine Corps Patches

  • Army and Service Command Patches

  • Army Corps Patches

  • Additional New Patches

Product Reviews

(2 Ratings, 2 Reviews) Average Rating:
Shoulder Patch Insignia
John Schultz (Burleson, TX) 7/28/2009 9:15 PM
Great! For the price of this one you can not go wrong with. Although there is no color info, this book has lots of info to identify patches, standard divisions and MANY unusual and lesser squadrons and units. Great starter book with surprises for the OLD patch collector.
Sarge Booker (Tujunga, CA) 4/22/2008 6:52 PM
Greetings & Salutations! This was the most informative catalogue of patches that airmen, coast guardsmen, marines, sailors, and soldiers wore on their sleeve to show their unit, specialty, etc. I recommend this item as you'll be surprised how handy it is to have when you cannot identify a should sleeve insignia and you'll find it in here. Enjoy!