4th Infantry Division Insignia

 

PART ONE

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The following are examples of the US Army approved design of the Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI) for the 4th Infantry Division.

First worn during World War 1, the design of the Ivy Leaves was standardized by the Office of the Quartermaster General in 1923, and in about 1960 the background color went from olive drab to white.

 

All these are items from my personal collection.

Michael Belis Sgt C 1/22 Inf 1970-71

 

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WORLD WAR ONE

 

 

Below are three insignia made in the 1920's for Veterans of WW1

On the left, 4th Division 3rd Army (Army of Occupation)

In the center, 4th Division 'Studley' patch

On the right, small size SSI

 

 

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WORLD WAR TWO

 

 

 

The following insignia is shown front & reverse, named & serial numbered to an officer in the 4th Division.

 

 

Below is a beautiful silk embroidered on wool SSI, made in England during the war.

 

 

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POST WW2 OCCUPATION OF GERMANY

 

The following insignia were all made in Germany after the war, and into the 1950's.

 

 

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