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krakow 08-24-2020 01:58 AM

761st shoulder patch question
Canít seem to find any decent war time pics to help me answer this question. Which sleeve patch would would be worn by the guys on the ground supporting the tanks ? 761st triangle or the Orange circle with the Black Panther ?

kelly 08-24-2020 09:51 PM

Re: 761st shoulder patch question
The 761st was aMedium Tank Battalion so they use the Armored Unit Triangle Patch. The Black Panther Patch was for Tank Destroyer Battalions

krakow 08-26-2020 01:35 AM

Re: 761st shoulder patch question
Thatís kinda what I had in mind but found so few pics to back up that thought. I believe DML released and AA figure years and years ago, Wiley maybe, that I seem to recall was representing either the tank battalion or the tank destroyers but had no insignia on the uniform since the fig was wearing a wool greatcoat. Not that DML is or was any kind of authority and insisted on 110% accuracy in their figures.

Thanks !!


Rolling Thunder Tech 08-28-2020 07:57 AM

Re: 761st shoulder patch question
Dragon had the Roscoe figure, 630th tank destroyer battalion

Ortona 08-29-2020 01:02 PM

Re: 761st shoulder patch question
Wiley was a winter BAR gunner, in winter whites over his M43 jacket, and his insignia was an embroidered 7th Armored Division patch.

I always liked the 1944 15th/17th Cavalry-Recon patch! by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

LizardKing1968 09-21-2020 07:40 PM

Re: 761st shoulder patch question
Dragon screwed up on that Roscoe figure. The 630 TD Btl. was a white unit. IN FACT there were only 2 AA TD units within the dozens upon dozens of all white Tank Destroyer battalions...people seem to get confused with the distinct patch of a panther head with orange backdrop...thinking it's for Blacks. It's NOT, the white units adopted that design and has nothing to do with any Black unit specifically.


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