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U.S. WWII 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Shoulder Patch - Red Devils [AMP0019]

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New Made Item: Top quality embroidery. The 508th Infantry Regiment ("Red Devils" or "Fury from the Sky"), previously the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (508th PIR), is an airborne infantry regiment of the United States Army, first formed during World War II in October 1942. The 508th is a parent regiment under the U.S. Army Regimental System, and two battalions from the regiment are currently active: the 1st Battalion (1-508 PIR) is assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and 2nd Battalion (2-508 PIR) is assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. The regiment served in combat during World War II.

Approximate dimensions:

3" round

he regiment was activated on 20 October 1942 at Camp Blanding, Florida. Lieutenant Colonel Roy E. Lindquist formed the unit and remained its commander throughout World War II. After extensive training and maneuvers the unit embarked on 19 December 1943 in New York and sailed on 28 December 1943 for Belfast, Northern Ireland, arriving on 8 January 1944. After additional training at Cromore Estate in Portstewart, the unit was moved by ship to Glasgow in Scotland and by train on 13 March 1944 to Wollaton Park in Nottinghamshire, England. A sister regiment, the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, who were part of the 2nd Airborne Brigade with the 508th, were camped less
than ten miles away at a former country hotel called Tollerton Hall, Nottinghamshire.
The regiment participated in Operation Overlord, jumping into Normandy at 2:15 a.m. on 6 June 1944. Their immediate objectives were to capture Sainte-Mère-Église, secure crossings at the Merderet River near laFiere and Chef-du-Pont, and establish a defensive line north from Neuville-au-Plain to Breuzeville-au-Plain. There they were to tie in with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. Like most paratroop units involved in Operation Overlord, they were dropped in the wrong locations and had extraordinary difficulty linking up with each other. During the assault on June 6, a platoon leader of the 508th, Lieutenant Robert P. Mathias, of Company E of the 2nd Battalion, was the first American officer killed by German fire on D-Day.

Portions of the 508th regrouped and remained in contact with German forces until relieved on 7 July when they became the divisional reserve force. On 13 July, they were transported back to England by two LST's and returned to their station at Wollaton Park. Of the 2,056 troops who participated in the D-Day landings, only 995 returned. The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment had, by this time, suffered 1,061 casualties, of whom 307 were killed in action.

For its gallantry and combat action during the first three days of fighting, the unit was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation (later re-designated as the Presidential Unit Citation), quoted in part below:

The 508th Parachute Infantry is cited for outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy between 6 and 9 June 1944, during the invasion of France. The Regiment landed by parachute shortly after 0200 hours, 6 June 1944. Intense antiaircraft and machine-gun fire was directed against the approaching planes and parachutist drops. Enemy mobile antiairborne landing groups immediately engaged assembled elements of the Regiment and reinforced their opposition with heavily supported reserve units. Elements of the Regiment seized Hill 30, in the wedge between the Merderet and Douve Rivers, and fought vastly superior enemy forces for three days. From this position, they continually threatened German units moving in from the west, as well as the enemy forces opposing the crossing of our troops over the Merderet near La Fiere and Chef-du-Pont.

They likewise denied the enemy opportunity to throw reinforcements to the east where they could oppose the beach landings. The troops on Hill 30 finally broke through to join the airborne troops at the bridgehead west of La Fiere on 9 June 1944. They had repelled continuous attacks from infantry, tanks, mortars, and artillery for more than 60 hours without resupply. Other elements of the 508th Parachute Infantry fought courageously in the bitter fighting west of the Merderet River and in winning the bridgeheads across that river at La Fiere and Chef-du- Pont. The regiment secured its objectives through heroic determination and initiative. Every member performed his duties with exemplary aggressiveness and superior skill. The courage and devotion to duty shown by members of the 508th Parachute Infantry are worthy of emulation and reflect the highest traditions of the Army of the United States.
New Made Item: Top quality embroidery. The 508th Infantry Regiment ("Red Devils" or "Fury from the Sky"), previously the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (508th PIR), is an airborne infantry regiment of the United States Army, first formed during World War II in October 1942. The 508th is a parent regiment under the U.S. Army Regimental System, and two battalions from the regiment are currently active: the 1st Battalion (1-508 PIR) is assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and 2nd Battalion (2-508 PIR) is assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. The regiment served in combat during World War II.

Approximate dimensions:

3" round

he regiment was activated on 20 October 1942 at Camp Blanding, Florida. Lieutenant Colonel Roy E. Lindquist formed the unit and remained its commander throughout World War II. After extensive training and maneuvers the unit embarked on 19 December 1943 in New York and sailed on 28 December 1943 for Belfast, Northern Ireland, arriving on 8 January 1944. After additional training at Cromore Estate in Portstewart, the unit was moved by ship to Glasgow in Scotland and by train on 13 March 1944 to Wollaton Park in Nottinghamshire, England. A sister regiment, the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, who were part of the 2nd Airborne Brigade with the 508th, were camped less
than ten miles away at a former country hotel called Tollerton Hall, Nottinghamshire.
The regiment participated in Operation Overlord, jumping into Normandy at 2:15 a.m. on 6 June 1944. Their immediate objectives were to capture Sainte-Mère-Église, secure crossings at the Merderet River near laFiere and Chef-du-Pont, and establish a defensive line north from Neuville-au-Plain to Breuzeville-au-Plain. There they were to tie in with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. Like most paratroop units involved in Operation Overlord, they were dropped in the wrong locations and had extraordinary difficulty linking up with each other. During the assault on June 6, a platoon leader of the 508th, Lieutenant Robert P. Mathias, of Company E of the 2nd Battalion, was the first American officer killed by German fire on D-Day.

