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German Army eagle breast patch acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.317.4

German army pattern breast eagle acquired by William G. Allan, 2nd Lieutenant, 99th Infantry Division, United States Army. The patch, in the shape of the Nazi national emblem, an eagle grasping a swastika, would be sewn to the uniform above the left breast. The US 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, his unit 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.

Date
approximately 1945  (received)
Geography
received : Germany
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Tara Allan Stewart
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Record last modified: 2018-06-07 10:24:02
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