Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

US Army 80th Infantry Division shoulder sleeve patch with three blue mountains

Object | Accession Number: 2004.749.18

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    US Army 80th Infantry Division shoulder sleeve patch with three blue mountains

    Please select from the following options:


    Brief Narrative
    Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 80th Infantry Division, United States Army, called the Blue Ridge Division, with a light green badge with three blue mountains. When the Unit was activated in 1917, it was composed of soldiers from the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia, through which the Blue Ridge Mountains pass. The 80th Infantry landed in Normandy, France, in August 1944 and began fighting German forces in Argentan. The Division participated in the Battle of the Bulge in December, and then pushed into central Germany. They provided relief to the 6th Armored Division at Buchenwald concentration camp on April 12, 1945, and continued into Austria and liberated the prisoners in Ebensee slave labor camp, a subcamp of Mauthausen concentration camp, on May 4th and 5th. The conditions were so terrible that several hundred inmates died the day the camp was liberated. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945 and the 80th Infantry Division became part of the Army of Occupation in Austria until their return to the US and inactivation in January 1946.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Military Insignia
    Physical Description
    Rectangular shaped shield military patch machine embroidered on white net backing with pointed winglike upper corners and a center point and rounded corners at the bottom. It has a light green field and a white embroidered border. In the center is a row of three overlapping light blue arched mounds above a narrow white horizontal band. The front is frayed and slightly discolored.
    overall: Height: 2.250 inches (5.715 cm) | Width: 1.625 inches (4.128 cm)
    overall : thread, net

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    The badge was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 16:06:03
    This page:

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us