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A 65th Cavalry Division patch

Started by Patchcollector , Jun 19 2017 07:21 AM

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#1 Patchcollector

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:21 AM

Hi all,
This patch is interesting to me.As can be seen it is a bullion piece.I know that many bullion patches were/are being made in Pakistan,but on the other hand I've seen some German made pieces with the dark backing and "tinsel" type bullion.

 

While researching the unit I found this info:

 

65th Cavalry Division
The 65th Cavalry Division, constituted in 1921 as part of the organized reserve, had units from Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. It consisted of the 317th, 318th, 319th and 320th. On January 30,1942 it was disbanded.

 

 

Here is the site where I found the info:
http://hglanham.trip...uscavalry3.html

 

There is not much more info that I've been able to find,and it appears that the 65th never saw any fighting.

 

My questions are when and by who this patch would have been made.

 

Also,any additional info on the 65th would be much appreciated.

 

 

Thanks!

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:22 AM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:28 AM

There was a series of articles in the ASMIC Trading Post about these reserve cavalry divisions. If my memory is correct, I believe the 65th Cavalry Division was never called to active duty or Federalized and had ceased to exist some time before disbandment. There does not seem any reason for that bullion SSI to have been made except to fool people.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:28 AM

Looks exceptionally Paki to me.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:32 AM

There was a series of articles in the ASMIC Trading Post about these reserve cavalry divisions. If my memory is correct, I believe the 65th Cavalry Division was never called to active duty or Federalized and had ceased to exist some time before disbandment. There does not seem any reason for that bullion SSI to have been made except to fool people.

 

 

Most of your Cav Divisions were National Guard or Reserve units. Their patches were mostly locally procured and the units were no longer in existence by 1942.  So, original patches were pretty rough affairs, having classical pre-WWII construction details.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:36 AM

Definitely Paki made, the ribbed Twill is a Dead giveaway.

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