• Patch, ETOUSA



Genuine WWII US shoulder sleeve insignia of the ETOUSA, 100% coton.

2nd pattern used from February 1944.

The design of the insignia is that originally approved in 1944 after the consolidation of the Headquarters European theater of operations (HQ, ETOUSA) and Communications Zone, European theater of operations (the supply element of the command) which was re-designated in 1945 as the Communications Zone Personnel, European theater of operations.

The twin thunderbolts represent ground and air forces breaking the chain enslaving Europe during World War II. The thunderbolts form the letter "V," the "Victory" symbol, common to both the British and United States forces. The Army Service Forces insignia, blue five-pointed star upon white, refers to the supply function of the organization.


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