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Mouwembleem VII th Corps (Sleeve badge VII th US Corps)

WW2 issue

€ 8,00

The VII Corps of the United States Army was one of the two principal corps of theUnited States Army Europeduring the Cold War. Activated in 1918 for World War I, it was reactivated for World War IIand again during the Cold War. During both World War II and the Cold War it was subordinate to the Seventh Army, or USAREUR and was headquartered at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart, West Germany, from 1951 until it was redeployed to the US and inactivated in 1992.

VII Corps was reactivated at Fort McClellanAlabama 25 November 1940 and participated in the Louisiana Maneuvers staged as the US Army prepared for World War II. In late December 1941, VII Corps HQ was moved to San JoseCalifornia as part of the Western Defense Command and as it continued to train and prepare for deployment.[1] Its first return to continental Europe took place on D-Day in 1944, as one of the two assault corps for US First Army during Operation Overlord, targetingUtah Beach via amphibious assault. For Overlord, the 101st Airborne and 82nd Airborne Divisions were attached to VII Corps.[2] After the Normandy Campaign the Airborne units were assigned to the newly created XVIII Airborne Corps. Subsequently, the unit participated in many battles during the advance across France and Germany until the surrender of the Third Reich. The corps was inactivated in 1946.

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