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WW1 US Army 42nd Division Shoulder Patch
Item #: VF2778
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Attractive WW1 42nd Division SSI is made of multi piece construction felt on wool. Patch does not react to Uv. light and is in excellent condition.
The division was activated in August 1917, drawing men from 26 states and the District of Columbia. It was composed of the 83rd Infantry Brigade (165th and 166th Infantry Regiments) and the 84th Infantry Brigade (167th and 168th Infantry Regiments). It went overseas in November 1917. The division took part in four major Operations: the Champagne-Marne, the Aisne-Marne, the Battle of Saint-Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. In total, it saw 264 days of combat. While in France, the division was placed under French control for a time, commanded by various French generals including Henri Gouraud and Georges de Bazelaire of the French VII Army Corps.
  • Casualties: Total 14,683 (KIA – 2,058; WIA – 12,625).
  • Commanders: Maj. Gen. W. A. Mann (5 September 1917), Brig. Gen. Charles T. Menoher (19 December 1917), Maj. Gen. Charles D. Rhodes, (7 November 1918), Brig. Gen. Douglas MacArthur (10 November 1918), Maj. Gen. C. A. F. Flagler (22 November 1918), Maj. Gen. George Windle Read (10 April 1919 to division's deactivation on 9 May 1919).

The 42nd Division was inactivated after World War I.

Price: $70.00 USD (Sale Pending)