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NAME:

XI Corps / Eleventh Corps / 11th Corps / XI Army Corps

 

NICKNAME:

None.

 

BATTLE HONORS:

 

World War II

New Guinea

Luzon

Southern Philippines

 

ACTIVATED:

March 21, 1922

Sept 3, 1942

 

DEACTIVATED:

Sept 2, 1942

Jan 21, 1968

 

HISTORY:

 

The XI Corps Creation to World War II

 

The Eleventh Corps first design insignia was approved by the Secretary of War on June 28th, 1922, after the Corps was constitued in July of 1921 and allocated to the Organized Reserves on the Inactive List.

 

The early style insignia was not worn during WW II as the Corps Commander requested that a different design be adopted. The design of the shoulder patch is based on that of the "Bunker Hill Flag" which had its origin as early as 1747 and was suggestive of the area where the Corps was assigned.

 

 

World War II

 

The Eleventh Corps was activated on June 15th, 1942, with Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, conducted maneuvers in Tennessee in 1942, participated in winter maneuvers in Northern Wisconsin in early 1943, and directed the Blue Forces during the Second Army Tennessee maneuvers of November of 1943.

 

After two changes of station, the Corps embarked for the Pacific theater in March of 1944 and was assigned to the Alamo Force after arriving at Finschhafen, New Guinea.

 

The shoulder patch worn by the XI Corps during WW II was approved by the AGO on September 3rd, 1 942. The colors represent the National Colors, and the total number of dots on the dice indicate the unit's designation. The dice also suggest the gamble taken by all contestants in warfare, and the eleven shown on the dice is one of the "natural" winning combinations in the game of dice. Together they symbolize the gamble of combat, and the XI Corps as a winning team.

 

 

Post-World War II

 

Following World War II, the XI Corps again became part of the reserves. Then, during budge cuts for the Vietnam War, the XI Corps was deactivated on January 21, 1968.

 

Divisional history from:

http://www.pbase.com/sfce7/image/43272454

http://www.pbase.com/sfce7/image/43272452

http://www.vetshome.com/military_corps_patches_history_2.htm


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XI Corps, 1st design.

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XI Corps, 2nd design, small dot.

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XI Corps, 2nd design, large dot.

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US Army XI Corps, 2nd design, large dot, green back

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Interests: German made patches (fruit loop, bevo etc.), Berlin Briagde, VII Corps, German made Aviation patches, USMLM Potsdam, Mission to Moscow, EUCOM, 7th Army & 70th Inf Div

 

 

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US Army XI Corps, 2nd design, small dot

 

khaki material on the edge

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Interests: German made patches (fruit loop, bevo etc.), Berlin Briagde, VII Corps, German made Aviation patches, USMLM Potsdam, Mission to Moscow, EUCOM, 7th Army & 70th Inf Div

 

 

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Another look at an identical 11th Corps patch that Mark shared above. It is a really nice early war variation.

 

-Ski

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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A very worse for wear german made bullion example

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Teamski, is the patch you posted American made? It has a German salt and pepper Weave look to it.


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The early style insignia was not worn during WW II as the Corps Commander requested that a different design be adopted. The design of the shoulder patch is based on that of the "Bunker Hill Flag" which had its origin as early as 1747 and was suggestive of the area where the Corps was assigned.

First style XI Corps SSI worn in 1942.

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A way off centered I know, but a nice close up of the subdued version, appears to be a late 60s early 70s one.

 

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Here's a very early example

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Here is one I never thought I would find.

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"Remember Bataan, Never Forget"

Actively looking for U.S. Army Run/Swim/Walk For Your Life patches.

 

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