Its a nice original piece for collectors of german militaria. Tank destroyers have always been a bitter pill for supermen to swallow. Us army patches tank destroyer world war ii division panther wwii military history tattoo ideas. Ww2 tank destroyer division panther patch gift tshirt. Following my 3 greatest tanks of ww2 poll, here is another for 3 greatest tank destroyers of ww2. Original tank destroyer patch my uncle was a driver on a tank destroyer during wwii during training in the united states, soldiers serving in tank destroyer units were authorized to wear the tank destroyer forces shoulder sleeve insignia. Wick 899th tank destroyer battalion 07191945 private joe j. Overlooked military surplus wwii us patches thumbnail. The performance of the halftracks, nicknamed purpleheart boxes by their crews, forved the ordnance department to look for a solution to the problem in the inventory of the armored force. Page 3 of 21 tank destroyer ssi and insignia posted in army and usaaf.
Tank destroyer ssi and insignia page 2 army and usaaf. It is the thirdhighest award that the department of defense issues, and is awarded to those who distinguish themselves though noncombat meritorious service or achievement, in a joint capacity. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands. Sold archive area wwii us army usmc navy air force patches. Ww2 tank destroyer division panther patch distressed gear slim fit tshirt. High quality tank destroyer inspired tshirts by independent artists and designers from around the world.
Jun 19, 2018 ww ii tank destroyers, especially the 894th. Buy ww2 tank destroyer division panther patch distressed tee. The m10 had a crew of five and a top speed of about 48. It is my hope that this site may bring together the families of these men to celebrate their accomplishments during wwii and in life. The origin of the m18 dates to these first few weeks before the united states entry into world war ii, when, on 27 november, lieutenant colonel andrew d. This is definately a older style korean machine embroidered style. The tank destroyer was a world war ii united states tank destroyer which was based on the chassis of the sherman tank, it was fitted with the a us tank destroyer of baker coy td battalion, in action backing up infantry of the inf. By this point, many men in the tank battalions were unhappy that they had no official recognition of their role as independent tank units and began to surreptitiously insert their battalion numbers onto their patches via pens or using a slightly darker shade of yellow for. This next one we cut off of a early og107 fatigue shirt in the mid1980s. Get the best deals on tank destroyer patch when you shop the largest online selection at. Original tank destroyer patch my uncle was a driver on a tank destroyer during wwii see more.
You just dont notice it, because they were distributed in small numbers over all forces. Tank destroyer ssi and insignia page 2 army and usaaf u. This also gave the tank destroyer five more tons, adding up to 65 tons, making it one of the heaviest german tanks of wwii. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order 1toz. What were the best and worst destroyers of the world war ii era. Jan 19, 2007 page 3 of 21 tank destroyer ssi and insignia posted in army and usaaf. The m18 hellcat was a american tank destroyer of world war ii.
This first one is no doubt wwii construction, but the only thing we can figure out is that is is a prototype patch for the tank destroyer forces. The only item supplied by the state was an armband with the minute men patch. Tank destroyer vehicles were new types of tanks that made their first appearance on the battlefield in world war ii. American wwii armoured patches bob sims militaria shop. Many are based on a tracked tank chassis, while others are wheeled. United states m10 gun motor carriage tank destroyer in north africa. The m18 hellcat tank destroyer the campaign for the. Customs services and international tracking provided.
Why werent american tank destroyers deployed more during. From the 1st tank company patch to the 899th tank destroy battalion we have a lot of. All insignia, badges, awards, and medals thumbnail. There were also some t4 chevrons, but too moth eaten to. Tank destroyer units world war ii missing in action. It is the 774th tank destroyer unit book, printed in nurnberg germany. What prompted me to write this post was the mogador class contretorpilleurs.
Shop top fashion brands novelty at free delivery and returns possible on eligible purchases. Tank destroyer units were broken into three groups, brigades, groups and battalions. Churchill crocodile, covenanter, cromwell tanks, crusader iii, harry hopkins viii, humber armored car, m3 lee, matilda ii, matilda scorpion, tetrarch. Tank destroyer ssi and insignia page 3 army and usaaf u. Jan 19, 2007 page 2 of 21 tank destroyer ssi and insignia posted in army and usaaf. The late versions proved effective in this role more because these vehicles often had decent crews than because they were really top notch tank killing systems. The m18 hellcat tank destroyer the campaign for the national. Make offer authentic ww2 hellcat tank destroyer patch 4wheeled tank original wwii us army armored tank destroyer with 8 wheels patch. Tank destruction badge third reich army badges germany. Wwii 654th tank destroyer battalion 654th tank destroyer. Armed with a 76 mm cannon, the vehicle was the fastest tracked, armored fighting vehicle during world war ii. Maybe one of the most curiously successful failures in u.
