71st Armored Field Artillery Battalion WWII

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5th AD Pins & Patches

   Below are pictures of authentic WWII Distinguished Unit Insignia pins or crests, Shoulder Sleeve Insignia patches and Enlisted & Officer Service Insignia pins or buttons pertinent to the 5th Armored Division graciously contributed by Ralph Loveless Jr., taken of items from his extensive collection.    *Click on pictures to enlarge

 Distinctive Unit Insignia pins or crests   *Click on this title to get a group description   

Armored Field Artillery Battalions        5th Armored Division        Armys, 5th AD, Anti Air.            Tank Battalions           Armored Infantry Battalions
          95th Armored Field Artillery Battalion ( Early & later versions)
 Shoulder Sleeve Insignia patches   ( Post 1942 )
        Enlisted - Rank Insignia (Olive Drab & Khaki examples of each)
          First Sgt.                               Master Sgt.                         Technical Sgt.                        Staff Sgt.                     Technichan 3rd Grade
                Sargent                        Technician 4th Grade                 Corporal                        Technician 5th Grade              Private 1st Class
        Unit Insignia
     5th AD early blue back        5th AD early white back      5th AD green back                 5th AD white back                5th AD w/ snaps
                                                                                                                                                                                      (easier to remove when on secret missions?)
        5thAD Var. 1                         5th AD Var. 2                        5th AD Var. 3                       5th AD Var. 4                       5th AD Var. Lightning Bolts
      5th AD w/ Victory                 5th AD w/ Metal 5                       772 Tank Battalion        3rd  -  1st  -  9th Armies    Anti Aircraft - Tank Destroyers
Honorable Discharge Patch & Pin         Army of Occupation           Stateside  S S I's 
                                                                                                                           Army General HQ Reserve
Enlisted Service Insignia Lapel pins or buttons    U.S. worn on one lapel and a branch insignia on the other lapel
        Artillery Battalions              Tank Battalions                      Infantry Battalions              Infantry Battalions                 Infantry Battalions
      145th Signal Company         75th  Medical Battalion      127th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion       22nd Engineer Battalion

Officer Service Insignia                              5th AD Ring

        71st Amored Field Artillery
Sweetheart Pins  Pins that were bought by the serviceman in the states or overseas and given to their sweethearts and wives
                       A few examples  
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 November 2011 01:53  


Sgt.Wallace Weeks
Photo Collection & Story
In Memory Of ..
James N. Sorensen 70
McKinleyville, CA.
(Son of Lt. Neil Sorensen)
8/07/44  -  7/29/15
In Memory Of ..
Paul H. McWain 95
Huntington Woods, Michigan
(Former Lt. in the 71st)
1919  - 12/21/14
In Memory Of ..
Everett Hammock Wilcox  95
Crystal River, Florida
(Former Capt. in the 71st)
6/27/1918 - 4/14/2014