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#1 ADMIN

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:59 PM

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NAME:
XVI Corps / Sixteenth Corps / 16th Corps / XVI Army Corps

NICKNAME:
None.

BATTLE HONORS:

World War II
Rhineland
Central Europe

ACTIVATED:
Nov 23, 1943

DEACTIVATED:
April 30, 1968

HISTORY:

World War II

The Sixteenth Corps was activated on November 23, 1943, with Headquarters at Fort Riley, Kansas, and trained a number of Divisions for overseas service during the first eight months of 1944. The Corps conducted winter maneuvers at Watersmeet, Michigan, in February and March of 1944 and also made the first tactical tests on the Weasel (an amphibious tracked vehicle) at Land O'Lakes before embarking for the European theater in September of 1944.

The shoulder patch worn by the XVI Corps was approved by the QMG on April 3rd, 1944, and the sixteen points represent the unit's designation. The colors blue and white are the Corps'colors while the compass rose is also indicative of the readiness of the personnel of the Corps to serve their country in any part of the world.


Post-World War II

Following World War II, the XVI Corps then became a reserve unit. It served in this function until it was officially inactivated on April 30, 1968.

Divisional history from:
http://www.pbase.com.../image/43272466

Edited by Schottzie, 23 September 2007 - 12:03 PM.


#2 Jim Baker

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:15 PM

XVI Corps.

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#3 WS60

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:51 AM

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:18 PM

US Army XVI Corps
vertical blue star (snowy back)
white star/gear edges are outlined.

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Edited by Germanymp, 14 April 2008 - 07:20 PM.


#5 Germanymp

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:24 PM

US Army XVI Corps
horizontal blue star weave
white star and gear are not loutlined

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#6 Germanymp

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:30 PM

US Army XVI Corps

on blue twill, see edge
white star and gear are outlined and so is the blue star.
note the fault - error under the blue/white star the twill is visible too.
Thread is synthetic.

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#7 Germanymp

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:35 PM

US Army XVI Corps

GERMAN MADE and slightly smaller then the US made patches of the XVI Corps.

patch has an error to it (only ten spikes on the white gear)!

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#8 36-tex

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:44 PM

Post WWII German made

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:44 PM

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:14 PM

OD border, US made

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