There are a total of 24 ww2 german tank destroyers 19391945 entries in the military factory. The patch is in nice condition, but does have some residue on the back. Tank destroyer patch m18 hellcat, american exceptionalism, tank destroyer, lds. Tank destroyer wwii us army td battalion combat reels. The tank destroyer battalion was a type of unit used by the united states army during world war ii. But the ferdinand offered an integrated casemate and added 100 mm of armor to the existing 100 mm, thus making the tank almost impregnable on key points. A tank destroyer is simply a self propelled anti tank gun. Wwii tank destroyer patch us army patches, wwii, tank. Wwii uniform worn us army tank destroyer patch 8 wheel variation panther also for the current. After extensive training, i was assigned to the 893rd tank destroyer battalion. Private fred wayt 814th tank destroyer battalion 10291944 private first class benjamin h. Early war tank battalion patches were bare armored corps patches, with no unit markings at all.
Wwii us army, universal rifle case d78296, garand bar. To be deemed as such, the vehicle needs to have been, at my discretion, at least one of the following. During world war 2, the romanians made some tank destroyers by removing the turrets of some of their tanks and adding a compartment and a stronger gun that could face the new soviet tanks that were much stronger than the romanian ones. During training in the united states, soldiers serving in tank destroyer units were authorized to wear the. This is a very hard version of the tank destroyer patch to find. High quality army tank destroyer inspired tshirts by independent artists and designers from around the world. Original tank destroyer camp hood texas patch on twill. Sorry if this subject has already been done to death. In april 2001, i was researching the history of the 654th tank destroyer battalion in hopes of finding out information about my uncle, sergeant frederick g. Have never seen another like this one in any collections. The shirt was beyond hope of salvaging, due to the rips and overall horrible condition. You will see on the armband where there was a larger keystone shaped patch sewn on before, that being the larger penna. Ww2 tank destroyer division panther patch gift popsockets grip and stand for phones and tablets.
M18 hellcat of the 824th tank destroyer battalion in action at wiesloch, germany, april 1945. Rare ww 2 us army 827th tank destroyer battalion patch inv. Pages in category world war ii tank destroyers of germany the following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. Tank destroyer ssi and insignia page 3 army and usaaf. In the early evening five more halftracks from the 203d antiaircraft battalion and a pair of selfpropelled tank destroyers from the 705th tank destroyer battalion came up.
The american m18 hellcat was the fastest and the deadliest. This battalion came ashore in normandy with the 3rd armored division, and went into action at st. Most of these vehicles had the hull of a sherman tank and a turret with a longbarrel cannon. You may want to pay tribute to the 16 million soldiers who served during world war ii by collecting patches.
The days of thicker armour and bigger guns has come to end when it comes to tank. Find a wide variety of vintage ww2 patches for sale on ebay. Possibly an embroidery company was told that this patch design would have a tank and a panthers head, and they jumped the gun and made it before the actual sketches came in. I contacted captain ruggles baker, who formerly served in the 654th tank destroyer battalion, for possible information. The early versions a f7 with the short 75 are hardly tank destroyers in any sense of the word. The battalion had approximately 640 officers and enlisted men assigned to three tank companies. Great photos, cartoon illustrations, and time lines of travels and strikes. The m10 tank destroyer, m10 wolverine, or m10 gun motor carriage was a tank destroyer that was used by the united states during world war ii. As military tactics had continued to evolve and fast movement was vital, the use of tanks with infantry support became a cornerstone of ground operations.
