American Military Patch Guide: Army, Army Air Force, Marine by J. L. Pete Morgan, Ted A. Thurman

By J. L. Pete Morgan, Ted A. Thurman

Eight x eleven & the one so much entire resource on usa army patches. colour plates illustrate and determine greater than 2,000 patches and tabs, from global warfare II to the current. provides to develop into the definitive paintings on U.S. military shoulder sleeve insignia and patches.

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Opposite Jakob Mallmann with crewmates from U-377. Note the V-Boat overalls, and the Iron Cross First Class worn on the battledress. 82 THE IRON CROSS OF 1939 FIRST CLASS OF 1939 Oberleutnant zur See Gerhard Kluth. Shortly afterwards, on her twelfth mission, U-377 was attacked on the surface by an RAF Coastal Command Liberator bomber. Two crew members were killed and Kluth was wounded. On returning from this mission, Jak Mallmann, now a Stab sober­ maschinist, was sent to Officer Training School to take his commission as an engineering officer.

He ended the war with a total score of 205,000 tons to his credit. Above right Close·up of the Swords and Oaklea ves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Right Reverse view of the Swords and Oakleaves Clasp. This is the jeweller's copy type. Note the plain undetai led reverse to the Swords. The '800' sil ver mark is clearly seen. THE SWORDS AND OAKLEA VES Instituted on 15 July 1941, the Swords and Oakleaves award consists of the basic Oakleaves award, but with the addition of a pair of crossed swords at the base.

On 24 March 1943, his Iron Cross Second Class was complemented by the First Class. At this point he had reached the rank of Obermaschinist, a warrant officer class two grading. In April 1943, Otto Kohler handed over command of U-377 to Obermachinist Jakob M allmann. This photograph was taken before the awa rd of the Iron Cross First Class. The ribbon of the Secon d Class is worn at the buttonhol e. The V-Boat Badge is also vis ible. Opposite Jakob Mallmann with crewmates from U-377. Note the V-Boat overalls, and the Iron Cross First Class worn on the battledress.

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