C075282 5307th COMPOSITE UNIT ‘MERRILL’S MARAUDERS’ COLLAR BADGE.

A 3cm x 2cm, alloy construction collar badge. The badge depicts the insignia of the 5307th Composite Unit below the text, ‘Merrill’s Marauders’. Complete with pin back device. This unit for formed in 1942. Merrill's Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number. Unit insignia such as patches and collar insignia was only created late in the war and probably never reached troops in the field, but period photos so show staff officers wearing it.  Rare insignia.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $286.00

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