Combat tanks providing the basis for dedicated tank destroyers of the war are also included in this list. This site is dedicated to the men that served our country in tank destroyers. There are a total of 42 ww2 tank destroyers 19391945 entries in the military factory. Churchill crocodile, covenanter, cromwell tanks, crusader iii, harry hopkins viii, humber armored car, m3 lee, matilda ii, matilda scorpion, tetrarch, valentine mkiii. Together with the m4 shermanbased m10 tank destroyer, and the highly efficient, 90mm gunarmed m36 tank destroyer, the hellcat served in all american theaters of world war 2 both in europe and the pacific. As far as the doctrine goes, they should be used as a reactive force. It had a higher kill to loss ratio than any other tank or tank destroyer fielded by u. Money back guarantee ensures you receive the item you ordered or get your money back. Since world war ii, gunarmed tank destroyers have fallen out of favor as armies have favored multirole main battle tanks. Mar 02, 2017 main battle tanks and anti tank guided missiles are the dominant tank destroyers and killers on todays battlefield.
Ribbed construction, no red lightning bolts in panthers mouth. The unit was organized in one of two different formsa towed battalion equipped with antitank guns, or a mechanized battalion equipped with armored selfpropelled guns. Irzyk explains performance of american tanks in world war ii. Avaliable today is a nice ww2 era usgi original web m1 rifle and bar case is just over 49 inches in length end to end outside measurement with a width of 12 inches across also outside measurement at. Kopcsak, all american football end in 1931 and 1933 and division artillery g3 became the executive officer. The tank destroyers were born out of flawed doctrine, but generally they fought courageously and well, often in roles to which they. Get the best deals on tank destroyer patch when you shop the. These patches can be worn on costumes to give an authentic flair. The pennsylvania state guard reserve worn the armband from may 3rd to august 26th, 1943, when they were replaced by the minute men. The tank destroyer on the other hand is specifically designed to take on enemy tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles.
Psychological warfare, world war i, wwii, berlin, patches, army, gi joe, world war ii. The tankdestroyer force was the armys response to the wild successes of german armor in poland and france in 1939 and 1940. The transmission was a 5 speed forward and 1 speed backward type while. Aug 08, 2014 the m18 hellcat was a american tank destroyer of world war ii.
Jul 26, 2009 the stug iiiiv makes the list by virtue of its ubiquity in german service. Army was coming to terms with the need to adapt its arsenal and operational doctrines to the evolving european battlefield. The logo of a tank destroyers, is a orange circle containing a black panther crushing a tank in its teeth. Just looking at the specs alone, i thought these were probably the best destroyers of the wwii era, more like a pocket light cruiser than a dd. Gun motor carriage tank destroyer with the 702nd tank destroyer battalion and a m4 sherman with the 743rd tank battalion with a culin hedgerow cutter. This small lot was found mixed in with some arc buttons, pins and patches in a small wooden box. Oct 19, 2012 this pin was discovered by chris rusch. American tank destroyers were deployed in large numbers in wwii. The defense meritorious service medal dmsm is an award presented in the name of the secretary of defense to members of the armed forces. After being assured by the owner of a small junk shop in alamosa, co several years ago that she didnt have any military things, i still asked if i could look around.
This poll is intended to cover fully tracked guncarrying tank destroyers only. Items for sale all insignia, badges, awards, and medals. This is a very nice original tank destroyer camp hood texas patch on twill. The following section provides individual pages for each unit and provides a short history along with everything we have on the unit, to this point. It was powered by a water cooled, 375 hp, gmc 6046 twin diesel 671 engine with a 620liter carrying capacity for fuel. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Wheeler 899th tank destroyer battalion 08161944 sergeant oren b. The original concept called for battalions to be concentrated in tank destroyer brigades and groups for employment en masse against an armored threat. Two american m10 tank destroyers in france during world war ii. Armed with a 76 mm cannon, the vehicle was the fastest tracked, armored fighting vehicle during world war ii with a top speed up to.
There are 112 soldiers of the tank destroyer units world war ii still listed as missing in action. In practice, the realities of combat and the erosion of the german panzer force meant that the tank destroyers were usually attached individually to divisions. World war 2 wwii tank destroyer patch usa military uniform army tiger patches. Sherman tank hulls and chassis were accordingly used in the development of the m10 and m18 tank destroyers. Message me for addition photos or questions 293424075122.7 977 1138 1239 808 403 823 1246 12 1474 452 727 10 39 168 191 260 923 154 373 440 1068 476 976 1617 1090 1263 1039 413 1495 1374 392 21 275 225 1246 1448