WWII US Army History Normandy to the Elbe. Old Vintage Historical Book with Illustrations Regarding WWII and the US Army XIX CORPS--plus uniform patch. Book is entitled, "Normandy to the Elbe". There are 57 pages and the size is about 8" x 10-1/2". Some great chronicles of the US Army's sweep across Occupied Europe to the frontiers of Nazi Germany.
Condition: soiling and staining, edge wear and tears. Included with this rare publication is a World War II era shoulder patch of the 19th Corps. XIX Corps was a corps-sized formation of the United States Army, initially allocated to the Organized Reserves in California and seven other western and northwestern states.Meanwhile, the Headquarters, III Armored Corps was formed at Camp Polk, Louisiana on July 7, 1942 under the command of Major General Willis D. Crittenberger during World War II. It was activated on August 20 the same year at Camp Polk. The XIX Corps was officially disbanded on October 1, 1943 from the Organized Reserves. On October 10, 1943, the Headquarters, III Armored Corps was reorganized and re-designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, XIX Corps which formed the activated XIX Corps.  It fought as part of the First and Ninth Armies, fighting on the Western Front of World War II.
Disbanded on 5 September 1945 in France, it was reconstituted on 12 July 1950 in the Army of the United States. It was allotted to the Regular Army in October 1959 and activated on 1 November that year at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. It was inactivated on 1 April 1968 at Fort Chaffee. Thank you for your time and consideration.Please explore our other items for something that may appeal to either your collection or your aesthetic.