277th Support Battalion Unit Crest Serving For Freedom and Liberty - L & R

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  • 277th Support Battalion Unit Crest, Distinctive Unit Insignia
  • Sold Individually.
  • Made in the USA to Government Specification.
  • Hallmark with the Institute of Heraldry is S-38.
  • DUI 277th Aviation (D) "Service For Freedom and Liberty"

The 277th Quartermaster Service Battalion was constituted on July 25, 1942, and activated the following month at Hampton Roads, VA. The unit moved from Virginia to Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in May 1944. There it remained for several months before departing for the European Theater. On February 24, 1945, the 277th, with all its constituent units, landed on the French Coast and established temporary headquarters at Camp Lucky Strike. In March 1945, the Battalion moved to Belgium, then on to occupy Germany, where it spent the remainder of the war. During this period, the unit was attached to the 471st Quartermaster Group with the U.S. First Army in Germany, and earned itself two battle streamers, embroidered with the words RHINELAND and CENTRAL EUROPE, indicating successful campaigns. The 277th Quartermaster Battalion departed Europe July 29, 1945, and redeployed to the Pacific Theater Headquarters Detachment and arrived in Manila (Philippine Islands) in September 1945, after Victory in Japan Day. They continued to serve in the Philippines until the unit was inactivated on July 15, 1946.