Patch, 101st Airborne Division, "Velvet"
Reproduction of the 101st Airborne Division shoulder sleeve insignia Type 8 "Velvet".
Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 101st Airborne Infantry Division, 'Screaming Eagles'.
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Reproduction of the rare type 8 called "Velvet". Characterized by a small head and beak and thick padded feathers on a black velvet base. This was arranged in 1943, with a N.Y. patch manufacturer who delivered enough for each officer in the 101st to receive two. Purpose was to use them on Class 'A' dress uniforms. EMs received some of the leftovers.
- Normandy, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Saint-Côme-du-Mont; Carentan
- Netherland, Operation Market Garden, Eindhoven
- Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne
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