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#1 ADMIN

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:34 PM

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NAME:
II Armored Corps / Second Armored Corps / 2nd Armored Corps

NICKNAME:
None.

BATTLE HONORS:
None reported.

ACTIVATED:
Jan 17, 1942

DEACTIVATED:
Oct 9, 1943 [Becomes XVIII Corps and then XVIII Airborne Corps]

HISTORY:

World War II

The corps was first activated as the II Armored Corps at Camp Polk in Louisiana, 17 January 1942, then redesignated as XVIII Corps October 9, 1943, and became the XVIII Airborne Corps on August 25, 1944, assuming command of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions, as part of the preparation for Operation Market Garden.

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE XVIII CORPS AND XVIII AIRBORNE CORPS.

Divisional history from:
http://en.wikipedia...._Airborne_Corps

Edited by Schottzie, 23 September 2007 - 12:13 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:11 PM

II Corps. White Back.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:11 PM

II Corps. Green Back.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:12 PM

II Corps. Unusual weave.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:13 PM

II Corps. Early "thin" numeral.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:14 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/Jeepdriver704/PhotopatchIIndArmoredCorps.jpg

GI with II Armored Corps patch on his uniform.

Edited by Jeeper704, 19 January 2008 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:47 AM

II Armored Corp with silver in place of the black. No glow on this patch. Perhaps German made?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:45 AM

I hope it is ok I post this here ...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/Jeepdriver704/IIArmorCorpsphoto_zps6db08f2d.jpg

This photo shows a group of soldiers wearing the II Armored Corps patch.
In the middle are two civilians, one wearing the early type of HBT coveralls.
I think this photo was taken stateside.
On the back is just the date "Oct. 4, 1943" and "To Mother & Dad. With love, Johnny.".

Erwin


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