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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/sfce7/image/43272466

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US Army XVI Corps

vertical blue star (snowy back)

white star/gear edges are outlined.

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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 XVI Corps

horizontal blue star weave

white star and gear are not loutlined

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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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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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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 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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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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