Portions of the 508th regrouped and remained in contact with German forces until relieved on 7 July when they became the divisional reserve force. On 13 July, they were transported back to England by two LST's and returned to their station at Wollaton Park. Of the 2,056 troops who participated in the D-Day landings, only 995 returned. The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment had, by this time, suffered 1,061 casualties, of whom 307 were killed in action.

For its gallantry and combat action during the first three days of fighting, the unit was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation (later re-designated as the Presidential Unit Citation), quoted in part below:

The 508th Parachute Infantry is cited for outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy between 6 and 9 June 1944, during the invasion of France. The Regiment landed by parachute shortly after 0200 hours, 6 June 1944. Intense antiaircraft and machine-gun fire was directed against the approaching planes and parachutist drops. Enemy mobile antiairborne landing groups immediately engaged assembled elements of the Regiment and reinforced their opposition with heavily supported reserve units. Elements of the Regiment seized Hill 30, in the wedge between the Merderet and Douve Rivers, and fought vastly superior enemy forces for three days. From this position, they continually threatened German units moving in from the west, as well as the enemy forces opposing the crossing of our troops over the Merderet near La Fiere and Chef-du-Pont.

They likewise denied the enemy opportunity to throw reinforcements to the east where they could oppose the beach landings. The troops on Hill 30 finally broke through to join the airborne troops at the bridgehead west of La Fiere on 9 June 1944. They had repelled continuous attacks from infantry, tanks, mortars, and artillery for more than 60 hours without resupply. Other elements of the 508th Parachute Infantry fought courageously in the bitter fighting west of the Merderet River and in winning the bridgeheads across that river at La Fiere and Chef-du- Pont. The regiment secured its objectives through heroic determination and initiative. Every member performed his duties with exemplary aggressiveness and superior skill. The courage and devotion to duty shown by members of the 508th Parachute Infantry are worthy of emulation and reflect the highest traditions of the Army of the United States.

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While we try very hard to avoid any restocking fees, in some rare instances such as large, complex, or special orders, IMA Inc reserves the right to apply a 20% surcharge of the overall order cost.
Return Policy, Refund & Exchange Instructions

While we try to avoid restocking fees, in some rare instances IMA Inc reserves the right to apply a 20% surcharge of the overall order cost.

Your return must be postmarked within 14 days (10 business days) from the date of delivery. No Exceptions.

All items are sold in "as is" condition.

Complete the returns form on reverse side of your invoice/order packing slip.

You do not need a Return Authorization Number (RA#).

You may return anything unused or unaltered for a refund, exchange or store credit, whichever you prefer. Unaltered means that no restoration, painting, major cleaning, or change of any kind has occurred. Must be postmarked within 30 days of delivery.

Secure your merchandise in the original packaging, if available, and enclose the completed returns form.

Affix the provided return address label over the original shipping label on your package.

The return address label provided by IMA is not pre-paid. It is only an adhesive label with our correct address.

Take this package to your preferred shipping carrier.

The buyer is responsible for all shipping costs (both ways) unless the product error was the fault of IMA.

We recommend you insure the return and obtain tracking information as we cannot honor a refund or exchange for a lost or damaged return.

We refund money by the same method used for purchase.

A credit or exchange will not be issued until IMA reviews the returned merchandise.

IMA reserves the right to have 30 business days to review any and all returns, but we typically handle returns within a few business days.

Due to the nature of our products, reviewing returns can be a long and involved process. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

If you do not have your original invoice/packing slip, simply ship your merchandise to: IMA Returns Department, 1000 Valley Road, Gillette, NJ, 07933, USA. Be sure to include a brief note telling us your name, order number (if you have it), explanation as to why you are returning your item and how you'd like us to proceed (refund, store credit, exchange).

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Estimated Transit Times
UPS Domestic
Ground: 3-5 business days
UPS 3 Day: 3 business days
UPS 2nd Day: 2 business days
UPS Next Day: 1 business day
UPS Next Day Early AM: Next business day before Noon

UPS International
Expedited: Depends on location, generally 3-5 business days
Express: Depends on location, generally 2-3 business days

USPS Domestic- 5-7 Business days

USPS Priority International: Depends on location, typically 1-3 weeks, however, allow up to 6 weeks for delivery.

Important notes about IMA shipping policy
Most orders received before Noon (12 pm) U.S. EST will be shipped within 24 hours. However, some more complex items such as parts sets or antique guns may take up to three weeks for delivery.

All displayed delivery dates are estimate, not guaranteed days of arrival. While the majority of orders will arrive on the estimated dates some orders may be delayed for various reasons. If you need an order by a specific date please place the order and then call 908-903-1200 to confirm that we will meet your requirements.

All displayed delivery costs are estimate. 99.9% of the time the price displayed is the exact price you will be charged. However, in some cases that include oversize items, multiple items, delivery to remote overseas destinations, and others, additional fees may be applied. IMA will contact you for approval if any additional charges are required.

Important notes for International Customers
International customers are responsible for any and all import duties, tarriffs and delivery surcharges.

We ship orders for the full declared vaule unless otherwise instructed. However, any reduction in the declared value will also reduce the insured value. In the event of loss or damage IMA is not responsible for the difference between the insured value and the purchase price.

U.S. WWII 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Shoulder Patch - Red Devils [AMP0019]

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