American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations
of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c.2000
Key for Identification of Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of World War Two
In order to identify a patch go down the list and click on the first category that describes the patch in question. If a category does not describe the patch pass to the next one.
Basic Outline of Patch (described as a silhouette)
Simple Geometric Designs
Using this Key:
- Only World War Two patches appearing in this site can be found using this key. If you are unable to find your patch
it may be that of another period, a non-military one or one not appearing in this site.
- Certain patches may be keyed in the above under several categories or may be subject to interpretations using the above key.
For example, is a rectanglular patch with the ends rounded (U.S. Army II Army Corps) a simple geometric design with four sides?
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