Fantastic WW2 Grouping of a Private First Class (PFC) of the 7th Armored Division (attached to the 84th Infantry Division) who are famous for their actions in the battle of the Bulge (see info below and attached screenshot of their campaign map). The grouping consists of the following items:
- His 7th Division Armored / 84th Infantry Division ''Railsplitters'' Ike Uniform (jacket and pants). Insignia or thread both dont glow under blacklight, confirming its application was done in WW2 and making this a 100% original jacket. (See attached photo's). Laundry tag of pants are washed out. Jacket was made in 1944 according to the tag. He was with the infantry (denoted by the infantry collar button). The jacket has two overseas bars denoting the Pfc served 1 year in Europe. The applied ruptured duck insignia shows that the PFC performed his duties accordingly.
- His overseas cap (dated 1942)
This is an absolutely fantastic and unique, untouched grouping of a soldier of the 7th Armored Division / 84th Infantry Division. It is hard to find an original grouping of a soldier who fought in Europe.
Great and rare 100% original set for your US WW2 collection!
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History of the 84th Infantry Division
It embarked on 20 September 1944 and arrived in the United Kingdom on 1 October, for additional training. The division landed on Omaha Beach, 1–4 November 1944, and moved to the vicinity of Gulpen, the Netherlands, 5–12 November.
The division entered combat on 18 November with an attack on Geilenkirchen, Germany, (Operation Clipper) as part of the larger offensive in the Roer Valley, north of Aachen. Operating under the command of Lt-Gen Brian Horrocks the division was supported by British tanks of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, specialist armoured units of 79th Armoured Division, and XXX Corps' artillery. Taking Geilenkirchen on 19 November, the division pushed forward to take Beeck (Geilenkirchen) and Lindern (Geilenkirchen) in the face of heavy enemy resistance, 29 November. After a short rest, the division returned to the fight, taking Wurm and Würm (Geilenkirchen), Mullendorf, 18 December, before moving to Belgium to help stem the German winter offensive (Battle of the Bulge).
Battling in snow, sleet, and rain, the division threw off German attacks, recaptured Verdenne, 24–28 December, took Beffe and Devantave (Rendeux), 4–6 January 1945, and seized La Roche, 11 January. By 16 January, the Bulge had been reduced. After a 5-day respite, the 84th resumed the offensive, taking Gouvy and Beho. On 7 February, the division assumed responsibility for the Roer River zone, between Linnich and Himmerich (near Heinsberg), and trained for the river crossing.
On 23 February 1945, the second day of Operation Grenade, the division cut across the Roer, took Boisheim and Dülken, 1 March, crossed the Niers on 2 March, took Krefeld, 3 March, and reached the Rhine by 5 March. One day before, the 'Krefeld-Uerdinger Brücke' was blown off by Wehrmacht soldiers. The division trained along the west bank of the river in March.
- Chaqueta IKE - Pantalones - Gorra - Battle of the Bulge - Bastogne
- País de origen
- Estados Unidos de América
- Unidad del ejército
- Único WW2 USA 7th Armored / 84th Division
- Año de fabricación
- Original / réplica
- En buen estado
- Viene con certificado de autenticidad