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US Army 10th Armored Division shoulder sleeve patch with tank, gun, and red lightning bolt

Object | Accession Number: 2004.749.2

Shoulder sleeve insignia,n10th Armored Division, United States Army, known as the Tiger Division, of the type used during World War II. The patch design was used by all Armored divisions, with the division number, in the case 10, at the apex of the triangle. The colors represent the military branches that form an armored division: yellow for cavalry, blue for infantry, and red for artillery. The symbols represent the characteristics: the tank track, mobility and armor protection; the cannon, fire power; and the red flash of lightning, shock action. The 10th Division arrived in Cherbourg, France, on September 23, 1944. They advanced through Germany, capturing several cities during nearly sixty-nine days of continuous combat. The 10th liberated a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp in the Landsberg area on April 27, 1945. The Division had reached Innsbruck, Austria, when Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945. It was placed on occupation duty until inactivated on October 13, 1945. This Division was active only during World War II.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:18:07
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