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American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c.2000

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the U.S.Marine Corps

Second World War

Amphibious Corps and Divisions

The websites listed below give background information regarding World War Two units. If any viewer is aware of a missing link or finds a link not working please notify the Webmaster. The date given is that of the official approval of the unit's insignia or the year in which it was first worn.

Amphibious Corps

1st Corps 3rd Corps 5th Corps
First 1943 Third 1944 Fifth 1943


First Division Second Division Second Division Second Division Third Division
First 1943 (1) Second 1943 Second 1943 (2) Second 1943 (3)
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Third 1943
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Fouth Division Fifth Division Sixth Division
Fourth 1944 Fifth 1944 (4) Sixth 1944
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  1. The patch was designed by LTC Merrill Twining
  2. unofficial design worn during W.W.II by some personnel
  3. kidney shaped manufacturer's error (rare)
  4. The 5th patch was designed by Lt. Fergus Young and was selected from 588 entries in a division contest.

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