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US glider pilot sterling silver pin acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.317.2

US Army glider pilot wingshaped pin with the letter G acquired by William G. Allan, 2nd Lieutenant, 99th Infantry Division, United States Army. Gliders were towed near battle areas then released to navigate their landing. The 99th Infantry was deployed overseas in September 1944, and fought its way across Europe. After the Battle of the Bulge, it was one of the first divisions to cross into Germany in March 1945. The 99th Division is an officially recognized concentration camp liberating unit. In early May, it liberated several Dachau subcamps, including a concentration camp linked to the Muhldorf complex. The division was near Munich when the war ended on May 7 and returned to the US in September.

received:  approximately 1944
Military Insignia
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Tara Allan Stewart
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:26:52
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