I've decided to take my D-Day American airborne display and expand it into a display of the insignia worn by all of the American units that invaded France on June 6th, 1944.
Here are my airborne pieces of airborne insignia. It should be noted that the 101st patch is one of the mysterious variants that may or may not be WWII vintage... I'll eventually add a guaranteed WWII vintage version.
With the help of WRF member Josh and James at Topkick Militaria, I've added these patches representing the 1st, 4th, 90th Infantry Divisions:
James is also helping me find a 29th Infantry Division patch.
I've been thinking about acquiring a map of Normandy, or specifically the landing beaches to serve as the backing for my display case used in this grouping.
Does anyone know if the scroll patch tabs for the 2nd and 5th Rangers were worn on D-Day, or was that tab a late war, or dress uniform only piece of insignia?
In the future, I may add the insignia that represents the British, Canadian, Polish, etc. units that invaded as well. Can anyone comment on the availability/ cost of the insignia of these units?
Also, if anyone can help me out with ideas for this display, or clue me in on units that I've overlooked for my display, I'd really appreciate it!